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Dior: New Looks
From Jérôme Gautier, the author of the acclaimed Chanel: A Biography of Style, comes a gorgeous full-color celebration of one of the world’s finest couture houses that provides unprecedented insight into Dior's signature pieces and its definitive silhouettes—both the originals created by the master and their reinterpretations by the famous designers that have followed in his wake, including the house’s current designer-in-chief, Raf Simons.In 1947, Christian Dior’s first collection—his New Look—amazed the world, reset the boundaries of modern elegance after years of wartime austerity, and earned him immortality. For decades, Dior’s search for the perfect line and the ideal silhouette has been celebrated and imitated by couturiers of the first rank: Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, and now Raf Simons.Using inspired pairings of classic and contemporary photographs, Dior showcases this brilliant designer’s elements of style for every generation since 1947. Seven thematic chapters examine outstanding Dior characteristics, including the silhouette, the evening gown, and the eternal muse—the signature aspects of Dior that have continued to give the house unique distinction. The most beautiful fashion plates from Dior’s own time are displayed with samples of the house’s creations through the decades, including the latest designs from Raf Simons.As Dior makes clear, this legendary fashion house remains among the best in the world of couture, simultaneously honoring the past—like Christian Dior himself did in the 1940s and 1950s—while celebrating the present with undisputed elegance and panache.This deluxe, oversized volume—packaged in a gorgeous cloth slipcase—features the work of some of the greatest fashion photographers of the past half century, including Richard Avedon, Cecil Beaton, Patrick Demarchelier, Horst P. Horst, Sarah Moon, Paolo Roversi, Jeanloup Sieff, David Seidner, Ellen von Unwerth, and Tim Walker.
Beautifully designed and lavishly illustrated with four-color photographs, sketches, and watercolors, renowned international fashion designer and icon Collette Dinnigan provides intimate and revealing insights into her life, creative, process, and work.Collette Dinnigan's collections are sold in every corner of the world, and her designs have been worn by a coterie of leading actresses, celebrities, and royalty, including Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, Emily Blunt, Halle Barry, Madonna, and Julia Roberts. Her work has graced major feature films and television shows, such as Sex and the City, Baz Luhrman's Australia, Gossip Girl, and the Oprah Winfrey show, and has been highlighted in every major fashion magazine worldwide and in numerous fashion anthologies.In this sumptuous volume packaged in a cloth case with a gorgeous watercolor screened on it by Dinnigan herself, the designer invites us into her life, from what drives her and how she achieved success to the inspirations behind her designs and how her bohemian childhood shaped her development as an artist. Obsessive Creative takes us into the mind and heart of this imaginative, forward-thinking designer, her clothes, and her passions. It is also a behind-the-scenes look at the world of high fashion, from the studio where Collette's sublimely beautiful clothes are made to a beading factory in India to backstage at the Paris shows.Lushly illustrated with photos from top international fashion photographers and from Collette's own family albums, plus numerous collages of the designer's sketches, watercolors, and inspirational materials, objects, and environments, Obsessive Creative is an intensely personal and visually stunning account of Dinnigan's life and work - an inspiring volume sure to excite artists and designers, spark every fashionista's unique creativity, and delight her fans worldwide.
Celebrated photographer Patrick McMullan captures everything from the sophisticated galas of New York society to the flirty parties of young Hollywood stars. Showcasing women from around the world at the most famous?and infamous?of events, Glamour Girls contains over 1,000 color photographs spanning McMullan's entire career.Among the women pictured are: Gwyneth Paltrow, Ivana Trump, Heidi Klum, Christy Turlington, Stephanie Seymour, Kimora Lee Simmons, Uma Thurman, Jennifer Aniston, Raquel Welch, Donatella Versace, Chloe Sevigny, Nicole Kidman, Salma Hayek, Penelope Cruz, Angelina Jolie, and many others.
