Tim Gunn's Fashion Bible by Tim; Calhoun, Ada Gunn

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In the beginning there was the fig leaf...

and the toga. Crinolines and ruffs. Chain mailand corsets. What do these antiquated items have to do with the oh-so-twenty-first-century skinny jeans, graphic tee, and sexy pumps you slipped into this morning? Everything! Fashion begets fashion, and life—from economics to politics, weather to warfare, practicality to the utterly impractical—is reflected in the styles of any given era, evolving into the threads you buy and wear today.

With the candidness, intelligence, and charm that made him a household name on Project Runway, Tim Gunn reveals the fascinating story behind each article of clothing dating back to ancient times, in a book that reads like a walking tour from museum to closet with Tim at your side. From Cleopatra’s crown to Helen of Troy’s sandals, from Queen Victoria’s corset to Madonna’s cone bra, Dynasty’s power suits to Hillary Clinton’s pantsuits, Tim Gunn’s Fashion Bible takes you on a runway-ready journey through the highs and lows of fashion history.

Drawing from his exhaustive knowledge and intensive research to offer cutting-edge insights into modern style, Tim explains how the 1960s ruined American underwear, how Beau Brummell created the look men have worn for more than a century, why cargo capri pants are a plague on our nation, and much more. He will make you see your wardrobe in a whole new way. Prepare to be inspired as you change your thinking about the past, present, and future of fashion!
 

About Tim; Calhoun, Ada Gunn

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Beloved pop culture icon Tim Gunn is best known as co-host of the twelve-time Emmy-nominated reality show Project Runway. He also hosted two seasons of his own Bravo makeover series, Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style.
 
Published September 11, 2012 by Gallery Books. 320 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Education & Reference, Arts & Photography, History. Non-fiction

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Garment by garment, the author explains the development and significance of each, showing readers how what was once essential is now unnecessary (gloves as daily wear) and what was now unthinkable is now commonplace (denim as a back-to-school staple).

Aug 15 2012 | Read Full Review of Tim Gunn's Fashion Bible

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Gunn (Gunn's Golden Rules: Life's Little Lessons for Making It Work) is best known for his role as the kind but frank mentor on the reality show Project Runway. Rich with photos, this book combines Gu

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Plucked straight from Parsons's New School for Design, television network Bravo found a surprising hero in Project Runway style mentor Gunn, whose catch phrase ""make it work"" has inspired an undeniable following of armchair fashionistas.

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Gunn (Gunn's Golden Rules: Life's Little Lessons for Making It Work) is best known for his role as the kind but frank mentor on the reality show Project Runway.

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Examiner

The always-fabulous Tim Gunn (beloved mentor featured on Lifetime's Project Runway) has provided a reader-friendly fashion history, infused with beautiful photographs and some wise and timeless "Tim-isms" ("Tights are not pants!").

Nov 04 2012 | Read Full Review of Tim Gunn's Fashion Bible

City Book Review

Readers desiring further readings on fashion, see in these pages my review, Steal for Style – Fashion Icons and how to get their look – Sarah Kennedy, Barrons, 2012.

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The Young Folks

While Tim Gunn’s Fashion Bible is informative and shares some interesting things about the history of everything in your closet, it’s very much geared toward people who need help or are clueless about clothing.

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