100 Ideas that Changed Fashion is a comprehensive visual chronicle of twentieth century fashion history.
Charting the movements, developments and ideas that transformed the way women dress, this book gives an entertaining and unique perspective on the history of twentieth-century fashion. From the invention of the bias cut and the stiletto heel to the technology that changed manufacturing, 100 Ideas that Changed Fashion is an intelligent visual feast, and a must-have for fashion devotees.
Chapters range in focus from examining the influence of wardrobe staples (from the clutch bag or the thong to the black leather jacket and the white wedding dress) to the impact of cultural movements on style (such as the death of the corset, the rise of sustainable fashion, the influence of street fashion, wearing underwear as outerwear, or the pervasiveness of brand culture and logo worship). As style has become more and more globally influenced, it also tracks the trends that have transcended cultural divides.
Fashion designers themselves are included in this book only in relation to their best innovations. The very greatest designers and business giants, the arbiters of change, all merit a mention for their contribution to fashion: Coco Chanel, Elsa Schiaparelli, Yves Saint Laurent, Vivienne Westwood, Calvin Klein, John Galliano, Tom Ford, and more.
Of course the book also considers the lasting impact made by icons of style from celebrities and royals to politicians, not to mention powerhouse publications like Vogue.
100 Ideas that Changed Fashion is a unique look at the constantly evolving forces that shift why and how we dress the way we do.
Praise for the book:
“[Harriet Worsley’s] enthusiasm for and knowledge of her subject can’t fail to engage.”—The Scotsman
Other books in the series include:
- 100 Ideas That Changed Art
- 100 Ideas That Changed Architecture
- 100 Ideas That Changed Design
- 100 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design
- 100 Ideas That Changed Film
- 100 Ideas That Changed Photography
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