• 100 Contemporary Fashion Designers
    100 Contemporary Fashion Designers
    ISBN: 9783836548922
    Title: 100 Contemporary Fashion Designers
    Author: JONES TERRY

    Fashion of the 21st century. & 100 fashion designers shaping the styles of tomorrow
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    This two-volume compilation brings together highlights from TASCHEN's Fashion Now! series to create a& comprehensive overview of fashion design around the world at the start of the 21st century. Edited by i-D creator Terry Jones, this book is an indispensible work of reference for anyone interested in the future of fashion.& Fast-rising new designers-tomorrow's superstars-feature alongside industry giants and established practitioners,& including
    Haider Ackermann, Azzedine Alaïa, Ann Demeulemeester, Dolce & Gabbana, Tom Ford, Jean Paul Gaultier, Nicolas Ghesquière, Marc Jacobs, Rei Kawakubo,& Christian Lacroix, Karl Lagerfeld, Martin Margiela, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, Rodarte, Dries Van Noten, Rick Owens, Stefano Pilati, Zac Posen, Miuccia Prada, Proenza Schouler,& Gareth Pugh, Jeremy Scott, Raf Simons, Jil Sander, Olivier Theyskens, Alexander Wang, Junya Watanabe, Vivienne Westwood, Bernhard Willhelm, and Yohji Yamamoto.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • 100 Ideas that Changed Fashion
    100 Ideas that Changed Fashion
    ISBN: 9781856697330
    Title: 100 Ideas that Changed Fashion
    Author: WORSLEY HARRIET

    100 Ideas That Changed Fashion chronicles the most influential fashion ideas that changed womenswear in the West from 1900 to the present day. The book will be visually arresting, exciting to read and an inspiring fashion bible. By charting the incidents and ideas that changed the way women dress, it will incidentally give a history of 20th century fashion. But rather than just documenting the changes in fashion, it crucially explains why these changes happened. From the invention of the bias cut and the stiletto heel to designers such as Coco Chanel, who changed the way we think about clothes, the book will be entertaining, intelligent and a visual feast.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • 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
  • 1950s in Vogue The Jessica Daves Years
    1950s in Vogue The Jessica Daves Years
    ISBN: 9780500294376
    Title: 1950s in Vogue The Jessica Daves Years
    Author: TUITE REBECCA C

    A large-scale publication dedicated to the 1950s as captured in the pages of American Vogue. This book is illustrated by fashion's greatest photographs of that period--the era when the magazine became the cultural force it is today.

    One of only seven editors in chief in American Vogue's history, Jessica Daves has remained one of fashion's most enigmatic figures. Diana Vreeland's direct predecessor in the role, it is Daves who first catapulted the magazine into modernity.


    A testament to a changing America on every level, Daves's Vogue was the first to embrace a "high/low" blend of fashion in its pages and to introduce world-renowned artists, literary greats, and cultural icons into every issue, offering the reader a complete vision of how design, interiors, architecture, entertaining, art, literature, and culture all connected and contributed to refining and defining taste and personal style. Daves profiled icons of American style, from John and Jackie Kennedy to Charles and Ray Eames, alongside Dior, Chanel, Givenchy, and Balenciaga creations.


    Organized in multifaceted, thematic chapters, 1950s in Vogue features carefully curated photographs, illustrations, and page spreads from the Vogue archives (with iconic images as well as lesser-known wonders), and unpublished photographs and letters from Jessica Daves's personal archives.


    Revealing a fascinating and hitherto little-explored moment in Vogue history, 1950s in Vogue is a must-have reference for lovers of fashion, photography, and style.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $145.00
    $145.00
  • 20th Century Jewelry & the Icons of Style
    20th Century Jewelry & the Icons of Style
    ISBN: 9780500519004
    Title: 20th Century Jewelry & the Icons of Style
    Author: PAPI STEFANO & RHODES ALEXANDRA

    For many centuries, collecting precious jewels was the province of kings and queens, emperors, and maharajas. But in the aftermath of the First World War, royal gems passed into the hands of a different kind of elite that included celebrities and a coterie that reveled in a nouveau riche whirl. Changes in fashion and the rise of Art Deco style led them to reset pieces or commission exquisite contemporary designs.

