The Fashion Book by Kathryn Hennessy

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Using a mix of photography and illustrations, DK publishers presents this historical look at the development of fashion. Beginning in Ancient Greece, the book progresses chronologically, with sections spotlighting key fashion figures, styles, and even a look into the daily life of various fashion professionals. The piece also examines the modern boom in the fashion industry, questioning whether the current speed of fashion manufacturing is sustainable. With its readable text and high use of graphics, this would be a good choice for all readers interested in the fashion industry.

This was a fun read! I love looking at fashion, so I’m a little biased, but I still think this book would be appealing to others. It’s arranged by fashion period, starting with the earliest, and progress to modern times. It was really cool to see all the major time period together, and there were a lot of little facts about fashion along the way. It’s a pretty surface level book and does not go in-depth about careers in fashion, but it’s definitely worth a read if you’re interested in that industry. There’s LOADS of pictures!

*Rating: 4.5/5

* ALA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2014

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