• 100 Ideas That Changed Fashion
    100 Ideas That Changed Fashion
    ISBN: 9781786273901
    Title: 100 Ideas That Changed Fashion
    Author: WORSLEY HARRIET

    Charting the movements, developments, and ideas that transformed the way women dress, this book gives a unique perspective on the history of twentieth-century fashion. From the invention of the bias cut and the stiletto heel to the designers who changed the way we think about clothes, the book is entertaining, intelligent, and a visual feast.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • 100 Years of Fashion
    100 Years of Fashion
    ISBN: 9781786276827
    Title: 100 Years of Fashion
    Author: BLACKMAN CALLY

    100 Years of Fashiondocuments in pictures the most exciting and diverse period in fashion: from 1900 to today, covering high society, uniforms, sportswear, streetwear and couture. It will appeal to everyone with an interest in fashion as well as students.

    The last hundred or so years bore witness to the transformation of women's fashion. The restrictive corsetry of the early twentieth century gave way to looser styles such as those made fashionable by French fashion designer Paul Poiret. As women's lives changed dramatically under the shadow of two World Wars, so the style of female dress was altered beyond recognition. From home dressmaking to couture, from rationing to 'The New Look', from the birth of the teenager to mass manufacture, from high society to celebrity culture.

    Over 400 photographs and illustrations, many published for the first time, tell the stylish story of a fashion revolution. This is the third in Cally Blackman's series of fashion titles, previously publishing 100 Years of Fashion Illustrationand 100 Years of Menswearwith Laurence King Publishing.

    As featured in The Cut Magazine

    "If you need a book with visual representation of the history of fashion this one is one of the best" - Goodreads reader

    "Wonderfully illustrated history of fashion from the early 1900's to now. Discusses styles, materials, trends and famous icons of style. Comprehensive and a great read." - Amazon review

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • 20th-Century Fashion in Detail
    20th-Century Fashion in Detail
    ISBN: 9780500294109
    Title: 20th-Century Fashion in Detail
    Author: WILCOX CLAIRE; MENDES VALERIE D; CULLEN ORIOLE; J


    20th-Century Fashion in Detail reveals the elaborate embroidery, intricate pleats, and daring cuts that make up some of the most beautiful garments in the twentieth- century fashion collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum, one of the world's top fashion and design museums. Authors Claire Wilcox and Valerie D. Mendes, leading fashion experts from the V&A, have written a book that will be an invaluable resource for students, collectors, and designers.


    Including exquisite haute-couture pieces, from sequined Chanel ensembles to embellished Dior evening gowns, this revised and expanded edition features more than 30 new garments. Each piece is accompanied by detail photography and line drawings showing its complete construction. An extraordinary exploration of the techniques used by couturiers, 20th-Century Fashion in Detail will delight all followers of fashion.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • About Time Fashion & Duration
    About Time Fashion & Duration
    ISBN: 9781588396884
    Title: About Time Fashion & Duration
    Author: BOLTON ANDREW; CUNNINGHAM MICHAEL

    Traces fashions from 1870 to the present along a conceptual, disruptive, and nontraditional timeline of fashion history​

    About Time: Fashion and Duration traces the evolution of fashion, from 1870 to the present, through a linear timeline of iconic garments, each paired with an alternate design that jumps forward or backward in time. These unexpected pairings, which relate to one another through shape, motif, material, pattern, technique, or decoration, create a disruptive fashion chronology that conflates notions of past, present, and future.

    Virginia Woolf serves as "ghost narrator," and excerpts from her novels reflect on the passage of time with each subsequent pairing. A new short story by Michael Cunningham, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Hours, recounts a day in the life of a woman over a time span of 150 years through her changing fashions. Scholar Theodore Martin analyzes theoretical responses to the nature of time, underscoring that time is not simply a sequence of historical events. Fashion photographer Nicholas Alan Cope captures 120 fashions with sublime black-and-white photography. This stunning book reveals fashion's paradoxical connection to linear notions of time.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $120.00

    $120.00
  • Alexander McQueen
    Alexander McQueen
    ISBN: 9781851778270
    Title: Alexander McQueen
    Author: WILCOX CLAIRE

    This definitive publication on Alexander McQueen (1969 - 2010) invites you into the creative mind and world of one of Britain's most brilliant, daring and provocative designers, and the many themes and references that shaped his visionary fashion collections.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $110.00
    $110.00
  • Bata Shoe Museum A Guide to the Collection
    Bata Shoe Museum A Guide to the Collection
    ISBN: 9780847867868
    Title: Bata Shoe Museum A Guide to the Collection
    Author: SEMMELHACK ELIZABETH

    The Bata Shoe Museum has an extraordinary collection of more than 14,000 artifacts, dating from as far back as 4,500 years to the present day. Founded by Sonja Bata, the museum is one of the largest shoe collections in the world and is a wonderful source of inspiration for designers across the globe, including Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin, Nicholas Kirkwood, and Sophia Webtser, among others. The forty-four shoes featured in this volume are among the most important in the collection and display a fantastic array of styles.

