Fear And Clothing: Unbuckling American Fashion by Cintra WilsonFear And Clothing: Unbuckling American Fashion by Cintra Wilson

Fear And Clothing: Unbuckling American Fashion

byCintra Wilson

Hardcover | October 13, 2015

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Former New York Times columnist Cintra Wilson treks around America todecode the deeper meanings of this country’s regional fashion statements.

Cintra Wilson takes her celebrated eye for style on the road, traveling around the “belt regions” of the United States: the Cotton, Rust, Bible, Sun, Frost, Corn, and Gun Belts. She tackles the fashion choices of scantily clad clubgoers on South Beach, unpacks the altogether impractical clothing choices at the Sundance Festival in Utah, and digs beneath the sartorial armor of politicians and their wives in Washington, DC.

In this smart and rollicking book, Wilson illustrates how every closet is a declaration of the owner’s politics, sexuality, class, education, hopes, and dreams. She also documents her own personal fashion journey, tracing her coming-of-age in San Francisco’s punk scene to her unlikely appointment to the New York Times Style section. With her signature wit and utterly irreverent humor, Wilson proves that, by donning our daily costume, we create our future selves, for good or ill. Indeed: your fate hangs in your closet. Dress wisely.
Cintra Wilson is a playwright, novelist, and a past columnist for the San Francisco Examiner, Salon, and the New York Times. She lives in New York City.
Title:Fear And Clothing: Unbuckling American FashionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:9.6 × 6.5 × 1.1 inPublished:October 13, 2015Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393081893

ISBN - 13:9780393081893


Editorial Reviews

On this hilarious and insightful road trip across the country's fashion landscape, Cintra Wilson undresses America with eagle-eyed flair, showing who we are and how each of us could be much more awesome. — Trevor PaglenWhile I may know as much about fashion as the average farm animal, I am in awe of Cintra Wilson's savage, untamed, and deeply learned writing on the subject. Clotheshorses are advised not to attempt reading her book while consuming beverages, since the resulting explosions of laughter may ruin their outfits. — Luc SanteAll you need to know about Cintra Wilson's new book is CINTRA WILSON WROTE A NEW BOOK. And you get to read it. I envy the gorgeous, razor-blade garden you're about to picnic in. — Patton Oswalt