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

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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 Badly



Isadora Duncan was Red

Put on a scarf; popped off her head

Fashion is silly, thought Stein

It 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, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryArt, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryFashion & textiles: designArt, Fashion & PhotographyFashionHistory of fashionHumourPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural StudiesFashion & society Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing Publication Date: 14/12/2017 ISBN-13: 9781449487133  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Jennifer Wright is the author of It Ended Badly: Thirteen of the Worst Break-Ups in History and Get Well Soon: History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them. She has written for numerous publications, including McSweeney's, the New York Observer, Salon, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Popular Mechanics, Maxim, the New York Post, and more. She lives in New York City.

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