    The Bata Shoe Museum is located in Toronto, Canada, in a gem of a building designed by Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama. Since its opening in 1995, the museum has welcomed more than two million visitors to more than forty exhibitions. It is also renowned for its ground-breaking research and is consistently celebrated as one of the top fashion museums in the world.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love 2ed
    Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love 2ed
    ISBN: 9781523090990
    Title: Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love 2ed
    Author: TAYLOR SONYA RENEE & OLUO IJEOMA (FOREW)

    New York Times bestseller! "To build a world that works for everyone, we must first make the radical decision to love every facet of ourselves. . . . 'The body is not an apology' is the mantra we should all embrace."
    -Kimberle Crenshaw, legal scholar and founder and Executive Director, African American Policy Forum


    Humans are a varied and divergent bunch with all manner of beliefs, morals, and bodies. Systems of oppression thrive off our inability to make peace with difference and injure the relationship we have with our own bodies.

    The Body Is Not an Apology offers radical self-love as the balm to heal the wounds inflicted by these violent systems. World-renowned activist and poet Sonya Renee Taylor invites us to reconnect with the radical origins of our minds and bodies and celebrate our collective, enduring strength. As we awaken to our own indoctrinated body shame, we feel inspired to awaken others and to interrupt the systems that perpetuate body shame and oppression against all bodies. When we act from this truth on a global scale, we usher in the transformative opportunity of radical self-love, which is the opportunity for a more just, equitable, and compassionate world--for us all.

    This second edition includes stories from Taylor's travels around the world combating body terrorism and shines a light on the path toward liberation guided by love. In a brand new final chapter, she offers specific tools, actions, and resources for confronting racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, and transphobia. And she provides a case study showing how radical self-love not only dismantles shame and self-loathing in us but has the power to dismantle entire systems of injustice. Together with the accompanying workbook, Your Body Is Not an Apology, Taylor brings the practice of radical self-love to life.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Botanical Beauty Hunter: Natural Recipes & Rituals for Skincare, Haircare & Cosmetics
    Botanical Beauty Hunter: Natural Recipes & Rituals for Skincare, Haircare & Cosmetics
    ISBN: 9781743796429
    Title: Botanical Beauty Hunter: Natural Recipes & Rituals for Skincare, Haircare & Cosmetics
    Author: DIXON MADDY

    The Botanical Beauty Hunter is a practical guide filled with recipes, advice and the secrets behind everything natural beauty, from ancient Ayurvedic beauty rituals to superfoods to eat for healthy beautiful skin.

    Drawing on her knowledge as a natural beauty expert and her experience in the beauty industry, author Maddy Dixon shares practical natural beauty knowledge so that you too can avoid using toxic synthetic products on your skin. Including beautiful cleansers, balms, scrubs and moisturizers, these recipes for hair, face and body are accessible and easy to make.

    The Botanical Beauty Hunter allows us to be sustainable, healthy, and make natural botanical choices for our skin-care, haircare and cosmetics to enhance beauty at any age.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $28.00

    $28.00
  • Chanel: The Making of a Collection
    Chanel: The Making of a Collection
    ISBN: 9781419740084
    Title: Chanel: The Making of a Collection
    Author: CENAC LAETITIA & DELHOMME JEAN-PHILIPPE


    A gorgeously illustrated exploration of the history, culture, and design process of the famed fashion house Chanel


    Chanel: The Making of a Collectiontraces the design process of the world-renowned fashion house, revealing how a collection is created. Moving from the studio to the fashion show, fashion writer Laetitia Cénac has unprecedented access to explore a world that is usually carefully guarded from the public eye. With hundreds of beautifully rendered fashion illustrations from acclaimed artist Jean-Philippe Delhomme, Karl Lagerfeld's approach to design is brought to life, as are the talents of the masterfully skilled artisans--the embroiderers, flower makers, shoemakers, hat makers, and more--who specialize in everything from buttons and leather to lace, silk, and cashmere. Delving into the history and culture of the brand, while also detailing contemporary collections, Chanel: The Making of a Collectionis a richly visual insider's look at the enduring creative legacy of this haute couture icon.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Chiffon Trenches: A Memoir
    Chiffon Trenches: A Memoir
    ISBN: 9780593129258
    Title: Chiffon Trenches: A Memoir
    Author: TALLEY ANDRE LEON

    From the pages of Vogue to the runways of Paris, this deeply revealing memoir by a legendary style icon captures the fashion world from the inside out, in its most glamorous and most cutthroat moments.

    "The Chiffon Trenches honestly and candidly captures fifty sublime years of fashion."--Manolo Blahnik

    During Andr Leon Talley's first magazine job, alongside Andy Warhol at Interview, a fateful meeting with Karl Lagerfeld began a decades-long friendship with the enigmatic, often caustic designer. Propelled into the upper echelons by his knowledge and adoration of fashion, Andr moved to Paris as bureau chief of John Fairchild's Women's Wear Daily, befriending fashion's most important designers (Halston, Yves Saint Laurent, Oscar de la Renta). But as Andr made friends, he also made enemies. A racially tinged encounter with a member of the house of Yves Saint Laurent sent him back to New York and into the offices of Vogue under Grace Mirabella.

    There, he eventually became creative director, developing an unlikely but intimate friendship with Anna Wintour. As she rose to the top of Vogue's masthead, Andr also ascended, and soon became the most influential man in fashion.
    The Chiffon Trenches offers a candid look at the who's who of the last fifty years of fashion. At once ruthless and empathetic, this engaging memoir tells with raw honesty the story of how Andr not only survived the brutal style landscape but thrived--despite racism, illicit rumors, and all the other challenges of this notoriously cutthroat industry--to become one of the most renowned voices and faces in fashion.

