Dior by Dior by Christian Dior

Dior by Dior
  • Title : Dior by Dior
  • Author : Christian Dior
  • Publisher : V&a Fashion Perspectives
  • ISBN Code : 9781851779789
  • Pages : 208
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Christian Dior (1905-1957) rocketed to fame with his first collection in 1947 when the "New Look" took the world by storm. This charming and modest autobiography gives a fascinating and detailed insight into the workings of a great fashion house, while revealing the private man behind the high-profile establishment. It is also a unique portrait of classic Paris haute couture of the 1950s and offers a rare glimpse behind the scenes. Dior details his childhood in Granville, the family and friends closest to him, his most difficult years and sudden success, as well as his sources of inspiration and creative processes.


Dior by Dior Deluxe Edition by Christian Dior

Dior by Dior Deluxe Edition
  • Title : Dior by Dior Deluxe Edition
  • Author : Christian Dior
  • Publisher : Victoria & Albert Museum
  • ISBN Code : 9781851778690
  • Pages : 208
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This charming and modest autobiography gives a fascinating and detailed insight into the workings of a great fashion house, while revealing the private man behind the high-profile establishment.


Dior by Christian Dior

Dior
  • Title : Dior
  • Author : Christian Dior
  • Publisher : London : Weidenfeld and Nicolson
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 218
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  • Language : English
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Christian Dior by Marie-France Pochna

Christian Dior
  • Title : Christian Dior
  • Author : Marie-France Pochna
  • Publisher : Overlook Press
  • ISBN Code : 9781590200827
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

A lavishly illustrated portrait of the acclaimed French designer cites his pivotal contributions to women's fashion and establishing Paris's role as an industry leader, in an account that documents his career and achievements as reflected by more than half a century's worth of designs for famous celebrities and aristocrats. 15,000 first printing.


Christian Dior and I by Christian Dior

Christian Dior and I
  • Title : Christian Dior and I
  • Author : Christian Dior
  • Publisher : Franklin Classics Trade Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780353195998
  • Pages : 268
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  • Language : English
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Summary:

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.


Christian Dior by Marie France Pochna

Christian Dior
  • Title : Christian Dior
  • Author : Marie France Pochna
  • Publisher : Arcade Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9781559703406
  • Pages : 314
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Chronicles Dior's rise to fame beginning in 1947 with the introduction of his "New Look," the reestablishment of Paris as the center of the fashion world, and his influence on fashion today


Dior by Christian Dior by N.A

Dior by Christian Dior
  • Title : Dior by Christian Dior
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781614285489
  • Pages : 500
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

In celebration of the seventieth anniversary of the founding of the house of Dior comes the first volume in a series of books devoted to each designer of the couture house. Dior by Christian Dior is the ultimate compendium of the most iconic designs conceived by Christian Dior. Featuring a wealth of stunning photographs by Laziz Hamani and lovingly detailed text by Musee Galliera director Olivier Saillard, this monumental volume encompasses a curated selection of Christian Dior's most important haute couture creations.


Vogue on Christian Dior by Charlotte Sinclair

Vogue on Christian Dior
  • Title : Vogue on Christian Dior
  • Author : Charlotte Sinclair
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • ISBN Code : 1613127774
  • Pages : 160
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

In 1947, Christian Dior stunned the fashion world with his first collection, the “New Look,” which transformed the way women dressed, and he continued to send shock waves with his later shows, significantly altering the fashion landscape. Vogue on Christian Dior tells the story of Dior’s searchfor the perfect line and how his unique style and vision of women’s ideal silhouette developed. One of the most famous designers of the 20th century, his name still fronts one of the most successful haute couture fashion houses. Vogue on Christian Dior is a volume from the series created by the editors of British Vogue. It features 20,000 words of original biography and history and is studded with 80 color and black-and-white images from their unique archive of photos taken by the leading photographers of the day, including Cecil Beaton, Horst P. Horst, Irving Penn, and Richard Avedon.


