Groundbreaking Fashion by Jane Rocca
100 Iconic Moments

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A book of this caliber does no one any good except for the author, possibly, as it is relatively nothing more than irrelevant and joins the ranks of similar tomes. It is possible that the book will appeal to the less informed or maybe least informed of fashion readers...
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A celebration of fashion’s most adventurous, outrageous moments.
 
The modern history of fashion has always had significant turning points that altered everything that came afterward—from the first outing of Chanel’s little black dress and the scandal of the first miniskirt to Alexander McQueen’s armadillo shoes and Jean Paul Gaultier’s cone bra for Madonna. This book honors and celebrates these ground- breaking fashion moments.
 
Each of the one hundred fashion turning points is illustrated and put into its historical context—how and why it was ahead of the curve. The emphasis is on the designer who created it, the celebrity or personality who wore it, and why it was groundbreaking in terms of the social and cultural shift it created.
 

About Jane Rocca

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Writer Jane Rocca is a fashion and music journalist whose work regularly appears in popular Australian magazines and newspapers. She also writes for Cream and Time Out. In the US, her work has appeared in Women’s Wear Daily, Harper’s Bazaar, Flare, and Rolling Stone. Her previous books include The Cocktail (Penguin US), Cocktails and Rock Tales, and The Fashionable Cocktail (Rizzoli New York).
Author Residence: Melbourne, Australia
Author Hometown: Melbourne, Australia
 
Published April 11, 2017 by Smith Street Books. 216 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Arts & Photography.
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Reviewed by Jeffrey Felner on Apr 10 2017

A book of this caliber does no one any good except for the author, possibly, as it is relatively nothing more than irrelevant and joins the ranks of similar tomes. It is possible that the book will appeal to the less informed or maybe least informed of fashion readers...

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