Women in Clothes


women in clothes
by sheila heti, heidi julavits, leanne shapton & 639 others
US: Blue rider press, 2014
UK: penguin uk, 2014
germany: S. fischer verlag, 2015
528 pages

Through original interviews, conversations, surveys, projects and drawings from over six hundred contributors – including Miranda July, Cindy Sherman, Elif Batuman, Mac McClelland, Lena Dunham, Molly Ringwald, Tavi Gevinson, Rachel Kushner, Roxane Gay and Sarah Nicole Prickett – Women in Clothes explores the wide range of motives that inform how women present themselves through clothes, and what style really means. A New York Times Bestseller.

"Perhaps the wittiest and most culturally wide-netted tome on women's relationship with their clothing... [a] stylish Rashomon." - Interview

"Women in Clothes looks like a novel, reads like a passed note from your best friend... seeing the breadth of answers in the aggregate is fascinating, and comforting... It's nice to know how many people live as I do: with piles of clothing on the floor but nothing, ever, to wear." - Grantland

"Offers extraordinary, and unusual, insights into our relationships with clothes... the collection of experiences is broad and unfiltered... so many voices might have been overwhelming but together they make a surprisingly consistent and companionable chorus." - Financial Times

"Women in Clothes is a book I've been waiting for — a chronicle not only of what women really wear, but why they do so. The emotional attachment to our clothes is fascinating... This is one to be unpicked slowly and savoured." - The Independent, Books of the Year