One of three fabulous new titles in the successful Design Museum Fifty... series.
Fifty Fashion Looks that Changed the 1950s showcases fifty iconic outfits from one of fashion's most influential and exciting decades. From the bombshell glamour of Marilyn Monroe in How to Marry a Millionnaire to the emergence 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 center of contemporary culture and demonstrates both the richness of creativity to be found in forms of design, and its importance.
Paula Reed is the style director ar Grazia, the bestselling fashion weekly. She is a former columnist for the US edition of In Style magazine and her career has included fashion or style director positions at several magazines and newspapers, including The Sunday Times and InStyle. Her writing has appeared in the Financial Times, Elle and The Times. She is the author of Style Clinic and lives and works in London.
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