• Dior
    ISBN: 9781851775781
    Title: Dior

    ?Never in the history of fashion had a single designer made such a revolution in his first showing.Time In 1947 Christian Dior rocked the fashion world with his New Look, which dominated postwar fashion and firmly secured the name of his house in the minds of the public and the industry. Based on new research, this absorbing and beautifully illustrated book examines the seminal years of Christian Dior, 1947 to until his death in 1957, from a truly international perspective. Dior drew on historical models of femininity and utilized the unique skills of the Parisian haute couture in textiles, embroidery, cutting, and sewing techniques to produce stunning designs that captured the new mood of optimism after World War II. Dior also designed and marketed ready-made luxe lines and broke new ground by creating and controlling innovative licensing agreements for all Dior products, from perfume to stockings, jewelry, bathing suits, and even mens ties.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • Dior - the Legendary Images Great Photographers & Dior
    Dior - the Legendary Images Great Photographers & Dior
    ISBN: 9780847843084
    Title: Dior - the Legendary Images Great Photographers & Dior

    Reaching beyond the intimate setting of the fashion show, the photographer paints a portrait of haute couture that takes the couturier's intention to enchant the public and elevates it to the level of the sublime. The great names in photography, the mythical photos that have constructed Dior's image, and the emblematic subjects of the house's iconography--whether they are dreams of a faraway place or captured in the vast open-sky "studios" of Paris or Versailles--are all evoked in this vast panorama that takes us through more than sixty years in the history of fashion photography.
    Published to accompany the "Dior and Fashion Photography "exhibition presented at the Musee Christian Dior in Granville, France, this lavish volume presents a wealth of gorgeous photographs that bring the character of the couturier's dresses to life, with each photographer interpreting them in his or her unique style. Legendary contributors include Horst P. Horst, Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Cecil Beaton, Norman Parkinson, Henry Clarke, William Klein, Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin, Sarah Moon, Paolo Roversi, Nick Knight, Ines Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Tim Walker, Willy Vanderperre, Patrick Demarchelier, and many more. Stunning, glamorous, and iconic, "Dior and Fashion Photography "exemplifies how the haute couture house transcended fashion to enter the realm of legend.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
  • Dior by Christian Dior
    Dior by Christian Dior
    ISBN: 9781614285489
    Title: Dior by Christian Dior

    In celebration of the seventieth anniversary of the founding of the house of Dior comes the first volume in a series of books devoted to each designer of the couture house. Dior by Christian Dior is the ultimate compendium of the most iconic designs conceived by Christian Dior. Featuring a wealth of stunning photographs by Laziz Hamani and lovingly detailed text by Musee Galliera director Olivier Saillard, this monumental volume encompasses a curated selection of Christian Dior's most important haute couture creations.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $285.00
  • Dior by Dior
    Dior by Dior
    ISBN: 9781851775170
    Title: Dior by Dior

    Christian Diors fascinating autobiography offers a rare glimpse behind the scenes of haute couture. Christian Dior (19051957) rocketed to fame with his first collection in 1947 when the New Look took the world by storm. This charming and modest autobiography gives a fascinating and detailed insight into the workings of a great fashion house, while revealing the private man behind the high-profile establishment. It is also a unique portrait of classic Paris haute couture of the 1950s and offers a rare glimpse behind the scenes. Dior details his childhood in Granville, the family and friends closest to him, his most difficult years and sudden success, as well as his sources of inspiration and creative processes.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Dior Couture
    Dior Couture
    ISBN: 9780847838028
    Title: Dior Couture

    Dior is one of the most revered names in fashion, the archetype of the Parisian couture house. Famous for launching the New Look, Christian Diors landmark first collection that marked a sea change in womens dress after the Second World War, Dior is known today for its exquisite couture line of dramatic dresses. This book comprises a portfolio of portraits of over one hundred incredible gowns from the entire era of Christian Dior haute couture, including dresses designed by Dior himself. All of the images were shot by Patrick Demarchelier, known for his exquisite fashion portraits that grace the pages of Vogue, Elle, Harpers Bazaar, Glamour, and many other magazines.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $195.00
  • Dior Glamour 1952-1962
    Dior Glamour 1952-1962
    ISBN: 9780847841851
    Title: Dior Glamour 1952-1962

    A collection of the lavish and iconic gowns of Christian Dior, from the 1950s and '60s, captured by the legendary photographer Mark Shaw. Iconic photographer Mark Shaw documented the ultra-exclusive Parisian fashion world, focusing on Paris's long-standing top couturier Christian Dior. Shaw's photographs-some of the first fashion photographs ever shot in color-capture the most stunning and extraordinary fashion of the era. This lavish volume embodies the glamour of that time, from rare moments of Christian Dior during fittings to editorial-style photographs of models, socialites, and actresses posing in Dior's ballgowns, day suits, and haute couture collections. Shaw's photojournalistic style changed fashion photography forever: his approach was to photograph wide, giving the subject a sense of context, creating an environment as exquisitely transformative as the subject and garment. With an eye for intimacy and opulence, this book features more than 200 color and black-and-white photographs, many never published before, having only recently been found in a secret vault by his estate. Dior Glamour: 1952–1962 captures the drama and elegance of the period's style and will be treasured by lovers of photography, fashion, style, history, and cultured living.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $195.00
  • Dior Joaillerie
    Dior Joaillerie
    ISBN: 9780847837182
    Title: Dior Joaillerie