    Woven throughout the book are also Andr 's own personal struggles that have impacted him over the decades, along with intimate stories of those he has turned to for inspiration (Diana Vreeland, Diane von F rstenberg, Lee Radziwill, to name a few), and of course his Southern roots and ongoing faith, which have guided him since childhood.

    The result is a highly compelling read that captures the essence of a world few of us will ever have real access to, but one that we all want to know oh so much more about.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $58.00

    $58.00
  • Clothes... & Other Things That Matter
    Clothes... & Other Things That Matter
    ISBN: 9781788401999
    Title: Clothes... & Other Things That Matter
    Author: SHULMAN ALEXANDRA


    ***

    'Warm, thought-provoking and honest.' - Victoria Hislop

    'Clever, emotionally intelligent, revelling in style without making us yearn to shop.' - The Times

    'Self-deprecating and stylish, this is sure to become a classic.' - Vanity Fair

    'Thoughtful, wry and candid.' - Mail on Sunday

    'A must-read memoir for even those beyond the fashion set.' - Evening Standard


    'It's funny, honest and in typical Shulman style mixes high and low effortlessly. We don't know many people who can write about bras, Donald Tusk and Madeleine Albright all in the same sentence.' - A Little Bird

    'Scintillating reading.' - The Spectator


    'Alexandra Shulman's style is unaffected, immediate and hilariously dry. She's brilliant at observing everyday feelings in a joy-sparking turn of phrase.' - Helena Bonham Carter

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    'Clothes... and other things that matter is a book not only about clothes but about the way we live our lives. From childhood onwards, the way we dress is a result of our personal history. In a mix of memoir, fashion history and social observation I am writing about the person our clothes allows us to be and sometimes the person they turn us into.' - Alexandra Shulman

    In Clothes... and other things that matter, Alexandra Shulman delves into her own life to look at the emotions, ambitions, expectations and meanings behind the way we dress.

    From the bra to the bikini, the trench coat to trainers, the slip dress to the suit, she explores their meaning in women's lives and how our wardrobes intersect with the larger world - the career ladder, motherhood, romance, sexual identity, ambition, failure, body image and celebrity.

    By turns funny, refreshingly self-deprecating and often very moving, this startlingly honest memoir from the ex-Editor of British Vogue will encourage women of all ages to consider what their own clothes mean to them, the life they live in them and the stories they tell.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Coco Chanel Special Edition: The Illustrated World of a Fashion Icon
    Coco Chanel Special Edition: The Illustrated World of a Fashion Icon
    ISBN: 9781743797440
    Title: Coco Chanel Special Edition: The Illustrated World of a Fashion Icon
    Author: HESS MEGAN

    A special enlarged edition of the international bestseller Coco Chanel: The Illustrated World of a Fashion Icon celebrating 50 years since Coco's death, 100 years of Chanel No.5 and five years since the original release of this beautiful illustrated biography from globally renowned illustrator Megan Hess.

    Discover the story of Coco's amazing early life, the iconic fashion empire that she built, and the legacy that the left behind, brought to life with Megan's stylish and whimsical illustrations.

    The special edition features a larger format, beautiful new cover and a ribbon.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00

    $45.00
  • Complex Presents: Sneaker of the Year The Best Since '85
    Complex Presents: Sneaker of the Year The Best Since '85
    ISBN: 9781419745799
    Title: Complex Presents: Sneaker of the Year The Best Since '85
    Author: COMPLEX MEDIA INC

    In 1985, Nike released Michael Jordan's first sneaker, the Air Jordan 1, and sneaker culture was born. Now thousands of people wait in line at Supreme, and companies throw millions of dollars at LeBron James to keep him in their marketing plans. The trend that saw steady growth for decades with the emergence of sports, hip-hop, and sportswear advertising has exploded into a phenomenon. And no one has watched that phenomenon more closely than Complex.

    Sneaker of the Year explores the past 35 years of sneaker culture with the expertise, authority, and passion that only Complex can offer. With vibrant photographs and illustrations throughout, as well as input from some of the sneaker world's most important voices, this compilation is a must-have for hypebeasts and sneakerheads everywhere.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Cosmic Revolutionary's Handbook: A Guide to Overthrowing the Universe
    Cosmic Revolutionary's Handbook: A Guide to Overthrowing the Universe
    ISBN: 9781108486705
    Title: Cosmic Revolutionary's Handbook: A Guide to Overthrowing the Universe
    Author: BARNES LUKE A. & LEWIS GERAINT F.

