The Thoughtful Dresser: The Art of Adornment, the Pleasures of Shopping, and Why Clothes Matter
“You can’t have depths without surfaces,” says Linda Grant in her lively and provocative new book, The thoughtful Dresser, a thinking woman’s guide to what we wear. For centuries, an interest in clothes has been dismissed as the trivial pursuit of vain, empty-headed women. Yet, clothes matter, whether you are interested in fashion or not, because how we choose to dress defines who we are. How we look and what we wear tells a story. Some stories are simple, like the teenager trying to fit in, or the woman turning fifty renouncing invisibility. Some are profound, like that of the immigrant who arrives in a new country and works to blend in by changing the way she dresses, or of the woman whose hat saved her life in Nazi Germany.
The Thoughtful Dresser celebrates the pleasure of adornment and is an elegant meditation on our relationship with what we wear and the significance of clothes as the most intimate but also public expressions of our identity.
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Review: The Thoughtful DresserUser Review - Deirdre Kelly - Goodreads
Linda Grant is a very good writer. She is vivid and conversational, smart and funny. It is a pleasure reading her prose. Her book on fashion is problematic, however. It might be how it is structured ... Read full review
Review: The Thoughtful DresserUser Review - manatee - Goodreads
A very thought provoking,witty and interesting look at fashion. I was absolutely fascinated by some of her observations and learned so much about the history of 20th Century Fashion. The writer really ... Read full review
THE ART OF TAKING PLEASURE
TO THE SHOPS
OUR FABRIC FRIENDS
DINNER WITH ARMANI
FOOTBINDING AND OTHER MODERN FORMS OF TORTURE
A GOOD HANDBAG MAKES THE OUTFIT
FASHION AND CATASTROPHE
I AM FASHION
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
THE CREATION OF I
THE CLOAK OF INVISIBILITY
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No preview available - 2010