Scene News: From Cocktails & Rock Tales to Fashion – Jane Rocca releases Ground Breaking Fashion: 100 Iconic Moments

Groundbreaking Fashion: 100 iconic moments By Jane Rocca

Illustrations by Juliet Sulejmani

Featuring punk icons, pop stars and fashion trail blazers, Groundbreaking Fashion reveals the most iconic looks and fashion game-changers for the past century

The modern history of fashion has always had significant turning points that altered everything that came afterwards – from the first outing of Chanel’s little black dress and the scandal of the first mini-skirt to Alexander McQueen’s armadillo shoes and Jean Paul Gaultier’s cone bra for Madonna. This book honours and celebrates these groundbreaking fashion moments.

Each of the 100 fashion turning points is illustrated and put into its historical context – how and why it was ahead of the curve. The emphasis is on the designer who created it, the celebrity or personality who wore it and why it was groundbreaking in terms of the social and cultural shift it created.


Photo by Pierre Baroni


Jane Rocca has been a fashion and music journalist for the past 21 years. She writes regularly for popular Australian magazines and newspapers including: Harper’s Bazaar, Rolling Stone, HQ and The Age. In the US, her work has appeared in Women’s Wear Daily and Flare. In the UK she writes for the The Face and i-D.

Her previous books include The CocktailCocktails and Rock Tales and The Fashionable Cocktail.

Follow Jane at @JBirdRocker.










Juliet Sulejmani is a Melbourne based illustrator and fashion designer. She’s the founder and editor of The Juliet Report, a platform that aims to inspire and enlighten its readers. Aside from her obvious love of art, Juliet is a coffee loving, donut eating, burger obsessed flaneuse. See her work at:

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