This monograph has a bit of a disconnect between the chosen subjects. The main focus is on brooches with barely a thread of connection between them and badges.
King of Fashion: The Autobiography of Paul Poiret is a book meant for those who are inclined toward fashion history.
Almost any fashionphile or Anglophile will recognize the name Norman Hartnell, the designer who wardrobed the princesses and queens of the British Royal monarchy for almost one half century.
It would be a lie to say that neither the brand name Carnet nor its designer Michelle Ong were familiar to this reviewer, but the name and brand that is familiar is Joel Rosenthal of JAR in Paris,
Forty years and over eighty collections/shows are what make Yves Saint Laurent: The Complete Haute Couture Collections the quintessential last word in the oeuvre of this designer.
As a rule, museum fashion exhibits have centered around a facet of fashion that is either tangible, immediately recognizable, or something definitively specific that really doesn’t require any sort
What is quite extraordinary about Mary Quant is that it explores and examines the fashion tsunami she created in the ’60s.
William Klein is responsible for lensing some of the most iconic, memorable, legendary and ubiquitous fashion images, so you might be expecting this glamorous coffee table volume that will chronicl
The astute and prolific fashion reader or the Charles James aficionado will immediately wonder how Charles James: The Couture Secrets of Shape differs from Charles James: Portrait of a
For as long as fashion has been recorded, there has always been one topic that is ever present and it is whether or not fashion is an art.
“A book that should not be hidden but proudly displayed and offered to others.”
If you are expecting some sort of Sex and the City compilation of stories featuring brands like Blahnik and Louboutin, well then, this is not a book for you.
It is as if Alexandra Palmer has made the impossible possible; she delivers still one more tome that examines Christian Dior: both Maison Christian Dior and the designer Christian Dior.
If you have a notion that everything that needed to be written about the late great Christian Dior and those who succeeded him has been already written, you would be absolutely incorrect in this as
“This book is about Farah Khan’s Life Philosophy embracing the most important values of Love, Spirituality, Nature and Roots.
If your taste in fine jewelry leans more on the traditional, meaning pieces with only “important” stones, of the Harry Winston variety, then Anna Hu: Symphony of Jewels may not be to your
Not being intimately familiar with the work of Jan Welters, it was easy to have an open mind about what was waiting behind the cover.
“Benaïm is the grandest of storytellers who pulls you into the subject’s life and makes you believe you, too, were actually eavesdropping on Yves Saint Laurent.”
In the vernacular of another era, these images would be considered far out or weird but in today’s world of fashion photography they would be considered more the norm than the exception.
After reading an extremely brief introduction and a very informative single page foreword this book became a visual feast for the imagination.
“Men made Miami beautiful not god.”
Before opening or even contemplating the purchase of this book, know that it covers Balenciaga in its current iteration and not Balenciaga as in The Master of Us All or the designer in all
Merriam Webster defines coloratura as the elaborate embellishment in vocal music broadly: music with ornate figuration and François Chaille ess
“Otto Jakob: Ripe Fruit is just this fascinating exploration of art, design, and craftsmanship that can actually be classified as stand-alone within the genre.”
“This is a treasure of a book from both the visual standpoint and the informational since the images are skillfully and comprehensibly described and given context.”