Bad Boys of Fashion: Style Rebels and Renegades Through the Ages

illus. by Aneta Pacholska. 184p. bibliog. photos. Annick. Apr. 2019. pap. $14.95. ISBN 9781773212425; Tr $24.95. ISBN 9781773212432.
Gr 6–10—The history of fashion is often interesting to teens, but little has been written about the impact of men on the fashion world. This book covers historical influences on 10 male fashion icons and discusses their lasting contribution to and impact on society. Brief biographies of men such as Oscar Wilde, Marlon Brando, Clyde Frazier, and David Bowie are set into a greater cultural context in this entertaining, extensively researched title.
VERDICT Full of colorful images, graphics, and insets of other iconic style-setters and clothing items, this book will appeal to anyone interested in fashion and will surely spark debate over other influential men who were not included. For general purchase for middle to high school nonfiction collections.

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