    Authors Stefano Papi and Alexandra Rhodes explore this dazzling era via profiles of eleven glamorous women who built up astonishing jewelry collections in the mid-twentieth century. This revised and updated edition includes two new chapters that explore the lives and jewels of Ganna Walska and Helene Rochas.

    The authors reveal the remarkable stories behind the jewels and their collectors. Not only do they bring to life the worlds in which these women moved, but they also describe the gems in detail and chronicle the work of the leading jewelers of the day, including Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Harry Winston. The book is illustrated with gorgeous close-up photography of the jewels as well as drawings of the original designs, and includes portraits of the collectors by Beaton, Horst, and other leading photographers of the time."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00

    $65.00
  • 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
  • 30-second Fashion the 50 Key Modes, Garments, & Designers, Each Explained in Half a Minute
    30-second Fashion the 50 Key Modes, Garments, & Designers, Each Explained in Half a Minute
    ISBN: 9781782403906
    Title: 30-second Fashion the 50 Key Modes, Garments, & Designers, Each Explained in Half a Minute
    Author: ARNOLD REBECCA


    The 50 key modes, garments, and designers, each explained in half a minute!


    Even if you're not a regular follower of Suzy Bubble, Le Happy, or The Sartorialist, you probably have some feeling for fashion. Most people have a vague idea of what's in, what's out, and what they might consider putting on their own backs. Less familiar to most, however, is the way fashion works as a global business - a multi-billion-pound industry, employing over 27 million people - just who decides what's cutting edge and what's long past its sell-by date. 30-Second Fashion offers an engrossing crash course to how the style world works today, alongside an engaging look at the founding fathers (and mothers) of fashion who set it up that way.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • 365 Day by Day Fashion of the 20th Century
    365 Day by Day Fashion of the 20th Century
    ISBN: 9783836538619
    Title: 365 Day by Day Fashion of the 20th Century
    Author: TASCHEN


    A century's worth of fabulous looks to inspire you daily: TASCHEN's perpetual calendars
     

    For those of you whose datebooks have been replaced by smartphones, TASCHEN has created the new 365 Day-By-Day series so that you can still enjoy the warm analog feeling of marking every day with the turn of a page. Each day you'll discover a new photo and a related quote, ensuring a constant source of inspiration right on your desktop. At the end of the year, just turn back to the beginning and start again!


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Akira Isogawa
    Akira Isogawa
    ISBN: 9781760760182
    Title: Akira Isogawa
    Author: SAFE GEORGINA & ISOGAWA AKIRA

    Akira Isogawa delves into the creative world of one of Australia's best known and most loved designers. Beautifully illustrated and with more than 50 garments, it explores the background, inspirations, impulses and cultural references that have contributed to the making of a fashion original.Born in Kyoto, Japan, Akira arrived in Australia as a young man and launched his fashion label in Sydney in 1996. Over 25 years Akira Isogawa's signature East West fusion, manipulation of fabric, form and a distinctive 'fold' design element, have captivated fashion audiences around the world.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $90.00
    $90.00
  • Alexander McQueen Unseen
    Alexander McQueen Unseen
    ISBN: 9780500519042
    Title: Alexander McQueen Unseen
    Author: FAIRER ROBERT & WILCOX CLAIRE

    Alexander McQueen has grasped the public's imagination like few other fashion designers before him, with exhibitions dedicated to his work continuing to attract record visitor numbers. Almost 500,000 people visited the V&A's 2015 'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty' exhibition, making it the most popular in the museum's history. Opening with a brief essay on the designer's work, Alexander McQueen: Unseen unfolds chronologically. Each collection is introduced by a concise text by Claire Wilcox, one of the foremost experts on the McQueen's work, revisiting the designer's most iconic creations across his entire career and revealing previously unseen behind- the-scenes moments that capture models, hairdressers, stylists, make-up artists and Alexander McQueen himself at their most candid and creative. Robert Fairer's stunning and high-energy photographs, all previously unpublished, capture the glamour, grit and spirit that made McQueen's flamboyant shows unique. A treasure-trove of inspiration, they make this publication a must-have reference for fashion and photography lovers alike.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $115.00
    $115.00
  • Alexander McQueen: Fashion Visionary
    Alexander McQueen: Fashion Visionary
    ISBN: 9781847961013
    Title: Alexander McQueen: Fashion Visionary
    Author: WATT JUDITH

    Celebrating his work and vision, 'Alexander McQueen: Fashion Visonary' traces the designer's ascent from student to graduate and on to becoming one of the world's most respected couturiers - a story marked by celebrity friendships, unrestrained creativity, theatrical fashion shows and, ultimately, tragedy.

