The Impossible Collection of Fashion
The Impossible Collection of Fashion provides your chance to dress your library in colour and elegance, with this special limited edition in a protective case. In this oversized, hand-bound book, Valerie Steele reveals her curatorial vein with a parade of the most iconic dresses of the 20th century. From Poiret to Pucci, Doucet to Dior, Vionnet to Valentino, this is a selection of the 100 dresses that made an impact, leading fashion off in new directions. Steele's choice fell on examples such as Fortuny's Delphos gala gown (1907), Madame Grès' sublime goddess creations, Issey Miyake's evening ensemble (1982) that was on the cover of ArtForum and Hussein Chalayan's imposing table inspired skirt (2000). The collection, while subjective, will certainly receive recognition, along with a sigh (or two) of surprise.