Harper's Bazaar: Models
You know them by their first names: Christy. Naomi. Linda. Kate. Gisele. Their faces are unforgettable. They are supermodels, and the pages of Harper’s Bazaar are their stage - and the stage for fashion's biggest names. Harper’s Bazaar: Models gives an exclusive look at the top models that have graced the magazine for the last sixty years. Harper's Bazaar editor at large Derek Blasberg has selected twenty-eight women for this book from the publication's rich and diverse history: iconic beauties from Suzy Parker, Dovima, and China Machado to Iman, Patti Hansen, and Cindy Crawford - plus new stars such as Lara Stone, Hilary Rhoda, and Lily Donaldson.Alongside essays written by Blasberg, who is a friend and confidant to many of the models, are more than 200 stunning photographs shot by leading photographers including Richard Avedon, Francesco Scavullo, Patrick Demarchelier, Peter Lindbergh, and more. Filled with revealing anecdotes and images from the archives, Harper's Bazaar: Models is a celebration of the gorgeous women who have lent so much inspiration and beauty to the pages of this visionary magazine.
Marc Jacobs: Unseen 1994 - 2012
Marc Jacobs has made a name for himself as the epitome of downtown New York cool. Entering fashion history after his notorious "grunge" collection for Perry Ellis in 1993, Jacobs would soon be hailed by Vogue as "the dauphin of grungy, understated cool" and rise to become one of the most influential designers of his generation, both at the helm of his own label and as creative director of Louis Vuitton from 1998 to 2014. The first book on the popular designer, Marc Jacobs is an inside look at the revered collections, and is filled with 280 inspiring and never-before-seen images by Vogue photographer Robert Fairer. Opening with an essay on the designer's work, the book unfolds chronologically, revisiting the most iconic creations and revealing behind-the-scenes moments that show models, hairdressers, stylists, makeup artists, and Marc Jacobs himself at their most creative. Fairer's stunning and high-energy photographs capture the youth, glamour, and energy that defined Jacobs's shows.
Point of View
Throughout her illustrious career, Tonne Goodman has made the famous stylish and the stylish famous. The Vogue fashion director has not only shaped the way women dress and see themselves, but she has also created a nexus in which the worlds of celebrity and style continually collide. Now, in Point of View, Goodman’s life and career are explored for the first time. Organized chronologically, this book charts Goodman’s career from her modeling days, to her freelance fashion reportage, to her editorial and advertising work, through to her reign at Vogue. The editor’s recollections of some of the world’s greatest photographers, models, celebrities, and designers of our time are illustrated throughout, with behind-the-scenes fashion photos and shots of Goodman’s personal life.
Couture Wedding Gowns
The couture wedding gown - a fashion show’s grand finale - marks the pinnacle of a designer’s creativity for the season. Consequently, these dresses offer particular insight into the designer’s creative process. Couture Wedding Gowns presents a collection of extraordinary dresses designed by some of the most respected designers from the 20th century to today. Profiling designers from Alexander McQueen to Zuhair Murad, Marie Bariller reveals what the wedding gown represents for each of them. With exclusive interviews, in-depth analysis, and detailed descriptions of the signature dresses accompanied by lavish photography and hand-drawn illustrations, the book lifts the veil on some of the most beautiful gowns ever made while offering insight into the artistic vision of their creators.
Inge Morath: On Style
Witty, playful, and effortlessly chic, Inge Morath: On Style reveals the vital forms of fashion and self-expression that blossomed into existence in England, France, and the United States in the postwar decades. The book follows the photojournalist Inge Morath (1923–2002) through intimate sessions with Ingrid Bergman and Audrey Hepburn; scenes of window-shopping on Fifth Avenue; American girls discovering Paris; the frenetic splendor of society balls; and working women—from actresses to seamstresses to writers—everywhere taking their place in the world. The photographs in On Style focus on an extraordinary period of Morath’s creativity, from the early 1950s to mid- 1960s, with a coda of work from later years. Here are the fundamental humanism, joy, and unerring eye for life’s brilliant theatricality that characterized her work and made her one of the most celebrated photographers of her time.