    Free yourself from cosmological tyranny Everything started in a Big Bang? Invisible dark matter? Black holes? Why accept such a weird cosmos? For all those who wonder about this bizarre universe, and those who want to overthrow the Big Bang, this handbook gives you 'just the facts': the observations that have shaped these ideas and theories. While the Big Bang holds the attention of scientists, it isn't perfect. The authors pull back the curtains, and show how cosmology really works. With this, you will know your enemy, cosmic revolutionary - arm yourself for the scientific arena where ideas must fight for survival This uniquely-framed tour of modern cosmology gives a deeper understanding of the inner workings of this fascinating field. The portrait painted is realistic and raw, not idealized and airbrushed - it is science in all its messy detail, which doesn't pretend to have all the answers.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $36.00
    $36.00
  • Costume & Fashion: A Concise History: 6th Edition
    Costume & Fashion: A Concise History: 6th Edition
    ISBN: 9780500204498
    Title: Costume & Fashion: A Concise History: 6th Edition
    Author: LAVER JAMES


    From the momentous invention of the needle some 40,000 years ago to the development of blue denim, from Neolithic weavers to the biggest names in the fashion industry today, this classic guide covers the landmarks of costume history. Costume and Fashion explores the forms and materials used in fashion through the ages, the underlying motives of fashion, and the ways in which clothes have been used to protect, express identity, and attract or influence others.


    This updated sixth edition features a new foreword and concluding chapter by Amy de la Haye and a new discussion about the major political shifts within the fashion industry, highlighting how it has responded to issues surrounding racism and sexism, LGBTQIA rights, mental health awareness, body and age diversity, and global sustainability. Generously illustrated with paintings, drawings, and photographs, and with a new angle on the emergence of ethical fashion, Costume and Fashion feels more current than ever.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Curated Closet: A Simple System for Discovering Your Personal Style & Building Your Dream Wardrobe
    Curated Closet: A Simple System for Discovering Your Personal Style & Building Your Dream Wardrobe
    ISBN: 9780753545850
    Title: Curated Closet: A Simple System for Discovering Your Personal Style & Building Your Dream Wardrobe
    Author: REES ANUSCHKA


    Get the wardrobe you've always wanted, filled with only those pieces that you love to put on and that make you look and feel amazing.


    Berlin-based style blogger Anuschka Rees will change your attitude and approach to clothes and shopping with her new minimal method. She rejects the clich#65533;d fashion rules and instead encourages you to look in your wardrobe and at your life, as well as in the mirror. Using interactive prompts, infographic-style questionnaires and helpful check lists, all beautifully illustrated with photography and mood boards, create you own individual style guidelines that truly speak to you.


    A must-have guide that will help you discover and develop a strong sense of personal style.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Dior
    Dior
    ISBN: 9781781453131
    Title: Dior
    Author: FLAVELL LIZ

    The Biographic series presents an entirely new way of looking at the lives of the world's greatest thinkers and creatives. It takes the 50 defining facts, dates, thoughts, habits and achievements of each subject, and uses infographics to convey all of them in vivid snapshots.Each Biographic title is designed to be as entertaining as it is informative. Timelines not only pinpoint significant dates, but set them in the context and culture of their times. Dynamic maps locate biographical events alongside other points of interest. Character traits are illuminated by visual comparisons.Many people know that Christian Dior (1905-1957) was a French fashion designer, the founder of the world famous fashion house that carries his name. What, perhaps, they don't know is that he once owned a small art gallery selling work by artists including Pablo Picasso; that he employed a young Yves Saint Laurent as his assistant; that he included a garment in each of his shows named after his home town of Granville; and that he had a superstitious belief in the number 8, with the house of Dior being housed over 8 workshops in an 8-storey building in the 8th district of Paris. Biographic: Dior presents a visual catwalk through his life and work, with an array of irresistible facts and figures converted into infographics to reveal the genius behind the garments. SELLING POINTS: * Introduces significant cultural figures through 50 defining facts, thoughts, habits and achievements * Entertaining and informative infographics * Stylish gifts for culture lovers

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Dior by Dior
    Dior by Dior
    ISBN: 9781851779789
    Title: Dior by Dior
    Author: DIOR CHRISTIAN

    Christian Dior (1905-1957) 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: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Dior by Roger Vivier
    Dior by Roger Vivier
    ISBN: 9780847866571
    Title: Dior by Roger Vivier
    Author: UFERAS GERARD

    A celebration of the collaboration between two design legends, Christian Dior and Roger Vivier, spotlighting vintage shoes of luxurious glamour.

    This beautifully crafted volume highlights the outstanding shoe designs that sprang from the iconic collaboration between two French fashion legends, Christian Dior and Roger Vivier. Spanning from the 1950s, when Monsieur Dior first met the renowned footwear designer, throughout the entire course of this prodigious partnership until the early 1960s, dazzling vintage shoe designs pop off the pages in all their glamorous glory and elaborate modernity.

    With over three hundred exclusive photographs of jewel-encrusted slippers, sculptural kitten heels, and other designs embellished with lace, feathers, and more, accompanied by an engaging text penned by shoe historian Elizabeth Semmelhack, this latest title is a must-have addition to the libraries of fashion and shoe lovers everywhere.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $100.00

    $100.00
  • Dior Hats: From Christian Dior to Stephen Jones
    Dior Hats: From Christian Dior to Stephen Jones
    ISBN: 9780847868445
    Title: Dior Hats: From Christian Dior to Stephen Jones
    Author: JONES STEPHEN

    The great hats of Dior, as chosen by Stephen Jones, one of the most revered milliners of our times.

    Christian Dior himself wrote in his Little Dictionary of Fashion A hat is essential to any outfit. It completes it. In a way, a hat is the best way to express your personality. Published on the occasion of the 2020 exhibition at the Mus e Christian Dior in Granville, France, and authored by renowned milliner Stephen Jones, this volume celebrates more than seventy years of exquisite hats.

