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  • 100 IDEAS THAT CHANGED FASION
    100 IDEAS THAT CHANGED FASION
    WORSLEY HARRIET
    ISBN: 9781786273901
    Title: 100 IDEAS THAT CHANGED FASION
    Author: WORSLEY HARRIET
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: January 2019 New Release



    Imprint: LAURENCE KING
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • ART DECO FASHION
    ART DECO FASHION
    LUSSIER SUZANNE
    ISBN: 9781851775651
    Title: ART DECO FASHION
    Author: LUSSIER SUZANNE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    From beaded evening dresses for dancing the Charleston to sporty outfits for golf, the world of Hollywood and F. Scott Fitzgerald is conjured up in sumptuous pictures of stylish outfits for all occasions. A wealth of evocative illustrations from the V & A's world famous dress collection and from the stylish fashion magazines of the time recreates this glamorous era.

    Imprint: VICTORIA AND ALBERT
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • AUSTRALIAN STYLE : The Whos Who of Fashion
    AUSTRALIAN STYLE : The Whos Who of Fashion
    TEH LISA / WHILTON THOM
    ISBN: 9780500500989
    Title: AUSTRALIAN STYLE : The Whos Who of Fashion
    Author: TEH LISA / WHILTON THOM
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE



    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • CHANEL : HER LIFE HER WORLD THE WOMAN BEHIND THE LEGEND
    CHANEL : HER LIFE HER WORLD THE WOMAN BEHIND THE LEGEND
    CARLES-ROUX EDMONDE
    ISBN: 9781906694241
    Title: CHANEL : HER LIFE HER WORLD THE WOMAN BEHIND THE LEGEND
    Author: CARLES-ROUX EDMONDE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    She revolutionized how women looked. She banned corsets, shortened skirts and scented the world with Chanel No.5. Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel was an icon. But how closely did her carefully moulded image match the truth? Born illegitimate and raised in an orphanage - not by the two aunts that she invented - Gabrielle Chanel fought constantly to escape the mundane. She rose from back-street milliner to become the head of a vast business empire, and socialised with Picasso, Stravinsky and Cocteau. Edmonde Charles-Roux also reveals one of Chanel's best-kept secrets - her love affair with a prodigal German spy.Chanel's legend did not fade with her death, and nor has the mark of sheer elegance that she left upon the world of fashion. This is the living woman behind the vibrant legend.

    Imprint: QUERCUS
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • CHANEL : THE ENIGMA
    CHANEL : THE ENIGMA
    FIEMEYER ISABELLE
    ISBN: 9782080202239
    Title: CHANEL : THE ENIGMA
    Author: FIEMEYER ISABELLE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Coco Chanel continues to beguile more than two decades after her death. The author describes Chanel's carefully crafted persona and then gradually elucidates each layer of intrigue that surrounded the great fashion designer to reveal the woman behind the enigma. She also includes photographs and new documents from the wartime period.

    Imprint: FLAMMARION
    RRP: $55.00

    Price: $55.00
  • CHRISTIAN DIOR : History and Modernity, 1947 - 1957
    CHRISTIAN DIOR : History and Modernity, 1947 - 1957
    PALMER ALEXANDRA [ED]
    ISBN: 9783777430089
    Title: CHRISTIAN DIOR : History and Modernity, 1947 - 1957
    Author: PALMER ALEXANDRA [ED]
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: January 2019 New Release


    Imprint: VERLAG JANNSEN
    RRP: $75.00
    Price: $75.00
  • COCO CHANEL : THE LEGEND AND THE LIFE
    COCO CHANEL : THE LEGEND AND THE LIFE
    PICARDIE JUSTINE
    ISBN: 9780007319046
    Title: COCO CHANEL : THE LEGEND AND THE LIFE
    Author: PICARDIE JUSTINE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Justine Picardie has spent the last decade puzzling over the truth about Coco Chanel, attempting to peel away the accretions of romance and lies. In this critically acclaimed, bestselling biography she shares the history of the incredible woman who created the way we look now.

    Coco Chanel was an extraordinary inventor - she conjured up the little black dress, bobbed hair, trousers for women, contemporary chic, best-selling perfumes, and the most successful fashion brand of all time - but she also invented herself, fashioning the myth of her own life with the same dexterity as her couture. While Chanel was supreme innovator and vendor of all things elegant and beautiful, what lies beneath her own glossy myth is darker and far more disturbing. Living through two World Wars, and surviving Nazi occupation of Paris by embarking on an affair with a German officer, Coco Chanel's life and the evolution of her brand are undeniably interlocked to her actions during this treacherous time.