    This book is dedicated to McQueen's work and talent, and exhibits not simply visually electrifying fashion images, but also reveals the deep reservoir of the designer's imagination. Featuring close-up details of garments and explanations of the technical skill employed and how the pieces were made and including a forward by socialte Daphne Guiness and McQueen's friend Isabella Bow, this is the ultimate celebration of McQueen's extraordinary talent.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Alexander Mcqueen: Working Process
    Alexander Mcqueen: Working Process
    ISBN: 9788862082952
    Title: Alexander Mcqueen: Working Process
    Author: WAPLINGTON NICK

    In 2008 Alexander McQueen commissioned photographer Nick Waplington to document the creation of his Fall 2009 collection--all the way from inception to runway showing. Unfortunately, it was to be the last Fall/Winter collection that McQueen would stage before his untimely death. This show, which he titled "The Horn of Plenty," found McQueen revisiting his 15-year archive of work and recycling it into a new collection. In effect, it was his personal survey of his work to date. The set was composed of broken mirrors and a giant trash heap made up of all the sets from his previous shows; critics have commented that this reflected McQueens feelings towards the fashion system and how it pressures designers to be creative geniuses while relegating each collection to the garbage bin of history as soon as its sold. Waplington was given unprecedented access to McQueen and his staff, which included the current Creative Director of the brand, Sarah Burton. Every step of the creative process is documented in fascinating detail and readers receive a rare insight into the inner workings of McQueens creative process. Most notably, McQueen himself placed the books layout, picture by picture, on storyboards. The book was ready for publication when McQueen died, then was put on hold--until now. This substantial overview, with more than 120 photographs, is published just as McQueen edited it, commemorating the most personal of his collections. It includes an essay by Susannah Frankel, Fashion Editor at "Grazia "(U.K.).
    Lee Alexander McQueen (1969-2010), CBE, was one of the most important fashion designers of the last two decades. He was the recipient of four British Designer of the Year awards, as well as the CFDAs International Designer of the Year award, 2003. In 2011, following his death, the Costume Institute in New York organized an enormously successful retrospective of his work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.Artist and photographer Nick Waplington (born 1970) has published several monographs including "Living Room" and "The Wedding" (Aperture), "Safety in Numbers" (Booth Clibborn) and "Truth of Consequence" (Phaidon). He lives in London and New York.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $100.00
    $100.00
  • Anna Hu: Symphony of Jewels
    Anna Hu: Symphony of Jewels
    ISBN: 9780865653412
    Title: Anna Hu: Symphony of Jewels
    Author: ZAPATA JANET

    In this, the second volume of a projected multi-volume series, jewellery designer Anna Hu presents a carefully curated selection of exceptional pieces created over the past five years. Born in Taiwan, Hu was trained as a concert cellist. After receiving degrees in jewelry design at New York_s FIT, the history of decorative arts at Parsons, and arts administration at Columbia University, she apprenticed at Christie_s jewelry department, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Harry Winston. In 2007 she opened Anna Hu Haute Joallerie, a French-Chinese fine jewelry brand specializing in one-of-a-kind jewelry executed by French ateliers using the rarest stones in the world. In Symphony of Jewels: Opus II, Janet Zapata surveys the impressive trajectory of Anna Hu_s career and looks to her future as one of the brightest diamonds in the world of contemporary fine jewelry design.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $125.00
    $125.00
  • Anthology of a Decade Hedi Slimane Us
    Anthology of a Decade Hedi Slimane Us
    ISBN: 9783037642214
    Title: Anthology of a Decade Hedi Slimane Us
    Author: SLIMANE HEDI & BOVIER LIONEL

