The Impossible Collection of Fashion featuring designers like: Hussein Chalayan, Chanel, Dior, Valentino,Alexander McQueen, Issey Miyak and many more.
The Impossible Collection of Fashion is a newly released book which focuses on craftsmanship and design, published and from manufacturer Assouline. The book is written by Valerie Steele, director and chief curator at New York's Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology and features 100 of the most exquisite dresses the 20th century.
Even if it is impossible to own the entire collections, it was possible for the authors to put together what they admit to be highly subjective fictive collections, showcasing Valerie Steele's choice of most iconic dresses for this book. It is equally possible for the reader to fantasise about their own ideal collection "in which money is no object and anything is possible", without any regard for the obstacles reality may put in the way of that collection.
The book is featuring creations from Hussein Chalayan, Chanel, Pucci, Doucet to Dior, Vionnet to Valentino. The book celebrates the avant-garde contributions of Issey Miyak, Yohji Yamamoto, Rei Kawakubo for Comme des Garçons by including the controversial 1997 nylon 'Body Meets Dress-Dress Meets Body" dress. As well as a selection iconic cover images, and fashion editorial from Alexander McQueen, Harmony Korine and Damien Hirst.
This beautiful coffee table book also is featuring interviews with the stylists, photographers, musicians, artists and designers that have contributed to and shaped the direction of the magazine as it stands today.