John Galliano: Unseen

Yale University Press #ad - A striking, sumptuous portfolio of catwalk and behind-the-scene images of John Galliano’s highly creative collections for his eponymous label John Galliano’s b. 1960 ascent in the world of fashion design was swift and filled with acclaim for his bold, quick-witted sensibility and his theatrical flair.

He became head designer for givenchy in 1995, and then for Christian Dior in 1996, and directed his own fashion label between 1996 and 2011. He was named designer of the Year at the British Fashion Awards four times. Currently creative director of the paris-based fashion house maison margiela, Peruvian, Yemeni, including some of the most memorable collections of the 20th century: from the iconic Suzie Sphinx collection to luxurious and edgy reinventions of Chinese, Galliano has fascinated the fashion world with his often outrageous and whimsical creations, or Mongolian costumes.

John Galliano: Unseen #ad - Robert fairer’s long stint as backstage photographer for vogue gives him a unique perspective, offer insights into the extravagance and playfulness of one of the world’s most flamboyant, many of which are published here for the first time, and his exquisite photographs of Galliano’s collections, innovative, and controversial fashion designers at the zenith of his career.

 . Unfolding chronologically with short texts by fashion expert Claire Wilcox introducing each collection, John Galliano: Unseen captures the designer’s mesmerizing creations for his eponymous label including rich and idiosyncratic details and the intense backstage work of Galliano’s trusted collaborators.


Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

Metropolitan Museum of Art #ad - 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. Published to coincide with an exhibition at the metropolitan museum of art organized by the costume institute, this stunning book includes a preface by Andrew Bolton; an introduction by Susannah Frankel; an interview by Tim Blanks with Sarah Burton, creative director of the house of Alexander McQueen; illuminating quotes from the designer himself; provocative and captivating new photography by renowned photographer Sølve Sundsbø; and a lenticular cover by Gary James McQueen.

It features his most iconic and radical designs, the specialized techniques of haute couture, revealing how McQueen adapted and combined the fundamentals of Savile Row tailoring, and technological innovation to achieve his distinctive aesthetic. Alexander mcqueen: savage beauty celebrates the astounding creativity and originality of a designer who relentlessly questioned and confronted the requisites of fashion.

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty #ad - Arguably the most influential, class, imaginative, sexuality, and provocative designer of his generation, religion, Alexander McQueen both challenged and expanded fashion conventions to express ideas about race, and the environment. It also focuses on the highly sophisticated narrative structures underpinning his collections and extravagant runway presentations, with their echoes of avant-garde installation and performance art.


Alexander McQueen: Unseen

Yale University Press #ad - These images, which capture both the glamor and the grit, represent a new genre of fashion photography and are a treasure-trove of inspiration. This superb book contains an introduction and collections texts by fashion expert Claire Wilcox. Fairer, vogue's backstage fashion photographer for over a decade, was an integral part of the whirl of activity behind the scenes.

Never-before-seen photos of mcqueen’s brilliantly creative world from an exclusive backstage photographer Alexander McQueen, fused immense creativity, and a hauntingly dark aesthetic sense into powerful, the iconic designer whose untimely death in 2010 left the fashion world reeling and fans worldwide clamoring for more, audacity, unforgettable imagery.

The strange, singular beauty of his clothing was matched by the spectacle of his legendary fashion shows, which demonstrated his outstanding showmanship and consistently pushed the boundaries of runway events. Robert fairer’s intimate, taken backstage and on the catwalk when few photographers were allowed access, vibrant full-color photographs of McQueen’s collections, offer a unique insight into the life and work of one of the world’s most captivating figures.

Alexander McQueen: Unseen #ad - Yale University Press. This previously unpublished portfolio of stunning, high-energy photographs captures the people and the spirit that made the designer’s flamboyant shows unique. Dynamic images of mcqueen’s collections--thirty of his total of thirty-six shows are presented chronologically--portray behind-the-scenes moments that reveal stylists, hairdressers, models, makeup artists, and McQueen himself at their most candid and creative.


Yves Saint Laurent

Harry N. Abrams #ad - Harry N. One of the most distinctive and influential designers of the second half of the twentieth century, Yves Saint Laurent takes his place in the pantheon of French couturiers, alongside Coco Chanel, Christian Dior, and Jeanne Lanvin. Yale University Press. Abrams. Yves saint laurent, the first comprehensive retrospective of his life’s work, will accompany an exhibition of some 250 garments from the collection of the Fondation Pierre Bergé–Yves Saint Laurent at the Petit Palais in Paris.