Azzaro: Fifty Sparkling Years
Sculptural, sensual, inimitable, the style that Loris Azzaro invented is a story of silhouette, of line, of an architectural structure that expresses itself in the fluidity of drapery, the shimmer of lame, the sparkle of embroidery. The Azzaro style has been on display for 50 years in the dress and sheath dresses worn by the world's most beautiful women from Sophia Loren to Natalie Portman. His couture stands as an uninhibited celebration of a flamboyant and iconoclastic career, infused with the uncompromising hedonism of a free-spirited and nonconformist visionary.
Inside Haute Couture: Behind the Scenes at the Paris Ateliers
From Maison Chanel on rue Cambon to Jean Paul Gaultier on rue Saint-Martin, the history of French fashion is often closely tied to those of Parisian addresses. With exclusive photographs by Guillaume de Laubier and text by Désirée Sadek, Inside Haute Couture offers a private tour of 10 meccas of French fashion. From the splendor of VIP reception rooms to the privacy of sewing ateliers, the daily lives of the most renowned figures in haute couture are showcased alongside the skilled artisans and their stunning creations. This book is an unprecedented journey into a world often closed to the public, against a backdrop of an exceptional architectural heritage.
Erik Madigan Heck: Old Future
Heck, Erik Madigan
The influence of art, notably painting, is a thread that runs through the history of fashion photography. From Edward Steichen, Irving Penn, and Horst P. Horst to Guy Bourdin and Sarah Moon, the great fashion photographers have often positioned their work as art. Erik Madigan Heck’s work explores this intersection of fashion, painting, and classical portraiture. Erik Madigan Heck: Old Future presents more than 100 photographs in a flowing, chromatic sequence. The photographs featured—published in the New York Times Magazine, New York, Harper’s Bazaar UK, Porter, and more—show his range and vivid use of color, and his ability to produce evocative and seductive images that are simultaneously timeless and futuristic. With essays by Susan Bright and Justine Picardie that look at Heck’s place within the realms of both art photography and fashion, this book is the essential introduction to a future master of fashion photography.
Freemans: Food and Drink * Interiors * Grooming * Style
This immersive, beautifully photographed book showcases the rustic elegance and holistic approach that characterizes the work of pioneering architect and designer Taavo Somer, creator of Freemans, one of downtown Manhattan's most iconic dining spots.
Patti Hansen: A Portrait
Patti Hansen: A Portrait gives supermodel Patti Hansen’s short but incredibly influential career serious critical attention for the first time, following her transformation from a teenage model on the cover of Glamour to her reign as a dominating force in the pages of Vogue and on 12 covers. This luxe book catalogs the changing era of 1970s fashion and culture, documenting how Hansen served as muse to a crop of new, up-and-coming photographers including Arthur Elgort and Patrick Demarchelier while making influential editorial images with already well-established photographers such as Helmut Newton. A foreword by Karlie Kloss and contributor essays discuss Hansen’s cultural impact and assess her influence, analyzing the new cultural norms and ideologies that allowed models to be seen as strong, independent, and sexually empowered. With new insight into Hansen’s private life and gorgeous, exclusive images, Patti Hansen: A Portrait is a comprehensive tribute to a model and decade beloved by fashion fans and industry professionals alike.
The Coveteur: Private Spaces, Personal Style
Based on the wildly popular fashion website, The Coveteur is a photography coffee table book offering exclusive access to celebrity closets and homes.TheCoveteur.com has over four million visitors a month who come for the insider portraiture, profiles, and beautiful photographic excavations of fashion’s celebrated personalities. Showcasing celebrities’ favorite clothes, accessories, and objects in their private, rarely seen spaces, The Coveteur book is an intoxicating combination of fashion eye candy, interior design, and celebrity voyeurism. With its intimate documentation, The Coveteur examines the creative process and inspiration of 43 of the designers, models, fashion editors, and other tastemakers who are defining the style of our times.
