• Alexander Mcqueen: Evolution
    Alexander Mcqueen: Evolution
    ISBN: 9781631061479
    Title: Alexander Mcqueen: Evolution

    Get up close to a stunningly original fashion designer and his 35 theatrical, controversial runway shows Alexander McQueen: Evolution

    From Jack the Ripper Stalks His Victims, his 1992 graduate collection, to Plato's Atlantis, the last show before his death in 2010, Lee Alexander McQueen was as celebrated for the exquisite tailoring, meticulous craftsmanship, and stunning originality of his designs as he was notorious for his theatrical -- and often controversial -- runway shows. McQueen found inspiration for his avant-garde collections everywhere: his Scottish ancestry, Alfred Hitchcock movies, Yoruba mythology, the destruction of the environment -- even the fashion industry itself. Whatever his inspiration, however, McQueen's concept for his runway show came first and was crucial to the development of the collection. Every show had a narrative and was staged with his characteristic dramatic flair. Highland Rape featured disheveled models smeared with "blood" staggering down the runway in town clothes. In Scanners, two robots sprayed paint on a model trapped on a spinning platform. In Widows of Culloden, a hologram of supermodel Kate Moss held center stage. Other McQueen shows staged models walking through water, drifting snowflakes, rain, and wind tunnels; pole-dancing in garish makeup at a carnival; playing living pieces in a bizarre chess game; and performing with trained dancers in a Depression-era-style marathon. Illustrated throughout with stunning photography and liberally sprinkled with quotations from McQueen and those who knew him best, Alexander McQueen: Evolution, now in paperback, is the story of the designer's thirty-five runway shows and the genius behind them.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • Alexander Mcqueen: Redefining Beauty Beyond the Borderline
    Alexander Mcqueen: Redefining Beauty Beyond the Borderline
    ISBN: 9780993181238
    Title: Alexander Mcqueen: Redefining Beauty Beyond the Borderline

    Magnificently illustrated with some of McQueen s most riveting designs, this book illuminates the struggles of a man who dared to defy accepted fashion norms and give the world a new sense of grandeur
    From conflicted gay teenager and aggressive and remote young man, through to his lonely suicide, this book charts Alexander McQueen s ascent to couturier par excellence, highlighting his spectacular shows and showing how his confrontational, streetwise manner was simply a shield that protected and masked a very shy, sensitive, and insecure man who hailed from the wrong side of the high fashion tracks. McQueen s talent is now globally acknowledged to have been unmatched in contemporary haute couture, and this book distills from the lavish sweep of his colors, designs, fabrics, and forward-driving concepts the essence of a man on a quest for beauty and his own contentment. In casting the spotlight on the stark contrast between catwalk glamour and his upbringing and personal demons, the book shows how his talent both nourished and destroyed him. It takes us from the vicious glare of the walkway where he was feted by the wealthy and famous as an innovative artist to behind the glamour. There, defiance delineated a life that was hurled into inescapable depression by the deaths, first of his great friend and supporter Isabella Blow and then by his mother."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $85.00
  • Alexander Mcqueen: Savage Beauty
    Alexander Mcqueen: Savage Beauty
    ISBN: 9780300169782
    Title: Alexander Mcqueen: Savage Beauty

    Alexander McQueen (1969-2010) was one of the most influential, imaginative, and inspirational designers at the turn of the millennium. His fashions both challenged and expanded the conventional parameters of clothing beyond utility to a compelling expression of culture, politics, and identity. Focusing on the most iconic and acclaimed designs of his prolific career, this stunning book examines McQueen's inimitable technical virtuosity and its subversion of traditional tailoring and dressmaking practices. The book also focuses on the highly sophisticated narrative structures found in McQueen's collections and in his astonishing and extravagant runway presentations, which suggested the most avant-garde installation and performance art. Intended as an assessment of Alexander McQueen's entire career, the book includes in-depth studies of six collections that illustrate and encapsulate thematic chapters as well as an interview with Sarah Burton, the new creative director of Alexander McQueen who had been the designer's right-hand design aide since 1996.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $86.00
  • Alexander McQueen: the Legend & the Legacy
    Alexander McQueen: the Legend & the Legacy
    ISBN: 9781847960313
    Title: Alexander McQueen: the Legend & the Legacy
    Author: WATT JUDITH

