From Head to Toe

From Head to Toe

Bound Feet, Bathing Suits, and Other Bizarre and Beautiful Things

Book - 2003
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Shortlisted for the Rocky Mountain Book Award

Included on VOYA 's ninth annual Nonfiction Honor List

Named Notable Book by the International Reading Association's Children's Book Award in the intermediate nonfiction category


Did you know that:
• in some parts of sixteenth-century Europe, men wore their beards so long that they had to wrap the ends around their waists like a belt to be able to walk?
• the high heel shoe caught on because it was the perfect solution to the problem of hopelessly muddy and waste-filled streets in cities like London and Paris?
• women have, at various times, used soot, ground ants' eggs, beet juice, and poisonous lead as makeup?

Throughout history we have bound our feet until they broke, piled our necks with jewelry until our chests collapsed, cinched our waists in corsets until we couldn't breathe. Why do we do these things to ourselves?

From Head to Toe travels across thousands of years and through countless cultures and countries to explore the story of fashion in its weirdest, wildest, and most wonderful forms.

Whimsical illustrations, sidebars, "quick hit" margin quips, and a useful index round out this fun-filled tour of fashion history.
Publisher: Toronto : Tundra Books, c2003
ISBN: 9780887766541
0887766544
Branch Call Number: 391 WEA
391
JNF 391
Characteristics: 80 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Blake, Francis

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