Fifty Dresses that Changed the World: Design Museum Fifty

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Octopus, Oct 5, 2009 - Design - 112 pages
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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.

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Review: Fifty Dresses That Changed the World

User Review  - Samantha Penrose - Goodreads

Each of the fifty dresses gets a two page spread; a photograph on one page, a blurb on the other. The descriptions discuss the impact that the design had upon both the world of fashion and the ... Read full review

Review: Fifty Dresses That Changed the World

User Review  - Jaimie - Goodreads

I've read a few other books about influential dresses, so a lot of the material covered here was not new. All the basics were covered from Chanel's flapper dress to YSL's Mondia-inspired art piece and beyond, but the presentation lacked the glamour and sophistication of other sources. Read full review

About the author (2009)

The Design Museum's mission is to celebrate, entertain, and inform. It is the world's leading museum devoted to contemporary design in every form from furniture to graphics, and architecture to industrial design. It is working to place design at the centre of contemporary culture. It demonstrates both the richness of the creativity to be found in all forms of design, and its importance. Design is a hugely fertile field of inventive new work, as well as a key component underpinning the modern economy. It provides a means for understanding the contemporary world, and, potentially, for making it a better place.

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