Fashion History

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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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Almost any fashionphile or Anglophile will recognize the name Norman Hartnell, the designer who wardrobed the princesses and queens of the British Royal monarchy for almost one half century.

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Forty years and over eighty collections/shows are what make Yves Saint Laurent: The Complete Haute Couture Collections the quintessential last word in the oeuvre of this designer.

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As a rule, museum fashion exhibits have centered around a facet of fashion that is either tangible, immediately recognizable, or something definitively specific that really doesn’t require any sort

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It is as if Alexandra Palmer has made the impossible possible; she delivers still one more tome that examines Christian Dior: both Maison Christian Dior and the designer Christian Dior.

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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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