    This title is dedicated to Alexander McQueen's work and talent, and exhibits not simply visually electrifying fashion images, but also reveals the deep reservoir of the designer's imagination.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $74.00
  • Alexander Mcqueen: Working Process
    Alexander Mcqueen: Working Process
    ISBN: 9788862082952
    Title: Alexander Mcqueen: Working Process

    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
  • Allure
    ISBN: 9780811870436
    Title: Allure

    First published by Bulfinch Press/Little Brown and Company in 1980--Colophon.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
  • Allure of Chanel
    Allure of Chanel
    ISBN: 9781782273677
    Title: Allure of Chanel
    Author: MORAND PAUL

    Coco Chanel invited Paul Morand to visit her in St Moritz at the end of the Second World War when he was given the opportunity to write her memoirs; his notes of their conversations were put away in a drawer and only came to light one year after Chanel's death. Through Morand's transcription of their conversations, Chanel tells us about her friendship with Misia Sert, the men in her life - Boy Capel, the Duke of Westminster, artists such as Diaghilev, her philosophy of fashion and the story behind the legendary Number 5 perfume...The memories of Chanel told in her own words provide vivid sketches and portray the strength of Coco's character, leaving us with an extraordinary insight into Chanel the woman and the woman who created Chanel.
    Pushkin Collection editions feature a spare, elegant series style and superior, durable components. The Collection is typeset in Monotype Baskerville, litho-printed on Munken Premium White Paper and notch-bound by the independently owned printer TJ International in Padstow. The covers, with French flaps, are printed on Colorplan Pristine White Paper. Both paper and cover board are acid-free and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
  • Amazing Face
    Amazing Face
    ISBN: 9780670075256
    Title: Amazing Face
    Author: FOSTER ZOE

    Former"Cosmopolitan"and"Harper's BAZAAR"beauty director Zoe Foster suggests makeup colors and brands for every occasion, skin care routines and products for every age, step-by-step instructions, and much, much more. Sometimes a lady just needs to know how to do the definitive smoky eye, or how to choose the perfect shade of lipstick or eye shadow. And there's no reason she shouldn't know which foundation or moisturiser is best for her, either. All the answers are here, in this top-to-toe beauty extravaganza."

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • Amazinger Face
    Amazinger Face
    ISBN: 9780670078233
    Title: Amazinger Face
    Author: FOSTER ZOE

    Sometimes a lady just needs to know the most flattering lipstick for her skin tone, or how to correctly use sunscreen, or a veryquick hairstyle to conceal her unwashed hair. And there's no reason she shouldn't know which foundation or mascara is best for her, either.

    All the answers are here, in this top-to-toe beauty extravaganza. Former Cosmopolitanand Harper's BAZAARbeauty director, and the founder of Go-To skin care, Zoë Foster (Blake) suggests makeup colours and brands for every occasion, useful, practical skin care routines and products for every age, and step-by-step instructions for winged eyeliner, arresting red lips, foolproof tanning, simple up-dos, sexy second-day hair, and much, much more . . .

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • Anatomy of Fashion: Why We Dress the Way We Do
    Anatomy of Fashion: Why We Dress the Way We Do
    ISBN: 9780714849478
    Title: Anatomy of Fashion: Why We Dress the Way We Do

    Why do we dress the way we do? How has fashion changed and evolved over the centuries? How did the 3-piece suit come about? Why have hemlines risen and fallen over time? In The Anatomy of Fashion, respected fashion commentator Colin McDowell goes beyond standard fashion histories and narrative surveys to answer these questions and many more.

    The book's unique structure takes the reader from head to toe in sections such as `The Body Unclothed,? `Materials and Texture,? `Head to Waist,? `Hips to Feet,? `Looks and Themes in Dress,? and more. Visually rich, with over 500 photographs, illustrations, paintings, and film stills, the book includes work by designers and labels such as Ralph Lauren, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Versace, Carhartt, Diesel and more.