    The first book to celebrate the timeless beauty and craftsmanship of Dior’s jewelry designs. Since launching Dior Fine Jewelry in 1998, Victoire de Castellane has been celebrated for having revolutionized the staid world of jewelry design. Her designs play with the barriers between natural and artificial. Renowned as one of the most creative and fearless jewelry designers in the world, she trailblazed the use of the semiprecious gemstones and lacquered gold in baroque, translucent colors. Her sources of inspiration include a global mix of pop culture, floral and natural motifs, and the visual excesses of Bollywood.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $140.00
  • Dior New Looks
    Dior New Looks
    ISBN: 9780500518069
    Title: Dior New Looks

    Christian Dior achieved immortality with his first collection in 1947. His 'New Look' amazed the world as it emerged after wartime austerity, and reset the boundaries of modern elegance. Dior's search for the perfect line and the ideal silhouette has been celebrated by couturiers of the first rank: Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano have all made their distinctive contribution. Now Raf Simons has made his mark with emphatic reference to the House's history. This book honours Dior's influence by celebrating the elements of style for every generation since 1947, through inspired pairings of classic and contemporary photographs. Six thematic chapters express outstanding Dior characteristics, including the silhouette, the evening gown and the eternal muse in short, the aspects of the House that lend it unique distinction both then and now. The most beautiful fashion plates from Dior's own time sit beside examples of the house's creations through the decades, including the latest by current designer-in-chief, Raf Simons. The resonance between classic archive photographs and the latest most up-to-date frames is clear and compelling.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $135.00
  • Dior Perfumes
    Dior Perfumes
    ISBN: 9780847841660
    Title: Dior Perfumes

    An exquisite exploration of the relationship between Christian Dior and perfumes, celebrating sixty-five years of inspiration, innovation, and style.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $195.00
  • Dior: New Couture
    Dior: New Couture
    ISBN: 9780847845767
    Title: Dior: New Couture

    The second volume of legendary photographer Patrick Demarchelier's sublime portraits of iconic Dior haute couture looks, from Christian Dior to Raf Simons. From the moment Christian Dior unveiled his famed "New Look" collection in Paris on February 12, 1947, women's fashion changed forever. Still one of the most revered names in fashion, Dior is known today for its unique couture dresses. This gorgeous volume continues the homage paid by famed photographer Patrick Demarchelier to one of the most important and influential fashion houses in the world. Working closely with the House of Dior, Demarchelier showcases the extraordinary gowns made in the Dior ateliers from 1947 to today. Alongside dresses designed by Dior himself, creations by the designers who succeeded him show the continuity of the house's rich heritage up to the absolute modernity of Raf Simons's designs. Sumptuously illustrated and beautifully designed, this book--a must for every fashion library--immortalizes the archetype of haute-couture glamour.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $195.00
  • Dior: the Complete Collections
    Dior: the Complete Collections
    ISBN: 9780500519349
    Title: Dior: the Complete Collections
    Author: THAMES & HUDSON

    A stunning and comprehensive overview of the legendary house of Dior, from its founding in 1947 to today, featuring over 170 collections presented through original catwalk photography

    In spring 1947, Christian Dior presented the first collection of his newly founded eponymous fashion house. Soon dubbed the "New Look," it grabbed headlines all over the world and turned Dior into one of the most influential brands of all time. After the couturier's untimely death in 1957, Yves Saint Laurent took the helm of the fashion house before being succeeded by Marc Bohan, who was in turn replaced by Gianfranco Ferre in 1989. In 1996, John Galliano was appointed creative director, designing flamboyant collections for a decade, before the arrival of Raf Simon in 2012, who gave the house a newly imagined identity for the 21st century. Maria Grazia Chiuri's arrival in 2017 as the first woman designer in Dior's history also marks the seventieth anniversary of the "New Look."

