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  • VOGUE ON VALENTINO GARAVANI
    VOGUE ON VALENTINO GARAVANI
    BEYFUS DRUSILLA
    ISBN: 9781849494694
    Title: VOGUE ON VALENTINO GARAVANI
    Author: BEYFUS DRUSILLA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    'Valentissimo! Viva Valentino!' exclaimed Vogue, lauding the achievements of the first Italian dress designer to take on the Paris fashion world and achieve haute couture status. Drawing on Vogue's archive of imagery and text, as well as the author's exclusive interview with the designer, this book analyses Valentino's exceptional fusion of Latinate sensuality and Parisian precision. It shows how his inventive colour sense and use of opulent fabrics derived from Italian classical painting, and how his trust in and promotion of Italy's craftsmen and women is evident in his use of featherweight materials, handmade embroidery, beading and pleating. Valentino's early love of costumes worn by stars of the Italian and American film industry influenced his designs, and he attracted a superstar clientele, including Hollywood celebrities from Elizabeth Taylor to Gwyneth Paltrow, European royalty, and society figures such as Jaqueline Kennedy - who wore him in mourning, and in remarriage, at her wedding to Aristotle Onassis. Valentino is unique: the exquisite quality of his dressmaking and the femininity, glamour and allure of his seasonal collections are matchless; exceptionally in his field, he is known by his first name only; and he holds a record as the founder of a house who remained in creative control of it for 45 years.

    Imprint: HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
    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
  • 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
  • WOMEN IN DIOR
    WOMEN IN DIOR
    BENAAM LAURENCE
    ISBN: 9780847849338
    Title: WOMEN IN DIOR
    Author: BENAAM LAURENCE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    An exquisite celebration of Dior’s most glamorous clients and the dresses they have brought to life. Embraced worldwide from the very first collection, Dior’s creations have dressed celebrities, debutantes, and other notable figures for generations. This new exquisite tome from the House of Dior focuses on the many extraordinary people who have brought the celebrated designs to life. Through fashion photography and rarely seen and never-before-published illustrations and letters from Dior’s archive, readers will discover the relationships that inspired the couture and helped build the venerable fashion house. From Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor to Rihanna and Natalie Portman, leading women have helped propel and keep Dior at the forefront of the fashion world.

    Imprint: RIZZOLI
    RRP: $89.99

    Price: $89.99
  • WOMEN IN THIS TOWN
    WOMEN IN THIS TOWN
    SANTAMARIA GIUSEPPE
    ISBN: 9781743790205
    Title: WOMEN IN THIS TOWN
    Author: SANTAMARIA GIUSEPPE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    In his follow-up to Men in this Town, photographer, art director and blogger Giuseppe Santamaria brings together a unique photographic collection showcasing the styles of the modern woman on the streets of Melbourne, London, Hong Kong, Paris, Madrid, LA, and New York.

    Across the globe, Giuseppe seeks out the everyday woman whose strong, confident dress sense speaks volumes about who they are. Alongside striking images snapped on the streets, Women in This Town provides some carefully curated profiles on a handful of women with sartorial flair. They reveal their inspirations for their distinct fashion choices and their thoughts on the modern-day fashion landscape.

    Women in this Town is perfect gift for anyone who appreciates urban style, unique fashion and on-the-street photography.

    Imprint: HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • YOUR BEAUTY MARK : THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO ECCENTRIC GLAMOUR
    YOUR BEAUTY MARK : THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO ECCENTRIC GLAMOUR
    VON TEESE DITA
    ISBN: 9780060722715
    Title: YOUR BEAUTY MARK : THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO ECCENTRIC GLAMOUR
    Author: VON TEESE DITA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    From burlesque show to fashion runway, magazine cover to Internet video, fashion icon and “burlesque superheroine” (Vanity Fair) Dita Von Teese has undergone more strokes of red lipstick, bursts of hair spray, boxes of blue-black hair dye and pats of powder in a month than a drag queen could dream of in a lifetime.

    Whether she’s dazzling audiences swirling in a towering martini glass in Swarovski-covered pasties and stilettos or sparking camera flashes on the red carpet, one reality is constant: for this self-styled star, beauty is an art.

