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Nylon: The Story of a Fashion Revolution: A Celebration of Design from Art Silk to Nylon and Thinking Fibres

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"At a New York fashion show, we saw a girl clad from head to foot in artificial materials. Everything she wore was made from synthetic stuffs created by chemists. Her hat was Cellophane, her frock was Rayon. She wore 'Nylon' stockings and carried a patent-leather handbag and stood in imitation alligator shoes. Even the faint hint of musk on her imitation silk handkerchief ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published January 19th 2000 by Johns Hopkins University Press
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Bruce
Jan 31, 2013 Bruce rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the tar out of this. So much so, that when I finished it, I went looking online for an update (it was published in 1999, that's over a decade of synthetic progress now missing). Ms. Handley, where's your authorial blog?! Have you shame?

This really isn't a book about nylon, per se. Or, well, not exclusively about nylon. It's really about synthetic materials used for clothmaking and clothes, generally. If this distinction seems unfamiliar, then someone has forgotten their rubbers. (Now h
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