111 iconic pieces of clothing and accessories have been chronicled in this exhaustive and in-depth tome, set to be released later this month. Including style classics such as Levi 501's, Yves Saint Laurent's Le Smoking and the pearl necklace, the authors delve into the cultural, political and social factors behind these items and their rise to popularity. But don't fear; this isn't a whitewashed style guide - it includes items such as saris and the Palestinian keffiyeh. A series of thoughtful essays gives the book an intelligent feel and reflects the importance that fashion plays in cultures and across generations.