Fashion 101: A Crash Course in Clothing

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, May 1, 2008 - Young Adult Nonfiction - 128 pages
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Each year, we spend hours upon hours shopping and getting dressed, but do we ever actually think about what we’re wearing? For example, what’s the name of the style of your shirt? Who invented your favorite jeans cut? Or who made your baby-doll nightie famous? There is a story behind every piece of clothing and, with Fashion 101, you’ll learn what those stories are and more: Where did the miniskirt come from? Why has the military had a stronger influence on fashion than either Audrey Hepburn or Gwen Stefani? How do denim makers work those perfect "whiskers" into your "worn-out" jeans?

Filled with tons of intriguing factoids about designers and celebrities, and more than 300 illustrations, Fashion 101 offers the total scoop on underwear, outerwear, accessories, and everything in between. With this crash course, you’ll learn not only how to put together smarter looks, but also how to become a fashion expert in the process.


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Can't tell a kitten heel from an espadrille, or wondering what makes that sweater "boyfriend," anyway? Then Fashion 101 is for you. Each chapter deals with a different category of clothing (shoes ... Read full review

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Fedora didnt even have spikes wtf not even dank 2 doges out of 5


From Frocks and Smocks to Full Regalia
Accessorize It JEWELRY
Beyond Blouses and Hoodies
Accessorize It HATS
Dressing for Power and Play
Accessorize It BELTS
A Girls Best Friend
Accessorize It HANDBAGS
The Foundation of Fashion
About the Contributors
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Erika Stalder is a San Francisco-based writer who has contributed to Wired, Missbehave, Planet, and The Journal of Life Sciences, and worked with the International Museum of Women to produce the Imagining Ourselves anthology. She also currently writes the Dear Erika advice column for ABC Family’s The Secret Life of The American Teen website.

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