    For the first time, every Dior haute couture collection is gathered here in a single, lavishly illustrated volume--providing a unique opportunity to chart the development of one of the world's most famous fashion brands and to discover rarely seen collections. Dior: The Complete Collections opens with a concise history of the house of Dior before exploring the collections themselves, which are organized chronologically. Each new "era" in Dior's history is inaugurated by a brief overview and biography of the new designer, while individual collections are introduced by a short text unveiling their influences and highlights and illustrated with carefully curated catwalk images. A rich reference section, including an extensive index, concludes this definitive publication.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $110.00
  • Dior: the New Look Revolution
    Dior: the New Look Revolution
    ISBN: 9780847846641
    Title: Dior: the New Look Revolution

    The Dior Bar suit is one of the most influential designs in the history of fashion. On February 12, 1947, Christian Dior presented this voluminous skirt combined with a jacket featuring a tiny waist, a pronounced bust, and enhanced hips in his first collection in the salons of 30 Avenue Montaigne. After the show, the editor in chief of "Harper s Bazaar," Carmel Snow, exclaimed: It s quite a revolution, dear Christian Your dresses have such a new look The phrase made headlines.
    Dior s New Look transformed the zeitgeist of a postwar France and heralded a storied career for his label. The New Look was an immediate sensation, and everyone wanted to wear the silhouette that Dior was later to describe as the return to an ideal of civilized happiness. Almost seven decades after its creation, the New Look revolution and its spirit continue to inspire the House of Dior.
    Published to accompany the "Dior: The New Look Revolution" exhibition at the Musee Christian Dior in Granville, France, this stunning volume presents a rare collection of images that illustrate the Bar suit, from the initial sketches drawn by Christian Dior to the sartorial perfection of the completed outfit, as well as the many versions it has inspired. From Yves Saint Laurent to Raf Simons, season after season, the designers of Dior have interpreted the legendary curves of the Bar suit, dreaming up bustier versions, designing it in woolen denim, or adorning it with masculine prints. With exquisite photography and insightful text surveying over sixty years of Dior s sublime reinvention, this book is a must-have for followers and students of fashion."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $95.00
  • Dita Stripteese
    Dita Stripteese
    ISBN: 9780061763113
    Title: Dita Stripteese
    Author: TEESE DITA VON

    Format: Mixed Media
    Price: $50.00
  • Diva Mar 2014 (226/05)
    Diva Mar 2014 (226/05)
    ISBN: 9771353491098
    Title: Diva Mar 2014 (226/05)

    UK lesbian lifestyle magazine

    Format: Magazine
    Price: $11.00
  • Dr Libby's Beauty from the Inside Out: Enhance the Gifts Nature So Graciously Gave You
    Dr Libby's Beauty from the Inside Out: Enhance the Gifts Nature So Graciously Gave You
    ISBN: 9780473253042
    Title: Dr Libby's Beauty from the Inside Out: Enhance the Gifts Nature So Graciously Gave You
    Author: WEAVER LIBBY

    Through Beauty From The Inside Out, Dr Libby expertly explains your outer world, the food you choose, the nutrients you ingest, hydration, posture, movement and what your body needs to create lovely nails, lustrous hair, sparkling eyes, and clear, luminous skin. Be guided to deal with very specific bumps in the road, such as dark circles under the eyes, eczema, pimples, and hair that is falling out, just to name a few. Just as importantly, Dr Libby explains your inner world, sex hormones, stress hormones, detox, digestion, elimination pathways, thyroid and pituitary functions. Both worlds relate to your sparkle and by taking a heart-opening look at your emotional landscape because, for many, that is where the real elixir is. Beauty From The Inside Out is a must-have beauty bible for all women. Enjoy radiating your own unique sparkle, from the inside out.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Drape Drape 2
    Drape Drape 2
    ISBN: 9781780670041
    Title: Drape Drape 2
    Author: SATO HISAKO

    Drape Drape 2 is the follow-up to the cult Japanese draping book Drape Drape and the latest in the new series from Bunka Fashion College.Includes 14 stylish contemporary designs for tops, dresses, skirts, vests, and jackets, with easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions and diagrams that skilfully guide the reader through the draping process. With two full-scale patterns at the back, this book provides exciting design ideas and highly practical techniques for readers looking to continue exploring the art of draping.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $52.00
  • Draping: the Complete Course
    Draping: the Complete Course
    ISBN: 9781780672861
    Title: Draping: the Complete Course

    Draping is the art of using cotton muslin to create a fashion design directly on a mannequin. It is an essential skill for fashion designers. In this book, Karolyn Kiisel presents a series of step-by-step projects, creating real garments in classic styles, that are designed to develop skills from the most basic to more advanced techniques. Starting with the basics of choosing and preparing the dress form for draping, the book advances through pinning, trimming and clipping, and creating shape using darts and tucks, to adding volume using pleats and gathers, and handling complex curves. Advanced skills include how to use support elements such as shoulder pads, under layers and petticoats and how to handle bias draping. The book culminates with a chapter on improvisational skills. Each skill and technique throughout the book is explained through specially commissioned step-by-step photographs and line drawings that bring the art of creating womenswear in three dimensions to life.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $90.00
  • Draw Fashion Now: Techniques, Inspiration, & Ideas for Illustrating & Imagining Your Designs
    Draw Fashion Now: Techniques, Inspiration, & Ideas for Illustrating & Imagining Your Designs
    ISBN: 9781631591204
    Title: Draw Fashion Now: Techniques, Inspiration, & Ideas for Illustrating & Imagining Your Designs