    Opening with a focus on hats designed by Christian Dior himself, the book explores the house's headdresses over the years--from the first millinery of the New Look to Yves Saint Laurent's Venetian masks, the toques of Marc Bohan, dramatic boaters by Gianfranco Ferr , John Galliano's extravagant confections, the graphic neck bow by Raf Simons, and romantic designs by Maria Grazia Chiuri. Jones's insightful texts are accompanied by contributions from leading experts and enlivened by drawings and photographs from Dior's archives; shots by famed photographers, such as Richard Avedon, Sir Cecil Beaton, and Craig McDean; and exclusive new images by S lve Sundsb .

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $104.00

    $104.00
  • Dior: Moments of Joy
    Dior: Moments of Joy
    ISBN: 9782080204363
    Title: Dior: Moments of Joy
    Author: TEODORI MURIEL;

    This elegant volume--featuring silver gilded pages and an open spine binding so that it lays flat to show off the photographs to their best advantage--explores Dior's long history of creativity, beauty, and success through a celebration of one of our most profound emotions.

    "Women, with their ever-sharp instincts, understood that I not only wanted to make them more beautiful, but happier too." --Christian Dior

    Since 1947, through its haute couture and fragrance collections, the House of Dior has enhanced the lives of women by bringing them moments of resplendent beauty. On the radiant faces of Dior's models and muses, and through the exuberance of its creative studios and runway shows, joy shines like a bouquet of fireworks and luminous smiles. Through this emblematic selection of iconic illustrations and behind-the-scenes images from fashion shows and workshops, this beautifully crafted volume traces Dior's recurring themes of creativity, the inspiration of nature, friendship, and success. Drawing from Dior's own archives and from those of fashion's greatest photographers, the book presents privileged moments graced by the women and men of Dior who express the house's eternal joie de vivre.

    An inspiring text drawing from literature, philosophy, and Dior's creative history, celebrates the many facets of an exalted state of being, providing the unique perspective that resides at the heart of this beautiful book.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $145.00

    $145.00
  • 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: $120.00
    $120.00
  • Dress Your Best Life: How Fashion Psychology Can Help Take Your Look - & Your Life - to the Next Level
    Dress Your Best Life: How Fashion Psychology Can Help Take Your Look - & Your Life - to the Next Level
    ISBN: 9780241414132
    Title: Dress Your Best Life: How Fashion Psychology Can Help Take Your Look - & Your Life - to the Next Level
    Author: KAREN DAWNN


    Do you know what your clothes say about you? What we wear is a visual expression of our inner selves. Our clothes affect how we feel about ourselves and how people see us. How you dress matters.


    In Dress Your Best Life, fashion psychologist Dawnn Karen reveals why we choose the clothes we do and explains how to dress to match or lift your mood. As a qualified therapist, designer, fashion PR and former model, Karen understands better than anyone the intimate relationship between what you wear and how you feel. From clients like Paul who want to revive his tired office wardrobe but keep going back to the same khaki trousers and light yellow shirt (his old school uniform) to Lindsey, whose 'mum uniform' of yoga pants and a baggy t-shirt eclipsed her sense of style when she became a first-time mum, Karen helps people overcome their wardrobe hang-ups.


    Drawing on cutting edge research and real-life case studies, Karen shows you how to harness the power of clothes to change your life. The book will teach you how to:


    - match or lift your mood with your clothes


    - reduce anxiety through colour choices


    - maintain your cultural identity


    - project power at home and work



    Enter the world of fashion psychology and Karen will help take your look - and your life - to the next level.

    Dawnn Karen is a pioneer in the Fashion Psychology Field. She holds a master's degree in counselling psychology from Columbia University's Teaching College and she is a qualified therapist. She is a former model and fashion public relations representative and designer.



    Format: Trade 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
  • Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World
    Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World
    ISBN: 9781541617605
    Title: Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World
    Author: POSTREL VIRGINIA

    From Paleolithic flax to 3D knitting, explore the global history of textiles and the world they weave together in this enthralling and educational guide.
    The story of humanity is the story of textiles -- as old as civilization itself. Since the first thread was spun, the need for textiles has driven technology, business, politics, and culture.
    In The Fabric of Civilization, Virginia Postrel synthesizes groundbreaking research from archaeology, economics, and science to reveal a surprising history. From Minoans exporting wool colored with precious purple dye to Egypt, to Romans arrayed in costly Chinese silk, the cloth trade paved the crossroads of the ancient world. Textiles funded the Renaissance and the Mughal Empire; they gave us banks and bookkeeping, Michelangelo's David and the Taj Mahal. The cloth business spread the alphabet and arithmetic, propelled chemical research, and taught people to think in binary code.
    Assiduously researched and deftly narrated, The Fabric of Civilization tells the story of the world's most influential commodity.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • 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
  • Fashion Climbing A New York Life
    Fashion Climbing A New York Life
    ISBN: 9781529110616
    Title: Fashion Climbing A New York Life
    Author: CUNNINGHAM BILL


    An enchanting memoir by the legendary New York Times fashion photographer Bill Cunningham


    *A Financial Times Book of the Year 2018*
    *The New York Times Bestseller*


    'I took to New York life like a star shooting through the heavens...'


