Women in Clothes - Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, Leanne Shapton

Much has been written by modern female thinkers about our relationships to our bodies, but they’ve said comparatively little about our relationships to the clothes we put our bodies in. Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, Leanne Shapton, and the 636 other contributors to Women in Clothes (Blue Rider Press, $30) are on a mission to change that, and the result is the coolest, most revelatory, and most effervescent book of the season. This utterly unique collection of essays includes contributions by thinkers and fashion intellectuals such as Kim Gordon, Miranda July, and, yes, Lena Dunham. There’s nothing stuffy and nothing superficial here; instead there’s something groundbreaking: genuinely intelligent dialogue about fashion. The eclectic pieces read as what they are: curated, contemplative conversations between women about the ways that clothes shape our identities. My personal favorites were the photos documenting the everyday collections (striped shirts, tote bags, safety pins, lip balms) that somehow, without our even noticing it, make us the people we are. The color illustrations, photographs, and charts that explode from the pages are vivid and elegant, and make Women in Clothes a gift to be savored. Not to be missed.
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ISBN: 9780399166563
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Riverhead Books - September 4th, 2014