    The book's dynamic structure and layout are equally suited for browsing and for serious reference, but The Anatomy of Fashion is not simply a picture book. It is a sourcebook by one of the world's leading fashion scholars that seeks nothing less than a thorough analysis of the roots of every aspect of fashion today.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $120.00
  • Andy Goldsworthy Projects
    Andy Goldsworthy Projects
    ISBN: 9781419722226
    Title: Andy Goldsworthy Projects

    Andy Goldsworthy: Projects presents more than 40 of the artist’s recent large-scale sculptural work from around the world. Using local materials—including stone, clay, and wood—Goldsworthy’s projects are inspired by and interact with the natural landscape. Each project subjects Goldsworthy’s ideas about the work to the brute facts and forces of nature: sunlight, sedimentation, tides, erosion, extremes of heat and cold, and plant growth and decay. Situated mostly throughout Europe and the United States, Goldsworthy’s projects are as beautiful as they are thought-provoking. Each one is accompanied with notes by the artist, and many have not been published previously.

    Andy Goldsworthy: Projects is a companion volume to Andy Goldsworthy: Ephemeral Works (2015).

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $110.00
  • Ann Demeulemeester
    Ann Demeulemeester
    ISBN: 9780847843503
    Title: Ann Demeulemeester

    The first and highly personal perspective into the work and processes of Ann Demeulemeester, one of the most influential and inspiring fashion designers of our time. Graduating from Antwerp's Royal Academy of Fine Arts in 1981, Ann Demeulemeester (and her contemporaries in the Antwerp Six) transformed global fashion with an aggressive restatement of traditional fashion design and a polemical approach to luxury trends. Influenced by punk, she founded her label in 1985 and imbues her designs with a strong narrative and rebellious spirit. For Demeulemeester, fashion is a form of communication. Her complex language of contrasts covers a whole gamut of emotions. The tension is highly poetic, and her clothes reveal many layers of soul. Known for her elegant tailoring and dark yet glamorous aesthetic, she created a serene and darkly romantic world with an intriguing mix of edgy rebellion and sophistication. This book is a tribute to Demeulemeester's historical career, with over 1,000 photographs approximating some of the mystery and detailing associated with her brand.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $190.00
  • 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
  • Anna Sui Fashion Idea Book
    Anna Sui Fashion Idea Book
    ISBN: 9781452101446
    Title: Anna Sui Fashion Idea Book
    Author: SUI ANNA

    Fans of the iconic fashion designer can peek into the world of Anna Sui with this sketchbook, where blank pages for drawing are interspersed with Sui's own fashion illustrations, scans of her vibrant textiles, and inspiring quotes from her twenty-year career as one of the most beloved of designers.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $34.00
  • Anthology of a Decade Hedi Slimane Us
    Anthology of a Decade Hedi Slimane Us
    ISBN: 9783037642214
    Title: Anthology of a Decade Hedi Slimane Us

    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
  • Art & Makeup
    Art & Makeup
    ISBN: 9781780674858
    Title: Art & Makeup

    Art & Makeup is a stunning showcase of work created by award-winning make-up artist, Lan Nguyen-Grealis. The looks created specially for the book are inspired by the worlds of art, sculpture, cinema and performance art - references include Picasso, Warhol, Marie Antoinette, Cleopatra, Mad Men and The Great Gatsby. The book combines inspirational imagery with step-by-step deconstruction of the techniques, and includes photography from Rankin.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $66.00
  • Art & Sole a Spectacular Selection of More Than 150 Fantasy Art Shoes from the Stuart Weitzman Collection
    Art & Sole a Spectacular Selection of More Than 150 Fantasy Art Shoes from the Stuart Weitzman Collection
    ISBN: 9780062191038
    Title: Art & Sole a Spectacular Selection of More Than 150 Fantasy Art Shoes from the Stuart Weitzman Collection

    A Spectacular Selection of More Than 150 Fantasy Art Shoes from the Stuart Weitzman Collection

