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, Foreword by Sarah Wilson
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.
Sarah Wilson is a journalist, media consultant, blogger, and New York Times bestselling author of I Quit Sugar.
"The best antidote to our current Wardrobe Crisis is to be a mindful consumer in the first place … Clare lives and breathes fashion, and delivers a persuasive argument for its power as a both a creative force and an agent for change.’ —Sarah Wilson
"Clare Press effortlessly combines her incredible industry knowledge with a unique writing style that completely resonates with me." —Eva Galambos, Parlour X
"Wardrobe Crisis will persuade you to shop smart and give you the tools to pull it off.’ —Yen