Delving into the wardrobes of literary icons - past and present - and the way they write about clothes provides a glimpse into the world they each inhabited and their moment in time. A testament to the notion that reading and writing never go out of style, Legendary Authors and the Clothes They Wore is sure to captivate lovers of fine literature and dedicated followers of fashion. A collection of icons of literature and the sartorial stories they tell, this innovative gift book presents fifty fully illustrated profiles of prominent men and women of letters, highlighting their key works, signature fashion moments from their wardrobe that express their persona, and how they influence the fashion world today. This segues into an examination of how a particular item of clothing or style makes up part of fashion’s lingua franca, getting under the skin of the fashion story and going into more detail about its historical trajectory and distinctive impact on popular culture. Entertaining features - revealing anecdotes about the authors and their work, archival photography, first-person quotations, little-known facts, and clothing-oriented excerpts that exemplify their writing style - make this a lively look at the authors we love.