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Worn On This Day

The Clothes That Made History

Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell



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14 January 2020
This stunning visual guide is a journey of discovery through fashion's fascinating history, one day at a time.

Beginning on January 1st and ending on December 31st, WORN ON THIS DAY looks at garments worn on monumental occasions across centuries, offering capsule fashion histories of everything from space suits to wedding gowns, Olympics uniforms and armour. It creates thought-provoking juxtapositions, like Wallis Simpson's June wedding and Queen Elizabeth's June coronation, or the battered shoes Marie-Antoinette and a World Trade Center survivor wore to escape certain death, just a few calendar days apart.

In every case there is a newsworthy narrative behind the garment, whether famous and glamorous or anonymous and humble. Prominent figures like Abraham Lincoln, Marilyn Monroe and the Duchess of Cambridge are represented alongside ordinary people caught up in extraordinary events. Beautifully illustrated throughout, WORN ON THIS DAY presents a revelatory mash-up of styles, stories and personalities.
By:   Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell
Imprint:   Hachette
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 236mm,  Width: 184mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   1.180kg
ISBN:   9780762493579
ISBN 10:   0762493577
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   14 January 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell is a fashion historian, curator and journalist. She is the author of the award-winning book Fashion Victims: Dress at the Court of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette. Kimberly lives in Los Angeles, CA.

Reviews for Worn On This Day: The Clothes That Made History

Worn on This Day is an eye-opening look at a year's worth of iconic fashion. ---Bustle A meticulous, fascinating collection of stories. ---Stanford Magazine

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