Sartorial Splendor: Books about Fashion

There’s a story behind every outfit and everyone who creates them.  Fashion can reflect our links to the past and hopes for the future.   From true stories about famous and ordinary people, to historical dramas,  enjoy these stories about clothes and the women who create them.  You’ll find books about fashion and sewing in the 391’s and 646.2.

Alcott, Kate                        The Dressmaker

Beckerman, Ilene            Love, Loss, and What I Wore

Chiaverini, Jennifer         Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker

Duenas, Maria                   The Time In Between

Lemmon, Gayle                The Dressmaker of Khair Khana

McKean, Erin                     Secret Lives of Dresses

Weber Caroline                  Queen of Fashion:  What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution

Weisberger, Lauren        The Devil Wears Prada

Woolf, Isabel                     A Vintage Affair