    In a 2003 conversation with Ingrid Sischy, French designer Hedi Slimane described his beginnings as a photographer: 'I started taking pictures before I even began in fashion. I didn't start with clothes until I was 16, but I had my first camera when I was 11. I've always taken pictures, almost like some people take notes or write down their thoughts.'Slimane's photographs traverse the music and art scenes, street fashion and haute couture, and are as fresh as his groundbreaking work in fashion.This volume collects his American photographs, taken in New York and Los Angeles between 2007 and 2011. Portraits of Gore Vidal, Kenneth Anger, Ed Ruscha, Courtney Love, Johnny Rotten, Brice Marden, skateboarders, and various male and female models are included alongside street scenes and still lifes.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $90.00
    $90.00
  • Art of the Scarf: From Classic Knots & Chic Neckties, to Stylish Turbans, Bags, & More
    Art of the Scarf: From Classic Knots & Chic Neckties, to Stylish Turbans, Bags, & More
    ISBN: 9781784880583
    Title: Art of the Scarf: From Classic Knots & Chic Neckties, to Stylish Turbans, Bags, & More
    Author: VANDERPLOEG LIBBY


    Anyone can wear a scarf, and nearly every woman will have one tucked away in her wardrobe. But knowing how to style up your scarf is another matter. In The Art of the Scarf, you will learn how to adapt your scarf to your personal style. From bold bows to more subtle knots, there is something for every scarf shape, texture, and taste. Not just for your neck but the whole body, tutorials feature clear, step-by-step black and white illustrations, and a colourful, fun picture of the finished look. You will learn how to wear a scarf with a tailored jacket, with jeans, over a swimming costume or on a night out. From belts to turbans, tops to bags, as well as all the usual knots and drapes, The Art of the Scarf is a book for women who love to add that little something extra to every outfit. Beautifully illustrated throughout by Libby Vanderploeg, this is a wonderful keepsake.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Astrobiology: The Search for Life Elsewhere in the Universe
    Astrobiology: The Search for Life Elsewhere in the Universe
    ISBN: 9781785783425
    Title: Astrobiology: The Search for Life Elsewhere in the Universe
    Author: EVANS RHODRI


    Are we alonein the Universe, or are there as many planets supporting life as there arestars in the sky?


    It's one ofthe most important and fascinating questions human beings can ponder, andastrobiology is the emerging field of science that tries to answer it.


    AstronomerRhodri Evans gives an expert overview of our current state of knowledge,looking at how life started on Earth, considering other places in the SolarSystem that might harbour life, then discussing possible Earth-like'exoplanets' orbiting stars further out into our galaxy - and what futuremissions and studies will tell us about extraterrestrial life there.


    Along theway the book answers some key questions: How can we answer Fermi's paradox('Where is everybody?')? Is water essential for life, or just a best bet forfinding it? And how will we know when we find alien life, if it doesn't followthe same principles asEarth life?



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Baddie-Winkle's Guide to Life
    Baddie-Winkle's Guide to Life
    ISBN: 9780062655646
    Title: Baddie-Winkle's Guide to Life
    Author: BADDIEWINKLE


    Instagram's hippest grandma shares her thoughts on living and dressing adventurously in this humorous illustrated guide.


    Known for her tie-dye tops, shirts with sayings like "Bye Basic," and giant neon drop earrings, eighty-eight-year-old Baddie Winkle is one of the internet's hottest stars. The alter-ego of Helen van Winkle, Baddie began with an adventurous makeover. Putting on her great granddaughter's tie-dye Grateful Dead bears t-shirt, jean shorts, and socks patterned with pink marijuana leaves, Helen posted her first photo of Baddie in April 2014, with the help of her grandkids and great-grandkids. Since then, Baddie's colorful, youthful style, controversial photos, and snaps with celebrities like Miley Cyrus have earned her the devotion of more than two million Instagram fans and transformed her life. From appearing on MTV's Video Music Awards and in a Smirnoff commercial, to meeting celebrities and her numerous fans, to traveling the country, dropping in at frat parties, and making a music video, this irrepressibly charming Southern renegade demonstrates it's never too late to open and enjoy a new chapter in your life.


