Fashion: The 50 Most Influential Fashion Designers of All Time
  • Fashion: The 50 Most Influential Fashion Designers of All Time
  • Fashion: The 50 Most Influential Fashion Designers of All Time

Fashion: The 50 Most Influential Fashion Designers of All Time

by Bonnie English
     
 

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Icons of Culture: Fashion pays homage to the industry's 50 most influential personalities of the last 150 years and chronicles 10 of the most significant developments and trends in the fashion world.

Following the lives and creations of key designers from around the world, such as Mariano Fortuny, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Alexander

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Icons of Culture: Fashion pays homage to the industry's 50 most influential personalities of the last 150 years and chronicles 10 of the most significant developments and trends in the fashion world.

Following the lives and creations of key designers from around the world, such as Mariano Fortuny, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Alexander McQueen, and Manolo Blahnik, this unique volume describes the fashion designers who have inspired the way society dresses and discusses the key features and movements that have influenced fashion, from haute couture to fashion photography.

Everything you need to know about the innovations and creations of the fashion world is packed into this one essential pocketful of knowledge.

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From Coco Chanel to Christian Dior and from Giorgio Armani to Vivienne Westwood, Icons of Culture: Fashion offers a rich and comprehensive introduction to the lives and accomplishments of 50 key individuals who dominated the fashion industry from the late nineteenth century to the present day.

The most influential players in their field, these designers are the innovators who pioneered new fabrics, who challenged the conventions of everyday society, and who broke new ground with their inspirational designs. Alongside their remarkable contributions, this book examines 10 major developments in the history of fashion, from the inspired use of denim for leisurewear to the rise of the supermodel.

Icons of Culture: Fashion gives you fascinating insights into the creative minds of the trendsetters and style shapers of the last 150 years. Here are the radical ideas and concepts that changed the face of fashion forever.

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Art and design historian and lecturer Bonnie English has taught theory at the Queensland College of Art in Australia since 1975. Her teaching experience has focused on the visual arts history of the twentieth century. Her research interests deal with the history of fashion design and the interrelationship of fashion and art. In 1997, her CD-ROM Fashion and Art won a national ASCILITE award from Griffith University in Australia. It was the first multimedia flexible learning award given by this university. Bonnie was curator of Griffith University's Tokyo Vogue exhibition in 1999, the first major fashion design exhibition held in Queensland, Australia.

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ISBN-13:
9780764162947
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/01/2010
Series:
Icons of Culture
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.80(d)

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