Monday Morning Photos

Emilio Pucci, 1967. Photo Courtesy of Kishin Shinoyama.

Today’s edition of Monday Morning Photos features a few of the dresses included in ASSOULINE‘s latest stunner, The Impossible Collection of Fashion. The book chronicles the 100 Most Iconic Dresses of the 20th Century, selected by Valerie Steel. In case you haven’t heard (but we hope you have!!), ASSOULINE and the School of Fashion are holding a contest in celebration of this gorgeous book.

We are asking students, “If you could add one dress to the Impossible Collection, what would it be?”. You can submit a sketch or photograph of an original design or a dress from another designer, with a brief explanation of why you think it should be included in the Impossible Collection.

We hope these photos inspire your submissions for the contest! Good luck!

For details and rules/regulations, visit the School of Fashion’s Facebook and Assouline’s Facebook. We’ll be adding more images from the book each day, so be sure to “Like” the School of Fashion and Assouline’s Facebook pages and stay updated!

Marc Bohan for Christian Dior, 1947. Photo Courtesy of Laziz Hamani.

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Christian Dior, 1947. Photo Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

John Galiano for Christian Dior Couture, 2000. Photo Courtesy of Laziz Hamani.

John Galliano for Dio, 1997. Photo Courtesy of Laziz Hamani.

Rei Kawakubo for Comme des Garçons, 1997. Photo Courtesy of Kishin Shinoyama.


Roberto Capucci, 1956. Photo Courtesy of Claudia Primangeli.

Yves Saint Laurent for Christian Dior, 1959. Photo Courtesy of Laziz Hamani.

Cristobal Balenciaga, 1953. Photo Courtesy of Jacques Boulay.


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