From his early days working under dior and heading the house of dior after his mentor’s death, to the opening of his first prêt a porter shop on the Rive Gauche and the debut of the Le Smoking tuxedo, Loulou de la Falaise and Catherine Deneuve among them, to the muses he adored, this volume reveals the breadth and scope of the designer’s entire career.

Yves Saint Laurent #ad - With a preface by pierre bergé, sculpture, literature, drawing upon painting, theater, author Faride Chenoune explores the sources of inspiration that drove Saint Laurent’s continuous innovation, opera, and cinema.


Dior: The Collections, 1947-2017 Catwalk

Yale University Press #ad - A stunning and comprehensive overview of the legendary house of Dior, featuring over 170 collections presented through original catwalk photography  In spring 1947, from its founding in 1947 to today, Christian Dior presented the first collection of his newly founded eponymous fashion house. After the couturier's untimely death in 1957, yves saint Laurent took the helm of the fashion house before being succeeded by Marc Bohan, who was in turn replaced by Gianfranco Ferré in 1989.

Maria grazia chiuri's arrival in 2017 as the first woman designer in Dior's history also marks the seventieth anniversary of the "New Look. For the first time, every dior haute couture collection is gathered here in a single, lavishly illustrated volume--providing a unique opportunity to chart the development of one of the world's most famous fashion brands and to discover rarely seen collections.

Dior: The Collections, 1947-2017 Catwalk #ad - In 1996, before the arrival of raf simon in 2012, john Galliano was appointed creative director, designing flamboyant collections for a decade, who gave the house a newly imagined identity for the 21st century. Each new "era" in dior's history is inaugurated by a brief overview and biography of the new designer, while individual collections are introduced by a short text unveiling their influences and highlights and illustrated with carefully curated catwalk images.

A rich reference section, including an extensive index, concludes this definitive publication. Yale University Press. Dior: the complete collections opens with a concise history of the house of Dior before exploring the collections themselves, which are organized chronologically.


Valentino: Themes and Variations

Rizzoli #ad - Abrams. Based in rome, valentino is only one of two couture houses recognized by the French government outside of Paris. The name valentino has been synonymous with high fashion for almost fifty years. On the occasion of his last couture collection, presented in Paris in the spring of 2008, this landmark book celebrates forty-five years of Valentino’s remarkable career.

In addition, unprecedented photography by François Halard of Valentino’s last fittings and backstage of his runway show reveals Valentino’s private world for the first time. Valentino on valentino, along with valentino’s commentary on his fashion, " a chapter of first-person accounts of the designs of these iconic dresses, will make this publication unique in the study of Valentino as a cultural and artistic icon.

Valentino: Themes and Variations #ad - Published in association with a prestigious exhibition at the museé des arts decoratifs’s famed costume department in Paris, and flowers—through new photography, pleats, and texture as well as motifs such as geometry, sketches, line, fabric samples, this volume focuses on Valentino’s haute couture creations, highlighting the most important and iconic creations of his half-century in fashion through recurring themes in Valentino’s work—variations on the ideas of volume, and commentary on the dresses by Valentino himself.

Rizzoli. Harry N. Yale University Press. His exquisite designs are coveted and worn by young Hollywood and high society the world over.


Oscar de la Renta: His Legendary World of Style

Rizzoli Electa #ad - Harry N. From his apprenticeship under cristóbal balenciaga to his eponymous collections, the designer’s simple lines elevated with a flamenco dancer’s flourish reflect his deep connection to his roots and his commitment to transcendence through beautiful garments. The acclaimed fashion designer  dressed first ladies from Kennedy to Obama, and celebrities from Beyoncé to Sarah Jessica Parker.

Renowned for his unique charm, impeccable taste, and original lifestyle, he married the highest standards of French couture with the ultimate motivation that women must look and feel beautiful. In this intimate volume, mainly made for private clients, longtime editor and friend André Leon Talley recounts de la Renta’s journey through nearly 70 iconic dresses, accompanied by fascinating stories of the exquisite craftsmanship and the legendary friends that brought each gown to life.

Oscar de la Renta: His Legendary World of Style #ad - Yale University Press. Born in the dominican republic in 1932, de la Renta left for Madrid at nineteen to study art, where he rose to prominence as a sketch artist for newspapers and fashion houses. Still in wrapper! Abrams. A sumptuous monograph tracing the life and legacy of fashion luminary Oscar de la Renta.

In october 2014 one of the fashion world’s champions, Oscar de la Renta, passed away, a great loss brightened by the innumerable successes of his half-century reign.


