from Design Museum
A partial synopsis from Bas Bleu: Fashion may not literally change the world, but these beautifully produced books from London's Design Museum make a strong case for the significance of fashion as a reflection of - and sometimes as an agent for - social and cultural changes. Fashion Designers pays tribute to Coco Chanel, Hubert de Givenchy, Laura Ashley, Alexander McQueen, and other sartorial tastemakers. In each volume, concise essays explaining the cultural and historical context of the style trends or designer accompany the photographs.
My thoughts: I have an aunt who is very fabulous and loves books. This is a perfect gift for her! Of course, I had to cruise through the pages before wrapping, right? Who could resist? What a wonderful little book filled with iconic photos of fashion and its designers!
What have you been reading?