Designers, Muses & Personalities

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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

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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

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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.

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It is a rare, if not an improbable occurrence, that a reader/reviewer/fashionphile can call a monograph such as Olivier Theyskens: She Walks in Beauty a haunting, moody, poetic, and yet wi

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There are libraries filled with books that celebrate the glories of fashion, but there are scant few books that can sit beside Norell: Master of American Fashion.

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Rarely does a reader get to enjoy the sensation of sheer joy while being reminded that there are indeed many reasons to buy, own, and read a book.

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One of the most difficult tasks for any writer is to convey emotions to the reader as well as to elicit an emotional response from the reader.

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Some will say who? Some will say why?

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It’s a bit difficult to wrap your head around that fact that Fiorucci is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

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“Visually and intellectually stimulating.”

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“Dior remains an endless reservoir for subject matter as rarely, if ever, has there been a book about Dior that is a disappointment.”

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This is a book that “serves two masters.” Obviously, by its title, it is a book that chronicles the oeuvre of Martin Margiela during his tenure as creative director at Hermès as well as serving as

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There are few if any who would argue that Cristobal Balenciaga was the epitome of fashion if not the greatest designer who ever lived.

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Bravo to Elisa Goodkind and Lily Mandelbaum for proffering both a “manifesto” of sorts as well as compiling a celebration of the independent spirit when it comes to how we present ourselves to the

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Many a book on the subject of London and its contribution to men’s fashion has been written and expounded upon, but few have found a truly unique way to tackle the topic and stay the course.

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Ines de la Fressange is a fashion phenomenon who started as a runway and print model, morphed into the face and muse of Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld, became a French icon when she “gave” her face to t

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This is an exuberant and effervescent book that stretches beyond just shoes designed by Manolo Blahnik.

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London Uprising is as much a geography/real estate lesson as it is the story of the rise of the British fashion industry in its current state.

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Unquestionably, Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior are eternally and inextricably coupled in fashion history since it is a well known that YSL took the reins when Dior passed.

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This is the kind of fashion tome that has a distinction all its own within the genre of fashion books.

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A new year brings still one more book focused on the heritage brand of Dior but the real question is whether or not the main attraction is the brand or the brilliant illustrator whose images inhabi

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David Foy would like to have to the reader believe that this is a book about Victoria Beckham and her prodigious design talents, which have thrust her into the fashion limelight.

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Unquestionably the fashion landscape is scattered with heritage brands that have been reinvigorated and reimagined.

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It is safe to say that Taffin is everything one might expect and nothing like one could possibly have imagined.

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