“Can a dress really change the world? Well, perhaps not in an ‘ending famine and promoting world peace‘ kind of way, but there are plenty of iconic dresses which represent turning points in culture and society over the past century.”
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Everything around us is designed and the word ‘design’ has become part of our everyday experience. But how much do we know about it? Fifty Dresses that changed the World imparts that knowledge listing the top 50 dresses that have made a substantial impact in the world of British design today. From the 1915 Delphos Pleated dress to Hussein Chalayan’s 2007 LED dress, each entry offers a short appraisal to explore what has made their iconic status and the designers that give them a special place in design history.
Published by Conran Fifty Dresses that changed the World is filled with pages of beautiful clothes, and the famous faces (and bodies) that put them on the world stage -including Wallis Simpson, Jackie Kennedy, Twiggy and Cher and, of course, Princess Di-this fun volume shares fascinating appraisals of what gave the 50 most important garments their iconic status.
This is a lovely book filled with modern design classics and beautiful photography and you don’t have to be a fashionista or a design aficionado to adore this fascinating look at the power of one dress to change society.
“This book describes the unique, the influential, and the must have dresses of the 20th and 21st centuries.”
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