• Chanel: the Vocabulary of Style
    Chanel: the Vocabulary of Style
    ISBN: 9780500515815
    Title: Chanel: the Vocabulary of Style

    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
  • Charles James: Beyond Fashion
    Charles James: Beyond Fashion
    ISBN: 9780300204360
    Title: Charles James: Beyond Fashion

    Charles James, often considered to be America's first couturier, was renowned in the 1940s and 1950s as a master at sculpting fabric for the female form and creating fashions that defined mid-century glamour. Although James had no formal training as a dressmaker, he created strikingly original and complex designs, including intricate ball gowns worn by members of high society in New York and Europe. This lavishly illustrated book offers a comprehensive study of James' life and work, highlighting his virtuosity and inventiveness as well as his influence on subsequent fashion designers.

    Featuring exciting new photography of the spectacular evening dresses James produced between 1947 and 1955, this publication includes enlightening details of these intricate creations alongside vintage photographs and rarely seen archival items, such as patterns, muslins, dress forms, and sketches. A detailed and illustrated chronology of James' life describes his magnetic personality, his unorthodox design processes, his colorful supporters#151;such as Salvador Dalí, Elsa Schiaparelli, Christian Dior, and Cristobal Balenciaga#151;and profiles of a number of his famous clients, such as Gypsy Rose Lee. With flair and style echoing that of its subject, Charles James brings to life one of the most fascinating and creative figures in American fashion.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $92.00
  • 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

    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

  • Cheap Chic
    Cheap Chic
    ISBN: 9781101903421
    Title: Cheap Chic

    With a new introduction and timeless tips and tricks, the ultimate fashion bible beloved by designers and fashion lovers alike is back in print. As this cult classic style guide shows, fashion isn't just for the elite. Whether you're a lover of designer labels or a master thrifter, this book is about cultivating your personal style on any budget. Cheap Chic covers all of the basics, and provides advice for stocking up on must-have items such as button-downs, t-shirts, denim, and one-of-a-kind vintage pieces. Readers will also be inspired by the vintage photos showcasing timeless styles as well as iconic pieces worn by the celebrities that inspired them. Packed with style ideas, shopping tips, and ways to cultivate your unique look, Cheap Chic is a go-to for fashion inspiration.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Chic Geeks Fashion Grooming & Style Advice for Men
    Chic Geeks Fashion Grooming & Style Advice for Men
    ISBN: 9780500500279
    Title: Chic Geeks Fashion Grooming & Style Advice for Men

    The book includes up-to-the minute advice from industry experts, and pictures of trends on the street and why they work, but in addition contains more in-depth, practical and penetrating coverage on fashion and grooming. Answering all the questions men have about what to wear, targets the modern man who likes to be well informed and looks good.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $32.00
  • Chloe Sevigny
    Chloe Sevigny
    ISBN: 9780847845101
    Title: Chloe Sevigny

    A celebration of the eclectic and daring personal style of the actress and contemporary fashion icon Chloe Sevigny--famous for looking cool without looking like she's trying. Chloe Sevigny has been a muse in the downtown creative scene for over three decades, beginning in the early '90s when she modeled for Sassy, appeared in a Sonic Youth music video, and then starred in the controversial independent movie Kids (1995). Her quirky and avant-garde fashion sense was quickly noticed by indie magazines and the world's top photographers. Since then, she has starred in dozens of films and television series, in addition to starting a fashion label with the trendy global boutique Opening Ceremony. This volume is a deeply personal illustrated chronicle of the evolution of Sevigny's unique style throughout her career: from a teenage skater girl to award-winning film actress and fashion designer. The book includes early personal photos of Chloe taken by her high school friends; film stills; modeling appearances for brands such as Miu Miu and Chloe; magazine editorials for Purple, i-D, and The Face by top photographers such as Mark Borthwick, Terry Richardson, and Juergen Teller; and homages by artists such as Elizabeth Peyton and Karen Kilimnik. Additionally, Sevigny shares some of her treasured personal memorabilia, such as casting fliers, Polaroids, zines, and pages from her day planners. This volume will appeal to the legions of global Chloe fans and fashion industry followers, as well as a mainstream audience who will find this book an inspirational style bible.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
  • Christie's: the Jewellery Archives Revealed
    Christie's: the Jewellery Archives Revealed
    ISBN: 9781851498475
    Title: Christie's: the Jewellery Archives Revealed

