Since his first notorious Paris show in 1981, the Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto has extended his influence year after year. His recent collections reveal him to be firmly in the ranks of the world's greatest stylists. This disciplined, secretive, and subversive man has, during fifteen years of ferocious work, succeeded in overturning all the rules of contemporary fashion and in rejecting every traditional cliched notion of what a glamorous woman should look like. Yamamoto can move effortlessly from the task of making a simple white shirt to the complex cutting of an evening dress. He draws from fashion's past and creates future. He is constructing a new approach to clothing in the post-industrial, late twentieth century world, bringing together the best of both the East and the West.
Makeup (The Ultimate Guide) (Paperback)
Makeup (The Ultimate Guide) (Paperback)
Louis Vuitton/Marc Jacobs: In Association with the Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris
"This fascinating publication presents the roles two men have played in turning a small workshop in nineteenth-century Paris into one of the most successful and recognized brands in the world. By examining two divergent but often similar careers one hundred years apart, ""Louis Vuitton/Marc Jacobs"" is not only a layered study of the evolution of a luxury brand in the past 150 years but also a celebration of technical and design innovations in the new century.;Hardcover;308 pages;10"" X 11½"";Imported;"
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Alexander Mcqueen (Paperback)
This tribute to Alexander McQueen (1969-2010) celebrates the genius of an iconic, imaginative and inspirational fashion designer with a catalog of more than 125 catwalk photographs of his work with commentary from an experienced fashion journalist and tributes and quotes from prominent people in the fashion world. It includes photographs from his last collection, presented at Paris Fashion Week in 2010, and hailed by international media and fashion reviewers. The Guardian called it "truly spectacular...a triumph"; the L.A. Times praised it as "masterpieces... runway showstoppers"; The Telegraph raved "The designs were vivid,...
Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty
Arguably the most influential, imaginative, and provocative designer of his generation, Alexander McQueen both challenged and expanded fashion conventions to express ideas about race, class, sexuality, religion, and the environment. Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty examines the full breadth of the designer’s career, from the start of his fledgling label to the triumphs of his own world-renowned London house. It features his most iconic and radical designs, revealing how
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Lady Gaga: Strange and Beautiful: The Fabulous Style of Lady Gaga
Back in 2005, struggling songstress Stefani Germanotta half-crazed from hunger and one bad trip reinvented herself as Lady Gaga, a fearless, attention-craving alter-ego determined to write and wear whatever she pleased.Once unleashed, Gaga’s arsenal of jaw-dropping, eye-catching looks changed the face of pop culture forever, inspiring reverence and revulsion in equal measures. Showcasing each of her most compelling looks from glinting space suits to frothy lace
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The Prada Life
A unique look at the life Miuccia Prada--one of the world''s most revered, and reserved, fashion designers--this biography details the meteoric rise of the brand that forever changed the face of the fashion industry. This biography shows a sophisticated Milanese woman with a history as an active feminist and details her involvement in the Prada brand--a company no longer considered simply a fashion industry leader, but the symbol of a conceptual style that has brought aesthetic standards under scrutiny, and created new trends that have become a lifestyle. From her early activist days and young romances to a new era of fashion, this life story of Miuccia Prada encapsulates a complex chapter of Italian history and paints a portrait of an integral character in the world of fashion history.
Fashion and Imagination
Fashion and Imagination recounts in words and images fashion''s exciting relationship with photography, film, visual art, performance art, architecture and literature.
Drawing Jewels For Fashion
Over thirty leading international jewelry designers open their sketchbooks and studios to reveal the inspirations behind their work. In this illustrated collection of fashion illustrations of jewels, Vogue jewelry editor Carol Woolton draws out the essence of the jewelry designers'' creative energy. Organized thematically around the topics of civilization, the natural world, art and architecture, culture and literature, raw materials and history, this book examines the relationship between drawing and jewelry design and features pages from the designers'' sketchbooks, images from their mood boards, and photographs of their newest designs. Including insightful interviews with each designer, the book sheds light on the creative process and tells a gripping story of how an idea is transformed into a beautiful, polished jewel. A compelling mix of text and visual display, this book presents the best of the art of jewelry design.
The Culture of Fashion
This illustrated survey of 600 years of fashion investigates its cultural and social meaning from medieval Europe to twentieth-century America. Breward''s work provides the reader with a clear guide to the changes in style and taste and shows that clothes have always played a pivotal role in defining a sense of identity and society, especially when concerned with sexual and body politics.
New York Fashion
Over the past five years a group of talented young New Yorkbased designers of clothing and accessories has emerged to both international critical and commercial success. New York Fashion illustrates the best examples of the work of twenty of New Yorks latest generation of fashion designers, including Zac Posen, Proenza Schouler, Jean Yu, Behnaz Sarafpour, and Derek Lam. Sonnet Stanfill examines the reasons behind this exciting rise in new talent, focusing not only on emerging designers and their contributions to the changing fashion industry, but also exploring New York as a fashion capital in the 21st century: a whirl of chaos, inspiration, and beauty. Illustrations include Scarlett Johansson in a Derek Lam bustier dress, Natalie Portman in the Empire State dress by Zac Posen, and many more.