Sunday, 13 September 2015

Fashion Victims - Alison Matthews David

fashion victims

From poisonous pigments to mercury in hats, accidents as a result of fashion (hobble skirts—no!), combustible fabrics, and a host of other seriously dangerous fads—Alison Matthews David has rounded up the most disturbing (and disturbingly entertaining) collection of mishaps and tragedies in Fashion Victims.

Laden with colorful pictures, artwork, articles, newspaper clippings, and ads, Fashion Victims puts it all on the table in its artful and intelligent layout. Sometimes the details become overwhelming and I found myself skimming a bit, but overall the book is excellent for history enthusiasts and a must-have for anyone with an interest in fashion.

I would like to thank Net Galley and the publisher, Bloomsbury Academic, for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Amazon Link: Fashion Victims: The Dangers of Dress Past and Present

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