• Dressing Barbie
    Dressing Barbie
    ISBN: 9780062802446
    Title: Dressing Barbie
    Author: SPENCER CAROL


    A legendary fashion designer for Barbie shares the story of her adventures working behind-the-scenes at Mattel, and spotlights the creations that transformed the world's most famous doll into a style icon in this beautifully designed book--published in commemoration of Barbie's sixtieth anniversary--illustrated with 100 full-color photographs, including many never-before-seen images of rare and one-of-a-kind pieces from the author's private archive.

    Dressing Barbie is a dazzling celebration of the clothes that made America's favorite doll, and the incredible woman behind them. For thirty-five years, Carol Spencer enjoyed an unparalleled reign as a Barbie fashion designer, creating some of Barbie's most iconic looks from the early 1960s until the late 1990s.


    Barbie's wide-ranging wardrobe--including princess gowns, flirty sundresses, and smart pantsuits-- combined fashion trends and haute couture with a liberal dose of fantasy. In Dressing Barbie, the successful and prolific designer reminisces about her time at Mattel working with legendary figures such as Ruth Handler, Barbie's creator, and Charlotte Johnson, the original Barbie designer, and talks about her best and most beloved clothing designs from each decade. But Carol's most impressive creation is her own life. As Handler famously said, "Barbie always represented the fact that a girl has choices"--a credo Carol epitomized. In Dressing Barbie, she talks candidly about how she broke free of the constraints of the late 1950s to pursue a dazzling career and an independent life for herself.


    Over the course of her successful and prolific career, Carol won many accolades. She was the first designer to have her signature on the doll, the first to go on a signing tour, the first to design a limited-edition Barbie Doll for collectors, and the designer of the biggest selling Barbie of all time. Now, Carol is the first member of the inner circle to take fans behind the pink curtain, revealing the fashion world of Barbie, the quintessential California girl, as never before.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • 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

    $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
    $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
    $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
    $30.00
  • Elsa Schiaparelli: a Biography
    Elsa Schiaparelli: a Biography
    ISBN: 9780241146347
    Title: Elsa Schiaparelli: a Biography
    Author: SECREST MERYLE

    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
    $55.00
  • Elsa Schiaparelli: a Biography
    Elsa Schiaparelli: a Biography
    ISBN: 9780241966860
    Title: Elsa Schiaparelli: a Biography
    Author: SECREST MERYLE


    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
    $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
    Author: SCHEIPS CHARLIE

    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
    $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
    Author: BURR CHANDLER

    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
    $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
    Author: STUART AMANDA MACKENZIE

    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

    $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
    Author: STUART AMANDA MACKENZIE

    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
    $50.00
  • Erte: Masterworks
    Erte: Masterworks
    ISBN: 9781783612161
    Title: Erte: Masterworks
    Author: PEACOCK JAMES

    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
    $60.00
  • Etro
    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
    $149.00
  • Expedition: Fashion from the Extreme
    Expedition: Fashion from the Extreme
    ISBN: 9780500519974
    Title: Expedition: Fashion from the Extreme
    Author: MEARS PATRICIA

    Today-- from haute couture to ready- to- wear-- parkas, puffer coats, and backpacks, as well as garments made of neoprene and Mylar are everywhere. But the roots of these ubiquitous items of dress and cutting- edge textiles are rarely acknowledged or understood. Inspired by the so-called "heroic era" of polar navigation (1890- 1922), extreme mountain climbing, deep sea exploration, and journeys to outer space, Expedition explores how garments made for the most inhospitable environments on earth and beyond have inspired more than sixty years of fantastical, otherworldly fashions.
    Lavishly illustrated, this publication features approximately 150 color photographs. The images include high fashion magazine editorials by Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, and others; museum objects from the permanent collections of The Museum at FIT and the American Museum of Natural History; and unpublished photographs of early expeditions in the archives of the Explorer's Club in New York.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $90.00
    $90.00
  • 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
    $48.00
  • Eyewear
    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
    $125.00
  • Faberge in London
    Faberge in London
    ISBN: 9781851498284
    Title: Faberge in London
    Author: MCCARTHY KIERAN

