In Wardrobe Crisis, fashion journalist Clare Press explores the history and ethics behind what we wear. Putting her insider status to good use, Press examines the entire fashion ecosystem, from sweatshops to haute couture, unearthing the roots of today’s buy-and-discard culture. She traces the origins of icons like Chanel, Dior, and Hermès; charts the rise and fall of the department store; and follows the thread that led us from Marie Antoinette to Carrie Bradshaw.
Wardrobe Crisis is a witty and persuasive argument for a fashion revolution that will empower you to feel good about your wardrobe again.
SubtitleHow We Went from Sunday Best to Fast Fashion
AuthorBy Clare Press
Published20 February 2018
Dimensions5.50 x 8.25in.
About the author
Clare Press is Marie Claire’s fashion editor-at-large. She has worked as a fashion designer, brand consultant, editor, and columnist, including stints at Sunday Style, Vogue, the Monthly and Instyle. Clare’s fashion journalism has also been published in Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Marie Claire, the Australian, the Sydney Morning Herald, the New York Times Magazine, and many more. She is a passionate advocate for sustainable and ethical fashion, and sits on the Australian advisory board of Fashion Revolution.
“A must-read for anyone who has ever questioned why clothes matter. This richly intelligent book explains the importance of who makes our clothes and what you are revealing by your fashion choices. Fascinating!” —Anne Sebba, author of Les Parisiennes and That Woman
“I loved reading Clare’s book, and I go back to it often. It’s insightful, compelling and a real source of reference. It is obviously written from an insider’s point of view, which makes it so relevant, and it takes you on a journey to expand your fashion horizons.” —Orsola de Castro, co-founder of Fashion Revolution
“Today, it’s impossible for us to remain willfully blind to the issues Clare highlights in Wardrobe Crisis. Her commentary and guidance is lighthearted but hard-hitting, and so enabling in its exploration of sustainability as a norm, not a trend. A great read. Thoroughly enjoyed it!” —Margaret Zhang, photographer, director, stylist, writer