    -Full access to Christie's archives has been granted for this book, resulting in the inclusion of never-before seen images -Stories of the world's great jewelry collections -Expertly curating Christie's extensive archives, Vincent Meylan has drawn out the key details of each momentous sale For centuries, the stories of the world's great jewelry collections have lain hidden within the archives of Christie's, the celebrated auctioneers. From the tragic European queens, Mary, Queen of Scots and Marie Antoinette - both beheaded - to Hollywood royalty such as Elizabeth Taylor, the vaults sparkle with the most celebrated (and occasionally notorious) names of the last 250 years. Following on from the success of his books on Boucheron: The Secret Archives, Van Cleef & Arpels: Treasures and Legends and Mellerio: Jewellers to the Queens of Europe, author Vincent Meylan explores these remarkable jewelry archives, revealing the mysteries within for the first time. Each sale had its intrigue, each its story to tell. The first auction of jewelry from the British royal family took place at Christie's in 1773, after the death of the Princess of Wales, mother of George III. As the archives reveal, in the subsequent centuries, Christie's has been party to the sale of jewelry by several further generations of British royals, from Lady Patricia Ramsay and the Countess of Southesk through to Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon. And, in the wake of revolution and regicide further afield, the crown jewels of France, Russia, Bavaria, Serbia, Egypt, India and Spain were all sold at Christie's. Aside from Elizabeth Taylor, the legendary movie star collections of Merle Oberon and Gloria Swanson are also revealed here, as well as the most famous pearls and diamonds in the world; each explored within the context of their owners' remarkable lives. Expertly curating the extensive archives, Vincent Meylan has drawn out the key details of each momentous sale. More than a hundred original documents from the vaults are reproduced in the book, alongside hundreds of color illustrations of the jewels and their owners. Contents: Introduction by Francois Curiel, Chairman of Christie's Asia-Pacific; 1. Guillotine Diamonds; 2. Murdered Queens; 3. Pomp and Circumstances; 4. Empresses in Exile; 5. The French Court; 6. From Christie's with Love; 7. Soft as a Pearl; 8. Bloody Revolutions; 9. Ladies of the Stage; 10. Gems from the East; 11. Diamonds are Christie's Best Friends; 12. Appendix: Prestigious Provenances.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $122.00
  • Cinderella: a Fashionable Tale
    Cinderella: a Fashionable Tale
    ISBN: 9781419709869
    Title: Cinderella: a Fashionable Tale

    Cinderella wants nothing more than to go to the ball, but she doesn't have a thing to wear! This classic fairy tale of the young servant girl who experiences a magical night and finally finds her prince receives a fresh and modern retelling from illustrator Steven Guarnaccia.
    Guarnaccia's stylized illustrations give familiar characters new life with a fun, fashion-forward look, using apparel and accessories inspired by some of the most famous fashion designers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Young readers will delight in the bright and beautiful illustrations, and fashion enthusiasts will enjoy the references to well-known haute couture designs, including a Vivienne Westwood–inspired ball gown, a rag dress of patched-together designer patterns, and Prada-inspired crystal slippers. Includes endpapers that detail the different featured designs as well as the year they were made.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $16.00
  • Classy Exceptional Advice for the Extremely Modern Lady
    Classy Exceptional Advice for the Extremely Modern Lady
    ISBN: 9781595142795
    Title: Classy Exceptional Advice for the Extremely Modern Lady

    If you've ever wondered how to climb the social ladder with grace, how to feel confident in every situation, or even how to make a lasting impression (but not the kind that lands you on the latest "Worst Dressed List" - Derek Blasberg is here, with quotes and secrets from all the socialites so girls everywhere can learn how to have class. This hilarious handbook will provide everything you need to know about fashion, socializing, dating, and etiquette. With tons of practical tips and tools for learning to flaunt what you've got, dozens of specific how-tos, common no-nos, and huge blunders that even smart girls make, this tongue-in-cheek book will train you to be a lady, and not a tramp.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $27.00
  • Closet Stylist: Your Guide to Personal Style
    Closet Stylist: Your Guide to Personal Style
    ISBN: 9780143568742
    Title: Closet Stylist: Your Guide to Personal Style