    Find your unique fashion illustration style with Draw Fashion Now! Draw Fashion Now is a combination how-to guide and workbook that teaches the best techniques for illustrating and envisioning 21st-century fashion. Professional fashion illustrator Danielle Meder shares lessons she's learned over fourteen seasons of sketching fashion and style in every fashion capital, offering readers solid illustration techniques that demystify the enigma of fashion "attitude." Start by learning the development and rendering process of contemporary male and female figures, each in three essential fashion poses--runway, street style, and red carpet. Then, master basic sketching through rendering garments and fabrics directly on the figure in a range of mediums, both traditional and digital with plenty of blank space throughout to sketch and draw alongside the given examples! Become an expert at "fashion on the fly" quick sketches for when inspiration strikes while viewing runway or street style. Two beautiful, sophisticated paper dolls are also included, with contemporary, high-fashion wardrobes by critically acclaimed designers to dress them up! Draw Fashion Now is a uniquely creative and interactive learning experience for fashion illustrators, designers, and enthusiasts at all levels of experience.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
  • Dreaming of Dior
    Dreaming of Dior
    ISBN: 9780732290399
    Title: Dreaming of Dior

    Charlotte Smith has had more than her fair share of fabulous dresses and adventures. Born in Hong Kong and raised in the United States, she lived life to the full in London, Paris and New York before falling in love with Australia and discovering she had inherited a priceless vintage clothing collection from her American Quaker godmother, Doris Darnell. Then the boxes started arriving, with more than three thousand treasures dating from 1790 to 1995, from originals by Dior, Chanel and Balenciaga to a pioneer woman's daintily mended best dress. But when she unearthed her godmothers book of stories about the dresses and the women who wore them, the true value of what she had been bequeathed hit home. This wasn't a mere collection of beautiful things, it was a collection of life. Women's lives. Tiny snapshots of our joys and disappointments, our entrances and exits, triumphant and tragic. This is a book for any woman who knows a dress can hold a lifetime of memories.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
  • Dress 100 Iconic Moments in Fashion
    Dress 100 Iconic Moments in Fashion
    ISBN: 9781742708232
    Title: Dress 100 Iconic Moments in Fashion
    Author: HESS MEGAN

    "The Dress" is a collection of the greatest moments in fashion history, beautifully illustrated by Megan Hess. Fashion is an ever-changing, ever-inspiring beast; but there are certain dresses that capture a moment in history, the spirit of a generation and the indefinable energy of a fashion icon. Megan Hess illustrates some of the most iconic dresses throughout fashion history that continue to resonate with audiences and viewers. From the elegant, such as Audrey Hepburn's simple black shift or Princess Di's never-ending wedding dress, the quirky, such as Bjork's Swan Dress or the Liz Hurley safety-pin dress, to the simply unforgettable--such as Marilyn's famous moment in white in "The Seven Year Itch." Interspersed with historical anecdotes, famous quotes, and scene-setting landscape illustrations which enlighten the reader of the social themes surrounding the fashion moment in question, this book is an elegant and immersive introduction to the moments that shaped fashion--and how fashion, in turn, shaped our lives.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
  • Dress Scandinavian: Style Your Life & Wardrobe the Danish Way
    Dress Scandinavian: Style Your Life & Wardrobe the Danish Way
    ISBN: 9781785037061
    Title: Dress Scandinavian: Style Your Life & Wardrobe the Danish Way

    A cool guide to Scandinavian style and fashion from much-loved blogger and Danish street style star Pernille Teisbaek Scandinavia has long been the home of outstanding interior design and classic fashion brands like Acne Studios, Rains and Filippa K. But no one personifies modern Danish cool as well as fashion industry stylist, blogger and model Pernille Teisbaek. In her gorgeous first book Pernille offers professional tips on how to create a minimalist wardrobe and look, mix and match patterns successfully, adopt androgynous looks or new color combinations, try out new materials and mix fabrics, plus plenty of timeless fashion advice such as a jeans-fit guide and essential Dos and Don'ts. Her beauty chapter reveals Pernille's capsule survival kit and how to achieve her natural look. Pernille also covers pared-back Scandinavian home design with an eye on balancing elegant simplicity and minimalism with inviting homeliness and warmth, or hygge, and inspirational pictures. A perfect gift for all Scandi lovers and anyone wanting insider advice from one of fashion's most stylish experts.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
  • Dress With Sense: the Practical Guide to an Eco-conscious Closet
    Dress With Sense: the Practical Guide to an Eco-conscious Closet
    ISBN: 9780500292778
    Title: Dress With Sense: the Practical Guide to an Eco-conscious Closet

    As part of a growing global awareness of the importance of eco-conscious living, both for the planet and as a means of promoting fair labor practices, more people than ever before are seeking to dress in an environmentally friendly way. On a broader scale, initiatives to promote a more sustainable approach to fashion have made headlines and grown like never before, from the release of the high-profile documentary The True Cost to the launch of the worldwide Fashion Revolution campaign.

