Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Dissecting Chic

Clothes define people. A person's clothing, whether it's a sari, kimono,ripped jeans or business suit, is an essential key to his or her culture, class, personality, or even religion. Mairi Mackenzie recognizes the importance of understanding clothing sociologically, historically, and artistically hence the must have tome ISMS: Understanding Fashion (Universe) -
Mackenzie reveals the secrets of style in this charming handbook that no fashion lover should be without. An indispensable guide that covers everything from the Neoclassicism of the 18th century to the 90's minimalism, ISMS is full of timeless trends.
Recognizing fashion styles and trends is one thing; putting them together in new and interesting ways is an altogether different animal. This handy guide helps with both the recognition of fashion and it's correlation to society as well as with the development of new and reoccurring trends. It is part history, part fashion adviser, part anthology, and all fun. A must for lovers of all this chic!

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