    Do you have a wardrobe full of clothes but you still can't find the right thing to wear?Do you find yourself buying the latest season's styles but then never wear them?Do you put off buying clothes until you can shift those last few kilos?Then fashion stylist Anna Caselberg is here to give you expert advice on how to& - dress to suit your body shape- mix and match outfits- choose the most flattering styles- shop on a budget- update your wardrobe while including last season's styles.By following Anna's style tips and wardrobe advice you'll discover your inner stylist and learn& to create the most flattering looks to suit your body shape and lifestyle.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • 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

    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
  • Coat Route: Craft, Luxury, & Obsession on the Trail of a $50,000 Coat
    Coat Route: Craft, Luxury, & Obsession on the Trail of a $50,000 Coat
    ISBN: 9781922070432
    Title: Coat Route: Craft, Luxury, & Obsession on the Trail of a $50,000 Coat

    In todays world of fast fashion, is there a place for a handcrafted $50,000 coat? To answer that question, Meg Noonan unravels the story of the coats provenance. Her journey takes readers to the Sydney studio of John Cutler, a fourth-generation tailor who works magic with scissors and thread; to the remote mountains of Peru, where villagers shear vicunas (a rare animal known for its soft fleece); to the fabulous Florence headquarters of Stefano Ricci, the worlds greatest silk designer; to the esteemed French textile company Dormeuil; to the English button factory that makes products out of Indian buffalo horn; and to the workshop of the engraver who made the 18-carat gold plaque that sits inside the collar. These individual artisans and family-owned companies are part of the rich tapestry of bespoke tailoring, which began in 17th-century London. They have stood against the tide of mass consumerism, but their dedication to their craft is about more than maintaining tradition; they have found increasing reason to believe that their way is best -- for customers, for the environment, and for the workers involved. Fascinating, surprising, and entertaining, THE COAT ROUTE is a timely love song to things of lasting value in our disposable culture.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Coco
    ISBN: 9781781453124
    Title: Coco

    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 Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel (1883-1971) was a prolific French fashion designer and founder of the House of Chanel, who ruled over Parisian haute couture for almost six decades. What, perhaps, they don't know is that, she was taught to sew by nuns and started Chanel by making hats; that she lived in a suite at the Ritz Hotel, Paris, for 37 years; that, in 1935, she was recognised as the world's wealthiest woman; and that, prior to her fashion career, she worked as a singer, famously gaining the nickname 'Coco' from one of her songs. Biographic: Coco presents a visual catwalk through her 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
  • Coco Chanel
    Coco Chanel
    ISBN: 9780711237179
    Title: Coco Chanel

    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
  • 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

  • Coco Chanel: the Legend & the Life
    Coco Chanel: the Legend & the Life
    ISBN: 9780007319046
    Title: Coco Chanel: the Legend & the Life

    Sleek. Chic. Notoriously guarded. Welcome to the secret world of Gabrielle Chanel.

    The story of Chanel begins with an abandoned child, as lost as a girl in a dark fairy tale. Unveiling remarkable new details about Gabrielle Chanelâ#128;#153;s early years in a convent orphanage and her flight into unconventional adulthood, Justine Picardie explores what lies beneath the glossy surface of a mythic fashion icon.

    Throwing new light on her passionate and turbulent relationships, this beautifully constructed portrait gives a fresh and penetrating look at how Coco Chanel made herself into her own most powerful creation. An authoritative account, based on personal observations and interviews with Chanelâ#128;#153;s last surviving friends, employees and relatives, it also unravels her coded language and symbols, and traces the influence of her formative years on her legendary style.

    Feared and revered by the rest of the fashion industry, Coco Chanel died in 1971 at the age of eighty-seven, but her legacy lives on. Drawing on unprecedented research, Justine Picardie brings her fascinating, enigmatic subject out of hiding and uncovers the consequences of what Chanel covered up, unpicking the seams between truth and myth in a story that reveals the true heart of fashion.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Coco Chanel: The Legend & the Life - New Edition
    Coco Chanel: The Legend & the Life - New Edition
    ISBN: 9780007318995
    Title: Coco Chanel: The Legend & the Life - New Edition

    The much anticipated and beautifully illustrated Sunday Times Bestselling Biography Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life was first released to great critical acclaim in 2010. Now the paperback edition of Justine Picardie’s biography of the French fashion designer Gabrielle Chanel has arrived.