    When Stuart Weitzman opened its first boutique on Madison Avenue, its displays of specially commissioned fantasy shoes quickly became a destination, drawing crowds form all over the world to its magical windows. The best of this carefully curated collection is on display in book form for the first time in this unique gift volume, where these imaginative creations are presented in vivid detail. With its inventive and beautifully crafted footwear in a vast range of materials-from watercolor paper to playing cards, from fresh flowers to frosting-this stunning showcase where fashion and fantasy meet will thrill shoe and art lovers alike.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
  • Art + Fashion: Collaborations & Connections Between Icons
    Art + Fashion: Collaborations & Connections Between Icons
    ISBN: 9781452138695
    Title: Art + Fashion: Collaborations & Connections Between Icons

    A volume of magnificent proportions, Art + Fashion is as exciting and elegant as the creative partnerships it celebrates. Spanning numerous eras, men and women's fashion, and a wide range of art mediums, these 25 collaborative projects reveal the astonishing work that results when luminaries from the art world (such as Pollock, Haring, and Hirst) come together with icons of the fashion world (including Saint Laurent, Westwood, McQueen). From 20th-century legends such as Elsa Schiaparelli and her famous lobster dress painted by Salvador Dali to 21st-century trailblazers such as Cindy Sherman and her self-portraits in vintage Chanel, these electric and provocative pairings represented in lavish visuals and thoughtful essays reflecting on the history of each project brim with the energy and possibility of powerful forces uniting."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $170.00
  • Art Abandonment Project: Create and Share Random Acts of Art
    Art Abandonment Project: Create and Share Random Acts of Art
    ISBN: 9781440329944
    Title: Art Abandonment Project: Create and Share Random Acts of Art

    Art sharing at its sneakiest!Art sharing at its sneakiest! The Art Abandonment Project is your guide to expressing yourself through random acts of art! Create something for the joy of making it, and then leave it for an unsuspecting person to find--be it on a shelf at the library, a park bench, a table at a coffee shop or anywhere a stranger might stumble upon it. Inside you'll discover fun ideas for monthly abandonment challenges, way to connect with other "abandoneers" in the creative community, the value of sharing with others and more. Learn the ins and outs of being an abandoneer. Get ideas and inspiration for monthly abandoning challenges. See examples of abandoned art, and read the stories of the artists as well as the "finders." Receive helpful encouragement for letting go of your creations (sometimes it's hard!). Connect with the Art Abandonment community and learn how to share your own stories with others. Join the art abandonment project, set your art fee and make someone's day!

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Let People Help
    Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Let People Help
    ISBN: 9781455581092
    Title: Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Let People Help


    'When we really see each other, we want to help each other' - Amanda Palmer

    Imagine standing on a box in the middle of a busy city, dressed as a white-faced bride, and silently using your eyes to ask people for money. Or touring Europe in a punk cabaret band, and finding a place to sleep each night by reaching out to strangers on Twitter. For Amanda Palmer, actions like these have gone beyond satisfying her basic needs for food and shelter - they've taught her how to turn strangers into friends, build communities, and discover her own giving impulses. And because she had learned how to ask, she was able to go to the world to ask for the money to make a new album and tour with it, and to raise over a million dollars in a month.

    In the New York TImes bestseller The Art of Asking, Palmer expands upon her popular TED talk to reveal how ordinary people, those of us without thousands of Twitter followers and adoring fans, can use these same principles in our own lives.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
  • Art of Being a Woman My Mother, Schiaparelli, & Me
    Art of Being a Woman My Mother, Schiaparelli, & Me
    ISBN: 9780091944575
    Title: Art of Being a Woman My Mother, Schiaparelli, & Me

    There has to be more than one way to be a woman#133; And if there is more than one way, chances are there are many.

    Patricia Volk#146;s mother Audrey was an upper-middle class New Yorker, a great beauty, a perfectionist, and a polished hostess who believed in women doing things the proper way.

    The iconoclastic Italian fashion designer, Elsa Schiaparelli, on the other hand, never found a rule she didn#146;t want to break. One of fashion#146;s most radical provocateurs, she was a cultural revolutionary who embodied the #145;daring#146;.

    For Patricia, who read Schiap#146;s 'scandalous' autobiography, Shocking Life, at a tender age, these two women offered fabulously contrasting lessons in everything from fashion, make-up, lingerie, family and entertaining, to love, sex, superstition and gambling #150; lessons that would stay with her for the rest of her life.