Dreaming of Dior by Charlotte Smith

Dreaming of Dior
  • Title : Dreaming of Dior
  • Author : Charlotte Smith
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1439187576
  • Pages : 296
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  • Language : English
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Summary:

Charlotte Smith had already had more than her fair share of fabulous dresses and adventures. She lived life to the fullest in London, Paris and New York before falling in love with Australia and making it her home. Then she discovered that she had inherited a priceless vintage clothing collection from her American Quaker godmother, Doris Darnell. When the boxes started arriving, they were filled with more than three thousand pieces dating from 1790 to 1995, from Dior and Chanel originals to a dainty pioneer dress. But when she unearthed her godmother’s book of stories, the true value of what she had been given hit home. This wasn’t merely a collection of beautiful things; it was a collection of lives. Women’s lives. Tiny snapshots of our joys and disappointments, our entrances and exits, triumphant and tragic. This is a book for any woman who knows a dress can hold a lifetime of memories.


Dior by Alexandra Palmer

Dior
  • Title : Dior
  • Author : Alexandra Palmer
  • Publisher : V & A Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9781851779857
  • Pages : 144
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  • Language : English
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In 1947 Christian Dior rocked the fashion world with his New Look, which dominated postwar fashion and firmly secured the name of his house in the minds of the public and the fashion industry. He drew on historical models of femininity, the unique skills of Parisian haute couture, and a myriad of suppliers to produce stunning designs that captured a mood of optimism after World War II. Dior also designed and marketed ready-made luxe lines and broke new ground by creating and controlling innovative global licensing agreements for all Dior products, from perfume to stockings, jewelry, bathing suits, and even men's ties. Newly expanded and updated, this absorbing and beautiful book examines the seminal years of Christian Dior, 1947-57, from a truly international perspective.


Inspiration Dior by Florence Müller

Inspiration Dior
  • Title : Inspiration Dior
  • Author : Florence Müller
  • Publisher : Harry N. Abrams
  • ISBN Code : 9781419701061
  • Pages : 330
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  • Language : English
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Summary:

Statement of responsibility from p. 320.


Working for Christian Dior by Jean Dawnay

Working for Christian Dior
  • Title : Working for Christian Dior
  • Author : Jean Dawnay
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781999312596
  • Pages : 40
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Little Book of Dior by Karen Homer

Little Book of Dior
  • Title : Little Book of Dior
  • Author : Karen Homer
  • Publisher : Carlton Books
  • ISBN Code : 9781787393776
  • Pages : 160
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

A pocket-sized history of the great fashion house, Dior, covering over 70 years of excellence.


The Little Dictionary of Fashion by Christian Dior

The Little Dictionary of Fashion
  • Title : The Little Dictionary of Fashion
  • Author : Christian Dior
  • Publisher : Victoria & Albert Museum
  • ISBN Code : 9781851775552
  • Pages : 126
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  • Language : English
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Summary:

Fashion.


Back in Fashion by Giorgio Riello

Back in Fashion
  • Title : Back in Fashion
  • Author : Giorgio Riello
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0300218842
  • Pages : 289
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

This engaging analysis of Western fashion explores the influence of fashion, taste, and style on people's actions and beliefs since the Middle Ages.


Silk by Mary Schoeser

Silk
  • Title : Silk
  • Author : Mary Schoeser
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0300117418
  • Pages : 256
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  • Language : English
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Summary:

Textile expert Mary Schoeser presents an authoritative account of the development of silk, its properties and practical uses, and its role in some of the greatest achievements in the history of fashion design.