    The Mail on Sunday calls it 'gripping', the Sunday Times declares it to be 'fascinating', the Telegraph 'elegant' and 'brilliant'; while the Daily Mail hails it as a ‘vividly told account, in the style of Chanel herself’. This is the definitive biography of a heroine who founded the most successful fashion label in history; a woman that transformed her life into a myth veiled in enigma and scandal; whose talent and innovation endures beyond her own pioneering sartorial creations. Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life was written by Justine Picardie as a celebration and investigation of Chanel’s phenomenal achievements. Shortlisted for the Galaxy National Book Awards, selling over 50,000 copies thus far, and now translated into 15 languages worldwide, this eloquent biography has revealed the hidden secrets of the legendary Chanel.

    After a decade on the trail of previously unseen evidence left by Chanel, the author’s exploration of Chanel’s extraordinary life traces the emergence of an inventor and storyteller who rose above the poverty into which she was born. Following clues to Coco’s early years in a convent and passionate love affairs with playboys, artists and aristocrats, Justine Picardie deftly weaves together the lost threads of Chanel’s life. In doing so, she uncovers how an abandoned child came to conjure up the iconic creations that were proudly worn by legends in their own right, from Jackie Kennedy to Marilyn Monroe, who famously declared that she went to bed in nothing but Chanel No.5.

    The pioneer of the little black dress, bobbed hair and trousers for women, Chanel was so much more than a couture aficionado; for in reinventing herself, she was also to become one of the most influential women in history.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Collect Contemporary Jewelry
    Collect Contemporary Jewelry
    ISBN: 9780500288559
    Title: Collect Contemporary Jewelry

    When collecting contemporary arts and crafts, how can one be certain the pieces that appeal to current tastes also have the stamp of timeless collectible? This new series of accessible guides answers the need for authoritative advice in a fast-developing marketplace. Texts by acknowledged experts with firsthand experience of the global market. Hundreds of illustrations; Profiles of essential artists, designers, and photographers; A concise reference section, including contact information and where to shop.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
  • 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

    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

  • Complete Costume History
    Complete Costume History
    ISBN: 9783836555401
    Title: Complete Costume History

    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
  • Complete Costume History T25
    Complete Costume History T25
    ISBN: 9783836531078
    Title: Complete Costume History T25

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $90.00
  • Contemporary Jewelery Art Innovative Materials
    Contemporary Jewelery Art Innovative Materials
    ISBN: 9781908175045
    Title: Contemporary Jewelery Art Innovative Materials
    Author: CYPRI PRESS

    Contemporary Jewellery Art presents the work of more than forty of the best and brightest young jewelry designers around the world. Their work is not about luxury or even permanence. Rather, the works within focus on the most creative use of common, inexpensive materials. The book is organized according to the materials used, including metal, ceramics, stone, wood, fur, textiles, plastic, soap, and rubber. The aesthetic of each piece, whether simple or sculpturally intricate, balances the designers unique perspective with the constraints and possibilities of each medium from the elasticity of plastic to the solid weight of stone, silver, and iron. Interviews with each designer illuminating the concept and creative work process renders this book a useful guide for everyone from the established jewelry designer to the independent crafter hoping to break into the industry. Designers featured include Hanna Hedman, Helfried Kodr, Mari Ishikawa, Iris Bodemer, Karl Fritsch, Marina Messone, Annika Pettersson, Maria Cristina Bellucci, Mirla Fernandes, and Timothy McMahon.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $60.00
  • Contemporary Menswear: a Global Guide to Independant Men's Fashion
    Contemporary Menswear: a Global Guide to Independant Men's Fashion
    ISBN: 9780500517598
    Title: Contemporary Menswear: a Global Guide to Independant Men's Fashion

    Contemporary Menswear' presents in-depth profiles of more than 50 of the designers, labels, brands, stores, websites and blogs that have shaped and continue to shape menswear in the 21st century.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • Copernicus Complex: the Quest for Our Cosmic (in)significance
    Copernicus Complex: the Quest for Our Cosmic (in)significance
    ISBN: 9781846147128
    Title: Copernicus Complex: the Quest for Our Cosmic (in)significance
    Author: SCHARF CALEB

    Though the concept of the universe suggests the containment of everything, the latest ideas in cosmology hint that our universe may be just one of a multitude of others. This title takes us on a cosmic adventure like no other, from tiny microbes within the Earth to distant exoplanets and beyond.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • Cosmos: a Co-creator's Guide to the Whole World
    Cosmos: a Co-creator's Guide to the Whole World
    ISBN: 9781401918910
    Title: Cosmos: a Co-creator's Guide to the Whole World

