Simon & Schuster



Dress Codes

In Dress Codes, Richard Thompson Ford has created a thorough and well-thought-out history of fashion from a legal and societal perspective.

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Review of ‘Dress Codes’

Does fashion matter? In his new book, Dress Codes: How the Laws of Fashion Made History, Stanford Law School professor and author Richard Thompson Ford argues that it absolutely does—and not just to so-called fashionistas but to everyone, whether they realize it or not.

Over the centuries, people have been praised and punished alike based on…

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