    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
    $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
    Author: CLIVE HALLETT; AMANDA JOHNSTON

    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
    $75.00
  • Fabric for Fashion: The Swatch Book 2ed
    Fabric for Fashion: The Swatch Book 2ed
    ISBN: 9781780672335
    Title: Fabric for Fashion: The Swatch Book 2ed
    Author: HALLETT CLIVE & JOHNSTON AMANDA

    This easily navigable resource provides over 125 swatches of the most recognized and widely used varieties of fabric, including natural fabrics such as cottons, silks, wools, and linens as well as artificial and synthetic fabrics like acetates, lyocells, nylons, and metallics to encourage consideration of not just the aesthetic appeal of various fabrics but also their structure, feel, and weight. Bound into a hardcover book, with descriptions and contextual illustrations alongside them,the fabrics are in their raw state, before bleaching, dying, or finishing, so that their properties can be observed without the distraction of color or pattern.With information on fibers, basic construction of fabrics, weights, construction, and weave comparison, the book will help student fashion designers to make informed textile choices based upon an understanding of raw materials together with the processes that make up a fabric. A useful glossary defines key terminology. The book will be useful for anyone who works with fabrics and is the ideal companion to the Fabric for Fashion book.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $170.00
    $170.00
  • Fabric of the Cosmos (Pop Penguin)
    Fabric of the Cosmos (Pop Penguin)
    ISBN: 9780141037622
    Title: Fabric of the Cosmos (Pop Penguin)
    Author: GREENE BRIAN

    Brian Greene's The Fabric of the Cosmos is an astonishing grand tour of the universe and the best layman's guide to current thinking on 'how everything works'. This rollercoaster ride explores the mysteries of space and time; asks questions about the nature of reality, dark matter, space warps and wiggles; and will fundamentally alter the perceptions of anyone that's looked up at the stars and asked themselves: what's it all about?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.00
    $14.00
  • Face Paint: the Story of Make Up
    Face Paint: the Story of Make Up
    ISBN: 9781419717963
    Title: Face Paint: the Story of Make Up
    Author: ELDRIDGE LISA

    Makeup, as we know it, has only been commercially available in the last 100 years, but applying decoration to the face and body may be one of the oldest global social practices. In "Face Paint," Lisa Eldridge reveals the entire history of the art form, from Egyptian and Classical times up through the Victorian age and golden era of Hollywood, and also surveys the cutting-edge makeup science of today and tomorrow. "Face Paint "explores the practical and idiosyncratic reasons behind makeup s use, the actual materials employed over generations, and the glamorous icons that people emulate and how they achieved their effects. An engaging history of style, it is also a social history of women and the ways in which we can understand their lives through the prism and impact of makeup.
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    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Fantastic Man: 72 Men of Great Style & Substance
    Fantastic Man: 72 Men of Great Style & Substance
    ISBN: 9780714870397
    Title: Fantastic Man: 72 Men of Great Style & Substance
    Author: VAN BENNEKOM JOP & JONKERS GERT & TYLSKI ALEXANDRE


    Charismatic, compelling and trendsetting, 69 of the world's most influential and creative men presented by cult style-bible Fantastic Man.

    Twice a year for the last ten years Fantastic Man has chronicled the world 's most stylish and influential men through insightful interviews and the lenses of equally stylish and influential photographers. David Beckham, Tom Ford, Ewan McGregor, Helmut Lang and many others have been cast in a new light by a magazine heralded not only for its witty editorial and award winning design but also for the iconic photographers (Juergen Teller, Bruce Weber, Wolfgang Tillmans) who have shot for its pages.