Keogh, Pamela Clarke
This biography details the singular life that made Jackie an icon and contributed so greatly to her enduring appeal. Drawing on original interviews with Valentino, Hubert de Givenchy, Manolo Blahnik, and Oleg Cassini, as well as close friends C. Z. Guest, George Plimpton, and John Loring, and family members such as Joan Kennedy, Hugh D. Auchincloss, and John Davis, this compelling volume brings to life the private Jackie her family and friends loved. With one hundred rare color and black-and-white photographs and sketches, and never-before-published personal letters, memos, and essays, Jackie Style re-creates not only Jackie's extraordinary history - fashion being just one part of it - but the world she came from, the White House she revived, the husband and children she adored, the causes she supported, and, finally, the life she chose to lead. 255 pages.
The Art of Dressing Curves: The Best-Kept Secrets of a Fashion Stylist
Susan Moses, the go-to celebrity stylist for curvy women both on and off the red carpet presents the first inspirational, confidence-building, prescriptive style guide for plus-size women who want to dress fashionably and look their beautiful best.Nearly two-thirds of American women are plus-size - and they care just as much about fashion and beauty as their thinner counterparts. They’re tired of being ignored by the industry and shopping for styles wedged into the far reaches of department stores. Now, Susan Moses, a plus-size woman with a dynamic personality and an in-demand stylist whose clientele includes Hollywood and music industry celebrities, addresses this audience’s needs with this essential handbook to help them look fabulous.The Art of Dressing Curves gives plus-size women the confidence and know-how to dress beautifully for their particular body shape. Gorgeously designed, filled with high-fashion photography, and written in Susan’s down-to earth, accessible, and enthusiastic voice, The Art of Dressing Curves tells the story of her journey to self-acceptance and outlines her formula for seamless dressing that has helped some of the most iconic curvy women in music, film, and fashion look dazzling in the spotlight.From foundation garments to wardrobe essentials to hair and makeup, Susan dispenses advice on every aspect of dressing well for one’s shape, size, and personality, insight supplemented by a wealth of elegant editorial photographs, anecdotes, tips, and sidebars, as well as lists of specialty retailers, designers, and websites that cater to plus-size.
Fashion Tribes: Global Street Style
Tamagni, Daniele (Pht)
In Fashion Tribes, award-winning photographer Daniele Tamagni has tracked down and recorded some of the most surprising and colorful international fashion subcultures. Through documentary shots and staged portraiture, he’s captured heavy metal rockers in Botswana, hipsters in Johannesburg, dandies in the Congo, female wrestlers in Bolivia, “bling bling” youth in Cuba, punks in Burma, and models in Senegal.Often marginalized on the fringes of their own societies and looking to stand out, these people fight back and express their creativity and joy through personal style. Alongside the seven subcultures featured are essays by leading experts in fashion, art, anthropology, and sociology that explore all facets of style. Fashion Tribes offers a broad view of world dress and shows the power that clothing can hold.
Agnès B: Styliste
Since opening her first shop in Paris in 1975, Agnès B. has been known for timeless style. Snap cardigans, striped T-shirts, fifre jackets, shirtdresses, leather pants - each of her unforgettable pieces mixes classical influences with street style. Exploring Agnès' signature approach to design, this book also traces her precipitous rise through the ranks of the fashion world and her enduring influence on art, film, publishing, and music. Presenting design sketches, press clippings, photographs by Agnès herself, and the work of renowned artists and photographers, Agnès B: Styliste is a richly illustrated celebration of a fashion icon.
