With more and more people buying vintage pieces to add to their wardrobes, these authoritative and inspiring books will prove invaluable sources of reference; Beautifully designed gift book on one of the most fashionable decades in history guaranteed to interest fans of design, fashion and aesthetics; Carries the authority of the Design Museum bringing serious design knowledge to the general rea
Fifty Fashion Looks That Changed the 1950s showcases 50 iconic outfits from one of fashion's most influential and exciting decades. From the bombshell glamour of Marilyn Monroe in How to Marry a Millionaire to the immergence of teenage style, via the sculptural forms of Christian Dior's New Look and Balenciaga's double A-Line, this elegant sourcebook celebrates all the looks that revolutionized fashion. With Paula Reed's lively and informative text and a wealth of fabulous photography, this book will be required reading for design students, collectors of vintage and all those who love fashion.
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 fashion, and architecture to graphics. It is working to place design at the centre of contemporary culture and demonstrates both the richness of the creativity to be found in all forms of design, and its importance.