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She's Got Legs:  A History of Hemlines and Fashion

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She’s Got Legs: A History of Hemlines and Fashion

Jane Merrill. Keren Ben-Horin. Nasser K.

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Explore fashion history with legs at center stage—from the dawn of civilization through current-day trends. This book examines society’s role in moving hemlines and in shaping “legcentric” traditions throughout history. What has changed or stayed the same in the course of fashion eras? How have legs appeared in dance, sport, performance, pageantry, and conventional or outré outfits? Find out how athletics, depictions in literature and art, and motifs in advertising and films reflect our changing times. Discover the styles, attitudes, customs, sex appeal, socially acceptable postures and walks, and more in this comprehensive view of leg fashions through the ages. Enjoy fashions from the waist down through 319 striking images explained in their historical context.

Size: 9″ x 12″ | 319 b/w & color photos | Index | 272 pp
ISBN13: 9780764349522 | Binding: hard cover


Jane Merrill has published in 50 nationalmagazines, including The New Republic, New York, Cosmopolitan,Penthouse, Connoisseur, Town & Country, Harvard,and History. Her studies were at Wellesley, Harvard, and Columbia, and shehas written books on popular culture, beauty, lifestyle, and self-help. Thelatest of these, I Love Those Earrings, is written with Chris Filstrupof the State University of New York at Stonybrook. Keren Ben-Horin has a BA inFashion Design from Shenkar College of Engineering and Design in Israel. Shehas a master’s in fashion studies from the FashionInstitute of Technology and was guest assistant curator of the exhibition Ladyof the Daisies at Design Museum Holon. Keren is the founder of the blog OnPins & Needles. Iran-born Nasser K segued from a performer and director inthe Boston area to a documentary photographer who exhibits in museums andgalleries.