    Moving seamlessly between the Volks#146; 1950s Manhattan home and Schiap#146;s astonishing life in New York, Rome and Paris (among pals like Dali, Duchamp, Picasso), The Art of Being a Woman weaves Audrey#146;s notions of female domesticity with Schiap#146;s groundbreaking creative vision to tell the witty, wise and utterly delightful story of how a young girl learned that there is more than one way to be a woman.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $38.00
  • Art of Dressing: Ageless, Timeless, Original Style
    Art of Dressing: Ageless, Timeless, Original Style
    ISBN: 9780847858521
    Title: Art of Dressing: Ageless, Timeless, Original Style

    A style guide for women over 50 years of age, in the vein of Advanced Style. The Art of Dressing by style icon& Tziporah Salamon& includes& in-depth& profiles of a range of stylish older women band combines& inspiration with how-to& instruction on how to put together beautiful stylish outfits according to every& woman's individual style.&

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $85.00
  • 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

    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
  • Art of Wearing Hats: What to Choose, Where to Find, How to Style
    Art of Wearing Hats: What to Choose, Where to Find, How to Style
    ISBN: 9780008165291
    Title: Art of Wearing Hats: What to Choose, Where to Find, How to Style

    The perfect and practical pocket guide to being a hat wearer for novices and aficionados alike, complete with tips on where to buy them, how to wear them, who wears them best and tricks of the trade (yes hat hair, we re looking at you).

    Hats have been a mainstay of fashion for centuries, but now they re back with a bang overtaking the accessories departments of Topshop et al and gracing the celebrated heads of Taylor Swift, Cara Delevigne, Johnny Depp and the like day in and day out. But which one should you wear? Which will suit you best, how should you wear them and when?

    The Art of Wearing Hats answers all these questions and more. Broken down into chapters covering everyday, outdoor and special occasion hats, you ll soon discover the full range to choose from, alongside who in the Googlable world you can turn to for styling tips, and fun facts about where each originated from.

    Complete with illustrations and tips on how to grow your hat-wearing confidence, it might be an idea to start making room in your wardrobe."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $17.00

  • Art/fashion in the 21st Century
    Art/fashion in the 21st Century
    ISBN: 9780500239094
    Title: Art/fashion in the 21st Century

    The encounter between art and fashion has been a rapidly growing phenomenon over the last decade, with major international artists working with top fashion houses to produce contemporary masterpieces that challenge the traditional boundary between these two dynamic cultures. In Art/Fashion in the 21st Century, five chapters feature concise essays with profiles of the key designers, break-out stories about the most avant- garde projects and interviews with the leading lights of the art-fashion crossover phenomenon. Nearly 250 illustrations showcase collaborative art/fashion work from Acne Studios, Balenciaga, Chanel, Hussein Chayalan, Tracey Emin, Jean Paul Gaultier, Zaha Hadid, Hermès, Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein, Jeff Koons, Stella McCartney, Issey Miyake, Takashi Murakami, Prada, Richard Prince, Anselm Reyle, Cindy Sherman, Juergen Teller, Viktor & Rolf, and many more. This is essential and inspiring reading for all those interested in the very cutting edge of both art and fashion and those who are already there.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
  • Artist/rebel/dandy: Men of Fashion
    Artist/rebel/dandy: Men of Fashion
    ISBN: 9780300190816
    Title: Artist/rebel/dandy: Men of Fashion