    Philosopher Ervin Laszlo, and healer and scientist Jude Currivan, offer a revisioned view of the world that is no longer fragmented, but is at last, whole. This book features their perception of a meaningful and co-creative world that is exquisitely tuned to be 'as simple as it can be' for consciousness to explore it.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Costume & Fashion a Concise History
    Costume & Fashion a Concise History
    ISBN: 9780500204122
    Title: Costume & Fashion a Concise History

    The new fifth edition of this classic guide to clothing throughout history now extends into the second decade of the 21st century. James Lavers classic study of clothing, from the invention of the needle to the dawn of denim, neolithic weavers to catwalk creations, has been updated once again to cover the latest trends, from vintage to high street chic and the spectacular reinvention of haute couture. Featuring designers such as Alexander McQueen and Marc Jacobs, and style leaders Kate Moss and the Duchess of Cambridge, a new final chapter explains the forces shaping fashion today, including Internet technology, celebrity influence, fast fashion, the recession and global markets. With eight new pages, six new illustrations and an entirely new final chapter, this book reclaims its position as the definitive concise history of the subject, and remains essential reading for all students of art, costume and fashion.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
  • Couture Hats: from the Outrageous to the Refined
    Couture Hats: from the Outrageous to the Refined
    ISBN: 9780062133427
    Title: Couture Hats: from the Outrageous to the Refined
    Author: BOU LOUIS

    From the hats at the Royal Wedding to the latest Fashion Week debuts to the unforgettable ones featured at the Alexander McQueen exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Couture Hats, a gorgeously designed book with a foreword by Stephen Jones, showcases the most stunning headwear worn today and gives an inside look at the lives of the haute couture milliners and designers who made them.
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • Couture in the 21st Century: In the Words of the World's Most Cutting-Edge Designers
    Couture in the 21st Century: In the Words of the World's Most Cutting-Edge Designers
    ISBN: 9781408134894
    Title: Couture in the 21st Century: In the Words of the World's Most Cutting-Edge Designers
    Author: BEE DEBORAH

    This lavishly illustrated book features essays from 29 of the world's top designers, who talk about fashion in the first decade of the 21st century, with its emphasis on craftsmanship and traditional techniques, and pay loving homage to the iconic couturiers of the past, expressing how their creativity and attention to detail has forever shaped fashion's future. The book features personal essays on couture by today's most lauded contemporary designers, such as Giorgio Armani and Oscar de la Renta, plus the fresh faces who design for the top design houses: Marios Schwab, Jason Wu, and Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli for Valentino. Each designer describes their view of couture and the inspirations drawn from iconic figures such as Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Elsa Schiaparelli, Coco Chanel, Madeleine Vionnet, Madame Gr s and Paul Poiret. Essays are complemented by photographs and fashion illustrations, plus an intimate portrait of the designer by photographer Rankin, world renowned for capturing the wit and personality of his subjects. Couture in the 21st Century beautifully captures the divine and sublime of couture fashion in the hands of the world's best-known designers."Couture in the 21st Century is an inspiring opportunity to delve into the archives of the likes of Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent and Coco Chanel."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
  • Creating the Illusion: a Fashionable History of Hollywood Costume Designers
    Creating the Illusion: a Fashionable History of Hollywood Costume Designers
    ISBN: 9780762456611
    Title: Creating the Illusion: a Fashionable History of Hollywood Costume Designers

    Marilyn Monroe made history by standing over a subway grating in a white pleated halter dress designed by William Travilla. Hubert de Givenchy immortalized the Little Black Dress with a single opening scene in "Breakfast at Tiffany's." A red nylon jacket signaled to audiences that James Dean was a "Rebel Without a Cause." For more than a century, costume designers have left indelible impressions on moviegoers' minds, yet until now, so little has been known about the designers themselves and their work to compliment and enrich stories through fashion.

    "Hollywood Costume Design" presents the history of fashion on film, showcasing not only classic moments from film favorites, but a host of untold stories about the creative talent working behind the scenes to dress the stars from the silent era to the present day. Among the book's sixty-five designer profiles are Clare West, Howard Greer, Adrian, Walter Plunkett, Travis Banton, Irene, Edith Head, Cecil Beaton, Bob Mackie, Theodora Van Runkle, and Colleen Atwood. The designers' stories are set against the backdrop of Hollywood: how they collaborated with great movie stars and filmmakers; how they maneuvered within the studio system; and how they came to design clothing that remains iconic decades after its first appearance. The array of films discussed and showcased through photos spans more than one hundred years, from draping Rudolph Valentino in exotic "sheik" dress to the legendary costuming of "Gone with the Wind, Alfred Hitchcock" thrillers, "Bonnie and Clyde, Reservoir Dogs," and beyond.