House of Glass by Hadley Freeman

House of Glass
  • Title : House of Glass
  • Author : Hadley Freeman
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1501199153
  • Pages : 352
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  • Language : English
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A writer investigates her family’s secret history, uncovering a story that spans a century, two World Wars, and three generations. Hadley Freeman knew her grandmother Sara lived in France just as Hitler started to gain power, but rarely did anyone in her family talk about it. Long after her grandmother’s death, she found a shoebox tucked in the closet containing photographs of her grandmother with a mysterious stranger, a cryptic telegram from the Red Cross, and a drawing signed by Picasso. This discovery sent Freeman on a decade-long quest to uncover the significance of these keepsakes, taking her from Picasso’s archives in Paris to a secret room in a farmhouse in Auvergne to Long Island to Auschwitz. Freeman pieces together the puzzle of her family’s past, discovering more about the lives of her grandmother and her three brothers, Jacques, Henri, and Alex. Their stories sometimes typical, sometimes astonishing—reveal the broad range of experiences of Eastern European Jews during Holocaust. This thrilling family saga is filled with extraordinary twists, vivid characters, and famous cameos, illuminating the Jewish and immigrant experience in the World War II era. Addressing themes of assimilation, identity, and home, this powerful story about the past echoes issues that remain relevant today.


Quant by Quant by Mary Quant

Quant by Quant
  • Title : Quant by Quant
  • Author : Mary Quant
  • Publisher : V&a Fashion Perspectives
  • ISBN Code : 9781851779581
  • Pages : 200
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  • Language : English
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The autobiography of Mary Quant--the inventor of the miniskirt--was originally published in 1966 at the height of Swinging London. After opening her groundbreaking boutique Bazaar on London's King's Road in 1955, Quant soared to international fame with her brand of witty style that fitted perfectly with modern city life. She was at the forefront of fashion's democratization--seeking to eliminate snobbery and "make fashionable clothes available to everyone." Her joyful, evocative autobiography captures the world in which she found inspiration--and which she ultimately helped to define and change.


DIOR by Alexander Fury

DIOR
  • Title : DIOR
  • Author : Alexander Fury
  • Publisher : Catwalk
  • ISBN Code : 9780300225846
  • Pages : 632
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

A stunning and comprehensive overview of the legendary house of Dior, from its founding in 1947 to today, featuring over 170 collections presented through original catwalk photography"


Glamour by Stephen Gundle

Glamour
  • Title : Glamour
  • Author : Stephen Gundle
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • ISBN Code : 0191623377
  • Pages : 502
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  • Language : English
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Glamour is one of the most tantalizing and bewitching aspects of contemporary culture - but also one of the most elusive. The aura of celebrity, the style of the fashion world, the vanity of the rich and beautiful, and the publicity-driven rites of café society are all imbued with its irresistible magnetism. But what exactly is glamour? Where does it come from? How old is it? And can anyone quite capture its magic? Stephen Gundle answers all these questions and more in this first ever history of the phenomenon, from Paris in the tumultuous final decades of the eighteenth century through to Hollywood, New York, and Monte Carlo in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, from Napoleon to Marlene Dietrich and Marilyn Monroe, from Beau Brummell to Gianni Versace. Throughout, the book captures the excitement and sex appeal of glamour while exposing its mechanisms and exploring its sleazy and sometimes tragic underside. As Gundle shows, while glamour is exciting and magnetic, its promise is ultimately an illusion that can only ever be partially fulfilled.


Dior: the Art of Color by Jerry Stafford,Photography By Richard Burbridge

Dior: the Art of Color
  • Title : Dior: the Art of Color
  • Author : Jerry Stafford,Photography By Richard Burbridge
  • Publisher : Rizzoli International Publications
  • ISBN Code : 9780847849345
  • Pages : 296
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  • Language : English
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Celebrating fifty years of Dior cosmetics, this book takes the reader on a kaleidoscopic journey through the history of makeup, style, and color at the revered fashion house. An exquisite ode to color, this book presents the history of Dior cosmetics placed within contexts of fashion and art. Divided into twelve chapters (White, Silver, Nude, Pink, Red, Purple, Blue, Green, Yellow, Gold, Gray, and Black) Dior: The Art of Color showcases not only the sometimes glamorous, sometimes natural cosmetics, but also the aesthetics of color, which was the source of inspiration for so much of Dior's creations. The evolution of color through the ages is presented with iconic works from renowned artists and fifty years of Dior makeup and advertising campaigns--including creations from some of the greats in the field, such as Serge Lutens, Tyen, and the current head of Dior Makeup, Peter Philips--captured by master photographers such as Irving Penn, Guy Bourdin, and Richard Burbridge. With a highly engaging text and never-before-seen imagery, this is a book that no student of fashion or art should be without.