    Artist/Rebel/Dandy celebrates the pleasures of the sharp-dressed man, from the discreet sophistication of the consummately elegant George Bryan "Beau" Brummell in the early 19th century to the diverse, highly personal flair of the tastemakers who color the landscape of menswear today. Since the word "dandy" came into vogue in London in 1813, it has at times been used to describe someone superficial, flamboyant, and self-indulgent. Instead, the dandy is here shown to employ profound thought and imagination in his self-presentation, fashioning an image that often challenges the status quo and transcends the ordinary. A series of fascinating essays traces the often contradictory definitions and images of the dandy, the history of young men and their clothes in the long 19th century, the exquisite fabrics and tailoring that play an important role in dandy style, and the relationship of black dandyism and hip-hop. In addition, this book features fifteen musings on notable dandies written by individuals who share a kinship with their subject, including Patti Smith considering Charles Baudelaire; a reflection on Oscar Wilde by his grandson, Merlin Holland; Daniela Morera, formerly part of Andy Warhol's Factory crowd, reminiscing about the artist's image; and writer Philip Hoare describing the "thrift-shop dandyism" of director John Waters.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $87.00
  • Asian Street Fashion
    Asian Street Fashion
    ISBN: 9780500544402
    Title: Asian Street Fashion
    Author: BENT JAMES

    Asian fashion is perhaps most widely associated with the quirky, original creations that have come out of Tokyo in recent decades. While Japanese style has undoubtedly influenced the growth of fashion in Asia, there is abundant creativity to be found in cities across this vast continent and unique approaches to dress that have remained largely hidden from the outside world. Rich influences are being absorbed and reapplied in new ways to create bold fashion statements that scream innovation and individuality. From Bangkok s seemingly effortless blend of vintage and modern to Seoul s layered, sleek chic with a daring twist, the diverse results reveal an irresistible quality that unites Asian fashion as a whole; the refusal to conform to a uniform and conservative form of dress. James Bent has been photographing street fashion in Asia for a number of years and has traveled extensively throughout the continent in his quest to capture its wealth of clothing styles. Collectively, his photographs take us on a vibrant visual journey of creative fashion at its best, sparking our imaginations, inspiring fresh interpretations of style, and inviting us to view our own wardrobes in a new light."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Asylum True Tales of Madness from a Life in Fashion
    Asylum True Tales of Madness from a Life in Fashion
    ISBN: 9780399173714
    Title: Asylum True Tales of Madness from a Life in Fashion
    Author: DOONAN SIMON

    After nearly a lifetime spent in the Industry, author and fashion insider Simon Doonan is ready to let you in on a little secret: his peers in this multibillion-dollar industry are just as nutty as the denizens of your local loony bin. In The Asylum, an unabashedly hilarious memoir-in-essays, Doonan, the creative ambassador for Barneys New York, tells the real-life stories of glamorous madness and stylish insanity.Doonan has seen it all: from dealing with models unable to work for fear of ghosts, to deep-sea fishing with a couturier pal and his jailbird companion, to watching Anna Wintour remain perfectly calm while the ceiling fell--literally--in the middle of Fashion Week. The outlandish family Doonan knew as a child has given way to alarmingly similar lunatic peers in the fashion world: style insiders see patterns and trends in everything; they suffer from outsize personality disorders and delusions of grandeur; and, of course, they have a predilection for theatrical makeup and artfully destroyed clothing. No one is more suited to the asylum than the truly die-hard fashionista--after all, eccentricity and extremism are the foundations of great style.Hailed as 'a must-read for fashionistas and non-fashionistas alike,' (Michael Kors) and 'raucous and revelatory' (Booklist), Doonan's critically acclaimed collection gives us the scoop on the kooky, cutthroat--but always fabulous--fashion world, and proves the author to be one of the sharpest humorists writing today.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $26.00
  • Attitudes Chloe
    Attitudes Chloe
    ISBN: 9780847838523
    Title: Attitudes Chloe

