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  • PARISIENNES : A CELEBRATION OF FRENCH WOMEN
    PARISIENNES : A CELEBRATION OF FRENCH WOMEN
    ISBN: 9782080300379
    Title: PARISIENNES : A CELEBRATION OF FRENCH WOMEN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Divided by theme into chapters, this light-hearted and nostalgic romp through 20th-century Paris creates a beautiful history of the world's most romantic city and its exceptional women.

    This collection of one hundred and thirty duotone photographs captures the essence of the Parisian femme fatale. All of the great French photographers from the late 1930s through the 1960s are featured, including Robert Doisneau, Brassai, Willy Ronis, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Edouard Boubat, Jean-Philippe Charbonnier, Sabine Weiss, and many more.

    The photographs reveal Parisian women and all of their glorious facets: from the love-struck waif strolling along the banks of the Seine to the belles of the neighborhood balls flushed from their raucous dance moves, from no-nonsense career girls to flirty neighbors. Chanel-clad locals and runway models alike showcase the glamour of the fashion and haute-couture world with inimitable style. One chapter pays homage to the courageous women who battled for justice in World War II, the Resistance, the Liberation, and the revolts of May 1968, including role models such as philosopher and writer Simone de Beauvoir and journalist and playwright Marguerite Dumas.

    The Parisiennes featured here go to work, ride bikes, pose seductively, smile coyly, and are all devastatingly irresistible.

    Imprint: FLAMMARION
    RRP: $60.00

    Price: $60.00
  • PATTERN
    PATTERN
    KIELY ORLA
    ISBN: 9781840917628
    Title: PATTERN
    Author: KIELY ORLA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: OCTOBER 2017 NEW RELEASE


    Imprint: CONRAN OCTOPUS
    RRP: $35.00
    Price: $35.00
  • V&A GALLERY OF FASHION : Records and Rebels 1966-1970
    V&A GALLERY OF FASHION : Records and Rebels 1966-1970
    WILCOX CLAIRE / LISTER JENNY
    ISBN: 9781851778935
    Title: V&A GALLERY OF FASHION : Records and Rebels 1966-1970
    Author: WILCOX CLAIRE / LISTER JENNY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Spanning four centuries, the V&A's Fashion Collection is the most comprehensive in the world, housing unrivaled collections of dress,accessories, shoes and hats from the 17th century to the present day. This thoroughly revised and redesigned edition perfectly encapsulates the collection and is a must for any fashion enthusiast.

    Imprint: VICTORIA AND ALBERT
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • VINTAGE FASHION COMPLETE
    VINTAGE FASHION COMPLETE
    ALBRECHTSEN NICKY
    ISBN: 9780500517611
    Title: VINTAGE FASHION COMPLETE
    Author: ALBRECHTSEN NICKY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Offers a guide to vintage womens fashion. This book presents over 1,000 stand-out examples, together with over 300 contextual illustrations, dating from the 1920s to the 1980s, including many icons of vintage fashion, from Marylin Monroe's bra to the Ossie Clark dress made so famous by David Hockney's painting.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $100.00

    Price: $100.00
  • VOGUE : THE GOWN
    VOGUE : THE GOWN
    ELLISON JO
    ISBN: 9781840917642
    Title: VOGUE : THE GOWN
    Author: ELLISON JO
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: OCTOBER 2017 NEW RELEASE

    Something about a gown's intrinsic construction, unashamed opulence and sheer feminine romance ignites in us the promise of fairy-tale adventure and unparalleled glamour. The magical gowns featured here give full reign to those fantasies, be they the sublime yet simple classical creations of Madame Gres, the heavenly bodies sculpted by Azzedine Alaia, the lean, seductive lines of a Deco-inspired silhouette or huge tulle poufs fit for a princess.

    In VOGUE: THE GOWN Jo Ellison has curated a collection of more than 300 images and grouped them together into five thematic chapters: Classical, Drama, Decorative and Modernist. The book provides both an evocative celebration of almost a century of fashion history while also showcasing the work of the very best photographers including, Tim Walker, Mario Testino, Nick Knight, David Bailey, Herb Ritts, Norman Parkinson, Corinne Day, Cecil and Horst.

    Now available in a new format with a luxurious real cloth cover, at a more pocket-friendly price of 30, this is essential reading for fashionistas everywhere.

