Flash Post: Famed Fashion

What It Is: A series of four glossy books created by the Design Museum, each of these tomes highlights 50 iconic pieces of fashion in their respective categories. Each entry highlights the actual design theory and elements behind the pieces, what marks them as standout pieces of sartorialism, the designers history and legend, and where applicable, the famous folks that brought these couture confections to the mainstream – from Lady Di to Twiggy and every gal (or guy?) in between.

Who It’s For: Your fashion-obsessed sister, to ground her love of clothes in some art appreciation. Your best girlfriends, to swap and share and gush over. Your lifetime Vogue-subscribing mom, as an aux courant coffee table set that’ll make her the envy of her friends.

What It Costs: Online, each book retails for  just over $17. The list price is around $27 a pop.

Where It’s At: The online prices quoted above are from Indigo.

Angling for a bonus entry on the Good Tidings We Bring sweeps? Simply tell me in the comments below which of these four books would top your gift list.

18 Responses to “Flash Post: Famed Fashion”
  1. Grace F says:

    Wow! Another great find Brittany! I’m such a diehard when it comes to purses (my shoe obsession progressed to purses and now I have quite the collection)! I think I’m going to have to buy the one on bags….going to see if Amazon.ca carries it.

  2. onlinemirror says:

    Thanks for the great idea ! Buying them right away !

  3. I would choose Fifty Hats that Changed the World to gift. 🙂

  4. Jennifer R says:

    I would like to look through the Fifty Bags that Changed the World.

  5. leah says:

    I’d love to sit down with a cup of tea and 50 dresses that changed the world. Have a great day all!

  6. The Fifties Dresses that change the world. I love those dresses.

  7. Julie G. says:

    Fifty Shoes that Changed the World would be drool worthy for my daughter. She loves shoes.

  8. Holly Sproule says:

    Fifty Shoes that Changed the world would definitly be my fav. Love shoes!!

  9. kittypride says:

    The Fifty Dresses That Changed the World would be my choice.

  10. sarah perry says:

    This looks like a great series all around…If I had to pick just one it would be Fifty Dresses that Changed the World.

  11. Juliee F says:

    50 Hats that changed the world

  12. Elaan says:

    Fifty Dresses that Changed the World… 🙂

  13. Angela G says:

    Fifty Dresses That Changed The World would be my pick for sure.

  14. Susan says:

    Design Museum’s Fifty Dresses that Changed the World.

  15. Debbie Petch says:

    That is hard. 50 dresses or bags!

  16. Alison K says:

    Good Tidings We Bring (Dec13) bonus entry: “Fifty Bags that Changed the World” would top my gift list … for my aunt ‘cos she’s in the handbag industry. Thanks for asking, and you?

  17. Colleen C. says:

    I have a goof friend who has so many purses so I think “50 Handbags..” would be a neat gift for her

  18. Joan G says:

    50 Handbags – I’m always looking for the perfect purse.

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