Dior by Jerome Gautier

Dior
  • Title : Dior
  • Author : Jerome Gautier
  • Publisher : Harper Design
  • ISBN Code : 9780062410887
  • Pages : 304
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  • Language : English
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Dior and His Decorators by Maureen Footer

Dior and His Decorators
  • Title : Dior and His Decorators
  • Author : Maureen Footer
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780865653535
  • Pages : 272
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  • Language : English
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Dior and His Decorators is the first work on the two interior designers most closely associated with Christian Dior. Like the unabashedly luxurious fashions of Dior's New Look, which debuted in 1947, the interior designs of Victor Grandpierre and Georges Geffroy infused a war-weary world with a sumptuous new aesthetic--a melding of the refined traditions of the past with a wholly modern sense of elegance. Author Maureen Footer recounts the lives and work of this influential trio, illustrated with a trove of evocative vintage photographs. Grandpierre designed Dior's first couture house, creating not only the elegantly restrained look of the salons but also the template for the Dior brand, including typeface, logo, and packaging. Both Grandpierre and Geffroy (who worked independently) designed the interior of Dior's townhouse. After the couturier's untimely death in 1957, Grandpierre and Geffroy went on to design salons for other couturiers, as well as homes for the likes of Yves Saint Laurent, Marcel Rochas, Gloria Guinness, Daisy Fellowes, and Maria Callas.


The End of Fashion by Teri Agins

The End of Fashion
  • Title : The End of Fashion
  • Author : Teri Agins
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • ISBN Code : 0062037501
  • Pages : 352
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  • Language : English
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The time when "fashion" was defined by French designers whose clothes could be afforded only by elite has ended. Now designers take their cues from mainstream consumers and creativity is channeled more into mass-marketing clothes than into designing them. Indeed, one need look no further than the Gap to see proof of this. In The End of Fashion, Wall Street Journal, reporter Teri Agins astutely explores this seminal change, laying bare all aspects of the fashion industry from manufacturing, retailing, anmd licensing to image making and financing. Here as well are fascinating insider vignettes that show Donna Karan fighting with financiers,the rivalry between Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger, and the commitment to haute conture that sent Isaac Mizrahi's business spiraling.


King of Fashion by Paul Poiret

King of Fashion
  • Title : King of Fashion
  • Author : Paul Poiret
  • Publisher : V&a Fashion Perspectives
  • ISBN Code : 9781851779611
  • Pages : 128
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  • Language : English
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Paul Poiret (1879-1944) led the fashion world in the first decades of the 20th century. His autobiography tells the story of the meteoric rise of a draper's son to the "King of Fashion." From his humble Parisian childhood, to his debut as a couturier, to his experiences during World War I, Poiret reveals all in this captivating tale, first published in 1931. His artistic flair, coupled with his remarkable and highly original cutting skills, enabled him to translate the spirit of Art Deco into revolutionary garments, and his memoirs bring this astonishing period to life. An astute businessman, Poiret describes the expansion of his fashion empire to encompass interior decor and the first designer perfume and evocatively recounts his extravagant parties, where guests paraded in his latest creations.


Christian Dior by Oriole Cullen

Christian Dior
  • Title : Christian Dior
  • Author : Oriole Cullen
  • Publisher : Victoria & Albert Museum
  • ISBN Code : 9781851779901
  • Pages : 192
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  • Language : English
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Capturing the highlights of the major Victoria and Albert Museum exhibition, Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams, this stunning souvenir celebrates the House of Dior from its foundation in 1947 to the present day. Haute-couture gowns by Christian Dior and the illustrious creative directors who followed him -Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferre, John Galliano, Bill Gaytten, Raf Simons and Maria Grazia Chiuri-are showcased here, each described by Oriole Cullen and atmospherically photographed by Laziz Hamani.