    Imprint: CONRAN OCTOPUS
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • VOGUE ON ALEXANDER MCQUEEN
    VOGUE ON ALEXANDER MCQUEEN
    FOX CHLOE
    ISBN: 9781849491136
    Title: VOGUE ON ALEXANDER MCQUEEN
    Author: FOX CHLOE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Alexander (Lee) McQueen was - for the 15 years that he stood at its helm - British fashion's most significant figure. His extraordinary career, which took him from humble beginnings as an apprentice on Savile Row to the creative directorship of his own global brand, is a story of hard work, ambition and visionary brilliance. Leading photographers such as Mario Testino and Corinne Day photographed his stunning designs for Vogue, and through them Alexander McQueen's career is presented - from the controversy of his early shows to the elegiac perfection of his last - with a particular emphasis on the evolution of his signature style: immaculate tailoring, slashed fabric, historical references and beauty in the macabre. The book shows that McQueen's own ambition was fully realised: 'I want to be the purveyor of a certain silhouette or a way of cutting so that, when I'm dead and gone, people will know that the Twenty-first Century was started by Alexander McQueen'. Vogue, the international fashion bible, has charted the careers of designers through the decades. Its unique archive of photographs, taken by the leading photographers of the day from Cecil Beaton to Mario Testino, and original illustrations, together with its stable of highly respected fashion writers, make Vogue the most authoritative and prestigious source of reference on fashion. With a circulation of over 160,000 and a readership of over 1,400,000, no brand is better positioned to present a library on the great fashion designers of the modern age.

    Imprint: QUADRILLE
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • VOGUE ON CHRISTIAN DIOR
    VOGUE ON CHRISTIAN DIOR
    SINCLAIR CHARLOTTE
    ISBN: 9781849491129
    Title: VOGUE ON CHRISTIAN DIOR
    Author: SINCLAIR CHARLOTTE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    In 1947, Christian Dior stunned the fashion world with his first collection; his 'New Look' featured designs that transformed the way women dressed. Dior continued to send shockwaves with his later shows, significantly altering the fashion landscape during the ten years of his career as a couturier. This book recounts Dior's search for the perfect line and how his unique vision of women's ideal silhouette developed. More than any designer before him, Dior embraced the dual aspects of creativity and commerce, becoming the first couturier to license his products in 1949. He became one of the most famous designers of the twentieth century, and his name still fronts one of the most successful haute couture fashion houses. As portrayed in the pages of Vogue by photographers such as Horst and Irving Penn and artists like Christian Berard, the book offers a unique insight into Dior's contribution to design, his dramatic impact on the landscape of 40s and 50s fashion and his personal legacy. Vogue, the international fashion bible, has charted the careers of designers through the decades. Its unique archive of photographs, taken by the leading photographers of the day from Cecil Beaton to Mario Testino, and original illustrations, together with its stable of highly respected fashion writers, make Vogue the most authoritative and prestigious source of reference on fashion. With a circulation of over 160,000 and a readership of over 1,400,000, no brand is better positioned to present a library on the great fashion designers of the modern age.

    Imprint: QUADRILLE
    RRP: $29.95

    Price: $29.95
  • VOGUE ON COCO CHANEL
    VOGUE ON COCO CHANEL
    COSGRAVE BRONWYN
    ISBN: 9781849491112
    Title: VOGUE ON COCO CHANEL
    Author: COSGRAVE BRONWYN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Hailed as 'the most influential female designer of the twentieth century', Coco Chanel pioneered classic easy-to-wear fashion for the modern woman. She arrived on the fashion scene when feathers, lace and ostentatious beads were favourites, and proceeded to re-invent couture using new materials, like jersey, for outfits that were suitable for everyday wear yet still elegant. With original illustrations and images from celebrated photographers, such as Cecil Beaton, Bronwyn Cosgrave traces the story of Coco Chanel's iconic designs and glamorous, racy life. In 1921 Coco opened her Chanel boutique in Paris - still a destination store today - and launched her first perfume, Chanel No.5. Perhaps her most important contribution to the fashion world was the simple, much-imitated 'little black dress' which made its debut in 1926. Other landmark creations include the Chanel suit and the quilted handbag. A testament to her lasting influence, these legendary designs remain as popular today as when they first appeared. Vogue, the international fashion bible, has charted the careers of designers through the decades. Its unique archive of photographs, taken by the leading photographers of the day from Cecil Beaton to Mario Testino, and original illustrations, together with its stable of highly respected fashion writers, make Vogue the most authoritative and prestigious source of reference on fashion. With a circulation of over 160,000 and a readership of over 1,400,000, no brand is better positioned to present a library on the great fashion designers of the modern age.