    This timely book is organized into four chapters Buy, Wear, Care, and Dispose each containing a short introduction with essential information followed by practical tips and illustrated case studies to help you make the first step toward a more sustainable wardrobe. A detailed reference section recommends not only the best ethical fashion labels and collections but also eco-friendly fabrics, standards, and certifications; cleaning methods; renting, swapping, and recycling initiatives; and much more.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Dress, Memory a Memoir of My Twenties in Dresses
    Dress, Memory a Memoir of My Twenties in Dresses
    ISBN: 9781743311011
    Title: Dress, Memory a Memoir of My Twenties in Dresses

    As we grow older, how do we know what to let go of and what to keep?..Lorelei started collecting dresses in her twenties and found that every time she wore one it became more significant to her. From falling in love for the first time to playing in a band, from starting a career to moving overseas, every dress soon had a memory stitched into it, and she became as attached to each one as if they were the events and people themselves...But what happens when the wardrobe gets full? Should you let go of the dresses you've outgrown, or try to hold on to them forever?..'Dress, Memory' is about a decade in dresses. Perceptive and poignant, humorous and heartwarming, it's the story of growing up and growing into yourself. It's about trying things on until you find the perfect fit.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Dress: 100 Ideas that Changed Fashion Forever
    Dress: 100 Ideas that Changed Fashion Forever
    ISBN: 9781847960740
    Title: Dress: 100 Ideas that Changed Fashion Forever
    Author: FOGG MARNIE

    Through 100 groundbreaking dresses, The History of Fashion in 100 Dresses traces the past and present influences and reinterpretations in clothing design. From the Victorian crinoline to Vivienne Westwood's minicrini of 1985, from Herve Leger's 1985 bandage dress to Christopher Kane's 2006 neon version each landmark dress gives examples of how fashion ideas have been reborn and referenced throughout time by designers. By making connections between designers and across decades, the book allows the reader to discover the breadth of influence in this field, the magic of inspired originality from fashion designers and an overview of fashion history. From beaded and bias-cut to frou-frou to corseted, Chanel to Yves Saint Laurent, laced to bustled, each dress tells a fashion story through anecdotes and analysis, with historic and crosscultural references, beautiful imagery, and immaculate referencing.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
  • Dressing the Man: Mastering the Art of Permanent Fashion
    Dressing the Man: Mastering the Art of Permanent Fashion
    ISBN: 9780060191443
    Title: Dressing the Man: Mastering the Art of Permanent Fashion
    Author: FLUSSER ALAN

    Dressing the Man is the definitive guide to what men need to know in order to dress well and look stylish without becoming fashion victims.

    Alan Flusser's name is synonymous with taste and style. With his new book, he combines his encyclopedic knowledge of men's clothes with his signature wit and elegance to address the fundamental paradox of modern men's fashion: Why, after men today have spent more money on clothes than in any other period of history, are there fewer well-dressed men than at any time ever before?

    According to Flusser, dressing well is not all that difficult, the real challenge lies in being able to acquire the right personalized instruction. Dressing well pivots on two pillars -- proportion and color. Flusser believes that "Permanent Fashionability," both his promise and goal for the reader, starts by being accountable to a personal set of physical trademarks and not to any kind of random, seasonally served-up collection of fashion flashes.

    Unlike fashion, which is obliged to change each season, the face's shape, the neck's height, the shoulder's width, the arm's length, the torso's structure, and the foot's size remain fairly constant over time. Once a man learns how to adapt the fundamentals of permanent fashion to his physique and complexion, he's halfway home.

    Taking the reader through each major clothing classification step-by-step, this user-friendly guide helps you apply your own specifics to a series of dressing options, from business casual and formalwear to pattern-on-pattern coordination, or how to choose the most flattering clothing silhouette for your body type and shirt collar for your face.

    A man's physical traits represent his individual road map, and the quickest route toward forging an enduring style of dress is through exposure to the legendary practitioners of this rare masculine art. Flusser has assembled the largest andmost diverse collection of stylishly mantled men ever found in one book. Many never-before-seen vintage photographs from the era of Cary Grant, Tyrone Power, and Fred Astaire are employed to help illustrate the range and diversity of authentic men's fashion. Dressing the Man's sheer magnitude of options will enable the reader to expand both the grammar and verbiage of his permanent-fashion vocabulary.