    This handsome volume chronicles the rise of the fashion house Chloe, a crucible of creativity for some of fashion s most notable designers. The fashion brand Chloe may be sixty years old, but she still exudes a youthful elegance and femininity. As the first high-end Paris fashion house to sell exclusively ready-to-wear clothing, Chloe has since redefined its look for the modern woman with flattering colors, quality materials, and a series of must-have It bags. Chloe started in 1952 when Gaby Aghion invented the revolutionary idea of luxury pret-a-porter, taking the craftsmanship of haute couture and making it available to a wider audience. Her focus on the beautiful yet wearable gave the line currency with chic young women. Born in Egypt in 1921 and moving to Paris when she was in her twenties, Aghion dressed some of the most fashionable and powerful women of her day, including Jackie O, Grace Kelly, and Brigitte Bardot. Her vision has always been maintained through the company s extensive career. The company s lively and fresh energy has been sustained through the decades partly because it seeks out new talent, including then-28-year-old designer Karl Lagerfeld, who started with the company in 1966. The book explores his career at Chloe, along with Martine Sitbon (in 1988), Stella McCartney, who joined Chloe when she was 26 (in 1997), and Phoebe Philo, who was responsible for Chloe s major reinvention from 2001 to 2006, where she is credited for bringing a sensual and personal touch to the line. It is currently helmed by Clare Waight Keller, who previously reinvigorated the fashion line Pringle of Scotland. Chloe, in short, is the modern woman refined and redefined."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $149.00
  • Australian Women's Weekly : Fashion the First 50 Years
    Australian Women's Weekly : Fashion the First 50 Years
    ISBN: 9780642278470
    Title: Australian Women's Weekly : Fashion the First 50 Years

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $43.00
  • Baddie-Winkle's Guide to Life
    Baddie-Winkle's Guide to Life
    ISBN: 9780062655646
    Title: Baddie-Winkle's Guide to Life

    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
  • Ballets Russes the Art of Costume
    Ballets Russes the Art of Costume
    ISBN: 9780642541574
    Title: Ballets Russes the Art of Costume
    Author: BELL ROBERT ED

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $65.00
  • Barber Book
    Barber Book
    ISBN: 9780714871042
    Title: Barber Book

    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

  • Battle of Versailles: the Night American Fashion Stumbled into the Spotlight & Made History
    Battle of Versailles: the Night American Fashion Stumbled into the Spotlight & Made History
    ISBN: 9781250052902
    Title: Battle of Versailles: the Night American Fashion Stumbled into the Spotlight & Made History
    Author: GIVHAN ROBIN

    On November 28, 1973, the world's social elite gathered at the Palace of Versailles for an international fashion show. By the time the curtain came down on the evening's spectacle, history had been made and the industry had been forever transformed. This is that story. Conceived as a fund-raiser for the restoration of King Louis XIV's palace, in the late fall of 1973, five top American designers faced off against five top French designers in an over-the-top runway extravaganza. An audience filled with celebrities and international jet-setters, including Princess Grace of Monaco, the Duchess of Windsor, Paloma Picasso, and Andy Warhol, were treated to an opulent performance featuring Liza Minnelli, Josephine Baker, and Rudolph Nureyev. What they saw would forever alter the history of fashion. The Americans at the Battle of Versailles- Oscar de la Renta, Bill Blass, Anne Klein, Halston, and Stephen Burrows - showed their work against the five French designers considered the best in the world - Yves Saint Laurent, Hubert de Givenchy, Pierre Cardin, Emanuel Ungaro, and Marc Bohan of Christian Dior. Plagued by in-fighting, outsized egos, shoestring budgets, and innumerable technical difficulties, the American contingent had little chance of meeting the European's exquisite and refined standards. But against all odds, the American energy and the domination by the fearless models (ten of whom, in a groundbreaking move, were African American) sent the audience reeling. By the end of the evening, the Americans had officially taken their place on the world's stage, prompting a major shift in the way race, gender, sexuality, and economics would be treated in fashion for decades to come. As the curtain came down on The Battle of Versailles, American fashion was born; no longer would the world look to Europe to determine the stylistic trends of the day, from here forward, American sensibility and taste would command the world's attention. Pulitzer-Prize winning fashion journalist Robin Givhan offers a lively and meticulously well-researched account of this unique event. The Battle of Versailles is a sharp, engaging cultural history; this intimate examination of a single moment shows us how the world of fashion as we know it came to be.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
  • Bazaar Models
    Bazaar Models
    ISBN: 9781419717864
    Title: Bazaar Models

