The unapologetic excess, glamour, and bold eccentricity of 1980s style graces every page of this extraordinary collection of clothing and accessories from the decade's most influential fashion figures.
The Museo de la Moda here documents the thriving creative sartorial period during the 1980s through an amazing collection of 500 vintage pieces curated by the museum's founder, Jorge Yarur Bascuñán. Founded in 1999 and opened in 2007 in Santiago, Chile, the museum has amassed one of the world's largest collections of 1980s garments, accessories, and design objects, from subversive, deconstructed ensembles by Comme des Garçons to explosively graphic Fiorucci jumpsuits.
The '80s: Museo de la Moda captures a decade marked by audacious displays of opulence and fearless experimentation where the worlds of music, art, fashion, culture, and design collided and informed each other. This substantial volume presents close to 600 pages of fabulous garments and accessories--many featured in Vogue, Elle, L'Officiel--from renowned designers such as Azzedine Alaïa, Issey Miyake, Katharine Hamnett, Claude Montana, Yohji Yamamoto, and BodyMap. The dynamic photo collages are accompanied by new interviews with the boldest international personalities and fashion designers, who reminisce on that vibrant time, including Jean Paul Gaultier, Vivienne Westwood, John Galliano, Joan Collins, Jane Fonda, and Thierry Mugler, among others. Chapters explore aesthetic themes, ranging from urban fashion and dressing for the evening to men's fashion and motifs and color. The ultimate book on '80s fashion, this essential volume will be treasured by fashion, style, popular culture, and design enthusiasts alike.