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Killer Fashion: Poisonous Petticoats, Strangulating Scarves, and Other Deadly Garments Throughout History

Killer Fashion: Poisonous Petticoats, Strangulating Scarves, and Other Deadly Garments Throughout History

Author: Jennifer Wright
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A beautifully illustrated book about deadly fashion-real historical stories of strangulation by scarves, neckbreaking high heels, and riot-causing top hats-from the author of the popular histories Get Well Soon and It Ended BadlyIsadora Duncan was RedPut on a scarf; popped off her headFashion is silly, thought SteinIt may tear your head from your spine A darkly comic book about some surprisingly lethal garments. Featuring stories like the untimely demise of dancer Isadora Duncan caused by her signature red scarf and the bloody riot that greeted the appearance of the first top hat, among many others, these bite-size accounts will frighten and delight. Killer Fashion includes over twenty of these short tales along with beautiful full-page illustrations. Both morbid and humorous, this book will appeal to fans of Edward Gorey and dark historical trivia. * Art that combines the morbid with the humorous is extremely popular. From the classic books of Edward Gorey to the museum exhibit-worthy work of Tim Burton, to the spooky/clever writings of modern master Neil Gaiman, this tone and aesthetic has lasting appeal. * Full of snackable historical trivia that will appeal to fashion fans and history buffs in a gorgeous gifty package * Jennifer Wright is the author of two books of popular history and she writes regularly for Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Maxim and Racked.com about fashion, dating, and history. A well-connected NYC fashionista herself, Jen is a fantastic publicity asset.
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General Fields

  • : 9781449487133
  • : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • : November 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 56
  • : Jennifer Wright
  • : Hardback