From the Victorian crinoline to Vivienne Westwood’s mini-crini, from Hervé Léger’s 1985 bandage dress to Christopher Kane’s 2006 neon revamp, these 100 glorious, groundbreaking dresses made fashion history. Through beautiful images, anecdotes, and analysis, The Dress looks at past styles and present-day reinterpretations, showing how design ideas have been reborn and referenced through time. Whether beaded, bias-cut, frou-frou, corseted, laced, or bustled, each dress has a story to tell.
Marnie Fogg is a fashion expert, lecturer, media consultant, and bestselling author. Among her books are Print in Fashion (Batsford), Vintage Handbags (Carlton), When Fashion Really Works (Barron's), and The Fashion Swatch Book (Thames & Hudson). She lives in Derbyshire.