    Imprint: QUADRILLE
    RRP: $29.95

    Price: $29.95
  • VOGUE ON CRISTOBAL BALENCIAGA
    VOGUE ON CRISTOBAL BALENCIAGA
    IRVINE SUSAN
    ISBN: 9781849493116
    Title: VOGUE ON CRISTOBAL BALENCIAGA
    Author: IRVINE SUSAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In 1936, Cristobal Balenciaga opened a fashion house in Paris, after fleeing the Spanish civil war; within a couple of seasons he had raised fashion to the level of art. Christian Dior called Balenciaga 'the master of us all', while Coco Chanel claimed that he alone was 'a couturier in the truest sense of the word ...the others are simply fashion designers'. In the Fifties he revolutionised women's silhouette, experimenting with the semi-fitted shape, the sack dress, the cocoon and the babydoll. His innovative designs were famously easy to wear, with one diplomat's wife quipping that she could play golf in her Balenciaga gown. In the Sixties, despite the waning power of couture, he created some of his most imaginative clothes, culminating in the bold, fluid lines of his last two collections. Always something of an enigma, he preferred to let his clothes speak for themselves. Vogue, the international fashion bible, has charted the careers of designers through the decades. Its unique archive of photographs, taken by the leading photographers of the day from Cecil Beaton to Mario Testino, and original illustrations, together with its stable of highly respected fashion writers, make Vogue the most authoritative and prestigious source of reference on fashion. With a circulation of over 160,000 and a readership of over 1,400,000, no brand is better positioned to present a library on the great fashion designers of the modern age.

    Imprint: QUADRILLE
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • VOGUE ON ELSA SCHIAPARELLI
    VOGUE ON ELSA SCHIAPARELLI
    WATT JUDITH
    ISBN: 9781849491105
    Title: VOGUE ON ELSA SCHIAPARELLI
    Author: WATT JUDITH
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Shocking, witty and eccentric, the designs of Elsa Schiaparelli are among the most innovative and influential in the history of fashion. Black gloves with golden fingernails, buttons shaped like lips, trompe l'oeil images, brightly coloured zips and perfume bottles in the shape of a torso would not be out of place in fashion today, but they were created by Schiaparelli in the 1930s. A true original, she collaborated with artists such as Salvador Dali and Man Ray, pioneered the runway show and designed costumes for film-stars from Mae West to Marlene Dietrich. She used film and stage as a publicity vehicle for her label, and her advertising graphics were far ahead of their time. Through the photographs and illustrations of Vogue that championed Schiaparelli from the first picture of her revolutionary Bow-knot sweater in 1927 to the Surrealist Tears dress and Shoe hat of the late 1930s, Elsa Schiaparelli presents the enduring legacy of this daring and visionary designer. Vogue, the international fashion bible, has charted the careers of designers through the decades. Its unique archive of photographs, taken by the leading photographers of the day from Cecil Beaton to Mario Testino, and original illustrations, together with its stable of highly respected fashion writers, make Vogue the most authoritative and prestigious source of reference on fashion. With a circulation of over 160,000 and a readership of over 1,400,000, no brand is better positioned to present a library on the great fashion designers of the modern age.

    Imprint: QUADRILLE
    RRP: $29.95

    Price: $29.95
  • VOGUE ON GIANNI VERSACE
    VOGUE ON GIANNI VERSACE
    SINCLAIR CHARLOTTE
    ISBN: 9781849495530
    Title: VOGUE ON GIANNI VERSACE
    Author: SINCLAIR CHARLOTTE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Vogue on Gianni Versace explores how his childhood spent in his mother's dressmaker's shops, his Italian hometown of Reggio Calabria, and his family, particularly his younger sister, Donatella, influenced not only the designer he became but also the way he constructed his business: family first. The book reveals how the more brazen elements of his design - the jewelled embroidery, the bondage straps, the safety-pin gowns - were predicated on supremely skilled tailoring, deft use of materials and innovative techniques.