    In this book, Justine Picardie brings the mysterious Gabrielle Chanel out of hiding, to celebrate her great achievements, at the same time as casting a clear eye over her transgressions. She examines Chanel's enduring afterlife, as well as her remarkable life, uncovering the consequences of what she covered up, unpicking the seams between truth and legend, yet keeping intact the real fabric of her past.

    Imprint: HARPER COLLINS
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • CONTEMPORARY MENSWEAR : A GLOBAL GUIDE TO INDEPENDENT MENS FASHION
    CONTEMPORARY MENSWEAR : A GLOBAL GUIDE TO INDEPENDENT MENS FASHION
    VOGEL STEVEN
    ISBN: 9780500517598
    Title: CONTEMPORARY MENSWEAR : A GLOBAL GUIDE TO INDEPENDENT MENS FASHION
    Author: VOGEL STEVEN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Presents profiles of more than 50 of the designers, labels, brands, stores, websites and blogs that have shaped and continue to shape menswear in the 21st century. This book features interviews with key personnel from the menswear industry, including Minya Quirk, Nicholas Maggio, Glenn Kitson, Arthur Chmielewski, Jeff Carvalho and Mark Smith.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • FASHION : THE WHOLE STORY
    FASHION : THE WHOLE STORY
    FOGG MARNIE [ED]
    ISBN: 9780500291108
    Title: FASHION : THE WHOLE STORY
    Author: FOGG MARNIE [ED]
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Suitable for everyone who loves the line of a superb suit or knows the joy of wearing a great pair of shoes, this book traces the history of fashion in every part of the world, from Greco-Roman woven-cloth clothing and the silk court dress of the Chinese Tang dynasty to contemporary sportswear designers and Japanese street culture.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • FASHION BOOK
    FASHION BOOK
    ISBN: 9780714871073
    Title: FASHION BOOK
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    The Fashion Book takes a fresh look at the fashion world and the people who created and inspired it.

    Spanning almost 200 years, the entire industry is represented; from clothing and footwear designers, to photographers, stylists, icons and retailers, including the new category of educational institutions that have been fundamental in the careers of many of the creative individuals.

    Marking the significant changes on the fashion landscape since the first edition, this revision includes updates on existing entries as well as important new names who have fundamentally shaped the way we see fashion, from designers such as Nicholas Ghesquière, Gareth Pugh and Phoebe Philo, influential image makers Mert and Marcus and Mario Sorrenti, and contemporary icons Lady Gaga and Tilda Swinton, representing just a few of the many exciting new figures. New faces rub shoulders with the fashion pioneers of the original edition; such as Coco Chanel, Issey Miyake, Yves Saint Laurent, Kate Moss and Helmut Newton. In keeping in the reference style of the first edition, this new edition reflects a comprehensive view of the fashion industry today.

    Easy to use and filled with inspirational images,The Fashion Book is organized as an A-Z guide of names, listing 576 entries across the categories of clothing and accessory designers, photographers, institutions, models and those iconic individuals who instigated or symbolize a whole fashion movement. Cutting through the usual classifications, and organized alphabetically, the book creates unexpected juxtapositions that make fascinating and unlikely partnerships: the powerful Anna Wintour sits opposite the pioneer of modern fashion, Charles Worth while Terry Richardson rubs shoulders with Herb Ritts, and digital print wunderkind Mary Katranzou meets Rei Kawakubo.

    Each entry is illustrated with a photograph or drawing from the most important creative talents in the industry - showing a quintessential aspect of their work. An accompanying text describes where they fit into the fashion story and includes essential biographical information about the subject. In addition, The Fashion Book uses a comprehensive cross-referencing system and glossary which explain the many collaborations and techniques used in fashion, that singular business which lives somewhere between art and commerce.

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $49.95

    Price: $49.95
  • FASHION IS...
    FASHION IS...
    METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
    ISBN: 9781419711688
    Title: FASHION IS...
    Author: METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Fashion Is? encourages readers to think about the myriad definitions of fashion. A Dior day suit. An Yves Saint Laurent minidress. A Japanese kimono. A Ferragamo shoe. A French court ensemble. A Schiaparelli hat. Fashion is glamour and attitude, texture and pattern, sexy and prim, luxurious and eccentric. It is above all a rich and evocative means of expression for both the designer and the wearer. Gathered here are costumes, regional dress, haute couture, and accessories from the fifteenth century to the present, as well as paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts relating to modes of dress.

    Each of these clever little books from the Metropolitan Museum of Art—on the perennially popular subjects of fashion and New York City—pairs more than 180 selected works from across the museum’s vast collection with simple, concise observations.