    Now, for the first time in her Technicolor career, Dita divulges the beauty wisdom that keeps her on international best-dressed lists and high-profile fashion show rosters in this illustration and photography-filled opus.

    In Your Beauty Mark: The Ultimate Guide to Eccentric Glamour, Dita and co-writer Rose Apodaca take you through every step of Dita’s glamour arsenal, and includes friends—masters in makeup, hair, medicine, and exercise as well as some of the world’s most eccentric beauties—for authoritative advice. This 400-page book is packed with sound nutrition and exercise guidance, skincare and scent insight, as well as accessible techniques for creating bombshell hairstyles and makeup looks.

    Among the hundreds of lavish color photographs, instructive step-by-step images and original illustrations by Adele Mildred, this inspiring resource shares the skills, history, and lessons you need to enhance your individual gifts and realize your own beauty mark.

    Imprint: HARPER U S
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $59.99
  • YVES SAINT LAURENT : THE PERFECTION OF STYLE
    YVES SAINT LAURENT : THE PERFECTION OF STYLE
    MULLER FLORENCE
    ISBN: 9780847849420
    Title: YVES SAINT LAURENT : THE PERFECTION OF STYLE
    Author: MULLER FLORENCE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Going beyond the iconic persona of Yves Saint Laurent , this book presents a behind-the-scenes look at the experiences, influences, and inspiration of the designer who redefined haute couture for the 20th century. Fashion expert Florence Müller offers a more intimate understanding of YSL than has previously been available by focusing on a selection of important moments and designs, which will appeal to YSL fans, those interested in fashion history, and readers interested in a concise introduction to the designer.

    The author of the definitive biography of Yves Saint Laurent here takes a focused look at the man and his working process, thoughtfully considering his innovations in style. The designer's career and inspirations come alive in this beautifully illustrated new volume featuring many previously unknown works. Readers gain a sense of YSL as a working designer but also the artistry with which he approached his craft in this thoughtful guide featuring new material from the Bergé Foundation archive

    Imprint: SKIRA
    RRP: $89.99

    Price: $89.99
  • YVES SAINT LAURENT : The Scandal Collection 1971
    YVES SAINT LAURENT : The Scandal Collection 1971
    SAILLARD OLIVIER
    ISBN: 9781419724657
    Title: YVES SAINT LAURENT : The Scandal Collection 1971
    Author: SAILLARD OLIVIER
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A behind-the-scenes look at the scandalous YSL collection that changed fashion

    Imprint: ABRAMS
    RRP: $55.00

    Price: $55.00
  • YVES SAINT LAURENT ACCESSORIES
    YVES SAINT LAURENT ACCESSORIES
    MAURIES PATRICK
    ISBN: 9780714874715
    Title: YVES SAINT LAURENT ACCESSORIES
    Author: MAURIES PATRICK
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: OCTOBER 2017 NEW RELEASE

    An exclusive homage to – and retrospective of – the iconic fashion designer's couture accessories.

    'One can never overstate the importance of accessories. They are what turns a dress into something else. I like dresses to be sober and accessories to be wild', Yves Saint Laurent, 1977.

    Yves Saint Laurent Accessories is the first book to date to shed light on the breathtaking accessories created by one of the most influential fashion designers of all time. From his first collection in 1962 to his acclaimed final presentation in 2002, Yves Saint Laurent created exquisite jewellery, hats, shoes, and handbags to complement and enhance each of his couture creations. Beautifully designed, in a small format evocative of a jewellery box, the book offers an unprecedented glimpse into the highly confidential archives of The Yves Saint Laurent Foundation in Paris, which is home to over 20,000 remarkable accessories. The book features specially commissioned photography of the accessories alongside a treasure trove of rare materials including preparatory sketches, intimate portraits of Saint Laurent at work, behind-the-scenes snapshots of models, catwalk photographs, and advertising campaigns. Yves Saint Laurent Accessories introduces readers to a prominent yet rarely seen side of Saint Laurent's art, leading them backstage and through the history of a house that helped to shape the course of fashion.

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $79.95

    Price: $79.95
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