    Imbued with her energetic, infectious spirt and rebellious attitude, Baddiewinkle's Guide to Life is an inspiring handbook for living life adventurously. Baddie tells her life story, including the joys and heartbreak and the lessons she has learned, and shares her thoughts on a wide range of issues, including funky fashion, the internet and pop culture, being age appropriate, and being an octogenarian internet star. Illustrated with dozens of color photos, Baddiewinkle's Guide to Life also features Baddie's tips on how to be Baddie, her favorite outfits, and other special content sure to delight and inspire fans of all ages.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $46.00
    $46.00
  • Barber Book
    Barber Book
    ISBN: 9780714871042
    Title: Barber Book
    Author: PHAIDON PRESS EDITORS

    A fun and instructive guide to the most popular men's hairstyles of the 20th century

    The Barber Book is a fun guide to the most popular men's hairstyles of the 20th century, including quirky line drawings to achieve the 'total look' and instructions on how to cut each style.

    Packed with information this smart handbook uses quirky illustrations and vintage photographs to explore the most popular hairstyles of the 20th century from the undercut and the afro to the classic Madison Avenue look.

    With a focus on personalities, culture and fashions and cultural events that inspired each look, the book opens with an illustrated introduction exploring the most popular styles of the 1940s, 50s and 60s through archival photography.

    The book includes a brand new directory of the world's finest barber shops.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00

    $37.00
  • Beauty Book
    Beauty Book
    ISBN: 9783832798796
    Title: Beauty Book
    Author: WILLARDT KENNETH

    As humans we are programmed to instinctively respond to beauty. It has an indescribable quality that lifts our spirits and opens our hearts. Yet while this intangible essence can be hard to define, it's nonetheless instantly recognizable. Over the course of his illustrious career, photographer Kenneth Willardt has captured an impressive array of images that epitomize our contemporary concept of beauty. Although varied in their theme and subject matter, these finely structured compositions all possess a timeless elegance that draws us in. Equally at home in both black and white and color images, viewers of Willardt's photography will be struck by the intimacy that characterizes his work. It will be no surprise, then, to learn that the subjects displayed here are celebrities that fascinate him or models he knows as friends. With this freedom and informality between photographer and models, the images are intensely direct and real.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $199.00
    $199.00
  • Behind the Seams
    Behind the Seams
    ISBN: 9780993298301
    Title: Behind the Seams
    Author: MORRIS ANGEL

    Angels has been providing costumes for stage and screen since 1840. Behind the Seams is a story of the history of costume for theatre, film & TV, London and a family business now in its seventh generation that rose from humble beginnings in the 19th century to become a major force in the world of costume for the movies, television and theatre. With over 1 million costumes and accessories hanging on 6 miles of rails, Angels is the largest dressing up box in the world and the name sewn in hundreds of thousands of costumes for film television & theatre productions. Angels can also claim more than a little credit for thirty-six costume Oscar-winning movies, including Star Wars (1977), Titanic (1997) Shakespeare in Love& Grand Hotel Budapest (2015). Behind the Seams provides the reader with a unique insight into 175 years of the entertainment industry in London, and the sometimes bumpy evolution of a family business, now in its seventh generation.Behind the Seams reveals extraordinary secrets about the costumes and their creators. With lavish photos and close up details of trims, lace and fabrics, its also visually stunning and a joy to dip into for inspiration or escapism.Many of the biggest names in theatre cinema & TV Theatre have walked through the doors at Angels including Noel Coward, Laurence Olivier, Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Caine, Judy Dench, Daniel Craig, Gwyneth Paltrow, Damian Lewis, Cate Blanchett, Johnny Depp, Helen Mirren, Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley and Eddie Redmayne to name but a few. All have been dressed and undressed by the costumiers whove helped them lift the character off the page and onto the screen. Angels staff share some of their secrets and tips of the trade in this exclusive backstage pass.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $90.00
    $90.00
  • Birds of Paradise: Costume as Cinematic Spectacle
    Birds of Paradise: Costume as Cinematic Spectacle
    ISBN: 9783863352189
    Title: Birds of Paradise: Costume as Cinematic Spectacle
    Author: UHLIROVA MARKETA


