Perfect gift for the design aficionado, students or newcomers to the subject. Published to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Design Museum. Fantastic value and collectable series. Carries the authority of the Design Museum bringing serious design knowledge to the general reader. Sales of books affiliated with the Design Museum have surpassed 15,000 copies. (TCM, Nielsen Book
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.
Paula Reed is a former Style Director of Grazia and a former fashion/style director at several magazines and newspapers, including The Sunday Times and InStyle. Her writing has appeared in the Financial Times, Elle and The Times.
The Design Museum is the world's leading museum devoted to contemporary design in every form, from architecture and fashion to graphics, product and industrial design.