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Children's Nonfiction Fashion

Bad Boys of Fashion

by (author) Jennifer Croll & Aneta Pacholska

Annick Press
Initial publish date
Apr 2019
Fashion, Boys & Men, Clothing & Dress
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    Apr 2019
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    Apr 2019
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    Apr 2019
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
  • Reading age: 12 to 18



A fiercely fabulous look at men’s fashion rule-breakers and icons



Sashay away, ladies: it’s the boys’ turn for the fashion spotlight. From Louis XIV to Kanye West, Jennifer Croll takes us on a tour of daring and different men throughout history who have all used fashion to get what they want. Just as she did in her award-winning Bad Girls of Fashion, Croll shows us the power of clothes and the links between fashion and politics, art, social movements, and more.



Croll's lively and engaging prose draws in the reader, providing enough information to satisfy both budding fashionistas and pop-culture junkies alike. Aneta Pacholska’s illustrations are modern and fun, perfectly complementing the text and making the book as exciting to look at as it is to read.


In-depth features include Louis XIV, Oscar Wilde, Marlon Brando, Malcolm X, Andy Warhol, Karl Lagerfeld, Clyde Frazier, Malcolm McLaren, David Bowie, and Kanye West, with a diverse array of shorter biographies enriching the text.




About the authors

Jennifer Croll is the author of Fashion That Changed the World and has written for magazines including NYLON, Adbusters, and Dazed and Confused. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Aneta Pacholska is originally from Poland. Now based in Toronto, Aneta loves engaging with people, culture and music—all of which continually inspire her art.


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Editorial Reviews

“A whole lot of fun for browsers and researchers alike.” —Booklist, 03/15/19


“Croll’s guide to “bad boy” fashion, style and pop culture through the ages is interesting, enlightening and highly readable. She seamlessly interweaves history, style, music, sport, politics and fashion in such a way that readers young and old, those with no fashion knowledge, fashion students, history buffs and pop culture junkies will all discover something new. The mix of stylish layout, sidebars, Warhol-esque portraits, graphic cartoon renderings with saturated colours, and authentic photos allow readers to select areas that pique their interest for a quick read or to dive in and become riveted until the end.” —CM Reviews, 02/22/19

CM Reviews

“Well-researched and well told!” —Youth Services Book Review, 02/05/19

Youth Services Book Review

“Will surely spark debate.” —School Library Journal, March 2019


School Library Journal

“An engaging look at men who helped make and break fashion history . . . With its richly accessible prose and visually captivating subjects, this will inspire and challenge readers to follow in these trendsetters’ footsteps.” —Kirkus Reviews, *starred review, 01/28/19

Kirkus Reviews

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