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $134.00
    $134.00
  • Blue Blooded
    Blue Blooded
    ISBN: 9783899556469
    Title: Blue Blooded
    Author: BOJER THOMAS STEGE

    Jeans are equal parts subculture and establishment. Worn as both work clothes and luxury fashion, they are practically universal. This book contains everything you need--and want--to know about jeans.Denim embodies authenticity, rebellion, workwear, and the old west. Denim hunters tirelessly search ghost towns for vintage jeans. Families weave heritage cloth for generations. Craftsman on foreign shores preserve the old ways while designers back home redefine the iconic five-pocket look. And all of us trade stories of how we got that perfect fade.Blue Blooded is the story of denim and denim culture: The secrets of selvedge. The true origins of the Osaka Five. The immigrants and inventors in the Wild West who created jeans. Exclusive profiles of the independent designers and makers invigorating the denim scene, like 3sixteen and Iron Heart, along with forces like Levi's that shaped the industry. No other garment has the iconic status of jeans. Jeans are never out of fashion, and they will continue to outlive other sartorial trends for the foreseeable future.A contemporary overview of our favorite article of clothing, Blue Blooded introduces traditional brands as well as designers who are stirring up the industry. The book covers the topic of jeans in its entirety--from their rivets to their various washes and from their cultural history to a recommended selection of stores where they can be bought. And, of course, the things every denimhead needs to know: How to wash--or not wash--your jeans. How denim is made. And how denim makes us who we are.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $120.00
    $120.00
  • Breaking Free of Bingeing & Dieting: 30 Things Women Need to Know
    Breaking Free of Bingeing & Dieting: 30 Things Women Need to Know
    ISBN: 9780901221117
    Title: Breaking Free of Bingeing & Dieting: 30 Things Women Need to Know
    Author: CROMARTIE LENA

    Essential information on the subjects of bingeing, dieting and body image. This book destroys some of the myths surrounding bingeing and dieting, and provides encouragement to take the first steps towards breaking free of them.
    Author bio: Lena Cromartie, MNZAC, MBACP (accred), is a qualified and experienced specialist counsellor and life coach who works in the field of eating and body image difficulties. She runs a private therapeutic practice called Freedom with Food.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.00
    $19.00
  • Butler's Guide to Gentlemen's Grooming
    Butler's Guide to Gentlemen's Grooming
    ISBN: 9781849943703
    Title: Butler's Guide to Gentlemen's Grooming
    Author: NICHOLAS CLAYTON

    Do things in style, with this essential advice from a real British butler to the rich and famous
    Real gentlemen know that it is essential to be well groomed. And since not everyone has a personal butler at hand, this short guide is here to take his place. It cuts to the chase, with information on skin and hair care (including nasal hair trimming); a style guide (with tips on what to wear for what occasion); and advice on keeping your clothes and shoes in tip-top shape.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Chanel: The Karl Lagerfeld Campaigns
    Chanel: The Karl Lagerfeld Campaigns
    ISBN: 9780500519813
    Title: Chanel: The Karl Lagerfeld Campaigns
    Author: MAURIES PATRICK & LAGERFELD KARL

    When Karl Lagerfeld was named at the helm of the fashion house in 1983, he set out to radically shake up and update its image - not only through bold collections but also, from 1987 onwards, by choosing to shoot the house's campaigns himself, a move that was unprecedented for a fashion designer. Conceived in collaboration with Karl Lagerfeld and the House of Chanel, this definitive publication opens with an essay by Patrick Mauriès before exploring the campaigns themselves, organized chronologically. A carefully curated selection of images showcases hundreds of spectacular clothes worn by the top fashion models - and personalities - of each era, from Inès de la Fressange, Claudia Schiffer, Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne, to Kirsten Stewart and Lily Rose Depp, captured in glamorous locations, from Coco Chanel's Paris apartment to the French Riviera or LA. Presented in a high-end, slipcased package, Chanel: the Karl Lagerfeld Campaigns offers an unrivalled overview of the house of Chanel as seen through the eyes - and lens - of Karl Lagerfeld himself.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $110.00
    $110.00
  • 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
  • Chanel: the Vocabulary of Style
    Chanel: the Vocabulary of Style
    ISBN: 9780500515815
    Title: Chanel: the Vocabulary of Style
    Author: GAUTIER JEROME