The Mood Guide to Fabric and Fashion: The Essential Guide from the World's Most Famous Fabric Store
Stewart, Tabori & Chang
More than 10 years ago, Tim Gunn and Project Runway introduced millions of viewers to New York’s ultimate fabric mecca, Mood Fabrics. Now, the experts behind this fabric power- house bring their fabric and fashion know-how - plus their behind-the-scenes stories - to the sewing public. The Mood Guide to Fabric and Fashion is the ultimate guide for home-sewers, fashion students, aspiring designers, and Project Runway fans who want to learn everything they need to know to choose and use quality fabric. Drawing upon the expertise of the Mood staff, the book teaches readers the fundamentals - from where fabric is produced to the ins and outs of its construction - and features a fabric-by-fabric guide to cottons and other plant fibers, wools, silks, knits, and other specialty fabrics.
Dress Like a Woman: Working Women and What They Wore
Gay, Roxane (Foreword by)
Today, a woman can be a surgeon, an artist, an astronaut, a military officer, an athlete, a judge, a scientist - the possibilities are endless. The photographs inside this book depict women - both familiar and unknown - who inhabit a fascinating intersection of fashion, gender, class, nationality, and race, proving there is no single answer to this question. With essays by Roxane Gay and Vanessa Friedman, Dress Like a Woman is a comprehensive look at the role of gender and clothing in the workplace.
Hollywood Beach Beauties: Sea Sirens, Sun Goddesses, and Summer Style 1930-1970
Celebrate the allure and joy of the sun, the sand, the ocean, and the fashions of endless summers with this sizzling collection of Hollywood's most timeless stars, starlets, and models lounging and playing in one of the most iconic settings: the beach.A treasure trove for classic-movie fans, vintage-photography enthusiasts, and pop-culture aficionados, this stunning compendium highlights the sexy, carefree attitude of the summer, the elegant seaside couture, and the enchanting beauty of the female form.
Our Shoes, Our Selves: 40 Women, 40 Stories, 40 Pairs of Shoes
Ask any woman about her favorite pair of shoes, and you’re sure to get an answer that goes beyond their material design. In Our Shoes, Our Selves: 40 Women, 40 Stories, 40 Pairs of Shoes, actress Bridget Moynahan and journalist Amanda Benchley ask 40 accomplished women to recount the memories behind their most meaningful pair of shoes. This collection features stories from icons like Bobbi Brown, Danica Patrick, and Misty Copeland to intrepid reporters like Christiane Amanpour and Katie Couric to creative forces like Rupi Kaur, Maya Lin, and Gretchen Rubin. Beautifully illustrated with a portrait of each woman and her chosen shoes, the stories explore what most women already know: that what we wear can have power and significance beyond merely clothing our bodies. Our Shoes, Our Selves reveals these remarkable journeys, and the steps these inspiring women have taken to get there, with the hopes of encouraging all women to forge their own paths.
The Sartorialist: X
The third beautiful book from the original street-style blog In The Sartorialist: X, Scott Schuman pays homage to the unique style found on sidewalks and streets, as well as off the beaten path. From its start ten years ago as a New York street-style blog, The Sartorialist has become an essential part of the worldwide conversation on fashion and its place in everyday life. With stunning images of men and women who caught Scott's eye in traditional fashion locales like New York, London, and Milan, as well as newer ones including Peru, India, Dubai, and South Africa, The Sartorialist: X celebrates the many cultures of pattern and color found across the world, making it a thrilling source of photographic inspiration.
Worn in New York: 68 Sartorial Memoirs of the City
The boots a passenger had on when his plane landed on the Hudson River. The tank top Andy Warhol's assistant wore to one of their nightclub outings together. The jacket a taxi driver put on to feel safe as he worked the night shift.These and more than sixty other clothing-inspired narratives make up Worn in New York, the latest volume from bestselling author Emily Spivack. In these first-person accounts, contributors in and out of the public eye share surprising, personal, wild, poignant, and funny stories behind a piece of clothing that reminds them of a significant moment of their New York lives. Worn in New York offers a contemporary cultural history of the city - its changing identity, temper, and tone, and its irrepressible vitality - by paying tribute to these well-loved clothes and the people who wore them.
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