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The Lost Art of Dress: The Women Who Once Made America Stylish av Linda Przybyszewski. Basic Books. Engelska 2014. Även som Häftad och E-bok

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"As a glance down any street in America quickly reveals, American women have forgotten how to dress. We chase fads, choose inappropriate materials and unattractive cuts, and waste energy tottering in heels when we could be moving gracefully. Quite simply, we lack the fashion know-how we need to dress professionally and flatteringly. 

As historian and expert dressmaker Linda Przybyszewski reveals in "The Lost Art of Dress," it wasn't always like this. In the first half of the twentieth century, a remarkable group of women--the so-called Dress Doctors--taught American women how to stretch each yard of fabric and dress well on a budget. 

Knowledge not money, they insisted, is the key to timeless fashion.

Based in Home Economics departments across the country, the Dress Doctors offered advice on radio shows, at women's clubs, and in magazines. Millions of young girls read their books in school and at 4-H clothing clubs. As Przybyszewski shows, the Dress Doctors' concerns weren't purely superficial: they prized practicality, and empowered women to design and make clothing for both the workplace and the home. They championed skirts that would allow women to move about freely and campaigned against impractical and painful shoes. Armed with the Dress Doctors' simple design principles--harmony, proportion, balance, rhythm, emphasis--modern American women from all classes could learn to dress for all occasions in a way that made them confident, engaged members of society. 

A captivating and beautifully-illustrated look at the world of the Dress Doctors, "The Lost Art of Dress" introduces a new audience to their timeless rules of fashion and beauty--rules which, with a little help, we can certainly learn again.” (Förlagsinfo) 

Advanced Style by Ari Seth Cohen. Powerhuse Books, 2012

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"Advanced Style is Ari Seth Cohen's blog-based-ode to the confidence, beauty and fashion that can only be achieved through the experience of a life lived glamourously. 

It is a collection of street fashion unlike any seen before - focused on the over-60 set in the world's most stylish locales. Inspired by his own grandmother's unique personal style and his own interest in put-together fashion of vibrant seniors, this collection of timeless images and words of wisdom provide fashion inspiration for all ages and prove that age is nothing but a state of mind. (Förlagsinfo)

Advanced Style: Older And Wiser av Ari Seth Cohen Engelska, 2016

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"The follow up to our bestselling Advanced Style will feature more senior street style and inspiration from all over the globe. In this new edition Cohen shares his work from the past few years including some of the world's best-dressed and creative older gentlemen.” (Förlagsinfo)




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