Poiret, Dior and Schiaparelli by Ilya Parkins

Poiret, Dior and Schiaparelli
  • Title : Poiret, Dior and Schiaparelli
  • Author : Ilya Parkins
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • ISBN Code : 0857853287
  • Pages : 208
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  • Language : English
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Through a highly original and detailed analysis of the memoirs, interviews and other life writings of Poiret, Dior and Schiaparelli, this book explores changing notions of femininity in the early decades of the twentieth century, when the democratization of fashion began. Examining the idea of modernity, eternity and the ephemeral in the writings of these haute couturiers, the book reflects on fashion's ambivalent approach to women, which both celebrated and vilified them, presenting them as both ultra modern style leaders and irrational creatures stuck in the past. This fascinating text is key reading for scholars and students of fashion, gender studies, cultural studies and history.


Dior by Gianfranco Ferre by N.A

Dior by Gianfranco Ferre
  • Title : Dior by Gianfranco Ferre
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781614287568
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Christian Dior by Florence Müller

Christian Dior
  • Title : Christian Dior
  • Author : Florence Müller
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780500021545
  • Pages : 368
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  • Language : English
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2017 marks the 70th anniversary of the House of Dior. It was in 1947 that Christian Dior presented his first collection and heralded the birth of a new fashion silhouette for women. After the austerity of the war years, the cinched waistlines, full skirts and soft shoulders of the New Look came to embody a revival of Parisian luxury. Paris regained its place as the global capital of fashion and the name of Dior became a synonym for haute couture. For this book, seventy of the most memorable looks created Christian Dior and his successors - Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferr�, John Galliano, Raf Simons and Maria Grazia Chiuri - have been specially selected and photographed in fascinating detail. These wonderful designs are also featured in sketches, runway shots and fashion shoots by the world's greatest fashion photographers, including Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Cecil Beaton, William Klein, Helmut Newton, Patrick Demarchelier, Paolo Roversi, Peter Lindbergh, Mario Testino and Nick Knight. Recurring themes from the history of Dior are discussed in depth: the concept of line and architecture in fashion; the influence of history and art (the Palace of Versailles, the Empire style, Impressionism, the Belle �poque, the Ballets Russes, Picasso, Dal�, Pollock); the use of colour; the influence of gardens and landscapes as sources of inspiration; and, of course, the brand's muses and famous clients: the Duchess of Windsor, Marlene Dietrich, Princess Grace of Monaco, Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Isabelle Adjani, Princess Diana, Marion Cotillard, Charlize Theron, Natalie Portman, Jennifer Lawrence and more.


Silver and Gold by Norman Hartnell

Silver and Gold
  • Title : Silver and Gold
  • Author : Norman Hartnell
  • Publisher : V&a Fashion Perspectives
  • ISBN Code : 9781851779666
  • Pages : 128
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  • Language : English
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Sir Norman Hartnell (1901-1979) was the star of London couture during the interwar years, gaining international fame as dressmaker to the British royal family. His autobiography, first published in 1955, tells the story of the creation of his couture house in 1923, his formal appointment as dressmaker to the royal family in 1935, and the most momentous commissions of his career: Princess Elizabeth's wedding gown in 1947 and her magnificent coronation dress six years later. Best known for romantic eveningwear shimmering with beads and embroidery, Hartnell is credited with reintroducing the crinoline to world fashion through his full-skirted designs for Queen Elizabeth. Silver and Gold describes an extraordinary life with elegance and panache.


The Little Book of Dior by Karen Homer

The Little Book of Dior
  • Title : The Little Book of Dior
  • Author : Karen Homer
  • Publisher : Welbeck
  • ISBN Code : 9781787394261
  • Pages : 160
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Christian Dior's spectacular rise to the upper echelons of Parisian haute couture is one of the most compelling stories of twentieth-century fashion. An art gallerist with a contemporary vision, Dior's debut collection invented the "new look" silhouette and revolutionized the way women dressed, shopped, and saw themselves. Little Book of Dior tells the story of the designer's early life, the brand's inception, the triumphs of the couture collections on the catwalk and the red carpet, and the brand's journey after the death of its founder.


