REVIEW: Killer Fashion, Jennifer Wright

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

A darkly comic book about some surprisingly lethal garments. Featuring stories like the untimely demise of dancer Isadora Duncan caused by her signature red scarf and the bloody riot that greeted the appearance of the first top hat, among many others, these bite-size accounts will frighten and delight. Killer Fashion includes over twenty of these short tales along with beautiful full-page illustrations. 

A quick and darkly funny read that traces the trends of fashion history - and each of their dangers. From garments all over the world, to the items synonymous with different eras of history, Killer Fashion reveals the risks that even the most mundane of them pose to the person wearing them. I mean, who knew that high heels, collars and even scarves had the power to kill someone?
In just 58 pages, Jennifer Wright leaves the reader with a new perspective and more knowledge on the topic of fashion throughout history, in the easy-breezy way that only humorous books like Killer Fashion seems to be able to. With the help of jaunty verses and illustrations, it manages to convey truly awful historic events in a way that both, explores their brutality and turns them on their head to give them a darkly-funny edge.
This book is the perfect way to chuckle along to and, with the format that it is in, no matter how many times that you’ve read it, you’ll be able to come back to it over and over again.

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Head on over to for this book, as well as all of the others featured in my reviews, complete with the added bonuses of free worldwide shipping and bringing a little joy to my life.

No comments :

Post a Comment