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Women from the Ankle Down free pdf What is it about a pair of shoes that so enchants women of all ages, demographics, political affiliations, and style tribes? Part social history, part fashion record, part pop-culture celebration, Women from the Ankle Down seeks to answer that question as it unfolds the story of shoes in the twentieth century. The tale begins in the rural village of Bonito, Italy, with a visionary young shoemaker named Salvatore Ferragamo, and ends in New York City, with a fictional socialite and trendsetter named Carrie Bradshaw. Along the way it stops in Hollywood, where Judy Garland first slipped on her ruby slippers- New Jersey, where Nancy Sinatra heard something special in a song about boots- and the streets of Manhattan, where a transit strike propelled women to step into new cutting-edge athletic shoes. Fashion aficionado Rachelle Bergstein shares the stories behind these historical moments, interweaving the design innovations and social changes that gave each one its lasting significance and appeal. Bergstein shows how the story of shoes is the story of women, told from the ankle down. Beginning with the well-heeled Suffragettes in the 1910s, women have fought for greater freedom and mobility, a struggle that exploded in the 1960s with the Women's Liberation Movement, and culminated in the new millennium with our devotion to personal choice. Featuring interviews with designers, historians, and cultural experts, and a cast of real life characters from Marilyn Monroe to Jane Fonda, Women from the Ankle Down is a lively, compelling look at the evolution of modern women and the fashion that reflects - and has shaped - their changing lives.

About Rachelle Bergstein

Rachelle Bergstein graduated in 2003 from Vassar College. She works as an editorial consultant for a literary agency in New York City. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, her cat, and her shoes. Women from the Ankle Down is her first book. You can follow her on Twitter @RaBergstein.

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Author : Rachelle Bergstein
Publisher : Harper Perennial
Data Published : 04 June 2013
ISBN : 0061969680
EAN : 9780061969683
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 304 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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