    Coco Chanel created a look for her era and beyond. She was, without doubt, the most influential fashion designer of the 20th century, years ahead of her time. Her clothes, cuts and accessories have remained eternally chic. Her influence is honoured here by celebrating the key elements that defined and still define her style for every generation, through inspired pairings of classic and contemporary photographs. Chanels legendary fashion house continues to exert a powerful influence over the imagination of todays designers and to captivate a huge audience with an insatiable appetite for one of fashions undisputed style perennial.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $156.00
    $156.00
  • Charles James: Portrait of an Unreasonable Man: Fame, Fashion, Art
    Charles James: Portrait of an Unreasonable Man: Fame, Fashion, Art
    ISBN: 9780847861453
    Title: Charles James: Portrait of an Unreasonable Man: Fame, Fashion, Art
    Author: KLEIN MICHELE GERBER

    Inspired by the discovery of long-overlooked interviews conducted just before his death, this is the first biography of the visionary fashion designer Charles James.

    Christian Dior described him as the inspiration for the "New Look." Salvador Dali called his work "soft sculpture," and Virginia Woolf exclaimed, "He is a genius."

    As George Bernard Shaw tells us, only unreasonable men change the world. This portrait of the life and times of Charles James--winner of two Coty awards, and the subject of a 2014 Metropolitan Museum of Art show--draws on the glamour of Europe in the 1930s, and the dazzle of New York City from the '40s through the '70s as it travels with James from his birth to privilege in England in 1906 and follows his career through his complex and turbulent relationships with exceptional women such as Elsa Schiaparelli and Eleanor Lambert, ending with his penurious death in New York's fabled Chelsea Hotel.

    As engrossing as a novel, as dramatic as grand opera, James's story will provoke, rivet, and inspire.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00

    $80.00
  • Clothbound: Iconic Fabric Designs; Stories of a Handmade Process
    Clothbound: Iconic Fabric Designs; Stories of a Handmade Process
    ISBN: 9781743362921
    Title: Clothbound: Iconic Fabric Designs; Stories of a Handmade Process
    Author: PATERSON JULIE

    For over 20 years, Julie Paterson, founder of ClothFabric, has been designing and printing contemporary textiles by hand. Her iconic patterns, inspired by and connected to the Australian landscape, have been applied to furnishings, rugs and wallpapers and sold the world over. 'ClothBound' is the story of Julie's most significant and well loved designs, and offers a very intimate insight into the creative process of a much loved artist, designer and maker at work in her shed...

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $75.00
    $75.00
  • Coco Chanel
    Coco Chanel
    ISBN: 9780711237179
    Title: Coco Chanel
    Author: COSFORD NINA & ALKAYAT ZENA

    This beautifully illustrated biography follows Coco Chanel's exceptional life and work, and celebrates the fashion icon's immense legacy. Chanel lived a remarkable life, growing up as an orphan in a French convent, opening her own fashion house and embarking on several life-changing love affairs.& This artist's take on her life continues the popular Life Portraits series, which celebrates the lives of iconic women. Coco Chanel follows on from equally evocative illustrated biographies of twentieth-century literary giant Virginia Woolf, and one of literature's most loved authors, Jane Austen.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Coco Chanel: The Illustrated World of a Fashion Icon
    Coco Chanel: The Illustrated World of a Fashion Icon
    ISBN: 9781743790663
    Title: Coco Chanel: The Illustrated World of a Fashion Icon
    Author: HESS MEGAN

    "In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different" - Coco Chanel

    Fashion is ever-changing, influenced by the key designers that capture a moment in history; and Coco Chanel is arguably the most significant influence on women's fashion in the twentieth century. Coco Chanel: The Illustrated World of a Fashion Icon is a compilation of Megan Hess' stunning illustrations of the 100 most quintessential moments through Chanel's history, from Coco's incredible life, to the impact of Karl Lagerfeld and the incredible items that have become fashion icons - the little black dress, the luxurious bags and accessories, glamorous jewellery and of course the renowned Chanel No 5 perfume.

