Forgotten Fashion: An Illustrated Faux History Of Outrageous Trends And Their Untimely Demise

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F+W Media, Inc., Sep 2, 2008 - Humor - 90 pages
6 Reviews
A blend of humor, satire, and fashion sense, this uniquely humorous look at trends in fashion throughout the ages will be the talk of the town. Forgotten Fashion is a fake history book of clothing trends that never really happened, but are based on actual fashion movements from the early 1900s until the present. Each entry examines the life and death of a supposed fashion trend while poking fun at the social climate of the times.

&break;&break;With smart humor, a tongue-in-cheek academic tone, and a keen sense of style, this book will appeal to fashionistas, sophisticates, and anyone who keeps up with what's en vogue.

 

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User Review  - FranklyMyDarling - LibraryThing

What "Forgotten Fashion" does, it does well. It's well-written, quite humorous, extremely imaginative and the illustrations invite second looks. Despite everything it does right, I still felt that ... Read full review

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User Review  - ealaindraoi - LibraryThing

I'm not a huge fan of fashion, but I do love a good parody! This was an amusing little book with quirky and funny little stories about long-gone fashions that never really happened. The only problem ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
1903
3
1905
6
1907
9
1910
13
1916
16
1923
19
1927
22
1964
45
1968
49
1970
51
1972
55
1978
58
1985
61
1985
64
1987
67

1928
25
1935
28
1943
31
1948
33
1950
36
1953
40
1957
43
1992
70
1995
74
1996
77
1998
80
2002
83
2005
85
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About the author (2008)

Kate Hahn has been a freelance journalist for seven years, focusing on beauty, fashion and entertainment. She has written about her ambivalence toward low-rise jeans guru Daniela Clark for Salon.com, and analyzed how men's hair trends reflect the mood of the country for National Public Radio's Day to Day. Her writing has appeared in Newsweek, The Los Angeles Times, and McSweeney's. She is a frequent contributor to TV Guide, and regularly covers shows that deal with fashion like Ugly Betty and America's Next Top Model. She has written over one hundred articles about beauty and style for a trade website called BehindtheChair.com, which covers the salon industry.

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