    Bill Cunningham's first love was fashion but the big city came a close second. He left for New York aged nineteen, losing his family's support but enjoying the infinite luxury of freedom. Living on a scoop of Ovaltine a day, he would run down to Fifth Avenue to feed on the spectacular sights of the window displays - then run back to his tiny studio to work all night.


    Working as 'William J' (to spare his parents' blushes), Bill became one of the most celebrated hat designers of the 1950s, creating elegant town hats for movie stars and playful beach hats for the summer set. Bill's mission was to bring happiness by making beautiful things - even if it meant pawning his bike to fund fancy-dress outfits for all his friends.


    When women stopped wearing hats and his business was forced to close, Bill worked as a fashion journalist, touring the couture houses of Europe. But New York remained his home, and it was as a street photographer of the fashions of the city that he became well known, in a job that would last almost forty years.


    Fashion Climbing is the enchanting memoir he left behind, capturing the madcap times of his early career and the fashion scene of the mid-century.

    Written with the spark and wit of Holly Golightly, and brimming over with Bill's infectious joy for life, it is a gift to all who seek beauty, whatever our style or status.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
    $24.00
  • Fashion: the Whole Story
    Fashion: the Whole Story
    ISBN: 9780500296011
    Title: Fashion: the Whole Story
    Author: FOGG MARNIE

    This ambitious and fascinating book traces the history of fashion in every part of the world, from Greco-Roman woven-cloth clothing and the silk court dress of the Chinese Tang dynasty to contemporary sportswear designers and Japanese street culture. Organized chronologically, the book traces the evolution of fashion period by period and trend by trend, while detailed timelines provide historical and cultural context. Fashion: The Whole Story is indispensable for everyone who loves the line of a superb suit or knows the joy of wearing a great pair of shoes.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Fashionary Miniature Set
    Fashionary Miniature Set
    ISBN: 9789887711117
    Title: Fashionary Miniature Set
    Author: FASHIONARY


    Format: Mixed Media
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Figures & Faces The Art of Jewelry
    Figures & Faces The Art of Jewelry
    ISBN: 9780500021811
    Title: Figures & Faces The Art of Jewelry
    Author: MAURIES PATRICK & POSSEME EVELYNE

    Jewelry has always been a vehicle for the deepest of human emotions: remembrance, faith, devotion, love, belonging, and mourning. The human figure has long been a source of inspiration and a means of expression for jewelers, and it is perhaps the most intimate and involving of subjects. Following on from the magnificent Flora and Fauna, Figures is the third book in a series devoted to the splendid jewelry collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.The museum's collection begins in the Byzantine era and ranges through the medieval and Renaissance periods and beyond, with mythological figures and biblical scenes represented on pendants and rings. In the nineteenth century, René Lalique, Alphonse Fouquet, and the Maison Vever produced brooches and necklaces that embodied elegant sophistication and technical brilliance, while in the twentieth century, artists such as Pablo Picasso and Alberto Giacometti joined jewelers like Jean Lurçat, Line Vautrin, and Claude Lalanne in creating works that interpret the body in deeply personal ways.Specially photographed by Jean- Marie del Moral, Figures is packed with striking and witty works of art.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Fortunate Universe: Life in a Finely Tuned Cosmos
    Fortunate Universe: Life in a Finely Tuned Cosmos
    ISBN: 9781108747400
    Title: Fortunate Universe: Life in a Finely Tuned Cosmos
    Author: LEWIS GERAINT & BARNES LUKE

    Over the last forty years, scientists have uncovered evidence that if the Universe had been forged with even slightly different properties, life as we know it - and life as we can imagine it - would be impossible. Join us on a journey through how we understand the Universe, from its most basic particles and forces, to planets, stars and galaxies, and back through cosmic history to the birth of the cosmos. Conflicting notions about our place in the Universe are defined, defended and critiqued from scientific, philosophical and religious viewpoints. The authors' engaging and witty style addresses what fine-tuning might mean for the future of physics and the search for the ultimate laws of nature. Tackling difficult questions and providing thought-provoking answers, this volumes challenges us to consider our place in the cosmos, regardless of our initial convictions.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00
    $31.00
  • Gabrielle Chanel
    Gabrielle Chanel
    ISBN: 9780500023464
    Title: Gabrielle Chanel
    Author: ARZALLUZ MIREN

    A richly illustrated, in-depthretrospective of the life andwork of fashion iconGabrielle Chanel.

    A revolutionary fashion icon, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel can lay claim to inventing modern women's fashion. At the beginning of the twentieth century, she stripped women of their corsets, bobbed their hair, and sent them out into the sun to get a tan. She introduced the little black dress, created women's trousers, and produced the exquisitely made suits that became her trademark. She designed the first-ever couture perfume--No. 5--whose square-cut, cubist bottle became a symbol of art deco style, and which remains the most popular scent ever created. Her ideas on elegance and what it meant to be a modern woman created an immutable sense of style that still resonates today.