    For those men hoping to find sartorial fulfillment somewhere down the road, tethering their journey to the mind-set of permanent fashion will deliver them earlier rather than later in life.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $90.00

  • Dressmaking, Step by Step
    Dressmaking, Step by Step
    ISBN: 9781409352617
    Title: Dressmaking, Step by Step
    Author: SMITH ALISON

    Suitable for anyone who wants to learn how to make clothes at home, this book helps you learn how to make skirts, dresses, trousers, tops and jackets by following clear and simple step-by-step sequences. It includes 11 sewing patterns for making 18 different garments.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
  • East End Fashionistas: Street Styles from London
    East End Fashionistas: Street Styles from London
    ISBN: 9780500292136
    Title: East End Fashionistas: Street Styles from London
    Author: WEBB ANTHONY

    Multicultural, adjacent to London's wealthy financial district, home to artists and designers of all stripes, London's East End neighborhood is alive with creative possibility. Not unlike the denizens of Brooklyn's Williamsburg, its inhabitants exhibit a highly individual sense of style, in keeping with their environment.Anthony Webb's exhilarating portraits capture the expressive characters who populate the East End. His full-color shots--framed against raw, vibrant backgrounds--portray hundreds of self-fashioned individuals flaunting remarkably creative personal style. Animated by graffiti found on local streets, as well as quotes from style and cultural icons including Vivienne Westwood, Malcolm McLaren, and Alexander McQueen, this book encapsulates the avant-garde spirit of a new urban counterculture taking not just London but all major urban centers by storm.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Elegant Universe
    Elegant Universe
    ISBN: 9780099289920
    Title: Elegant Universe
    Author: GREENE BRIAN

    Greene, one of the world's leading string theorists, peels away the layers of mystery to reveal a universe of 11 dimensions where the fabric of space tears and repairs itself, in this ""New York Times"" bestseller that features a new Preface and Epilogue.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Elsa Schiaparelli: a Biography
    Elsa Schiaparelli: a Biography
    ISBN: 9780241146347
    Title: Elsa Schiaparelli: a Biography

    Her name was Elsa Schiaparelli. She was known as the Queen of Fashion; a headline attraction in the international glitter-glamour show of the late twenties and thirties, feted in Rome (where she was born), Paris, New York, London, Moscow, Hollywood . . .
    Her style was a social revolution through clothing--luxurious, eccentric, ironic, sexy."" Her fashions, inspired, from the whimsical to the most practical--from a Venetian cape of the "commedia dell'arte "to the Soviet parachute. She collaborated with some of the greatest artists of the twentieth century: on jewelry designs with Jean Schlumberger; on clothes with Salvador Dali (his lobster dress for her, a lobster garnished with parsley painted on the skirt of an organdy dress, was instantly bought by Wallis Simpson for her honeymoon with the Duke of Windsor); with Jean Cocteau, Alberto Giacometti, Christian Berard, photographers Baron Adolph de Meyer, Horst, Cecil Beaton, and the young Richard Avedon.
    She was the first designer to use rayon and latex, thick velvets, transparent and waterproof, and cellophane. Her perfume--Shocking --was a bottle in the shape of a bust sculpted by Leonor Fini, inspired by the body of Mae West. Her boutique at an eighteenth-century palace at 21 Place Vendome opened into a cage designed by Jean-Michel Frank. American "Vogue," in 1927, presented her entire collection as Works of Art. A decade later, she was the first European to win the Neiman Marcus Fashion Award.
    Here is the never-before-told story of this most extraordinary fashion designer, perhaps "the" most extraordinary fashion designer of the twentieth century, in her day more famous than Chanel. Meryle Secrest, acclaimed biographer, who has captured the lives of many of the twentieth century's most iconic cultural figures, among them: Frank Lloyd Wright, Bernard Berenson, and Modigliani, gives us the first full life of the grand couturier--surrealist and embattled figure--whose medium was apparel.
    "Dare to be different," Schiaparelli advised women, and she lived it to the height; a rebel against convention--social as well as fashion. She designed an otter-fur bathing suit and a hat inspired by a lamb chop. ("I like to amuse myself," she said. "If I didn't, I would die.") Chanel, her arch rival, called her, "that Italian woman who makes dresses."
    Here is the story of Schiaparelli's rise to fame (as brazen and unique as any of the artistic creations that emerged from her Paris workrooms before World War II); her emotionally starved upbringing in Rome (her mother was part Scottish, part Neapolitan; her father, a prominent medieval scholar specializing in Islamic manuscripts, dean of the faculty of Rome; her uncle, an astronomer famous for his description in 1877 of "canals" on Mars); her years overshadowed by a prettier sister; her elopement with a Swiss-born man who claimed to be a count, disciple of mysticism and the occult--who managed to get himself and his young bride deported from Britain . . . her struggle to care for her polio-stricken daughter, Gogo, as a single and financially destitute mother living in Greenwich Village.
    Secrest writes of Schiaparelli's keen instincts--an astute businesswoman, she launched herself into hats, hose, soaps, shoes, handbags, in the space of a few years. By 1930, her company was grossing millions of francs a year.
    Secrest chronicles her exploits during World War II (she managed to escape from Europe to the United States) and, using FBI files, shows that during Schiaparelli's stay in New York, her w

