(Books) Fashion That Changed The World

(Books) Fashion That Changed The World

Two new books released through the London Design Museum's "Changed the World" series will delve into the roll shoes and dresses have had as agents of change and revolutionary catalysts.

Laura Feinstein
  • 6 october 2009

Good news for discerning shoe and fashion enthusiasts! This November two new books will released through the London Design Museum‘s “Changed the World” series about products or innovations which have left a lasting impression on the cultural zeitgeist. These recent additions will delve into the roll shoes and dresses have had as agents of change and revolutionary catalysts. But just how important is a pair of shoes when compared to world events?

According to the publishers:

Everything around us is designed and the word ‘design’ has become part of our everyday experience. But how much do we know about it? “Fifty Shoes That Changed the World” imparts that knowledge listing the top 50 shoe designs that have made a substantial impact in the world of design today. From the 1863 Frye boot to Zaha Hadid’s 2008 Melissa shoe, each entry offers a short appraisal to explore what has made their iconic status and the designers that give them a special place in design history.

Some shoes to receive the historical treatment include the Galosh, Platform Shoes, The Waffle Trainer- even Crocs will receive their moment of cultural recognition.

You can pre-order copies of the book through the website

[image by KaosBrutal]


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