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.

Author: Jennifer Croll
Publisher: Annick Press
Published: 10/11/2016
Pages: 208
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.45lbs
Size: 9.10h x 7.30w x 0.70d
ISBN: 9781554517862
Audience: Young Adult

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 06/01/2016 pg. 91
Booklist 08/01/2016 pg. 56
School Library Journal 08/01/2016 pg. 129
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 09/01/2016
Kirkus Reviews Fall Preview 08/15/2016 pg. 66
Voice of Youth Advocates 10/01/2016 - Recommended - Better Than Most
Voice of Youth Advocates 02/01/2017 - Recommended - Hard To Beat

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.