What is it about a pair of shoes that so enchants women of all ages, demographics, political affiliations, and style tribles? Part social history, part fashion record, part pop-culture celebration, 'Women from Ankle Down' seeks to answer that question as it unfolds the story of shoes in the twentieth century.
The tale begins in the rural village of Bonito, Italy, with a visionary young shoemaker named Salvatore Ferragamo, and ends in New York City, with a fictional socialite and trendsetter named Carrie Bradshaw. Along the way it stops in Hollywood, where Nancy Sinatra heard something special in a song about boots; and the streets of Manhattan, where a transit strike propelled women to step into new cutting-edge athletic shoes. Fashion aficionado Rachelle Bergstein shares the stories changes that gave each one its lasting significance and appeal.
Bergstein shows how the story of shoes is the story of women, told from the ankle down. Beginning with the well-heeled suffragettes in the 19108, women have fought for greater freedom and mobility, a struggle that explode in the 19608 with the women's liberation movement and culminated in the new millennium with our devotion to personal choice. Featuring interviews with designers, historians, and cultural to experts, and a cast of real-life characters from Marilyn Monroe to Jane Fonda, Manolo Blahnik to 'Wonder Woman', 'Women from the Ankle Down' is a lively, compelling look at the evolution of modern women and the fashion that reflects-and has shaped-their changing lives.
|Produto sob encomenda||Sim|
|Ano da edição||2012|
|Número de Páginas||304|