An engaging, readable history of clothing. Perl writes with matter-of-fact aplomb about both the events and the human...

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FROM TOP HATS TO BASEBALL CAPS, FROM BUSTLES TO BLUE JEANS: Why We Dress the Way We Do

An engaging, readable history of clothing. Perl writes with matter-of-fact aplomb about both the events and the human eccentricities that have influenced fashion, integrating into her text anecdotes and asides that should draw even reluctant readers. Skirt lengths, heel heights, headdresses, and trousers are among the garments whose evolution falls under scrutiny. Serviceable, if stiff, illustrations further explore the changes discussed, while historical photos and advertisements add interest. Bibliography; index.

Pub Date: Oct. 22, 1990

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 118

Publisher: Clarion/Houghton Mifflin

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 15, 1990