February 24, 2020


Looks That Changed

Design Museum

Design Museum

Fashion guru Paula Reed, the Design Museum and Conran Octopus present three fabulous new titles celebrating the most revolutionary, influential and definitive looks of three decades in fashion.

In Fifty Fashion Looks That Changed the 1950s, Reed examines the bombshell glamour of Marilyn Monroe in ‘How to Marry a Millionaire’ (1953) to the emergence of teenage style, via the sculptural forms of Christian

Dior’s New Look and Balenciaga’s double A-Line.

The 1960s book captures and explores some of the most influential looks that defined a decade from Mary Quant’s miniskirts, Courrèges’ moon girls, denim-clad hippies and Celia Birtwell’s romantic peasants.

The 1970s book delves into the fashion looks of Bianca Jagger in Halston, Diane Von Furstenberg’s first wrap dress, the rise of punk and the influence of BIBA. Paula Reed details all the prominent looks of the decade and shows the influence the 70s has had on recent high street and catwalk fashion.

Paul Reed charts the fabulous to the revolutionary, these three books detail the looks that not only defined an era but changed fashion forever.

Paula Reed is a fashion expert, previously Style Director of Grazia and now Group Fashion Director at Harvey Nichol. She is a former columnist for the US edition of InStyle magazine, and her career has included fashion and style director positions at several magazines and newspapers, including The Sunday Times. She has had articles published in The Financial Times, Vogue, Elle, and The Times. She is also the author of Style Clinic and lives and works in London.

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