    Fully illustrated, Fantastic Man: Men of Great Style and Substance represents the best of the magazine's archives, offering a fascinating portrait of contemporary men's style and a unique viewpoint on what defines masculinity in the 21st century.

    Publication celebrates the ten-year anniversary of Fantastic Man magazine.

    Elegant and cool, the book reflects the magazine's signature aesthetics.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • Fashion & Versailles: From Louis XIV To The Present
    Fashion & Versailles: From Louis XIV To The Present
    ISBN: 9782080203359
    Title: Fashion & Versailles: From Louis XIV To The Present
    Author: BENAIM LAURENCE

    The Ch teau de Versailles--the indisputable birthplace of fashion--continues to inspire glamour and style today.

    The royal residence of Versailles--this unparalleled seat of power and seduction--is an important influence on contemporary fashion, inspiring passions and vocations. Since the establishment of the world's first dress codes under the rule of Louis XIV to incite the whims of the queens and royal mistresses, fashion at Versailles has been a constant and inexhaustible source of inspiration for designers, photographers, decorators, and directors and has launched countless fashion revolutions.

    Courtesan Madame de Montespan launched the "innocente" robe to camouflage pregnancy, Sofia Coppola memorialized Marie-Antoinette in extravagant wigs and pastel hues, and Annie Leibovitz captured Kirsten Dunst in a delicate taffeta-and-chiffon Alexander McQueen gown against the dramatic backdrop of a peristyle at Versailles. Haute couture in the 1950s launched the cinched-waist "neo-trianon" trend. Karl Lagerfeld used the ch teau's gardens as the runway for his 2013 cruise collection featuring Versailles-influenced crinoline dresses and brocade jackets.

    This stunning volume showcases the best of fashion inspired by Versailles, set against the exquisite background of the most spectacular palace in the world.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $95.00

    $95.00
  • Fashion + Music: Fashion Creatives Shaping Pop Culture
    Fashion + Music: Fashion Creatives Shaping Pop Culture
    ISBN: 9781780677484
    Title: Fashion + Music: Fashion Creatives Shaping Pop Culture
    Author: BARON KATIE

    As twin agents of creative expression fashion and music have long shared a powerful mutual attraction: from the Sex Pistols to Madonna, Kylie Minogue to Lady Gaga, fashion has consistently amplified our understanding of the band (and in many cases the brand) fuelling the fantasy, giving context to the sound and adding depth to artists' wider agendas.
    From pop videos to editorial shoots, via the evolution of some of the industry's most significant and era-defining pairings/collaborations this book will focus on the power of fashion as a make-or-break tool within the music industry's creative process making it an essential reference point for anyone interested in fashion's role as a medium with which to innovate, communicate and build enduring brands.
    Providing fascinating insights and behind-the-curtain journeys into the usually closed world of the fashion/music industry it will include original interviews with stylists, photographers, video directors, record label reps, hair & make-up artists, graphic designers and the artists themselves."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • Fashion 150: 150 Years 150 Designers
    Fashion 150: 150 Years 150 Designers
    ISBN: 9781780676203
    Title: Fashion 150: 150 Years 150 Designers
    Author: PIAZZA ARIANNA

    Featuring over 500 photographs and original illustrations, this is the complete guide to the designers, brands, movements and style icons that have created the history of international fashion from the 1860s all the way to today.

    This encyclopedic volume, with over 150 entries, is both a reliable, up-to-date reference work and an inspirational look at the creativity and excitement of fashion. The many forces that influence fashion are included – from luxurious haute couture and bespoke tailoring to innovative youth countercultures and phenomenally successful mass-market brands.

    Each entry includes multiple images and a comprehensive text covering the historical, cultural, aesthetic and technical aspects of its subject. Material details are discussed throughout the book, as are the creative and multidisciplinary aspects of fashion.

