Some might say narcissist, some might say egotist, and some might even say elitist, but no one can deny that Cecil Beaton was in many ways an arbiter of taste and style.
Frank Horvat is considered to be one of the most influential and notable photographers of the 20th century, and yet he is not as well known as many of his colleagues.
Most readers might assume that this book would be about Mariano Fortuny and his contributions to the world of fashion. If that is the expectation, you could not be less on target.
How can this book be adequately reviewed when there are not possibly enough superlatives to describe and discuss Cartier Dazzling: High Jewelry and Precious Objects?
What a way to start off the year for books of this genre.
It has often been asked whether Haute Couture is an art, but rarely has that question been applied to or asked of Haute Coiffure—that is if you even knew there was such a category of hair/hairdress
it is pretty safe to say that the brand and the designer, Christian Dior, have had more ink devoted to them than any other brand or designer within the world of international fashion.
With at least 20 books published on the life and times of Coco Chanel one might wonder what sets this telling of her life apart from the others.
Apparently there is an inexhaustible supply of material when it comes to the subject of Diana Vreeland.
If you know anything about the life and career of Karl Lagerfeld you know that when anything is in his hands you must expect the unexpected.
C. W. Post told his daughter in so many words, “Don’t let the money rule you . . . don’t let it possess you.” C. W. was the Post of Post cereals, General Mills, and C. W.
Part of being a city dweller is to know the definitions of sidewalk scavenger or dumpster diver.
Fashion Lives should become a textbook or at least mandatory reading for all budding designers, future fashionphiles, and anyone who inhabits the fashion business or considers themselves a
“illuminating and poignant.”
If you wonder how one single event in fashion history turns into a 320-page book, then have I got a book for you.
“Frowick clearly uses the book as a vehicle to show the world that Roy Halston Frowick, aka Halston, was a loving man who fell victim to his own habits, intelligence, and abilities as well
“This book will offer countless readings and hours of enjoyment, delivering much more than just pretty pictures.”
“Marella Agnelli: The Last Swan is a collection of rare beauty that allows us to live within her world if only while enjoying this book.”
“Loulou de la Falaise is not a book only for those who know of her but for anyone who truly believes in creativity and possesses a free spirit.”
“Silver and Suede is an educational and entertaining glimpse into New York life during the 70s and 80s when the city and its lucky inhabitants feasted on life every night and day.”
“A tinkerer, a diarist, a rake, a prince, an earl, a crusader, plus those matinee idol looks and a devilish with—he is all of that and more.”
Words that immediately come to mind are exaggerated, fetishistic, derivative, historical, and sculptural to name a few. Guido Palau is at once artist, designer, stylist, inventor, and iconoclast.
“All in all, The Glass of Fashion is one of the more entertaining books that has surfaced on the topic of fashion.”
“What more can you ask for?”
The title Perry Ellis: An American Original can either be construed as a possible misnomer for the book or as one of the great moments of understatement used to describe a title in this ge