The design of clothing has undergone dramatic changes over the past thirty years. Since the late 1970s, designers have introduced subversive elements into the fashion system examining and deconstructing its entrenched conventions and changing the rules about what is aesthetically pleasing and fashionable. Breaking the Mode: Contemporary Fashion from the Permanent Collection Los Angeles County Museum of Art is about designers who revolutionized methods of garment construction or challenged the existing canons of the body's form, proportion, and fashionable silhouette. Hardcover: 213 pages w/ 300 color illustrations. Dimensions: 9.75 x 11.25".