The New Fashion Rules: Inthefrow by Victoria Magrath

The New Fashion Rules: Inthefrow
  • Title : The New Fashion Rules: Inthefrow
  • Author : Victoria Magrath
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • ISBN Code : 0008305560
  • Pages : 272
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

The rules of fashion have changed. The new digital era is all about being seen, liked and inspired. So how do we define ourselves through style? And why has the evolution of the Internet changed the way we buy and wear clothing?


The Paris Model by Alexandra Joel

The Paris Model
  • Title : The Paris Model
  • Author : Alexandra Joel
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781460758151
  • Pages : 400
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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'Captivating and evocative' Tania Blanchard, author of The Girl from Munich Sometimes you have to lose everything to find yourself ... A stunning novel of love, betrayal and family secrets for all fans of Fiona McIntosh and Natasha Lester. After a shocking discovery, Grace Woods leaves her vast Australian sheep station and travels to tumultuous post-war Paris in order to find her true identity. While working as a mannequin for Christian Dior, the world's newly acclaimed emperor of fashion, Grace mixes with counts and princesses, authors and artists, diplomats and politicians. But when Grace falls for handsome Philippe Boyer she doesn't know that he is leading a double life, nor that his past might inflict devastating consequences upon her. As she is drawn into Philippe's dangerous world of international espionage, Grace discovers both the shattering truth of her origins - and that her life is in peril. Inspired by an astonishing true story, The Paris Model is a tale of glamour, family secrets and heartbreak that takes you from the rolling plains of country Australia to the elegant salons of Paris. 'A wonderful, immersive historical novel' New Idea 'A charming tale rich with family and fashion' Belinda Alexandra 'The cracking plot and the general glamour carry the reader along' Sydney Morning Herald 'This gorgeous historical is the perfect summer escape. Post-World War 2 Paris literally drips from the page. Grace is a wonderful protagonist and surrounded by well-drawn and often fabulous characters, and Joel's prose is rich and descriptive. Highly enjoyable' Better Reading


Fashion by Jacqueline Morley

Fashion
  • Title : Fashion
  • Author : Jacqueline Morley
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781910184448
  • Pages : 32
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This title provides a brief chronological fashion show with key dates and mini guides to underwear, hats, jewellery, and shoes. From the ancient world to the present day, find out what was in fashion and for how long. Hundreds of detailed illustrations along the way with the accompanying text describes how clothes were worn to signify work, class, and changing social attitudes.


Fashion by Christopher Breward

Fashion
  • Title : Fashion
  • Author : Christopher Breward
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • ISBN Code : 0191587737
  • Pages : 272
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  • Language : English
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This lively survey of 150 years of fashion covers everything from Haute Couture to the High Street, and developing fabric technology from silk to fleece. From Coco Chanel to Armani and Alexander McQueen, Breward explores fashion as a cultural phenomenon. Breward examines the glamorous world of Vogue and advertising, the relationship between fashion and film, and fashion as a business, and goes beyond the surface to consider our interaction with fashion. How have our ideas about hygiene and comfort influenced the direction of style? How does our dress create our identity and status? Details of dandies, flappers, and punks are contained within a clear overview of the period which will make you look at your clothes in a different light.


D.v. by Diana Vreeland

D.v.
  • Title : D.v.
  • Author : Diana Vreeland
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press, Incorporated
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 195
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Here she tells how Buffalo Bill taught her to ride, describes how she redefined the standards of attractiveness with the quirky models she brought to Vogue in the sixties, disparages her own looks, relates her search for the perfect red, and discourses on the nature of elegance. Whatever her subject, from backaches to nostalgia, from Paris to New York, from marriage to dinner parties, from Clark Gable to Swifty Lazar, you never want her to stop. For D.


