“Dior remains an endless reservoir for subject matter as rarely, if ever, has there been a book about Dior that is a disappointment.”
“The emergence of modern fashion (la mode) is closely related to the rise of urban modernity (la modernité).”
There are two issues that must be considered before this book can be accurately reviewed. Foremost would be do you know who Russell Westbrook is?
In the annals or fashion photography Robert Doisneau is not the name that is on the tip of everyone’s tongue or on the Top 10 list.
"a glorious volume . . ."
“To be clear—a gown is no mere dress.”—Jo Ellison
The idea that there couldn’t possibly be another book focused on maison Christian Dior has been shattered in grand style with the release of Dior: The Collections.
". . . an elaborate manual that also serves as a dictionary and glossary for haute couture embellishments."
This is a book that “serves two masters.” Obviously, by its title, it is a book that chronicles the oeuvre of Martin Margiela during his tenure as creative director at Hermès as well as serving as
Shoes is an amazing and extensively researched volume that speaks only to the subject of shoes.
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?
Greg Foley and Andrew Luecke have assembled a story that has been told before but never quite like this.
There are few if any who would argue that Cristobal Balenciaga was the epitome of fashion if not the greatest designer who ever lived.
“the quintessential coffee table book that is nothing short of spellbinding.”
We as readers and followers of fashion are accustomed to seeing a familiar roster of names associated with the great and vaunted publications of the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s.
Without question Gonzague Dupleix has written a how-to manual for men who wish to dress, present, and conduct themselves appropriately in any and all situations, no matter how far afield.
There are sins of omission as well as sins of commission within this book.
Bravo to Elisa Goodkind and Lily Mandelbaum for proffering both a “manifesto” of sorts as well as compiling a celebration of the independent spirit when it comes to how we present ourselves to the
Many a book on the subject of London and its contribution to men’s fashion has been written and expounded upon, but few have found a truly unique way to tackle the topic and stay the course.
Ines de la Fressange is a fashion phenomenon who started as a runway and print model, morphed into the face and muse of Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld, became a French icon when she “gave” her face to t
Anglophiles and fashionphiles unite! Literally.
The first thing that the reader will encounter is that there is a bit of a disconnect between the title and text.
Warning: Readers beware!
“There are as many ways to define fashion as there are approaches to understand it . . .”—Pamela Golbin
This is an exuberant and effervescent book that stretches beyond just shoes designed by Manolo Blahnik.
There are a multitude of adjectives that this reviewer has used to describe books of this genre but in my memory there has been one that’s glaringly absent, and it is only three letters . . .