What is immensely interesting about a book of this scope is who/what is included and then who/what is excluded.
"The hardest working dog in fashion."—from T magazine
There seems to be no end to the attraction to and fascination with the designer Christian Dior as well as his maison, his oeuvre, and his clientele.
The author of this book suffered an unspeakable horror unlike any of us might ever imagine or experience in our lifetimes.
Apparently there are never enough pages, not enough illustrations nor enough photographs that are devoted to the illustrious and legendary designer, Coco Chanel.
Couture Confessions is a book that should assessed based on two distinct points of view depending on the reading experience/history of each reader.
The first thing that must be taken into account here is that Balenciaga: Master of Lace serves as a French/English catalogue from an exhibition of the same name which took place a
“Bonnie Cashin is a law unto herself,” said Bernadine Morris, fashion critic of the New York Times.
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.”