Fashion History

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20th-Century Fashion in Detail the latest of a three-book series is much like a visual dictionary, textbook, or pictorial glossary of fashion details.

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Balenciaga in Black is an incredible ode to Cristobal Balenciaga.

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The first thing that the prospective reader must not do is be taken in by this book’s title since many of those included within this list of personalities are either quite the opposite, es

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Don’t be taken in by the title.

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René Lacoste created probably the most ubiquitous and enduring brand logo that comes to mind; decades before there was Ralph Lauren’s polo pony there was the Lacoste alligator.

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Jess Berry tries to convey to the reader the links between fashion, interiors (salons/shops) and modernism: (modern artistic or literary philosophy and practice; especially: a self-conscious break

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From its title and front cover one might expect that what awaits will be some historical romp through fashion starting with the second half of the 20th century concluding in today’s world of fashio

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Having an almost borderline addiction to leopard print and all of its cousins this reader/reviewer was more than excited and looking forward to have this book in his hands to read and review.

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Having reviewed six books dealing with the life of the Alexander McQueen and his oeuvre, it can be said that Rasmussen brings nothing new to the table.

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It is possible to assume to that there isn’t a single fashionphile who does not recognize the name Jil Sander, but the real question is how much do they truly know of the brand when she was at the

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This is a book that celebrates the art of branding, American cotton production, and good old American ingenuity and creativity.

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American Runway will disappoint many for a variety of reasons.

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“Fashionphiles, Francophiles, and the historically inclined will fall in love with this lettre d'amour to the palace of Versailles and to the worl

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Consider this epic volume to be the last word in everything you ever wanted to know about The House of Worth and its eponymous founder as well as his descendants.

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For some readers, Switched On will be a trip down memory lane; others will be made aware of just how potently and powerfully these women influenced the international worlds of fashion and

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It is possible that there is an audience of readers for Paris: Through a Fashion Eye but they would have to be rather or hugely uninformed with no Internet access or maybe some starry eyed

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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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Reader beware!

“The emergence of modern fashion (la mode) is closely related to the rise of urban modernity (la modernité).”

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You may be able to speak to the subject of “it” bags from this year’s fashion cycle, but can you speak to the subject of why and which was the “it” bag of the 16th century until the present day?

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Shoes is an amazing and extensively researched volume that speaks only to the subject of shoes.

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Greg Foley and Andrew Luecke have assembled a story that has been told before but never quite like this.

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There are sins of omission as well as sins of commission within this book.

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Anglophiles and fashionphiles unite! Literally.

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Warning: Readers beware!

“There are as many ways to define fashion as there are approaches to understand it . . .”
—Pamela Golbin

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