    Imprint: ABRAMS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • FASHION TRIBES : GLOBAL STREET STYLE
    FASHION TRIBES : GLOBAL STREET STYLE
    TAMAGNI DANIELE
    ISBN: 9781419713903
    Title: FASHION TRIBES : GLOBAL STREET STYLE
    Author: TAMAGNI DANIELE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In Fashion Tribes, award-winning photographer Daniele Tamagni has tracked down and recorded some of the most surprising and colourful international fashion subcultures. Through documentary shots and staged portraiture, he’s captured heavy metal rockers in Botswana, hipsters in Johannesburg, dandies in the Congo, female wrestlers in Bolivia, ‘bling bling’ youth in Cuba, punks in Burma, and models in Senegal. Often marginalised on the fringes of their own societies and looking to stand out, these people fight back and express their creativity and joy through personal style. Alongside the seven subcultures featured are essays by leading experts in fashion, art, anthropology, and sociology that explore all facets of style. Fashion Tribes offers a broad view of world dress and shows the power that clothing can hold.

    Imprint: ABRAMS
    RRP: $45.00

    Price: $45.00
  • FRIDA KAHLO : Making Her Self Up
    FRIDA KAHLO : Making Her Self Up
    WILCOX CLAIRE
    ISBN: 9781851779604
    Title: FRIDA KAHLO : Making Her Self Up
    Author: WILCOX CLAIRE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A gorgeous book focussing on Frida Kahlo 's wardrobe - as distinctive and instantly recognisable as her much-celebrated art.

    Frida Kahlo (1907-1958) is an artist with a unique international appeal. Her instantly recognizable work draws extensively on her life and her extraordinarily personal reflections upon it.

    On Kahlo 's death, her husband Diego Rivera ordered that her most private possessions be locked away until fifteen years after his death. The bathroom in which her belongings were stored in fact remained unopened until 2004. Through this incredible archive, Frida Kahlo will give the reader a unique window into Kahlo 's life. It will focus on the personal, combining her prosthetics and clothes with self-portraits, diary entries and letters to build an intimate portrait of the artist through her possessions, setting this in the context of her political and social beliefs.

    Imprint: VICTORIA AND ALBERT
    RRP: $65.00

    Price: $65.00
  • GODS AND KINGS : THE RISE AND FALL OF ALEXANDER MCQUEEN AND JOHN GALLIANO
    GODS AND KINGS : THE RISE AND FALL OF ALEXANDER MCQUEEN AND JOHN GALLIANO
    THOMAS DANA
    ISBN: 9780241198162
    Title: GODS AND KINGS : THE RISE AND FALL OF ALEXANDER MCQUEEN AND JOHN GALLIANO
    Author: THOMAS DANA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    They were the working-class British boys who shook fashion to its core, bringing the edginess of the London club scene to French couture and taking excess to its limits. In this unputdownable biography, fashion insider Dana Thomas chronicles the blazing talent, dizzying rise and savage fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano.

    'Spectacular.' Globe and Mail

    'A must-read.' Attitude

    'A riveting double biography ... Thomas had a ringside seat while all this divine madness unfurled.' Kathryn Hughes, Mail on Sunday

    'One of the non-fiction titles of the year . . . like a modern Faustian tale of tragic dimension.' Huffington Post

    'Fascinating . . . a well-told story of poetry, art and angst.' Tatler



    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $26.99
    Price: $26.99
  • ICONIC : The Masters of Italian Fashion
    ICONIC : The Masters of Italian Fashion
    HESS MEGAN
    ISBN: 9781743794371
    Title: ICONIC : The Masters of Italian Fashion
    Author: HESS MEGAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    For centuries, Italian fashion has been known for its craftsmanship and luxury, but also for its creativity and, most of all, its passion. Lace, leopard print and show-stopping red dresses – the masters of Italian fashion know how to make a statement.

    From the workshops of Florence to the runways of Milan, join Megan Hess on an unforgettable journey beneath the seams of ten iconic Italian designers: Giorgio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Missoni, Prada, Miu Miu, Gucci, Versace, Emilio Pucci and Valentino.

    Complete with Megan’s spectacular illustrations of Italian fashion’s most dramatic outfits – including power suits, psychedelic kaftans and haute couture gowns – Iconic: The Masters of Italian Fashion is a lavish celebration of one of the world’s leading fashion destinations.

    Imprint: HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WORLD COSTUME
    ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WORLD COSTUME
    YARWOOD DOREEN
    ISBN: 9780486433806
    Title: ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WORLD COSTUME
    Author: YARWOOD DOREEN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    This authoritative resource covers the entire world with a comprehensive history of clothing and accessories that ranges from ancient to modern times. More than 2,000 illustrations accompany 650-plus entries.

    Imprint: DOVER
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
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