Designers, Muses & Personalities

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One of the most difficult tasks for any writer is to convey emotions to the reader as well as to elicit an emotional response from the reader.

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Some will say who? Some will say why?

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It’s a bit difficult to wrap your head around that fact that Fiorucci is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

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“Visually and intellectually stimulating.”

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“Dior remains an endless reservoir for subject matter as rarely, if ever, has there been a book about Dior that is a disappointment.”

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This is a book that “serves two masters.” Obviously, by its title, it is a book that chronicles the oeuvre of Martin Margiela during his tenure as creative director at Hermès as well as serving as

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There are few if any who would argue that Cristobal Balenciaga was the epitome of fashion if not the greatest designer who ever lived.

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Bravo to Elisa Goodkind and Lily Mandelbaum for proffering both a “manifesto” of sorts as well as compiling a celebration of the independent spirit when it comes to how we present ourselves to the

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Many a book on the subject of London and its contribution to men’s fashion has been written and expounded upon, but few have found a truly unique way to tackle the topic and stay the course.

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Ines de la Fressange is a fashion phenomenon who started as a runway and print model, morphed into the face and muse of Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld, became a French icon when she “gave” her face to t

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This is an exuberant and effervescent book that stretches beyond just shoes designed by Manolo Blahnik.

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London Uprising is as much a geography/real estate lesson as it is the story of the rise of the British fashion industry in its current state.

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Unquestionably, Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior are eternally and inextricably coupled in fashion history since it is a well known that YSL took the reins when Dior passed.

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This is the kind of fashion tome that has a distinction all its own within the genre of fashion books.

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A new year brings still one more book focused on the heritage brand of Dior but the real question is whether or not the main attraction is the brand or the brilliant illustrator whose images inhabi

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David Foy would like to have to the reader believe that this is a book about Victoria Beckham and her prodigious design talents, which have thrust her into the fashion limelight.

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Unquestionably the fashion landscape is scattered with heritage brands that have been reinvigorated and reimagined.

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It is safe to say that Taffin is everything one might expect and nothing like one could possibly have imagined.

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Think: clothing as theater and spectacle!”

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As any habitué of the fashion circuit will tell you, the most excitement happens off the catwalk and not during that 10 minute over the top display of a fashion designer’s latest collection.

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Coach: A History of New York Cool delivers far more than one expects especially if the reader is all about the glories of New York City as well as being a fan of the brand.

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The first issue that slaps you in the face is the title of this book, especially once you examine the table of contents in The New French Couture.

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Be ready to have the legacy that is Brigitte Bardot unfold right in front of your eyes.

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To say that Versace is a history of the brand is a tad misleading as the book is much more about Donatella Versace and the role she has played in the ascension of the brand.

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Olympia Le-Tan can be appreciated on many levels. The book can be so many different things to each reader depending on the reader’s fashion education or trend exposure.

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