PICTURE THIS: 15 decades of couture, designers and pure glamour 

FASHION: 150 YEARS OF COUTURIERS, DESIGNERS AND LABELS

by Arianna Piazza 

(out on Monday, Laurence King £40)

From Carla Bruni (pictured) to Dior, this well-researched book makes you feel as learned as Vivienne Westwood 

From Carla Bruni (pictured) to Dior, this well-researched book makes you feel as learned as Vivienne Westwood 

‘Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months,’ as Oscar Wilde famously said. 

In which case, it’s lucky there’s someone who is taking it all down: enter Arianna Piazza. Forget Vogue, her book is the bible for the catwalk canny. 

This comprehensive volume details 15 decades of couture and each page, dripping with glamour, only helps to debunk Wilde’s theory. 

From Carla Bruni to Dior, this well-researched book makes you feel as learned as Vivienne Westwood. 


 

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