Dive into a captivating journey through 200 years of women's fashion, from Sylvia Plath's Girl Scout uniform to psychedelic microminis and modern suits. This exceptional volume honors everyday American women's lives, tracing the ways roles have shifted over the decades through garments and accessories from the Smith College Historic Clothing Collection. Over 300 pieces present colorful stories about the women who wore them, their makers, and their unique context in time and place. Some are one-of-a-kind; others are examples of resourceful making-do; and most reflect the styles of their era. From a WWI American woman's uniform behind enemy lines to a go-go dancer's costume, the book's extraordinary photography and archival visuals, along with its inspiring, accessible texts, provide a new, invaluable perspective on fashion and feminism.
Authored by Kiki Smith
Measurements: 9 x 11 inches
Published by Rizzoli Electa in 2023