This reviewer had no idea what to expect from Pharrell: A Fish Doesn't Know It's Wet coupled with no idea why Pharrell Williams has anything to say about anything other than his m
What comes to mind before one even opens this extensive and inspiring volume is that anyone who knows anything about fashion and especially about Karl Lagerfeld and Chanel knows a few things.
As is the wont of this Vogue series of books that have focused on everything from shoes to music, there is always something missing in each of them and that absence detracts from the impac
Hands-on assembly is the result of this project based book, Terrific Timelines: Fashion. Part of a series of Terrific Timelines titles, including chronologically lined-up Dinosaurs
In less than a six-month period there have been two books devoted to one of the most ubiquitous aspects or quirks of fashion: the leopard print.
20th-Century Fashion in Detail the latest of a three-book series is much like a visual dictionary, textbook, or pictorial glossary of fashion details.
If the prospective reader opts only to look at the images then yes, the visuals in Patti Hansen: A Portrait are quite beautiful and offer a sort of timeline for her ubiquity as a model.
Where does one start when trying to explain, analyze and dissect the oeuvre of Azzedine Alaïa?
Balenciaga in Black is an incredible ode to Cristobal Balenciaga.
As a reviewer and reader there are issues that need to be considered before one attempts to read When Études Become Form, chief among them would be that no fashionphile that was asked abou
The first thing that the prospective reader must not do is be taken in by this book’s title since many of those included within this list of personalities are either quite the opposite, es
Don’t be taken in by the title.
If ever there was or is a book that presents a conundrum for a reviewer, this is it; Stephanie Pfriender Stylander: The Untamed Eye is a mystery in so many ways.
If you are a fan of Marc Jacobs and his body of work as a designer then it would behoove you to run, not walk, to buy this book.
Do not be misled by the title of the book as most prospective readers will be expecting a large monograph filled with a plethora of glossy images using clothes from the Chanel archive.
“Bill Cunningham was a New York institution, part of what made NYC the fashion capitol of the world.”
There really aren’t enough superlatives to describe this book; Jewelry for Gentlemen is so much more than what one should expect from a book with such a simple title.
“Pink is etherealized red . . . the true color of love.” —Margaret Story, 1930
Before even opening the book what struck this prospective reader is that barely any other designer/brand has been afforded such a comprehensive “catalog” of each and every one of their collections.
René Lacoste created probably the most ubiquitous and enduring brand logo that comes to mind; decades before there was Ralph Lauren’s polo pony there was the Lacoste alligator.
Gill Stark has proffered a rather fascinating read for almost any fashion reader.
Jess Berry tries to convey to the reader the links between fashion, interiors (salons/shops) and modernism: (modern artistic or literary philosophy and practice; especially: a self-conscious break
These are the first words you read upon opening this book:
The recipe for the success of this monograph is equal parts Giles Deacon (brilliantly talented and visionary designer), Katie Grand (muse, editor and stylist for the biggest names in fashion) and
From its title and front cover one might expect that what awaits will be some historical romp through fashion starting with the second half of the 20th century concluding in today’s world of fashio