By Tim Gunn
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 horny pumps you slipped into this morning? every thing! type begets style, and life—from economics to politics, climate to battle, practicality to the totally impractical—is mirrored within the kinds of any given period, evolving into the threads you purchase and put on this day.
With the candidness, intelligence, and grace that made him a loved ones identify on venture Runway, Tim Gunn finds the attention-grabbing tale at the back of every one article of garments relationship again to precedent days, in a e-book that reads like a strolling journey from museum to closet with Tim at your part. 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 model Bible takes you on a runway-ready trip during the highs and lows of favor background.
Drawing from his exhaustive wisdom and extensive study to supply state of the art insights into smooth variety, Tim explains how the Sixties ruined American undies, how Beau Brummell created the glance males have worn for greater than a century, why shipment capri pants are a virus on our country, and lots more and plenty extra. he'll make you notice your cloth cabinet in an entire new method. organize to be encouraged as you alter your puzzling over the earlier, current, and way forward for type!
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Chapter 1: Underwear SECURITY VS. FREEDOM Panties, bras, lingerie . . In defense of the corset Chapter 2: T-Shirts FROM UNDERWEAR TO EVERY WHERE Graphic tees, tank tops, V-necks . . Why a white T-shirt signals sexual availability Chapter 3: Jeans THE ITALIAN, FRENCH, GERMAN, ENGLISH, INDIAN, ALL-AMERICAN GARMENT Low-rise, boot-cut, skinny . . Jeans, the great American wardrobe staple Chapter 4: Dresses FROM THE TOGA TO THE WR AP DRESS Cocktails, shifts, sheaths . . Are you a Cleopatra or a Helen?
See,” we said, “it’s so simple! ” People often wear T-shirts that are either too big or too small. In the 1990s, XL white T-shirts became a uniform for hip-hop fans. ” Eminem performed at the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards with an army of lookalikes. ” A clothing chain executive is quoted as saying, “The culture of the customer is so everyone will look the same. If the cops are looking for a suspect, [he’s invariably wearing a] long white T-shirt with long shorts. So they can’t be identified. ” The oversized white T-shirt is also about looking pristine.
Unless dressed up by the rest of the outfit, a T-shirt is strictly casual wear. It makes no difference to me whether the T-shirt in question is expensive or cheap. Once, I had a lunch meeting with a man at a high-end restaurant. He showed up wearing a T-shirt and jeans. He immediately went to the trouble of telling me that the shirt was Alexander McQueen and the jeans Dior. As if this mattered! He was in jeans and a T-shirt. A T-shirt is a T-shirt. Spending hundreds of dollars on it doesn’t elevate it.