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A Perfect Fit: How Lena "Lane" Bryant Changed the Shape of Fashion



by
Mara Rockliff
illustrated by
Juana Martinez-Neal

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Imprint
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN
9780358125433
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Discover how the Lane Bryant clothing brand changed the way we buy clothes forever by celebrating bodies of all shapes and sizes in this inclusive picture book biography of a Lithuanian immigrant with a brilliant eye for fashion and business. With stunning artwork from Sibert medalist Juana Martinez-Neal.

Lena came to America with nothing but a dream—and an exceptional ability to drape and snip and stitch. She never used a pattern or a tape measure, but every dress she sewed turned out to be a perfect fit.

Then, one day, a customer presented her with a new challenge. Could she design a stylish, comfortable gown for a body shape that did not meet the current standards of fashion?

Lena took the challenge. Under the company name Lane Bryant, she became famous for flattering and modish clothing designed for all different shapes and sizes. The world of fashion would never be the same.

Author’s note. Selected sources. Full-color illustrations.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

32

Trim Size

11" x 8 1/2"

Dewey

B

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0: points 0

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Jun 2022

Book Genres

Autobiography/Biography, Picture Book

Topics

Lena Himmelstein Bryant Malsin (1877–1951). Sewing. Women fashion designers. Plus-size women's clothing. Maternity clothing. Lithuanian Americans. Immigrants. New York City.

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