    This gloriously illustrated volume includes candid photos of the designers at work, portraits and wardrobe tests of stars in costume, and designer sketches. Drawing from archival material and dozens of new interviews with Oscar-winning designers, author Jay Jorgensen offers a highly informative, lavish, and entertaining history of Hollywood costume design.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $100.00

  • Creative Doodling & Beyond Inspirational Journal Inspiring Prompts & Colorful Artwork to Spark Your Creativity!
    Creative Doodling & Beyond Inspirational Journal Inspiring Prompts & Colorful Artwork to Spark Your Creativity!
    ISBN: 9781600584237
    Title: Creative Doodling & Beyond Inspirational Journal Inspiring Prompts & Colorful Artwork to Spark Your Creativity!

    In today's busy world, it can be difficult to set aside time for artistic activities and contemplative endeavors. With the selection of fun prompts and open journaling pages in "Creative Doodling & Beyond Inspirational Journal, " it's easier than even to unwind in a creative and therapeutic way. Write about your day, doodle what inspires you, or simply while away the hours in artistic imagination--the choice is yours

    Format: Cloth Book
    Price: $25.00
  • Cristobal Balenciaga the Work of the Master
    Cristobal Balenciaga the Work of the Master
    ISBN: 9781851776634
    Title: Cristobal Balenciaga the Work of the Master

    Balenciaga is one of today's leading luxury brands. This book presents the man behind the label, the sophisticated, elegant Basque Cristobal Balenciaga (18951972). Set against stunning photographs of his gorgeous clothes, Miren Arzalluz's in-depth study reveals the roots of Balenciaga's Parisian success, unveiling his formative experiences and achievements in Spain against the backdrop of his social and cultural heritage. In extraordinary detail, she examines how and where his garments were made, and why some were cutting-edge while others appear conservative. Arzalluz reveals the importance of family and friends as well as patrons and employees in establishing Balenciaga's reputation, and his sensitivity to the economic and political environment in which he worked.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $75.00
  • Curated Closet Workbook
    Curated Closet Workbook
    ISBN: 9780525575047
    Title: Curated Closet Workbook
    Author: REE ANUSCHKA

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • 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

    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
  • Curated Closet: a Simple System for Discovering Your Personal Style and Building the Perfect Wardrobe
    Curated Closet: a Simple System for Discovering Your Personal Style and Building the Perfect Wardrobe
    ISBN: 9781607749486
    Title: Curated Closet: a Simple System for Discovering Your Personal Style and Building the Perfect Wardrobe

    Is your closet jam-packed and yet you have absolutely nothing to wear? Can you describe your personal style in one sentence? If someone grabbed a random piece from your closet right now, how likely is it that it would be something you love and wear regularly?

    With so many style and shopping options, it can be difficult to create a streamlined closet of pieces that can be worn easily and confidently. In The Curated Closet, style writer Anuschka Rees presents a fascinatingly strategic approach to identifying, refining, and expressing personal style and building the ideal wardrobe to match it, with style and shopping strategies that women can use every day. Using The Curated Closet method, you ll learn to:
    . Shop smarter and more selectively
    . Make the most of your budget
    . Master outfit formulas and color palettes
    . Tweak your wardrobe for work
    . Assess garment fit and quality like a pro
    . Curate a closet of fewer, better pieces
    Including useful infographics, charts, and activities, as well as beautiful fashion photography, The Curated Closetis the ultimate practical guide to authentic and unique style."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $49.00
  • Cycle Chic
    Cycle Chic
    ISBN: 9780500516102
    Title: Cycle Chic

    'Ten Best Fashion Bloggers' The Guardian 'The Sartorialist on Two Wheels' The Guardian 'Top 100 Blogs Worldwide' The Times Against the background of rising mass-transit fares and an unhealthy planet, the liberation and efficiency of getting around by bike has made city cycling one of the most popular pursuits in urban life. From gritty messengers to tweed-sporting bankers, from Pashley princesses to high-tech roadies, cycle chic is everywhere you look. No one is more attuned to the explosion of these new trends than Mikael Colville-Andersen, who launched the first cycling fashion blog, Copenhagen Cycle Chic, more than five years ago. The blog went viral, and there are now cycle chic blogs from São Paulo to Mexico City, from Tokyo to Vancouver, and from New York to Budapest. Published in a compact format targeted at the style-conscious and urban tribes of all stripes, hundreds of images in this ingenious collection curated by Colville-Andersen present the most charismatic combinations of individual style and practical function and demonstrate how far cycle attire has moved beyond lycra.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $42.00
  • D. V.
    D. V.
    ISBN: 9780062024404
    Title: D. V.