    Covering everyone from Azzedine Alaïa to Yohji Yamamoto and everything from Boho Chic to Space Age Style, this is an indispensible and delightful guide to the sophisticated world of fashion.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $110.00
    $110.00
  • Fashion Africa
    Fashion Africa
    ISBN: 9781909762008
    Title: Fashion Africa
    Author: SHAW JACQUELINE

    Africa has one of the richest and most vibrant cultures in the world, but is rarely explored by Western media. This visual overview of contemporary African fashion brings together designers, design companies, and ethical manufacturers to promote Africa as a vital epicenter for the fashion industry.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $100.00

    $100.00
  • Fashion at Royal Ascot Three Centuries of Thoroughbred Style
    Fashion at Royal Ascot Three Centuries of Thoroughbred Style
    ISBN: 9780500515969
    Title: Fashion at Royal Ascot Three Centuries of Thoroughbred Style
    Author: SHERWOOD DUKE DEVONSHIRE & WAKELEY

    Royal Ascot is a unique occasion in the British social season and arguably the last where formal day dress is still required. Ascot is attended by royals, movie stars, the international jet set, the British establishment and also every strata in society, all united in their mission to dress their best for an occasion led by the presence of HM The Queen. Fashion at Royal Ascot is a breathtaking sweep through the history of international fashion seen through the prism of this unique occasion. James Sherwood, who is not only the BBC's Royal Ascot fashion commentator but will also be acting as the fashion commentator for the Royal Wedding in April 2011, has written the text, which is arranged chronologically in five chapters interspersed with twelve photo-essays.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $91.00
    $91.00
  • Fashion Australian & Nz Designers
    Fashion Australian & Nz Designers
    ISBN: 9780500500248
    Title: Fashion Australian & Nz Designers
    Author: SMITH MITCHELL OAKLEY

    'Fashion' documents Australia and New Zealand's current key players, showcasing the work of 70 leading antipodean designers of women's and men's fashion. The book looks at the fresh newcomers as well as those who have weathered the industry's ups and downs and are as relevant today as they were several decades ago.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $95.00
    $95.00
  • Fashion Book
    Fashion Book
    ISBN: 9780714865577
    Title: Fashion Book
    Author: EDITORS OF PHAIDON

    The fashion Bible. - "Vogue"
    Spanning almost 200 years, "The Fashion Book: New and Expanded Edition," is a massive A-to-Z encyclopedia of fashion packed with hundreds of profiles designers, photographers, style icons, models, and retailers.
    This essential guide is now fully up-to-date and of the moment, featuring legends such as Coco Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld alongside designers of today such as Alexander Wang and Phoebe Philo. Photographers range from Richard Avedon and Helmut Newton to Mert & Marcus and Terry Richardson, while Kate Moss and Lady Gaga join the ranks of the most influential style icons. Over 500 gorgeous, nearly full-page photographs make this the must-have fashion book of the season.
    "The Fashion Book: New and Expanded Edition" features a specially commissioned new cover design by celebrated fashion illustrator Mats Gustafson. Known throughout the industry for his elegant watercolors, Gustafson has worked with Hermes, Tiffany & Co., Yohji Yamamoto, and Comme des Garcons.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $75.00
    $75.00
  • Fashion Book
    Fashion Book
    ISBN: 9780714871073
    Title: Fashion Book
    Author: GARDNER LAURA; KINNEBERG CAROLINE

    The Fashion Book takes a fresh look at the fashion world and the people who created and inspired it.

    Spanning almost 200 years, the entire industry is represented; from clothing and footwear designers, to photographers, stylists, icons and retailers, including the new category of educational institutions that have been fundamental in the careers of many of the creative individuals.

    Marking the significant changes on the fashion landscape since the first edition, this revision includes updates on existing entries as well as important new names who have fundamentally shaped the way we see fashion, from designers such as Nicholas Ghesquiere, Gareth Pugh and Phoebe Philo, influential image makers Mert and Marcus and Mario Sorrenti, and contemporary icons Lady Gaga and Tilda Swinton, representing just a few of the many exciting new figures. New faces rub shoulders with the fashion pioneers of the original edition; such as Coco Chanel, Issey Miyake, Yves Saint Laurent, Kate Moss and Helmut Newton. In keeping in the reference style of the first edition, this new edition reflects a comprehensive view of the fashion industry today.

