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Real Clothes, Real Lives: 200 Years of What Women Wore

Real Clothes, Real Lives: 200 Years of What Women Wore

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Item #: WF3022
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 256
An unprecedented look at women’s everyday clothes—from Sylvia Plath’s Girl Scout uniform to psychedelic microminis, modern suits, and fast-food workers’ uniforms—this fascinating volume shows how American women from every background have lived, worked, and dressed for 200 years. Presenting over 300 garments and accessories from ... More
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An unprecedented look at women’s everyday clothes—from Sylvia Plath’s Girl Scout uniform to psychedelic microminis, modern suits, and fast-food workers’ uniforms—this fascinating volume shows how American women from every background have lived, worked, and dressed for 200 years. Presenting over 300 garments and accessories from the Smith College Historic Clothing Collection. This unique survey honors countless lives, tracing through the lens of dress how women’s roles have changed over the decades. Each piece holds colorful stories about the woman who wore it, the one who made or bought it, and her context in place and time. Hardcover, 11.3” x 8.8”, 256 pages.


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