Book Review: Women in Clothes by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, and Leanne Shapton


Women in Clothes by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, and Leanne Shapton will be released on September 4, 2014.  This book is a compilation of interviews, conversations, essays, and photographic collections from 642 contributors and their unique relationship with clothes. (Includes interviews with Miranda July, Cindy Sherman, Lena Dunham, and several fashion/costume designers.)  Women in Clothes dives into the complexities of how clothes forms our identities as women – spanning generations, cultures, countries, class, gender, sexuality, and fashion.  Clothes act as our outward persona and simultaneously our shield.  Clothes can be intensely connected to memory.  The stories held within are touching, relatable, and often raw. After reading Women in Clothes, you will have renewed enthusiasm to wear whatever makes you feel most like you. 

Additional Notes:  This post is pulled from my Tumbr, however I felt it would be perfect to share with Fashion, Textile, & Costume Librarians SIG!  Also, I am a Professional Reader on Netgalley which allows me to read books prior to their release.  It is FREE for librarians – sign up today and request!