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
  • Elsa Schiaparelli: a Biography
    Elsa Schiaparelli: a Biography
    ISBN: 9780241966860
    Title: Elsa Schiaparelli: a Biography

    During the glittering Twenties and Thirties, Elsa Schiaparelli was the undisputed queen of fashion. Everyone who was anyone, from Vivien Leigh to the Duchess of Windsor, entered her doors in Paris and wore whatever she told them. Her clothes were designed in a manner no one had seen before - shocking pink, buttons shaped like butterflies, trompe l'oeil pockets - and made her more famous than Chanel. The story of her breathtaking rise and the scandals which brought her down after the war make this one of the most magnificent tales in the history of fashion.

    'Brings to life the extraordinary achievements of a woman who revolutionized the world of fashion and design.' Country Life

    'Incisive, sympathetic, demonstrates great skill in unpicking the web of myths that Schiaparelli wove to reveal the shape of the woman beneath.' Economist

    'The cast list is thrilling (Dalí, Cocteau, Man Ray, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor), the locations are glamorous (Paris, Biarritz, New York). Her story fairly rips along.' Observer

    'A shrewd, brilliant woman.' Independent

    'Secrest is as sharp about the rich, demanding customers for haute couture as about the imperious, eccentric designers who dressed them.' The Times

    'Engagingly told. As improbable and fascinating as Schiaparelli's clothes.' Guardian

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Elsie De Wolfe's Paris Frivolity Before the Storm
    Elsie De Wolfe's Paris Frivolity Before the Storm
    ISBN: 9781419713897
    Title: Elsie De Wolfe's Paris Frivolity Before the Storm

    The American decorator Elsie de Wolfe (1858-1950) was the international set's preeminent hostess in Paris during the interwar years. She had a legendary villa in Versailles, where in the late 1930s she held two fabulous parties--her Circus Balls--that marked the end of the social scene that her friend Cole Porter perfectly captured in his songs, as the clouds of war swept through Europe. Charlie Scheips tells the story of these glamorous parties using a wealth of previously unpublished photographs and introducing a large cast of aristocrats, beauties, politicians, fashion designers, movie stars, moguls, artists, caterers, florists, party planners, and decorators. A landmark work of social history and a poignant vision of a vanished world, Scheips's book belongs on the shelf with Abrams' classics such as "Slim Aarons: Once Upon A Time" and "Tony Duquette. "

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
  • Emperor of Scent: a True Story of Perfume & Obsession
    Emperor of Scent: a True Story of Perfume & Obsession
    ISBN: 9780375759819
    Title: Emperor of Scent: a True Story of Perfume & Obsession

    The Emperor of Scent tells of the scientific maverick Luca Turin, a connoisseur and something of an aesthete who wrote a bestselling perfume guide and bandied about an outrageous new theory on the human sense of smell. Drawing on cutting-edge work in biology, chemistry, and physics, Turin used his obsession with perfume and his eerie gift for smell to turn the cloistered worlds of the smell business and science upside down, leading to a solution to the last great mystery of the senses: how the nose works.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.00
  • Empress of Fashion a Life of Diana Vreeland
    Empress of Fashion a Life of Diana Vreeland
    ISBN: 9780061691751
    Title: Empress of Fashion a Life of Diana Vreeland

    A fearless innovator who inspired designers, models, photographers, and artists, Diana Vreeland, the famed editor of Vogue, reinvented the way we think about style. In this first full-length biography, Amanda Mackenzie Stuart tells the story of Vreeland's childhood on New York's Upper East Side, her first job at Harper's Bazaar, her renowned post at Vogue, and her role as special consultant to the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Empress of Fashion is an intimate and surprising look at an icon who made a lasting mark on the world of couture.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $33.00

  • Empress of Fashion: a Life of Diana Vreeland
    Empress of Fashion: a Life of Diana Vreeland
    ISBN: 9780500516812
    Title: Empress of Fashion: a Life of Diana Vreeland

    In this book, the first full-length biography of Vreeland, Amanda Mackenzie Stuart portrays a visionary: a fearless innovator who inspired designers, models, photographers and artists, and who reinvented the way we think about style and where we go to think about it.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • Erte: Masterworks
    Erte: Masterworks
    ISBN: 9781783612161
    Title: Erte: Masterworks

    Perhaps no individual is more associated with the 20th century art deco revival than artist and designer, Erte. Although his talent spanned many fields, Erte is perhaps best-known for his fashion, jewellery, and interior designs. Combining fresh and thoughtful text and beautiful illustrations, this coffee-table book is the definitive Erte companion."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
  • Etro
    ISBN: 9780847844227
    Title: Etro
    Author: MOLHO RENATA

