For as long as fashion has been recorded, there has always been one topic that is ever present and it is whether or not fashion is an art.
“A book that should not be hidden but proudly displayed and offered to others.”
If you are expecting some sort of Sex and the City compilation of stories featuring brands like Blahnik and Louboutin, well then, this is not a book for you.
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.
If you have a notion that everything that needed to be written about the late great Christian Dior and those who succeeded him has been already written, you would be absolutely incorrect in this as
“This book is about Farah Khan’s Life Philosophy embracing the most important values of Love, Spirituality, Nature and Roots.
If your taste in fine jewelry leans more on the traditional, meaning pieces with only “important” stones, of the Harry Winston variety, then Anna Hu: Symphony of Jewels may not be to your
Not being intimately familiar with the work of Jan Welters, it was easy to have an open mind about what was waiting behind the cover.
“Benaïm is the grandest of storytellers who pulls you into the subject’s life and makes you believe you, too, were actually eavesdropping on Yves Saint Laurent.”
In the vernacular of another era, these images would be considered far out or weird but in today’s world of fashion photography they would be considered more the norm than the exception.
After reading an extremely brief introduction and a very informative single page foreword this book became a visual feast for the imagination.
“Men made Miami beautiful not god.”
Before opening or even contemplating the purchase of this book, know that it covers Balenciaga in its current iteration and not Balenciaga as in The Master of Us All or the designer in all
Merriam Webster defines coloratura as the elaborate embellishment in vocal music broadly: music with ornate figuration and François Chaille ess
“Otto Jakob: Ripe Fruit is just this fascinating exploration of art, design, and craftsmanship that can actually be classified as stand-alone within the genre.”
“This is a treasure of a book from both the visual standpoint and the informational since the images are skillfully and comprehensibly described and given context.”
“a fascinating journey.”
There seems to be endless ways to approach Christian Dior, the brand, the designer, and the maison.
Not knowing quite what to expect from this monograph, this reviewer was pleasantly surprised as Rankin is most certainly a photographer’s photographer.
This reviewer had no idea what to expect from Pharrell: A Fish Doesn't Know It's Wet coupled with no idea why Pharrell Williams has anything to say about anything other than his m
What comes to mind before one even opens this extensive and inspiring volume is that anyone who knows anything about fashion and especially about Karl Lagerfeld and Chanel knows a few things.
As is the wont of this Vogue series of books that have focused on everything from shoes to music, there is always something missing in each of them and that absence detracts from the impac
Hands-on assembly is the result of this project based book, Terrific Timelines: Fashion. Part of a series of Terrific Timelines titles, including chronologically lined-up Dinosaurs
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.
If the prospective reader opts only to look at the images then yes, the visuals in Patti Hansen: A Portrait are quite beautiful and offer a sort of timeline for her ubiquity as a model.