'The Impossible Collection of Fashion' Book


In this magnificent book with the most iconic dresses of the twentieth century, the author Valerie Steele flexes her curatorial muscle. From Poiret to Pucci, Doucet to Dior, Vionnet to Valentino, she selects the 100 dresses that caused a stir on the runway or as they entered a room and ultimately inspired a new direction in fashion. 

Steele’s selections include Fortuny’s streamlined Delphos gown circa 1907, Madame Grès’s sublimely draped goddess creations from 1938, Issey Miyake’s 1982 evening ensemble with a rattan top that appeared on the cover of ArtForum, and Hussein Chalayan’s awe-inspiring table skirt from 2000.





Neste livro magnífico com os vestidos mais emblemáticos do século XX, a autora Valerie Steele flexiona o seu músculo curatorial. De Poiret a Pucci, Doucet a Dior, Vionnet a Valentino, ela seleciona os 100 vestidos que causaram agitação na passerelas ou como eles entraram numa sala e, finalmente, inspiraram a uma nova direção na moda. As seleções de Steele incluem o vestido Delphos de Fortuny de 1907, as sublimes criações de drapeados de Madame Grés de 1938, o conjunto de noite de Issey Miyake de 1982 com um top rattan que apareceu na capa da ArtForum, e inspiradora saia-mesa de Hussein Chalayan de 2000.

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