Power and Style: A World History of Politics and Dress by Dominique Gaulme and Francois Gaulme
Release Date: March 5, $75.00
I love books that explore the role of historical dressing in society, and this one seems like it will be an overarching chronicle of just that. In particular, it focuses on clothing as a manner of displaying power in monarchies, military regimes, dictatorships, and the birth of democracy. I know what you’re thinking–it sounds kind of like something you’d be forced to read for history class, but style history can be truly fascinating, and it can even reveal a lot about society today.