    You know them by their first names: Christy. Naomi. Linda. Kate. Gisele. Their faces are unforgettable. They are supermodels, and the pages of "Harper s Bazaar" are their stage and the stage for fashion's biggest names. "Harper s Bazaar: Models" gives an exclusive look at the top models that have graced the magazine for the last sixty years. "Harper's Bazaar" editor at large Derek Blasberg has selected twenty-eight women for this book from the publication's rich and diverse history: iconic beauties from Suzy Parker, Dovima, and China Machado to Iman, Patti Hansen, and Cindy Crawford plus new stars such as Lara Stone, Hilary Rhoda, and Lily Donaldson.
    Alongside essays written by Blasberg, who is a friend and confidant to many of the models, are more than 200 stunning photographs shot by leading photographers including Richard Avedon, Francesco Scavullo, Patrick Demarchelier, Peter Lindbergh, and more. Filled with revealing anecdotes and images from the archives, "Harper's Bazaar: Models" is a celebration of the gorgeous women who have lent so much inspiration and beauty to the pages of this visionary magazine.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $82.00
  • Beautiful Fall: Fashion Genius & Glorious Excess in 1970s Paris
    Beautiful Fall: Fashion Genius & Glorious Excess in 1970s Paris
    ISBN: 9780747585466
    Title: Beautiful Fall: Fashion Genius & Glorious Excess in 1970s Paris
    Author: DRAKE ALICIA

    The dazzling story of Karl Lagerfeld and Yves Saint Laurent: of two men without equal, their meteoric rise and their bitter rivalry In 1950s Paris, Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld were friends, the rising stars of the fashion world. But by the late sixties the city was invaded by a new mood of liberation and hedonism, and dominated by intrigue, infidelities, addiction and parties. Each designer created his own mesmerising world, so vivid and seductive that people were drawn to the power, charisma and fame, and it was to make them bitter rivals. The Beautiful Fall is a dazzling exposé of an era and the story of the two men who were its essence and who remain its most singular survivors.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
  • Beautiful People of the Cafe Society: Scrapbooks by the Baron De Cabrol
    Beautiful People of the Cafe Society: Scrapbooks by the Baron De Cabrol
    ISBN: 9782080202710
    Title: Beautiful People of the Cafe Society: Scrapbooks by the Baron De Cabrol

    The Baron de Cabrol's legendary scrapbooks capture a golden era of glamour and reveal the sheer elegance and decadence of the cosmopolitan cafe society. The glamorous aristocrats Daisy and Fred de Cabrol formed one of the most prominent twentieth-century high-society couples on the international scene. Leading members of the exclusive cafe society, they socialized with the biggest names in the haut monde from the Maharani of Kapurthala to Queen Amelia of Portugal to their close friends the Windsors. Reproducing pages from the scrapbooks crafted with beauty and wit by the Baron de Cabrol between 1938 and the 1960s, this volume reveals the privileged and extravagant world of the cafe society. Through collages, watercolors, and previously unpublished archival documents, readers will discover the exceptional journey through the golden age of elegance and art."

    Format: Slipcased
    Price: $195.00
  • Beauty
    ISBN: 9780062128454
    Title: Beauty

    Whether she's in front of the camera or behind the scenes, style icon Lauren Conrad has spent years learning from the pros and perfecting her look, and now she's sharing all her beauty secrets. In her first guide dedicated exclusively to beauty, Lauren covers everything you need to know to maximize your own beauty potential. From tips for creating a strong foundation and maintaining healthy skin and hair through diet, exercise, and all-around wellness to everyday makeup techniques and tricks of the trade for special-occasion looks, Lauren Conrad Beauty provides the advice you've been waiting for. Lauren's personal anecdotes and illustrated step-by-step lessons for makeup, hair, and nails will have you looking great for day or night.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
  • Beauty Book
    Beauty Book
    ISBN: 9783832798796
    Title: Beauty Book

    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
  • Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty are Used Against Women
    Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty are Used Against Women
    ISBN: 9780099861904
    Title: Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty are Used Against Women
    Author: WOLF NAOMI

    In the struggle for women's equality, there is one subject still shrouded in silence - women's compulsive pursuit of beauty. The myth of female beauty challenges every woman, every day of her life. The author exposes the tyranny of the beauty myth through the ages and its oppressive function today, in the home and at work, in literature and the media, in relationships between men and women, between women and women. With examples, she confronts the beauty industry and its advertising and uncovers the reasons why women are consumed by this destructive obsession.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
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