    Published to accompany a landmark exhibition in Paris and at the de Young in San Francisco, Gabrielle Chanel chronicles the designer's life from birth through the evolution of her timeless style. Specially commissioned photographs by Julien T. Hamon showcase her designs, while essays from fashion historians complemented by rare archival documents, including pictures of Chanel herself, paint a portrait of the designer in her time. This volume is a must-have for all fashion fans and students.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $100.00
    $100.00
  • Glossy: Inside Story of Vogue
    Glossy: Inside Story of Vogue
    ISBN: 9781529415049
    Title: Glossy: Inside Story of Vogue
    Author: MIRALLES NIN-SOPHIA


    Glossy is a story of more than a magazine. It is a story of passion and power, dizzying fortune and out-of-this-world fashion, of ingenuity and opportunism, frivolity and malice. This is the definitive story of Vogue.

    Vogue
    magazine started, like so many great things do, in the spare room of someone's house. But unlike other such makeshift projects that flare up then fizzle away, Vogue burnt itself onto our cultural consciousness.

    Today, 128 years later, Vogue spans 22 countries, has an international print readership upwards of 12 million and nets over 67 million monthly online users. Uncontested market leader for a century, it is one of the most recognisable brands in the world and a multi-million dollar money-making machine. It is not just a fashion magazine, it is the establishment. But what - and more importantly who - made Vogue such an enduring success?

    Glossy will answer this question and more by tracing the previously untold history of the magazine, from its inception as a New York gossip rag, to the sleek, corporate behemoth we know now. This will be a biography of Vogue in every sense of the word, taking the reader through three centuries, two world wars, plunging failures and blinding successes, as it charts the story of the magazine and those who ran it.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Gucci the Making Of
    Gucci the Making Of
    ISBN: 9780847836796
    Title: Gucci the Making Of
    Author: LUISA M

    An unprecedented publication showcasing Gucci as never before, including thought-provoking essays, commentaries, and authoritative anecdotes along with previously unpublished contemporary and archival photographs. Published in conjunction with the opening of the new Gucci Museum in Florence, Gucci is the ultimate celebration of the world-renowned fashion house. Told through a loose grouping of words, concepts, shapes, and moods, the book tells its story through new conceptual forms and the free links between images, symbols, and objects. Conceived by fashion curator Maria Luisa Frisa and W magazine editor in chief Stefano Tonchi, this comprehensive volume showcases the genius of the fashion house through an exclusive lens with inside looks into the inspirations behind the design. This gorgeous book designed by Arnell offers an in-depth look into Gucci’s origins, identity, influence, and innovation, including fabrication methods and appropriation of signature materials, past and present, and its influence among high society and Hollywood. Featuring contributions by Lynn Hirschberg, Judith Clark, Katie Grand, Peter Arnell, Maria Luisa Frisa, and a wide variety of additional important commentators, the book is a heartfelt and personalized tribute to the heritage and influence of this iconic, multifaceted brand.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $230.00
    $230.00
  • Guo Pei
    Guo Pei
    ISBN: 9780847860661
    Title: Guo Pei
    Author: GRAY COLIN DOUGLAS & WALLACE PAULA

    The first major book on China's leading couture visionary reveals the intricate craftsmanship and imperial glamour that has fashion publications worldwide declaring Guo Pei's creations "the Empire's new clothes." An exponent of artisan craftsmanship and theatrical fantasy often compared to Alexander McQueen and Sarah Burton, Guo Pei dresses Chinese state dignitaries and American celebrities alike in richly bejeweled creations of imperial opulence. The designer's first monograph, published on the occasion of her first solo exhibition, offers insight into the growing global influence of China and the complexities of its cultural transition.
    The premier China-based fashion designer to figure prominently on the world stage, Guo Pei produces ornate embroidery and intricate designs that derive from the ancient traditions and symbols of her Chinese heritage, rendered in glamorous silhouettes. Andrew Bolton describes the approach as an "auto-orientalist" couture unprecedented in the "millennial history of Chinese dress." The grandeur of her work, from the aureate cape Rihanna wore to the 2015 Met Gala to a gown festooned with 200,000 crystals featured in the Beijing Olympics, distinguishes Guo Pei as a worthy heir to the grand tradition of haute couture.
    Lush photography reveals the unprecedented detail achieved through the thousands of hours committed to each garment's workmanship, a signature of Guo Pei's atelier. This landmark volume presents a tableau of Guo Pei's resplendent work: expansive, unconventional, and otherworldly.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $140.00
    $140.00
  • Helena Rubinstein The Adventure of Beauty
    Helena Rubinstein The Adventure of Beauty
    ISBN: 9782080204028
    Title: Helena Rubinstein The Adventure of Beauty
    Author: FITOUSSI MICHELE

    Helena Rubinstein's remarkable life--from the inception of her beauty empire to the legacy she left behind--is celebrated in this comprehensive book that retraces her inspiring story.

    Helena Rubinstein was the first to establish the link between beauty and science, at a time when makeup was worn only by actresses and prostitutes. Progressive and a feminist, she made beauty accessible, using cosmetics as a means of emancipation.

    A daring pioneer, she founded a world-famous cosmetics empire with intelligence, courage, intuition, and business acumen. Her visionary marketing and publicity campaigns secured her brand's success, and she left behind one hundred branches in forty countries and 30,000 employees. Until the end of her life, the world's richest woman remained faithful to her humble Polish‒Jewish roots and proud of her Yiddish accent.