    Interspersed with historical anecdotes and famous quotes from Coco herself, Karl Lagerfeld and other key fashion icons of the era, this book is an elegant and immersive introduction to the moments that shaped Coco and the iconic Chanel brand - and how fashion, in turn, shaped their lives.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00

    $30.00
  • Color with Makeup The Makeup Artist's Creative Workbook
    Color with Makeup The Makeup Artist's Creative Workbook
    ISBN: 9781786275493
    Title: Color with Makeup The Makeup Artist's Creative Workbook
    Author: NGUYEN-GREALIS LAN

    Following on from the success of Lan Nguyen-Grealis's first book, Art & Makeup, this book invites the reader to use their artistic flair and get hands-on with practical application.

    Hundreds of stunning photographs provide inspiration and advice for creating key looks for magazine editorials, celebrities, fashion shows, and advertising campaigns.

    Organized by technical themes, dozens of different looks demonstrate how to use embellishments, glitter and gloss, color and graphic lines to produce stunning results for the camera or catwalk.

    Includes 30 face-chart templates for testing out and adapting your looks, and advice on application and professional presentation.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00

    $35.00
  • Complete Costume History
    Complete Costume History
    ISBN: 9783836555401
    Title: Complete Costume History
    Author: TETART-VITTU FRANCOISE

    Togas, turbans, tailcoats, and top hats: The evolution of style from antiquity to 1888 Originally published in France between 1876 and 1888, Auguste Racinet's Le Costume historique was the most wide-ranging and incisive study of clothing ever attempted. Covering the world history of costume, dress, and style from antiquity through to the end of the 19th century, the six volume work remains completely unique in its scope and detail. TASCHEN's complete reprint presents Racinet's exquisitely precise and colored illustrations, as well as his delightful descriptions and often witty comments. Spanning everything from ancient Etruscan attire to French women's couture, material is arranged according to Racinet's orginal organization by culture and subject. As expansive in its reach as it is passionate in its research and attention to detail, The Complete Costume History is an invaluable reference for students, designers, artists, illustrators, and historians; and a rich source of inspiration for anyone with an interest in clothing and style. Text in English, French, and German

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Complete Costume History T25
    Complete Costume History T25
    ISBN: 9783836531078
    Title: Complete Costume History T25
    Author: TETART-VITTU FRANCOISE


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $90.00
    $90.00
  • 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
  • David Bowie Is...
    David Bowie Is...
    ISBN: 9781851777372
    Title: David Bowie Is...
    Author: BROACKES VICTORIA (ED); MARSH GEOFFREY (ED

    David Bowie is a pioneering artist and performer whose career has spanned nearly 50 years and brought him international acclaim. This book traces his career from its beginnings in London, through the breakthroughs of Space Oddity and Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, and on to his impact on the larger international tradition of 20th-century avant-garde art.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $85.00
    $85.00
  • Diana Vreeland Empress of Fashion
    Diana Vreeland Empress of Fashion
    ISBN: 9780500295151
    Title: Diana Vreeland Empress of Fashion
    Author: MACKENZIE STUART AMANDA

    Described by an admirer as 'the High Druidess of fashion, the Supreme Pontiff, Perpetual Curate and Archpresbyter of elegance, the Vicaress of Style', Diana Vreeland is the cloth from which 21st-century fashion editors are cut. Diana joined Harper's Bazaar in 1936, where her pizzazz and singular point of view quickly made her a major creative force in fashion. During her time at Harper's Bazaar and later as the editor-in-chief of Vogue, the self-styled 'Empress of fashion' launched Twiggy's career, advised Jackie Kennedy, and enjoyed the full swing of sixties' London. In Diana's Vogue, women were encouraged to resist fashion orders from on high, and to use their own imaginations in re-creating themselves - much as Vreeland spent her own life doing. In this book, Amanda Mackenzie Stuart portrays a visionary: a fearless innovator who inspired designers, models, photographers and artists. Diana Vreeland reinvented the way we think about style and where we go to find it. As an editor, curator and wit, she made a lasting mark and remains an icon for generations of fashion lovers.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • 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: 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
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