Fashion History

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The reader of this exquisitely rendered monograph is in for quite a surprise.

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John Galliano states in the Foreword of Vogue: Fantasy & Fashion “you are working with the most talented people in the industry to produce excellence, to create this moment.”

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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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“unexpected treasure of a book . . .”

“Without hats there is no civilization.”
—Christian Dior

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To say that Naeem Khan is a man of the cloth is an understatement and not to be confused with the usual meaning of the phrase.

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Brace yourself, because if you, as the prospective reader, are waiting for another mega-sized coffee table monograph then you will be disappointed.

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The most important aspect of Harper's Bazaar: First in Fashion is that it serves as a catalogue for a museum show that took place in Paris at the Musée des Arts Decoratifs.

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Once Upon a Diamond is most definitely more than a history of family jewels.

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“Don’t take fashion shows too seriously!”

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What this book represents is something more than just a glossy coffee table offering focused on female designers as it shines a light on many designers who have long been forgotten as well as quite

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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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From the title the prospective reader will expect a history and love letter to the ateliers of Maison Lesage.

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One of the first things that must be considered when reading In Pursuit of Fashion is that there will be repetition of information given that there are three contributing a

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

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Rarely, if ever, has this reader come across a book of this genre that was as thoroughly annotated, enlightening, informative and just incredible on so many different levels.

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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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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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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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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

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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

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“You come for the glamorous pictures and stay for the sizzling prose. Doonan writes like an angel with a sword: beautifully and provocatively.”

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Grace Kelly became Princess Grace in 1956. Marc Bohan began his position at Maison Christian Dior in 1960.

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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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King of Fashion: The Autobiography of Paul Poiret is a book meant for those who are inclined toward fashion history.

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