    Imprint: QUADRILLE
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • VOGUE ON JEAN PAUL GAULTIER
    VOGUE ON JEAN PAUL GAULTIER
    ASOME CAROLYN
    ISBN: 9781849499699
    Title: VOGUE ON JEAN PAUL GAULTIER
    Author: ASOME CAROLYN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    This book tracks the stellar career of maverick designer Jean Paul Gaultier from his first show in Paris in 1976, when he challenged the current ideals of beauty and promoted a style of fashion which embraced ethnic diversity and models of all shapes and sizes.

    Imprint: QUADRILLE
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • VOGUE ON VIVIENNE WESTWOOD
    VOGUE ON VIVIENNE WESTWOOD
    WATSON LINDA
    ISBN: 9781849493109
    Title: VOGUE ON VIVIENNE WESTWOOD
    Author: WATSON LINDA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    From the mini crini, the liberty corset and the rocking-horse shoe to the stunning, sumptuous wedding dress worn by Sarah Jessica Parker in Sex and the City and Dita Von Teese's infamous purple wedding dress, Westwood has unleashed her imagination on the world for almost 40 years. Her Pirate and Edwardian looks were worldwide fashion trends, and her revolutionary designs include the co-creation of the punk style, the introduction of street style into high fashion, the reworking of the crinoline, the restyling of Harris tweed and the reintroduction of platforms and the hourglass figure. She has been described by Anna Wintour as 'an unbelievable influence' and by Alexander McQueen as 'the Coco Chanel of our day'.

    Imprint: QUADRILLE
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • VOGUE ON YVES SAINT LAURENT
    VOGUE ON YVES SAINT LAURENT
    FRASER-CAVASSONI NATASHA
    ISBN: 9781849495554
    Title: VOGUE ON YVES SAINT LAURENT
    Author: FRASER-CAVASSONI NATASHA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A tortured genius and one of most influential designers of the twentieth century,Yves Saint Laurent was responsible for revolutionising the way women dressedand viewed themselves. During a wildly creative career stretching from 1958 to2002 Saint Laurent established a reputation for accessible, flawlessly cut clothes.He became an overnight sensation in 1958, aged 21, when he showed his 'Trapeze'collection, his first for the House of Christian Dior, following the master's death.Four years later, Saint Laurent opened his own couture house and within a fewseasons was hailed by Vogue's Diana Vreeland as 'the pied piper of fashion'.Viewed as a master colourist and admired for his choice of sultry fabrics,his great gift was creating lasting styles - described by Vogue as 'stockpiles ofessentials in times of famine' - that flattered all shapes and sizes. As well asdesigning wardrobe classics like the 'Le Smoking' tuxedo for women, the Safarijacket, the trench and the pea coat, and introducing trousers into haute couture,he also dressed international style icons such as Catherine Deneuve, MarellaAgnelli and Lauren Bacall. With his nose for the zeitgeist, Saint Laurent recognisedthe global power of street fashion and launched Rive Gauche, his ready-to-wearboutique line in 1966. Christened 'The Saint' by Vogue, every element of his fashionempire, which included exhilarating couture collections, exquisite accessories andsought-after perfumes, was captured by Vogue's writers and leading photographerslike Richard Avedon, David Bailey and Norman Parkinson.

    Imprint: QUADRILLE
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • WATCH   -   Thoroughly Revised
    WATCH - Thoroughly Revised
    STONE GENE
    ISBN: 9781419732607
    Title: WATCH - Thoroughly Revised
    Author: STONE GENE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: December 2018 New Release

    The best book for anyone interested in the world of vintage and modern watches

    Imprint: ABRAMS
    RRP: $75.00

    Price: $75.00
  • WHY FASHION MATTERS
    WHY FASHION MATTERS
    CORNER FRANCES
    ISBN: 9780500517376
    Title: WHY FASHION MATTERS
    Author: CORNER FRANCES
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Fashion is the most immediate and intimate form of self-expression. Faster than anything else, what we wear tells the story of who we are or who we want to be. Yet even as fashion touches the lives of each and every one of us, it can seem mysterious. This title deals with this topic.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $19.95

    Price: $19.95
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