    As fashion editor ofHarper's Bazaarand editor-in-chief ofVogue, Diana Vreeland-and her passion, charm, insouciance, and genius for style--energized and inspired the fashion world for fifty years. In this glittering autobiography she takes us around the world with her, revealing her obsession with fashion high and low--pink plastic poodles, for example--and dropping timeless sayings like, "As you know, the French like the French very much." A fabulous, witty read.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00
  • David Bowie Is...
    David Bowie Is...
    ISBN: 9781851777372
    Title: David Bowie Is...

    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
  • David Bowie Style
    David Bowie Style
    ISBN: 9781408173763
    Title: David Bowie Style
    Author: LEWIS DANNY

    David Bowie is renowned for his innovative, ever-changing style; from androgynous leotards and space-age jumpsuits to short-cut blazers and distressed frock coats. With an estimated 136 million album sales under his belt, and over a thousand international tour dates, Bowie has captured the attention of rock fans all over the world.Crammed with fabulous photographs, this book is a stunning fashion retrospective of the iconic and well-loved rockstar. Apart from documenting five decades of Bowie's unique sense of style, it also discusses the cultural and artistic influences that have shaped him, and how he has influenced others in turn.David Bowie Styleis a must for die-hard Bowie fans as well as fashion lovers everywhere.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • Decades 100 Years of Style & Fashion
    Decades 100 Years of Style & Fashion
    ISBN: 9781408806364
    Title: Decades 100 Years of Style & Fashion

    Cameron Silver runs the most glamorous vintage boutique in L.A., where Hollywood royalty go to find couture that is totally unique and utterly timeless. He is an expert at taking the finest clothing from the past and giving it a second life--and this is whatDecadesis all about. It's the story--from Cameron's contemporary perspective--of twentieth-century style and innovation. The syles he showcases, along with his perceptive and witty commentary, dispel many of our preconceptions about decades past: the Edwardians weren't all buttoned up after all, the ubiquitous Audrey Hepburn wasn't the only fashion icon of the fifties, and yes, it was actually possible to dress with elegance in the eighties.Each chapter opens with a pair of women who epitomize rival hot trends, decade by decade--like the luminous Cheryl Tiegs, with her sunshine sexiness, versus Bianca Jagger, the dark disco goddess of Studio 54. The chapters close with a designer of the decade: think Chanel, YSL, and Dior at their most fabulous. Cut tall and slender, the book features 200 archival images of vintage fashions that still look stunningly modern. It's a bubbly, beautiful, spirited volume that will make you see style in a totally new way.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $85.00
  • Defining Dresses a Century of Fashion
    Defining Dresses a Century of Fashion
    ISBN: 9782080202253
    Title: Defining Dresses a Century of Fashion

    The creative evolution and versatility ofthe dress over the past century is showcased in 101 groundbreaking pieces by iconicfashion designers. Featuring one dress from each year since 1914, this timeline of extraordinary dresses charts the creative evolution of fashion over the past century. These experimental designs reveal the potential of the dress both as a wardrobe item and as a work of art. A multitude of top international designers are featured including Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Dior, Vivienne Westwood, Martin Margiela, Kenzo, Helmut Lang, Comme des Garcons, Paco Rabanne, Dolce & Gabbana, Lanvin, Thierry Mugler, Elsa Schiaparelli, Yohji Yamamoto, Alaia, and many more.
    Curators at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris delved deep into their archives to select the most iconic and revolutionary dress of each year. Specially commissioned photographs are accompanied by detailed captions indicating the dress s name, brand, designer, season, and fabric or material, along with a quotation contextualizing the dress in its time. Bursting with color and full of extravagant textures, shaping, and detailing, these dresses mark the metamorphosis of culture and serve as a regenerative form of inspiration. From sequins to silk, corsets to kimonos, designers continually seek fresh and daring ways to create memorable garments and mark fashion history."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
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