    Easy to use and filled with inspirational images, The Fashion Book is organized as an A-Z guide of names, listing 576 entries across the categories of clothing and accessory designers, photographers, institutions, models and those iconic individuals who instigated or symbolize a whole fashion movement. Cutting through the usual classifications, and organized alphabetically, the book creates unexpected juxtapositions that make fascinating and unlikely partnerships: the powerful Anna Wintour sits opposite the pioneer of modern fashion, Charles Worth while Terry Richardson rubs shoulders with Herb Ritts, and digital print wunderkind Mary Katranzou meets Rei Kawakubo.

    Each entry is illustrated with a photograph or drawing from the most important creative talents in the industry - showing a quintessential aspect of their work. An accompanying text describes where they fit into the fashion story and includes essential biographical information about the subject. In addition, The Fashion Book uses a comprehensive cross-referencing system and glossary which explain the many collaborations and techniques used in fashion, that singular business which lives somewhere between art and commerce."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00

    $60.00
  • Fashion Box
    Fashion Box
    ISBN: 9780500515525
    Title: Fashion Box
    Author: MANCINELLI ANTONIO

    Fashion Box is a stylish collection of 16 classic fashion items, as worn by the icons who made them famous. Each of the 16 key pieces has its own chapter, introduced by a text from fashion writer Antonio Mancinelli and packed with unforgettable images, from Audrey Hepburn in a little black dress and Carla Bruni in a corset to Marilyn Monroe in jeans and Patti Smith in a white shirt.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Fashion China
    Fashion China
    ISBN: 9780500291641
    Title: Fashion China
    Author: WILLIAMS GEMMA

    Like its economy and art scene, Chinese fashion is on the rise, with an increasingly prominent international presence. Spurred by a new generation of creative and ambitious designers, and championed by actresses like Fan Bingbing and Zhang Ziyi, as well as China s First Lady, Peng Liyuan, Chinese fashion now walks the runways, not only in Shanghai and Beijing but also in London, Paris, Tokyo, and New York. Fashion China is an important new survey of the top Chinese fashion designers working today, selected for the book by a jury of experts on Chinese fashion that includes supermodel Liu Wen; Director of Harper s Bazaar China, Lucia Liu; and TV host and fashion writer Hung Huang. Profiles of each designer include a description of their styles and an interview with Gemma Williams, exploring their training, inspiration, and technical approaches. These are accompanied by 450 illustrations offering a rich survey of the looks that make Chinese fashion unique. From the opulent couture of Guo Pei to the minimalist ready-to-wear of Uma Wang and the surreal structuralism of Xiao Li, the designers featured here offer an unexpected and enticing combination of tradition and modernity, of Asian heritage and Western influence."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Fashion Chronicles: The Style Stories of History's Best Dressed
    Fashion Chronicles: The Style Stories of History's Best Dressed
    ISBN: 9781784723811
    Title: Fashion Chronicles: The Style Stories of History's Best Dressed
    Author: BUTCHART AMBER JANE

    From BBC television and radio presenter Amber Butchart, The Fashion Chronicles is an exploration of 100 of the most fascinating style stories ever told.


    From Eve's fig leaf to Hilary Clinton's pantsuit, the way we choose to clothe our bodies can carry layer upon layer of meaning. Across cultures and throughout history people have used clothing to signify power and status, to adorn and beautify, even to prop up or dismantle regimes.


    Here, explore the best-dressed figures in history, from Cleopatra to Beyoncé, Joan of Arc to RuPaul. Some have influenced the fashion of today, while some have used their clothing to change the world. But all have a sartorial story to tell.


