The ‘80s

By Jorge Yarur Bascunan

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Celebrating the unapologetic excess, glamour, and bold eccentricity of 1980s style, The 80s is the definitive two volume tome showcasing an extraordinary collection of garments and accessories from that era with original interviews from the decade’s most influential fashion figures.

The Museo de la Moda, captures the thriving creative sartorial period during the 1980s through a carefully curated collection of over 900 rare vintage pieces. Founded in 1999 and opened in 2007, the Museo de la Moda has amassed one of the world’s largest collections of 1980s garments, accessories, and design objects, from vintage couture Chanel dresses worn by Joan Collins on Dynasty to subversive, deconstructed ensembles by Comme des Garçons and avant-garde outwear designed the underground icon and performance artist Leigh Bowery.

The 80s captures a decade marked by bold displays of opulence, über-glamour, and daring experimentation where the worlds of music, art, fashion, and design collided and informed each other. This seminal two-volume catalogue housed in a slipcase features over 1,000 pages of fabulous garments and accessories—many featured in international magazines like Vogue, Elle, L’Officiel—from an Alaia bodycon dress worn by Naomi Campbell in British Vogue, to iconic pop culture pieces like Madonna’s black and gold corset with nipple tassles by Jean Paul Gaultier, worn during her “Who’s That Girl” tour in 1987, and Cyndi Lauper’s vintage pink satin and lace dress worn in 1983’s “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Video,” to an exceptionally rare collection of Princess Diana’s dresses worn during her royal engagements, and Michael Jacket’s “amour” t-shirt worn in 1982’s “Beat It” video. Pieces from cult-favorite designers of the decade such as Vivienne Westwood, BodyMap, Katherine Hamnett are featured in this dynamic collection of vintage dresses, streetwear, menswear, jewelry, watches, alongside new interviews with the brightest and boldest international personalities and fashion designers of that era who reminisce on their experiences during the 80s. Aesthetic themes explored include: urban fashion, dressing for the evening, fashion for men, motifs and color, and accessories. Undeniably, the ultimate book on 80s fashion, this groundbreaking two volume set will be treasured by fashion, style, popular culture, and design enthusiasts alike.
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$200.00 RRP
Publish date
01 October 2025

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