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Killer style : how fashion has injured, maimed, & murdered through history / by Serah-Marie McMahon & Alison Matthews David ; illustrations by Gillian Wilson.

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Summary:

"Equal parts fab and frightening, Killer Style explores the ways in which make-up, clothing, and accessories have killed, maimed, or tormented those who wear and make them. From the story of hatters felled by mercury poisoning to tulle-burnt ballerinas to the victims of the modern craze for sandblasted denim, no one is safe from these crimes of fashion."--
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781771472531
  • ISBN: 1771472537
  • Physical Description: 48 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto, ON ; Owlkids Books, 2019.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 46) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part one: Horrified heads. Murderous mercury hats -- Catastrophic comb bombs -- Dangerous hair dye -- Lethal lead makeup -- Strangling scarves -- Part two: Miserable middles. Constricting corsets -- Alarming lice -- Flaming flannelette -- Poisonous green -- Risky radium -- The radium girls -- Factory catastrophes -- Part three: Unlucky legs. Restrictive skirts -- Deadly denim distress -- Fatal footwear fiascoes -- Blazing ballerinas -- Conclusion: Don't blame the victim.
Summary, etc.:
"Equal parts fab and frightening, Killer Style explores the ways in which make-up, clothing, and accessories have killed, maimed, or tormented those who wear and make them. From the story of hatters felled by mercury poisoning to tulle-burnt ballerinas to the victims of the modern craze for sandblasted denim, no one is safe from these crimes of fashion."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Clothing and dress > Health aspects > History > Juvenile literature.
Clothing and dress > History > Juvenile literature.
Fashion > History > Juvenile literature.

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