Narrator Bill Andrew Quinn uses a strong voice and steady pace to narrate this study of fashion's written and unwritten rules through the ages. His deep pitch and sophisticated tone fit discussions of power dressing and status symbols. The audiobook's wide scope examines apparel as well as hair and makeup styles that have influenced societal change and vice versa. A law professor and cultural critic, the author uses court cases to showcase contested dress codes over decades. The often-dark stories behind past fashion trends provide an eye-opening view of the ethical implications of garments and the often contradictory customs that hurt marginalized people the most. Quinn emphasizes key words with pauses and a slight uptick in volume to convey subtle meaning in historical passages. A.L.C. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2022]
Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2021
DD ISBN 9781666133967 $24.99
Library Ed. Tantor Media 2021
DD ISBN 9781666133975 $54.95
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