    The first monograph published on the acclaimed fashion house celebrates a brand famous for its lustrous fabrics and artisanal quality. Gimmo Etro founded the eponymous fashion company in 1968 with the launch of a range of fabrics made with noble and natural fibers embellished with original designs via an innovative color process. The company's signature paisley motif appeared in its first collection and quickly became an iconic design element. In 1981, Etro expanded into textiles for upholstered furniture, and leather goods were added in 1984 with a bag and valise collection in paisley jacquard fabric. In 1985, Etro launched the home accessories and complements collection, thus consolidating the brand's lifestyle concept. The 1990s saw the unveiling of the first men's and women's prêt-à-porter collections, their inventive and recherché style earning the label instant recognition. The materials and a special talent with prints are what make Etro unique and inimitable. The Etro family began using textiles and fashion as a mode of art as well as expression. Originally identified primarily with Gimmo, the founder, today the company is managed by the four children.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $149.00
  • Extreme Beauty: the Body Transformed
    Extreme Beauty: the Body Transformed
    ISBN: 9780300103120
    Title: Extreme Beauty: the Body Transformed
    Author: KODA HAROLD

    "This beautiful and thought-provoking book presents many of the extraordinary and diverse transformations that the body has endured in fashion over time and across cultures. It demonstrates that an undeniable beauty abides throughout the subtle and the radical manipulations that have occurred as part of the continuing evolution of the concept of beauty. Fashion has practiced extreme strategies to portray shifting concepts of the physical ideal. The physical areas of the body have been variously and strategically adjusted. They have been constricted, padded, truncated, or extended to achieve fashion's goal through subtle prostheses, and often, deliberate physical changes. Extreme Beauty incorporates striking examples from the past and present, from Africa, America, China, Europe, Japan, and Southeast Asia to portray many of the specific ways this has happened."--BOOK JACKET.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $48.00
  • Eyewear
    ISBN: 9783836525657
    Title: Eyewear
    Author: LIPOW MOSS

    An eye-popping book spectacle Eyeglass designer Moss Lipow trawled eBay, auction houses, garage sales, and flea markets worldwide to amass glasses and photographs for his massive eyewear collection. This book, which traces eyewear's journey over the past millennium, features the best examples from Lipow's collection as well as models from other world class collections. Considering the wealth of examples included hereinsuch as prehistoric whalebone eye guards used by Eskimos, 13th century wooden rivet spectacles for Italian clergy, Medieval strap-on leather goggles, lorgnettes worn by 19th century dandies, pince-nez and monocles, early 20th century aviator sunglasses, and Godard's mod plastic framesit's abundantly clear that eyewear has experienced a surprising and fascinating evolution; what was once a purely practical apparatus has grown into a multi-billion dollar global industry catering to both the visually impaired and the fashionably inclined. Accompanying the wealth of images in this wide-ranging volume are insightful texts informed by a wide variety of sources including ancient texts, old catalogues, vintage magazines, and out-of-print publications of every kind.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $125.00
  • Faberge in London
    Faberge in London
    ISBN: 9781851498284
    Title: Faberge in London

    Royalty, Aristocrats, American heiresses, exiled Russian Grand Dukes, Randlords, Maharajas, Socialites and Financiers with newly made fortunes flocked to Faberge in London to buy gifts for each other. The Imperial Russian Goldsmith's London branch was the only one outside of Russia and its jewelled and enamelled contents were as popular there as they were in St. Petersburg or Moscow.

    Using previously unreferenced sources and a newly discovered archive of papers relating to Faberge in London, Kieran McCarthy studies the branch's structure, customers and exclusive stock. The book will be of interest to enthusiasts of the decorative arts, the social history of the Edwardian Golden Age and especially of European Royalty. Faberge's works were and continue to be intimately associated with the British Royal Family.

    For Violet Trefusis, daughter of King Edward VII's mistress Mrs. Keppel and lover of Vita Sackville-West, a Faberge cigarette case was the emblem of Royalty, as symbolical as the 'bookies' cigar', or the 'ostler's straw'.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $123.00
  • Fabric for Fashion: The Complete Guide Natural & Man-Made Fibres
    Fabric for Fashion: The Complete Guide Natural & Man-Made Fibres
    ISBN: 9781780673349
    Title: Fabric for Fashion: The Complete Guide Natural & Man-Made Fibres

    Fabric For Fashion: The Complete Guide is the only book specifically for fashion designers to explain the behavior and properties of different fabrics. Fashion design is largely determined by how the fabrics work, move, feel and look. The most successful fashion designers are those who understand their materials, who match design skill with technical knowledge.
    This book bridges that gap by providing a mix of practical information and industry vocabulary, visually examining generic fabric types, discussing the characteristics of fabrics and showing how to exploit materials to push the boundaries of design.
    With stunning color photographs that show how fashion designers, both past and present, have worked with fabrics, the book's prime objective is to stimulate creative exploration of the relationship of fabrics to fashion.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $75.00
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