Dior by Mats Gustafson by Mats Gustafson

Dior by Mats Gustafson
  • Title : Dior by Mats Gustafson
  • Author : Mats Gustafson
  • Publisher : Rizzoli Publications
  • ISBN Code : 0847859533
  • Pages : 224
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  • Language : English
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In this exquisite book, the watercolors and collages of Mats Gustafson replace the camera to capture the spirit and beauty of Dior. While illustration was an essential element in promoting fashion in the first half of the twentieth century, photography has been the medium of choice since the 1970s. So when Dior approached Swedish illustrator Mats Gustafson in 2012 to portray its collections, it was a return to the elegance of fashion's earliest mode of expression. Dior by Mats Gustafson presents this inspired collaboration for the very first time. Infused with a sophisticated charm, Gustafson's vibrant watercolors and collages thoroughly capture Dior's glamorous world, including its haute couture masterpieces, recent contemporary ready-to-wear creations, and celebrated accessories--while echoing the same sense of chic that the house has cultivated for seventy years. A must-have for aspiring illustrators, artists, and fashion aficionados alike, this magnificent tome is, above all, an illustrated ode to the enduring allure of Dior.


Vuitton: A Biography of Louis Vuitton by Fergus Mason

Vuitton: A Biography of Louis Vuitton
  • Title : Vuitton: A Biography of Louis Vuitton
  • Author : Fergus Mason
  • Publisher : Bio Shorts
  • ISBN Code : 9781091945333
  • Pages : 100
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

In 1835, at the age of 13, a young boy walked nearly 300 miles to Paris; he worked odd jobs and did whatever it took to survive. He eventually learned a craft: box making. Before long, the young boy had earned enough to open his own box-making store.The tale may seem a bit unremarkable until you consider the boy's name: Louis Vuitton.You know the brand, but not the man; take a look at the genius that created one of the most recognizable brands in the world with this biography.


What's in It for You? by Ravi K. Mehrotra,MR Ravi K Mehrotra Cbe

What's in It for You?
  • Title : What's in It for You?
  • Author : Ravi K. Mehrotra,MR Ravi K Mehrotra Cbe
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
  • ISBN Code : 9781479299317
  • Pages : 192
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Ravi K Mehrotra is a global leader in the shipping industry and owner of a multi-million dollar business empire, which he built entirely from scratch. In this book he traces his life's journey, from cadet to chief engineer, from a small Indian town to the City of London, from employee to entrepreneur and from humble beginnings to final success. In the book he shares the secrets of his success, his mantras or lessons from life in a memoir; remarkable in many ways, of an Indian who succeeded in laying a business across many countries in the world. This is a book for every young budding tycoon with a ten-step programme for success backed by the wise words of sages of the world.


The Master of Us All by Mary Blume

The Master of Us All
  • Title : The Master of Us All
  • Author : Mary Blume
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN Code : 9780374534387
  • Pages : 240
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

A sparkling life of the monumental fashion designer Cristóbal Balenciaga One of the most innovative and admired figures in the history of haute couture, Cristóbal Balenciaga was, said Christian Dior, "the master of us all." Despite his extraordinary impact, Balenciaga was a man hidden from view. He saw to it that little was known about him, to the point that some French journalists wondered if he existed at all. Even his most devoted clients--Marlene Dietrich, Barbara Hutton, a clutch of Rothschilds--never met him. But one woman knew Balenciaga very well indeed. The first person he hired when he opened his Paris house was Florette Chelot, who became his top vendeuse. She witnessed the spectacular success of his first collection, and they worked closely for more than thirty years, until 1968, when Balenciaga abruptly closed his house without telling any of his staff. Youth-oriented fashion was taking over, Paris was in upheaval, and the elder statesman wanted no part of it. In The Master of Us All, Mary Blume tells the remarkable story of the man and his world. Intimate and revealing, this is an unprecedented portrait of a designer whose vision transformed an industry but whose story has never been told until now.