This is a lovely book, not as I first thought on glimpsing the title, about stylish female icons, but about the actual clothes that have become icons, so the pencil skirt, the trench coat, the twinset, pyjama pants and so on. It comprehensively covers every category of clothing, from outerwear to tops to swimwear and looks at the origins of the particular style and who wore or designed it best.
It’s an informative read, great for both those keen on fashion and industry specialists, but the best thing about it for me was the image selection. Josh Sims manages to mash up photos from the 30s right up to recent times and make them all sit together and make total sense stylistically and academically. Would make an excellent addition to any fashion library or a great gift for a young fashion fan.
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