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Competition: five copies of Ridiculous Fashion Rules to be won

In our second competition with editor Anneloes van Gaalen this week, we are giving away five copies of Never Leave the House Naked and 50 other Ridiculous Fashion Rules, published by BIS.

Part 3 of van Gaalen's Ridiculous design Rules series (see Ridiculous Design Rules and Ridiculous Advertising Rules in our earlier competitions), the book scrutinizes some of the established fundamentals of fashion, supported by quotations from some of fashion's leading figures.

This competition is now closed.

Five winners will be selected at random and notified by email. Winners’ names will be published in a future edition of our Dezeenmail newsletter and at the bottom of this page. Dezeen competitions are international and entries are accepted from readers in any country.

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Here's more from Anneloes van Gaalen:


Never Leave the House Naked And 50 other Ridiculous Fashion Rules

The international fashion police is a force to be reckoned with. Armed with a seemingly endless list of rules, it dictates all the do's and don'ts and acts as both judge and jury in dealing with those guilty of committing a crime against fashion. But while some of the rules that are enforced by the fashion conscious are nothing short of ridiculous, others serve more as words of wisdom that can prevent people from committing a fashion faux-pas.

This book contains fifty-one rules – like ‘Dress Your Age’, ‘When in Doubt Wear Red’, ‘Shoes and Bags Must Always Match’ and ‘Never Wear Tights with Open-toed Shoes’ – which can be twisted, broken or ignored altogether. Rest assured that whichever side of the fence you sit on in this whole fashion rules debate, you’re bound to find this book a source of inspiration, comfort or joy.

Edited by: Anneloes van Gaalen
Design: BORN’84
Dimensions: 12 x 17 cm
160 pages
ISBN: 978-90-6369-207-0
€ 15


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Congratulations to the winners! Michael Gransitzki in Germany, Una Momirovic in Serbia, Kristofer Salfert in Canada, Marta Lisińska in Poland and Mihancea Brigitte Simona in Romania.