    This illustrated biography recounts Rubinstein's life and legacy--the path to building her empire, her extensive art collection, her fascination with fashion and jewelry, and her groundbreaking achievements in launching the modern beauty revolution.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00

    $55.00
  • How to be Parisian, Wherever You Are
    How to be Parisian, Wherever You Are
    ISBN: 9780857982506
    Title: How to be Parisian, Wherever You Are
    Author: BEREST ANNE & DE MAIGRET CAROLINE

    Four fabulous, smart, savvy French women offer up their highly amusing insider take on Parisian life, love and liberty.

    How to Be a Parisian brilliantly deconstructs the French woman's views on culture, fashion and attitude. Unlike other books on French style, this illustrated handbook is full of wit and self-deprecating humour. Authors - Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline De Maigret and Sophie Mas – are bohemian free-thinkers and iconoclasts, and they are not afraid to cut through some of the myths. They say what you don't expect to hear, just the way you want to hear it. They are not against smoking in bed, and all for art, politics and culture, making everything look easy, and going against the grain.

    Including 80 black and white and colour pictures, many taken by the authors, How to Be a Parisian explains those confusing subjects of clothes, makeup, men, culture and lifestyle as only a true Parisienne can.

    On the style front:
    You don't always have to be made up, but you should always be well dressed.
    Your look should always have one thing left undone - the devil is in the detail.
    Either go all grey hair or no grey hair. Salt and pepper is for the table.
    Or on how to answer the phone when he finally calls:
    The Parisienne lets the phone ring. (She's not waiting by the phone.)
    She feigns surprise upon hearing his voice. (She wasn't expecting his call.)
    She asks if she can call him back in five minutes. (She's in the middle of something.)
    The thing is, she's not alone... (Et oui: you should never have kept her waiting.)
    What the Parisian won't let near her wardrobe:
    Logos. You are not a billboard.
    Ugg Boots. Enough said. Don't even ask.
    Skimpy top. Because you're not fifteen anymore.
    The fake designer bag. Like fake breasts, you can't fix your insecurities through forgery.
    The ideal man to be seen with:
    He's not muscular (You'd rather think of him reading a book than lifting weights)
    He's unshaven (Just enough so that you never fully see the man behind the stubble)
    He's funny (Until he disappears)
    He's got something special (And it's not a car)
    There are many books on a Parisian's bookshelf:
    The books you claim you've read so many times that you actually believe you have.
    The books you read in school of which you only remember the main character's name.
    The books that you've been promising yourself you'll read next summer...for the past ten years.
    The books that you think make you cool.
    The books you keep for your children, just in case you ever have any.
    The books you own simply because you must and, taken together, form intangible proof that you are well read.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • How to Make a Dress Adventures in the Art of Style
    How to Make a Dress Adventures in the Art of Style
    ISBN: 9781529103021
    Title: How to Make a Dress Adventures in the Art of Style
    Author: PACKHAM JENNY

    'From inspiration to sketch, pattern to fabric, the making of a dress has been the structure that has held me, and my passion to dress others is the momentum of my life.' Jenny Packham is one of Britain's leading designers and most in-demand couturiers, known for her exquisite dresses made for brides, celebrities and even royalty. In How to Make a Dress, she explores her creative journey in a brilliant meditation on life and style. Beginning with the search for creative inspiration and taking us into her studio then onto the red carpet and beyond, she asks the questions that have preoccupied us for centuries: What makes the perfect dress? What do our clothes mean to us? And why do we dress the way we do? Whether she is on the trail of Marilyn Monroe in LA, designing a bespoke piece for the red carpet, or sketching for a new collection, Jenny documents her pursuit of the eternal truths of style. Decades in the making, How to Make a Dress is an unforgettable book for anyone who has ever loved a piece of clothing.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • How to Quit Fast Fashion: 100 Expert Tips for a Sustainable Wardrobe
    How to Quit Fast Fashion: 100 Expert Tips for a Sustainable Wardrobe
    ISBN: 9781787395060
    Title: How to Quit Fast Fashion: 100 Expert Tips for a Sustainable Wardrobe
    Author: MATTHEWS EMMA


    The fashion industry produces more carbon emissions than international flights and maritime shipping combined, and is the second-largest consumer of the world's water supply, despite this, 85% of all textiles end up in the dump each year.


    If you are one of the rising numbers of concerned consumers who feel uneasy about their contribution to these figures, then How to Quit Fast Fashion is the essential guide to help you lessen your impact on our eco-system, whilst remaining fashionable and well-dressed.


    Across 100 step-by-step tips, this book will help you take action through easy to follow advice and practical ways to have a more sustainable style.


    Will explain the jargon on your clothes' labels and introductions to the world of rental fashion, to how to make your favouite clothes last longer, you'll be able to officially quit fast fashion.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • How to Set up & Run a Fashion Label (Third Edition)
    How to Set up & Run a Fashion Label (Third Edition)
    ISBN: 9781786274847
    Title: How to Set up & Run a Fashion Label (Third Edition)
    Author: MEADOWS TOBY

    To run a successful fashion label you need to know about business as well as design. Packed with tips, case studies and tasks to help you analyse yourself, your market and your product, this book is for anyone wanting to start their own fashion business. Thoroughly revised for the social media age, with updated images throughout. With eight new case studies: AwaytoMars (Brazil/UK), FFM Dubai (UAE), Picture Organic (France), Vetta Capsule (US), ADAY, Farm, Olivia Burton (UK), and The Goods Department (Indonesia).

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
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