By Tim Gunn, Ada Calhoun
From a bestselling model guru—a attention-grabbing, meticulously researched background of Western type overlaying each subject from the heritage of the excessive heel to the beginning of blue jeans.
In the start there has been the fig leaf...
and the toga. Crinolines and ruffs. Chain mailand corsets. What do those antiquated goods need to do with the oh-so-twenty-first-century thin denims, picture tee, and attractive pumps you slipped into this morning? every little thing! type begets model, and life—from economics to politics, climate to struggle, practicality to the definitely impractical—is mirrored within the types of any given period, evolving into the threads you purchase and put on at the present time.
With the candidness, intelligence, and beauty that made him a loved ones identify on venture Runway, Tim Gunn unearths the interesting tale in the back of each one article of garments courting again to precedent days, in a publication that reads like a strolling journey from museum to closet with Tim at your facet. From Cleopatra’s crown to Helen of Troy’s sandals, from Queen Victoria’s corset to Madonna’s cone bra, Dynasty’s energy matches to Hillary Clinton’s pantsuits, Tim Gunn’s type Bible takes you on a runway-ready trip throughout the highs and lows of favor historical past.
Drawing from his exhaustive wisdom and in depth learn to supply state-of-the-art insights into smooth sort, Tim explains how the Nineteen Sixties ruined American undies, how Beau Brummell created the glance males have worn for greater than a century, why shipment capri pants are a deadly disease on our country, and lots more and plenty extra. he'll make you spot your cloth cabinet in an entire new manner. organize to be encouraged as you alter your considering the previous, current, and way forward for type!