Dressed in Dreams: A Black Girl's Love Letter to the Power of Fashion (Hardcover)

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by Tanisha C. Ford


Now optioned by Sony Pictures TV for a live action series produced by Freida Pinto and Gabrielle Union.
Dressed in Dreams is a story of desire, access, conformity, and black innovation that explains things like the importance of knockoff culture; the role of “ghetto fabulous” full-length furs and colorful leather in the 1990s; how Black girls make magic out of a dollar store t-shirt, rhinestones, and airbrushed paint; and Black parents' emphasis on dressing nice.
The book talks about the pain of seeing Black style appropriated by the mainstream fashion industry and fashion’s power, especially in middle America.
In this richly evocative narrative, Dr. Ford also shares her lifelong fashion revolution—from figuring out her own personal style to discovering what makes Midwestern fashion a real thing too.

About the Author

Tanisha C. Ford is a pop culture expert and star academic. A Professor of History at the CUNY Graduate Center, she has written for the New York Times, ELLE.com, the Atlantic, the Root, and featured on NPR, among other places. Ford is the author of Dressed in Dreams, Kwame Brathwaite: Black is Beautiful, and Liberated Threads, which won the 2016 Organization of American Historians’ Liberty Legacy Foundation Award for best book on civil rights history. She lives in Harlem.

Product Details

Category: Fashion

Language: English

Format/Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New


ISBN-13: 978-1250173539

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Date Published: June 25, 2019

Pages: 256

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