Designers, Muses & Personalities

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It is a rare occurrence when a dedicated and extremely well-informed fashionphile runs across a book about a creator that they have never heard of before.

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If you are a compulsive and devoted fashionphile, there is always some little morsel of information or quote that can be found in a fashion book no matter how many books you have read about a parti

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A chameleon is defined as a person who often changes his or her beliefs or behavior in order to please others or to succeed.

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The starring attraction here is supposed to be the jewelry that has been created under the watchful eye of Victoire de Castellane who has been the sole “mistress” of Dior Joaillerie since its incep

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This is one of those books that requires a thirst for the past glories of what life was once all about for a small-town boy who “made good” in New York City.

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There was a time (1960–1970) in the fashion cycle when the likes of Capucci, Fabiani, Sorelle Fontana, Simonetta, Galitzine, and Forquet were leaders in Italy’s answer to France’s haute couture; th

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“1967 was a vintage year in the history of muses, those extraordinary creatures endowed with an irresistible and mysterious je ne sais quoi that kindles the imagination and inspiration of

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Shaun Leane is a definitive example of the genre on every level.

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The biggest misconception about the fashion business is that it is glamorous and filled with people cut from a precious cloth, pun intended, that few can compare to.

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Merriam Webster dictionary defines memoir as: a narrative composed from personal experience or a history of one’s life.

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Diana Vreeland was never short on proclamations of fashion and style as well as living life in a most fashionable and particular way.

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Jean Patchett was a ubiquitous part of the halcyon days of fashion in the ’50s.

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From the moment you begin to read Dior: Moments of Joy you become aware that this monograph is not like most within the genre.

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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.

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There are few brick and mortar establishments that can boast a history of more than two centuries, yet Henry Poole & Co.

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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

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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.

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For a well-educated fashion reader, a book of this ilk is something that would not normally be on a must-read list.  

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Zandra Rhodes is a perennial.”

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Gold and Gems is a stand-alone monograph within the genre of fine or precious jewelry.

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Coco Chanel was born in 1883 or thereabouts since she never really divulged her age, and she died in 1971.

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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.

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Ms. Rochas delivers a gift of fashion history . . .”

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