Book Reviews of The Essence of Style: How the French Invented High Fashion, Fine Food, Chic Cafes, Style, Sophistication, and Glamour

The Essence of Style: How the French Invented High Fashion, Fine Food, Chic Cafes, Style, Sophistication, and Glamour
The Essence of Style How the French Invented High Fashion Fine Food Chic Cafes Style Sophistication and Glamour
Author: Joan DeJean
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ISBN-13: 9780743264143
ISBN-10: 0743264142
Publication Date: 5/30/2006
Pages: 320
Edition: Reprint
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Publisher: Free Press
Book Type: Paperback
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It's a study of both fashion and social norms. A very interesting read about where our trends come from!
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A veritable bidet of information on the origins (mostly from King Louis XIV in the late 17th century) of fashions and our enthrallment.