Fashion That Changed The World
Fifty Hats That Changed the World lists the top 50 hats and headwear that have made a substantial impact in the world of fashion and design today. From Monomakh's Cap, an early fifteenth century Russian crown to Franc Fernandez's modern-day 2010 Helmet Headpiece, the book explores the designs that have turned heads over the years and the impact they've had on the fashion and design world.
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. Join the Design Museum, the world's leading museum in contemporary design, on a guided tour of the 50 most important dresses in social history and design.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.
Fifty Bags That Changed the World focuses on one of the essential accessories that power the fashion world today - the handbag. From the original 1860 attaché case to Matthew Williamson's 2010 Pucci Bean clutch, the book explores the top 50 handbags and backpacks, examining each one's iconic status in design history.
Sophie Fontanel, bestselling novelist and iconic editor of French "Elle," tells the provocative story of her decision to stop having sex-a choice that profoundly changed her view of herself and her place in the world. At the age of twenty-seven, after many years of having (and, for the most part, enjoying) an active sex life, beloved French author, journalist, editor, and fashion blogger Sophie Fontanel decided she wanted to take a break.
Fashion is a powerful thing. It can be used for self-expression, to make a political statement, or simply to attract attention. Through this stunning collection, discover how these 50 trendsetters - from Twiggy to Wallis Simpson, Tilda Swinton to Michelle Obama - have used fashion to assert their position in the world and become iconic. With stunning photography selected by the Design Museum, in conjunction with Lauren Cochrane, Assistant Fashion Editor at the Guardian, Fifty Women's Fashion Icons is the perfect gift for design lovers and fashion followers of all ages.
Over the course of its history the sneaker has undergone a complete transformation, taking it from functional sportswear to high fashion. The Design Museum's Alex Newson traces this evolution through the 50 most influential examples, from the classic Converse All Star up to the very latest blends of technological innovation and fashion-conscious style.
This book is the perfect fashion accessory—a sumptuous, exquisitely designed exploration of the most influential fashion icons, ideas, designers, pieces, and trends from throughout history. What did Vogue’s first cover look like? When did film stars become part of the fashion industry? What led to the development of ready-to-wear clothing? How did the paintings of Mondrian, Dalí and Warhol end up on the runway? These and other questions are answered in this eye-opening look at different aspects of the history of fashion—from Elizabeth I’s "Mask of Youth," to Lady Gaga’s "meat dress.
Only true legends of rock music are known buy one world. As with "Elvis," everyone knows the name of the most creative and influential rock artist of all time: BOWIE. Bowie was in a state of permanent revolution, constantly re-inventing his persona and sound. He defied any label that the music industry tried to place on him. From Thin White Duke to soulful rocker; music, art, fashion and sexuality were Bowie's playthings.
The true power of fashion lies in how well it epitomizes the attitudes of an era or class, how it uses or drives current technology, and how it redefines the public's collective tastes. In "When Fashion Really Works," fashion insider Marnie Fogg explores 80 carefully selected garments that changed the fashion world. From Chanel's little black dress to Levi's denim jeans to the gingham bikini and the Adidas track suit, Fogg offers detailed analysis of each piece's influence on the mainstream that includes: Biographical summaries of the designers and their key piecesQuotes from critics and designersMore than 150 stunning color photos Garments are analyzed in reference to ten themes-Utility, Exoticism, Asceticism, Eroticism, Revivalism, Form, Subversion, Athleticism, Luxury, and Futurism-with each theme divided into subcategories and illustrated with specific outfits.
One of three fabulous new titles in the successful Design Museum Fifty. series. Building on the international success of the Design Museum Fifty. series, including Fifty Dresses/Shoes/Bags/Hats That Changed the World, this new title - curated by fashion guru Paula Reed - takes a look at key pieces in fashion history from the 1970s. From Bianca Jagger in Halston, Diane von Furstenberg's first wrap dress to the rise of punk, this book captures the influential looks of the decade.
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1963It was the year that Cold War protagonists sought a truce, the race to space stepped up a gear, feminism and civil rights flexed their political muscles, and President John F. Kennedy's assassination numbed the world. But as the front pages of history were being printed, the scoop of the century slipped by unnoticed. On January 13, 1963, two then-largely unknown musical acts made their first appearances on nationwide television in Britain.
"I looked at my reflection and despaired. As an exhausted young mother I felt ugly and saw that a new dress or face cream would never help. I was at risk of passing on a habit of feeling miserable about my looks to my baby girl-if nothing changed." Soon afterward Phoebe Baker Hyde made a vow: to give up new clothes, makeup, haircuts, and jewelry in hopes of revealing something she had always paid lip service to but never quite believed in-her inner beauty.
Celebrities hold an inexplicable fascination for people around the world. Where they go, what they do and who they associate with are constant subjects of media attention, it is often through what they wear, however, that they have the most immediate impa
Explores the history of fashion design, from Elizabeth I's "Mask of Youth," to Yves Saint Laurent's "Mondrian" dress, to Lady Gaga's "meat dress."
History is not marked by a ticking off of days on a calendar. It is fashioned by important transformations that alter the world in which people live, that introduce and circulate new ideas and abandon others, that build and destroy familial and government
Technology has been an essential factor in the production of dress and the cultures of fashion throughout human history. Structured chronologically from prehistory to the present day, this is the first broad study of the complex relationship between dress and technology. Over the course of human history, dress-making and fashion technology has changed beyond recognition: from needles and human hands in the ancient world to complex 20th-century textile production machines, it has now come to include the technologies that influence dress styles and the fashion industry, while fashion itself may drive aspects of technology.