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Reviews

  • A liberation and a joy, beautifully written and brilliantly thought. What Artists Wear is at once a revelatory account of how art is made and an electrifying investigation into the relationship between clothes and autonomy, freedom and power

    Olivia Laing
  • Brilliant, loving, visually incisive

    Hilton Als
  • Compelling

    Apollo
  • Revelatory

    Guardian
  • An insightful account ... whether offering visual analysis or social observation, Porter writes with clarity and wit

    Frieze
  • A fascinating exploration of the clothing worn by the rebels, rule breakers and outliers of the artistic world, and what it means to live in it ... The book defies convention ... Porter's curiosity is infectious

    Esquire
  • Eclectic, invigorating ... the chapters devoted to female artists make for the most fascinating reading, their clothes liberating them by giving them permission to be different

    Observer
  • Unique, intelligent and enlightening, super interesting and so well researched. It is rare indeed to come across a book that not only captures the imagination, but informs and amuses at the same time. Each turn of the page is a surprising delight. Perhaps what is most striking about this book is its authenticity ... Charlie Porter's seriousness and genuineness, coupled with his off-kilter sense of humour, not forgetting his huge talent, seep through the entire production. Not a fake nor pompous note anywhere. This is simply the real article, just like Charlie.

    Adrian Joffe, President of Comme des Garçons
  • A roving, intimate analysis of the clothes that inform art

    AnOther Magazine
  • Wonderful ... I read it in one delicious gulp. An important page-turner.

    Jennifer Higgie, author of The Mirror and the Palette

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