Call it a celebration, a fortieth anniversary gift, a visual chronicle of one of the most controversial fashion designers of the 20th and 21st centuries . . . Vivienne Westwood.
The biggest issue at hand here is whether or not one can consider any 30 year old a plausible, last-word authority on any subject, let alone fashion.
What perplexes most is that if an author is going to immerse herself in a subject, why can’t she be fluent with the language and vocabulary of that topic?
Here’s the thing about fashion, taste and style: for many of us who have lived a life of fashion we have learned that maybe two of those qualities can be taught in a cursory way at best.
This is an ode to Louis Vuitton. The sizable volume certainly projects the brand’s import as well as status within the world of fashion.
“Pass on this particular book, and save your money!
You have heard of WWJD (What Would Jesus Do?).
There can be no greater compliment to a designer than to have a museum mount an exhibition of his or her work. So Mr.
A delightful book that deals with an aspect of fashion that will far outlive the clothes and the designer: fashion illustration.
“. . . mini treasure of a book.”
Come assolutamente favoloso e divina! How absolutely fabulous and divine!
“Sadly, A to Z of Style is a bit on the boring side.”
“W was, for so many years, a fashion bible as well as the bitchiest publication out there and sadly, none of that is captured within this new book.”
“. . . raises the bar for today’s fashion designers.”
“Anyone with a fixation on weddings or brides surely will be satisfied . . .”
“. . . a delightful source of enlightenment for those who wish to go deeper than the surface . . .”
“an almost encyclopedic history of fashion . . .”
“Make no mistake: This book is a paean both to the brand and its creative director.
“Culture to Catwalk stands out for providing information on the history and contemporary politics of each country and for discussing the ways in which fashion, like the arts more g
“If there is anyone on your holiday list who is a devotee of Chanel or a card-carrying fashion maniac, then receiving this book will thrill them to no end.
First off, let’s discuss the book from the point of view of its sublime physical presence.
“. . . the Harry Winston of Fodor’s guides.”
“Alice Temperley is ‘true British’ in the sense that she follows in the footsteps of many great original English designers who forged their own paths and made a lasting impact on the fashio
“If you are still a believer in the tangible book then this is the Harry Winston of treasured books.”
It should come as no surprise to find that Ms. Kazanjian’s opus is all about the covers of Vogue magazine starting from its inception in the 1890s to the present time.