Before even opening this book, this reader was wondering what Alan Flusser could possibly bring to the table on the subject of Ralph Lauren. There are few designers who reflect the ubiquity of Mr.
Don’t judge a book by its cover.
Spoiler alert: if you are a fan of Kay Jewelers or Macy’s fine jewelry department or fascinated with Pandora beads, then this book is absolutely not for you!
There are few brick and mortar establishments that can boast a history of more than two centuries, yet Henry Poole & Co.
Here are some words that immediately came to mind upon finishing John Galliano for Dior: sumptuous, opulent, mesmerizing, all consuming, unimaginable, rapturous, incredible, and one of a k
For any devoted fashion reader or fashionphile who worships at the holy altar of Miuccia Prada and her eponymous brand, Prada, here is your Holy Grail, Prada: The Complete Fashion Collections.
If you know who Tim Walker is and you are familiar with his body of work, then you have an inkling of what lies between the covers of this book, but if you are unfamiliar with the oeuvre of Tim Wal
Ostensibly The International Best Dressed List: The Official Story is the chronicle and history of the International Best Dressed List, but the prospective reader should be keenly aware th
Daniel Brush: Jewels Sculpture is unlike any other monograph within the genre of fine jewelry.
The very first aspect that must be acknowledged with regard to Diamond Jewelry: 700 Years of Glory and Glamour is that Thames & Hudson has raised the bar for books within this segment
For a well-educated fashion reader, a book of this ilk is something that would not normally be on a must-read list.
“anyone with an interest on fashion, photography, New York City, or Bill Cunningham should run out and buy this book; it is to be cherished.”
The first names that came to this reader’s mind were Halston and Christian Lacroix, and that reflects this reader’s woeful ignorance as to an almost endless list of designers who have contributed t
“Zandra Rhodes is a perennial.”
We have all heard the expression that “there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow” and in this particular instance that pot is the incredibly spectacular creations from the legendary heritage
“You come for the glamorous pictures and stay for the sizzling prose. Doonan writes like an angel with a sword: beautifully and provocatively.”
Gold and Gems is a stand-alone monograph within the genre of fine or precious jewelry.
Grace Kelly became Princess Grace in 1956. Marc Bohan began his position at Maison Christian Dior in 1960.
Jonathan Daniel Pryce may be professionally categorized as a photographer but he is really a visual storyteller and a chronicler of style, not fashion but style.
Fashion, including fine jewelry, has its own set of sound bytes, catch phrases, and talking points that highlight and speak to a specific time frame in fashion as well as being the au courant topic
Coco Chanel was born in 1883 or thereabouts since she never really divulged her age, and she died in 1971.
Hunks and Heroes: Jim Moore: The GQ Years is a visual extravaganza of Jim Moore’s resume and his 40 years at Gentlemen’s Quarterly, as it was originally named.
“Ms. Rochas delivers a gift of fashion history . . .”
Paris: Fashion Flair is ostensibly about the talent and artistry of its author, Marc-Antoine Coulon, as well as about French fashion.
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.