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

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


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781554517855
Publisher: Annick Press, Limited
Publication date: 09/13/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 758,289
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile: 1130L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction 2

1 Cleopatra Fashion Leader 4

Empress Dowager Cixi 12

Elizabeth 13

Angela Davis 23

2 Marie Antoinette Fashion Decadent 26

Imelda Marcos 36

Rose Bertin 37

Wallis Simpson 43

3 Coco Chanel Fashion Modernizer 46

Josephine Baker 51

Amelia Bloomer 57

Louise Brooks 63

4 Frida Kahlo Fashion Artist 66

Miuccia Prada 75

M.I.A. 82

Elsa Schiaparelli 83

5 Marlene Dietrich Fashion Gender-Bender 86

George Sand 93

Diane Keaton 100

Twiggy 101

6 Diana Vreeland Fashion Instigator 104

Anna Wintour 113

Grace Coddington 118

Tavi Gevinson 119

7 Madonna Fashion Chameleon 122

Grace Jones 127

Marilyn Monroe 131

Rihanna 139

8 Rei Kawakubo Anti-Fashion 142

Cindy Sherman 149

Yoko Ono 155

Björk 157

9 Kathleen Hanna Fashion Radical 160

Vivienne Westwood 168

Beth Ditto 169

Pussy Riot 175

10 Lady Gaga Fashion Freak 178

Nicki Minaj 184

Cher 185

Isabella Blow and Daphne Guinness 194

Conclusion 198

Selected References 199

Further Reading 201

Acknowledgments 202

Image Credits 203

Index 204

About the Author and Illustrator 206

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