“La Moda si fa Storia. Borghesi, rivoluzionari, ruoli e identità nazionali” – Giovanna Motta

Giovanna Motta, La Moda si fa Storia. Borghesi, rivoluzionari, ruoli e identità nazionali, Edizioni Nuova Cultura, Rome, 2017, pp. 204.

“This book takes the reader on a stimulating journey through modern history by looking at how and where fashion and different trends affected how people dressed and thought. Its concentrates on European society from the 15th century to the 20th century, with references up to the last few decades, and focuses in particular on the role of the bourgeoisie.
Employing a highly interdisciplinary approach, the author considers a host of different factors to describe a continually changing society where fashion was one of the most important ways for people to express their power, their position or simply their originality […]”.

To continue reading the book review by Isabella Iannuzzi, published on The Journal of European Economic History, click here.