    Entries include:

    • Tutankhamun

    • Boudicca

    • Eleanor of Acquitane

    • Genghis Khan

    • King Philip II of Spain

    • King Louis XIV of France

    • Catherine the Great

    • Marie Antoinette

    • Karl Marx

    • Amelia Earhart

    • Josephine Baker

    • Frida Kahlo

    • Malcolm X

    • Marsha Hunt

    • Beyoncé

    • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    • ...and many more



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Fashion Climbing: A Memoir with Photographs
    Fashion Climbing: A Memoir with Photographs
    ISBN: 9781784742812
    Title: Fashion Climbing: A Memoir with Photographs
    Author: CUNNINGHAM BILL

    The untold story of a New York City legend's education in creativity and style

    For Bill Cunningham, New York City was the land of freedom, glamour, and, above all, style. Growing up in a lace-curtain Irish suburb of Boston, secretly trying on his sister's dresses and spending his evenings after school in the city's chicest boutiques, Bill dreamed of a life dedicated to fashion. But his desires were a source of shame for his family, and after dropping out of Harvard, he had to fight them tooth-and-nail to pursue his love.

    When he arrived in New York, he reveled in people-watching. He spent his nights at opera openings and gate-crashing extravagant balls, where he would take note of the styles, new and old, watching how the gowns moved, how the jewels hung, how the hair laid on each head. This was his education, and the birth of the democratic and exuberant taste that he came to be famous for as a photographer for The New York Times. After two style mavens took Bill under their wing, his creativity thrived and he made a name for himself as a designer. Taking on the alias William J.--because designing under his family's name would have been a disgrace to his parents--Bill became one of the era's most outlandish and celebrated hat designers, catering to movie stars, heiresses, and artists alike. Bill's mission was to bring happiness to the world by making women an inspiration to themselves and everyone who saw them. These were halcyon days when fashion was all he ate and drank. When he was broke and hungry he'd stroll past the store windows on Fifth Avenue and feed himself on beautiful things.

    Fashion Climbing is the story of a young man striving to be the person he was born to be: a true original. But although he was one of the city's most recognized and treasured figures, Bill was also one of its most guarded. Written with his infectious joy and one-of-a-kind voice, this memoir was polished, neatly typewritten, and safely stored away in his lifetime. He held off on sharing it--and himself--until his passing. Contained inside this audiobook is an education in style, an effervescent tale of a bohemian world as it once was, and a final gift to the readers of one of New York's great characters.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Fashion Design Essentials 100 Principles of Fashion Design
    Fashion Design Essentials 100 Principles of Fashion Design
    ISBN: 9781592538270
    Title: Fashion Design Essentials 100 Principles of Fashion Design
    Author: CALDERIN JAY


    Creative ideas are elevated by experience and expertise. This book sets forth a challenge to fashion designers: continue to expand your horizons, exercise your skills and experiment with strategies. Filled with inspiring fashion design details from around the world,Fashion Design Essentials supplies a selection of starting points for fashion designers of all levels, as well as a wide variety of useful examples for each stage of the design process.


    Inside, you'll find insight on:


    - How to define concepts and render them


    - Understanding textiles and the process of selecting fabrics


    - Developing sewing skills and constructing garments


    - How to build a reputation and find an audience for your work


    All 100 insights are beautifully illustrated with real-world fashion designs. If your creativity has staggered or stalled, the variety of subjects in this book will provide new ways to jumpstart it and refocus. Learn to employ alternative ways of thinking and actively pursue experiences that stimulate artistry with Fashion Design Essentials.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Fashion Designers A-Z
    Fashion Designers A-Z
    ISBN: 9783836565578
    Title: Fashion Designers A-Z
    Author: STEELE VALERIE

    Fashion Masterclass
    Defining design of the 20th and 21st centuries From Azzedine Alaïa, Cristóbal Balenciaga, and Coco Chanel to Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent, and Vivienne Westwood, a century's worth of fashion greats from the permanent collection of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City are celebrated in this fresh edition of Fashion Designers A-Z.

