“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
Having an almost borderline addiction to leopard print and all of its cousins this reader/reviewer was more than excited and looking forward to have this book in his hands to read and review.
It would be impossible to call this book an easy read even though the subject matter is quite efficiently examined and explained.
What is abundantly clear from almost the beginning of this book is that Andy Peake has gone far and beyond what Made for Walking might have been if he had not extensively and adeptly resea
This is the fifth of a series, the previous four of which have been reviewed here at NYJB, by these two authors who usually find a unique way of presenting the subject at hand even though other wri
House of Nutter: The Rebel Tailor of Savile Row is so much more than just the story of the trajectory of Tommy Nutter.
Calling all shoe freaks, fetishists, shoe dogs, collectors and aficionados, this is the book you have been waiting for!
Having reviewed six books dealing with the life of the Alexander McQueen and his oeuvre, it can be said that Rasmussen brings nothing new to the table.
This book is so much more than one might have expected.
Before the prospective reader even opens Guo Pei: Couture Beyond, they need to be aware that this is not so much about haute couture but rather about the art and craft of haute couture; th
At a time when names such as Blumenfeld, Scavullo, Avedon, Clarke, Horst, Radkai, Rizzo, Parkinson, and Penn were bandied about and very visible in the world of fashion photography there was also a
Charles James: Portrait of an Unreasonable Man must be examined and evaluated on multiple levels: there is James the genius; James the spoiled narcissist; James the master networker; the s
If you were expecting a sumptuous and glorious coffee table book about the haute joallerie of Bulgari, then you will only be partially correct.
Before you even open the book and begin to take this journey, the reader is assured that this will not be Pulitzer or Nobel Prize material.
If in fact history does repeat itself, then Dior Images is the first book of the New Year that will focus on the iconic and heritage brand of Christian Dior.
It is possible to assume to that there isn’t a single fashionphile who does not recognize the name Jil Sander, but the real question is how much do they truly know of the brand when she was at the