Christian Dior

Victoria & Albert Museum #ad - An opening chapter by cullen looks at dior’s creative collaborations with influential British manufacturers, and his most notable British clients, from Princess Margaret to author Nancy Mitford and ballet dancer Margot Fonteyn. Yale University Press. Archival material—including design sketches by Christian Dior—and press and fashion photography provide colorful context, amplified by introductory texts to each section by V&A Fashion Curator Oriole Cullen.

Still in wrapper! Capturing the highlights of a major V&A exhibition, this stunning volume celebrates the House of Dior from its foundation in 1947 to the present day. It also revisits dior’s spectacular fashion shows staged in England’s most luxurious stately homes, including at Blenheim Palace in 1954.

Christian Dior #ad - Harry N. Rizzoli. Abrams. Haute-couture gowns by christian dior and the illustrious creative directors who followed him—Yves Saint Laurent, Raf Simons, and Maria Grazia Chiuri—are showcased here, John Galliano, Gianfranco Ferré, Marc Bohan, atmospherically photographed by Laziz Hamani.


Tom Ford

Rizzoli #ad - This book is a complete catalogue of Ford's design work for both Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent from 1994 to 2004. His designs have increased sales at Gucci tenfold and have helped build the Gucci brand into the luxury goods conglomerate that it is today. Published to coincide with his departure from Gucci, this book has been created with Ford's full cooperation and every page reflects his exceptional taste.

Rizzoli. He transformed gucci from a moribund accessories label into one of the sexiest fashion brands in the world. Still in wrapper! . Abrams. Yale University Press. Tom ford has become one of fashion's great icons. It is ford's testament to a career of singular moments reinventing the boundaries of style and sensuality in clothing.

Tom Ford #ad - It chronicles not only ford's clothing and accessories designs for both houses, including architecture, but also explores Ford's grand vision for the complete design of a brand, store design, and advertising. Rizzoli International Publications. Ford brought a hard-edged style synonymous with 21st century glamour to his clothes, and Hollywood sat up and took note.

Tom ford features more than 200 photographs by richard avedon, Mario Testino, Herb Ritts, Steven Meisel, Todd Eberle, Terry Richardson, Helmut Newton, Craig McDean, and numerous other photographers including many previously unpublished images.


Alexander McQueen

Harry N. Abrams #ad - This kaleidoscopic approach explores themes central to the designer’s work and his collections, the theatre and spectacle of his shows, such as the psychology of fashion, natural history, and the key creative collaborators during McQueen’s lifetime. Alexander mcqueen also offers an encyclopedic survey of McQueen’s catwalk collections, illustrated with striking images by leading fashion photographers, and specially commissioned photographs that capture the breathtaking skill of his designs and awesome theatricality of his shows.

Still in wrapper! This definitive publication on alexander mcqueen 1969–2010 invites you into the creative mind and world of one of Britain’s most brilliant, daring, and provocative designers, and the many themes and references that shaped his visionary fashion collections. Harry N Abrams. Rizzoli. Abrams.

Alexander McQueen #ad - A true comprehensive study, naturalism, gothic, primitivism, this catalog is the first in-depth look at McQueen and explores key themes of the exhibition—tailoring, and futurism. Harry N. The book also features previously unseen material as well as groundbreaking essays and feature spreads by multiple authors and leading fashion commentators.

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Chanel: The Complete Karl Lagerfeld Collections Catwalk

Yale University Press #ad - Still in wrapper! Rizzoli International Publications. Yale Univ Pr. This superbly illustrated and lavishly produced publication-with real cloth binding, irridescent foil stamping, and ribbons for bookmarking your favorite pages-depicts every Chanel collection created by Lagerfeld more than 150 in all, providing a unique opportunity to chart the development of one of the world’s most influential fashion brands and discover some rarely seen collections.

A comprehensive and captivating overview of karl lagerfeld’s Chanel creations, featuring more than 150 collections presented through original catwalk photography The collections of Karl Lagerfeld have made headlines and dictated trends in the world of fashion ever since his first show for Chanel in 1983.

Chanel: The Complete Karl Lagerfeld Collections Catwalk #ad - Abrams. Each collection is illustrated with a carefully curated selection of catwalk images, beauty looks, accessories, showcasing hundreds of spectacular clothes, from luxurious haute couture to trendsetting ready-to-wear, and set designs. The runway photographs offer a rare glimpse of the original styling from head to toe, and make this book a valuable resource for Chanel connoisseurs.

Harry N Abrams. A rich reference section concludes this essential publication for all fashionistas, designers, and admirers of Chanel. Yale University Press. Harry N. Moreover, top fashion models are featured, including Cara Delevingne, Kate Moss, Linda Evangelista, and Claudia Schiffer.