Bad Girls of Fashion: Style Rebels from Cleopatra to Lady Gaga by Jennifer CrollBad Girls of Fashion: Style Rebels from Cleopatra to Lady Gaga by Jennifer Croll

Bad Girls of Fashion: Style Rebels from Cleopatra to Lady Gaga

byJennifer CrollIllustratorAda Buchholc

Paperback | September 13, 2016

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Clothes make the woman – and can change the world.The title says it all: Bad Girls of Fashion explores the lives of ten famous women who have used clothing to make a statement, change perceptions, break rules, attract power, or express their individuality. Included are Cleopatra, Marie Antoinette, Coco Chanel, Marlene Dietrich, Madonna, and Lady Gaga. Sidebar subjects include: Elizabeth I, Marilyn Monroe, Rihanna, and Vivienne Westwood.Photos illuminate the text, while edgy, vividly colored illustrations depict the subjects with interpretive flair. Readers will learn not only about changing fashion styles through history, but about changing historical attitudes toward women, and the links between fashion and art, film, music, politics, and feminism. With an energetic, appealing writing style, Croll demonstrates how through the ages, women – often without other means of power – have used fashion as a tool, and how their influence continues to shape how women present themselves today.
Jennifer Croll is the author of Fashion That Changed the World and has written for magazines including NYLON, Adbusters, and Dazed and Confused. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. Ada Buchholc is a Polish illustrator whose clients around the world include New Republic, Little White Lies, and enRoute. She lives in Poznan, Poland.
Title:Bad Girls of Fashion: Style Rebels from Cleopatra to Lady GagaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9 × 7.32 × 0.48 inPublished:September 13, 2016Publisher:Annick PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1554517850

ISBN - 13:9781554517855


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyable and Colourful My biggest appreciation for Bad Girls of Fashion is the variety of women it showcases. Not every individual gets a full chapter by any means, sometimes getting a simple layout of a classic look and a small blurb, but you can clearly tell the book is made out of love for the crazy/kooky/inspirational/outlandish/forward-thinking/world-changing women within. I liked Bad Girls of Fashion, but I'm not a beginner in the fashion reader world, so I will be passing it along, however this would be a great inspiration or gift to anyone. For $16 before tax it's even easy on the wallet should you want it.
Date published: 2018-05-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Bad Girls of Fashion Brief write-ups on prominent women in history and pop culture along with a few colorful illustrations, it doesn’t go too in-depth on anyone, but it’s a good starting place for young girls interested in fashion and a bit of feminism. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-04-18

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