    This accessibly priced and updated collection features photographs of approximately 500 garments selected from the Museum's permanent collection. From an exquisitely embroidered velvet evening gown to Mondrian-style minimalist chic, each chosen piece is selected not only for its beauty but for its representative value, distilling the unique philosophy and aesthetics of each of the featured designers.

    Texts by the museum's curators explain why each designer is important in fashion history and what is special about the garments featured. In her introductory essay, director and chief curator Valerie Steele writes about the rise of the fashion museum, and the emergence of the fashion exhibition as a popular and controversial phenomenon.



    Text in English, French, and German

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • Fashion Details: a Historical Sourcebook
    Fashion Details: a Historical Sourcebook
    ISBN: 9781782404170
    Title: Fashion Details: a Historical Sourcebook
    Author: LEVENTON MELISSA (EDITOR)

    Combining the works of the classic nineteenth-century illustrators Auguste Racinet and Friedrich Hottenroth with an authoritative modern text, this book is a study of the rich vocabulary of style through the ages.
    Subjects are presented first by chronology and then by subject, so that illustrators, historians and students alike can choose to follow the development of fashion through the centuries, or study individual styles, items and accessories.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Fashion Dictionary
    Fashion Dictionary
    ISBN: 9781780975696
    Title: Fashion Dictionary
    Author: ANGUS EMILY

    An essential reference, The Fashion Directory covers hundreds of current fashion terms, techniques and details - from the types of embroidery or lace to definitions for clothing styles and stitching, from panniers and plackets to the difference between a batwing and a dolman sleeve.

    Appealing to students, designers or anyone who is interested in clothes, the book covers every conceivable item of clothing, from hats to heels, and also takes a closer look at adornment, unusual design features, cuffs and colours, embroidery, textiles, tailoring and trends. Providing an excellent resource book for the fashion student and fashionista alike, it is illustrated with unique images from fashion archives, along with technical line drawings and close-up photographs.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Fashion Flip Book
    Fashion Flip Book
    ISBN: 9781856699235
    Title: Fashion Flip Book
    Author: CLERC LUCILLE

    Can't decide what to wear in the morning? Why not mix a punk hairdo with a period dress? The pages of this interactive book (split into four parts) will take you from fashion faux-pas to fabulous in one flip. From grunge and pirate to disco queen and street style, create over 100,000 of your own fashion fantasies (and nightmares) with this colorfully illustrated and carefully researched flipbook. With adjectives describing each part of each outfit there are words to play with too.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Fashion Game Changers the Radical Silhouette from Balenciaga to Kawakubo
    Fashion Game Changers the Radical Silhouette from Balenciaga to Kawakubo
    ISBN: 9781474279048
    Title: Fashion Game Changers the Radical Silhouette from Balenciaga to Kawakubo
    Author: DEBO KAAT & COUTINHO BARBARA (EDITORS)

    "Fashion Game Changers" traces radical innovations in Western fashion design from the beginning of the 20th century to the present.

    Challenging the traditional silhouettes of their day, fashion designers such as Madeleine Vionnet and Cristobal Balenciaga began to liberate the female body from the close-fitting hourglass forms which dominated European and American fashion, instead enveloping bodies in more autonomous garments which often took inspiration from beyond the West. As the century progressed, new generations of avant-garde designers from Rei Kawakubo to Martin Margiela further developed the ideas instigated by their predecessors to defy established notions of femininity in dress, creating space between body and garment. This way, a new relationship between body and dress emerged for the 21st century.

    With over 200 images and commentaries from an international range of leading fashion curators and historians, this beautifully illustrated book showcases some of the most revolutionary silhouettes and innovative designs of over 100 years of fashion."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $54.00

    $54.00
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