Balenciaga s Craft

Outside In

Author: Lesley Ellis Miller

Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum

ISBN: 9781851779031

Category: Design

Page: 192

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First published by V&A Publishing in 2007. This revised and expanded edition is published to accompany the exhibition "Balenciaga: shaping fashion" held 27 May 2017 - 18 February 2018, at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Balenciaga

Author: Lesley Ellis Miller

Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum

ISBN: 9781851775224

Category: Design

Page: 128

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More than three decades after his death, the Spanish couturier Cristobal Balenciaga (1895-1972) has become a legendary figure in the history of 20th century fashion. His name is now a byword for clothes executed to the highest standards and characterized by their sculptural quality, deft manipulation of textiles, and dramatic use of colour. This absorbing new book, with breathtaking illustrations, examines Balenciaga's design and business practice, placing him firmly in the context of the time and country in which he learnt his trade and the international fashion scene in which he subsequently matured and triumphed. It accompanies the major exhibition The Golden Age of Couture, opening at the V&A in September 2007.

The Master of Us All

Balenciaga, His Workrooms, His World

Author: Mary Blume

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466836067

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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A sparkling life of the monumental fashion designer Cristóbal Balenciaga When Cristóbal Balenciaga died in 1972, the news hit the front page of The New York Times. One of the most innovative and admired figures in the history of haute couture, Balenciaga was, said Schiaparelli, “the only designer who dares do what he likes.” He was, said Christian Dior,“the master of us all.” But despite his extraordinary impact, Balenciaga was a man hidden from view. Unlike today’s celebrity designers, 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 notable and 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 (then furnished with only a table and a stool) was Florette Chelot, who became his top vendeuse—as much an adviser as a saleswoman. 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 house through the eyes of the woman who knew him best. 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.

The History of Fashion Journalism

Author: Kate Nelson Best

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474285171

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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The History of Fashion Journalism is a uniquely comprehensive study of the development of the industry from its origins to the present day, and including professionals' such as Dylan Jones's vision of the future. Covering everything from early tailor's catalogues through to contemporary publications such as LOVE, together with blogs such as StyleBubble, and countries from France through to the United States, The History of Fashion Journalism explores the origins and influence of such well-known magazines as Nova, Vogue and Glamour. Combining an overview of the key moments in fashion journalism history with close textual analysis, Kate Nelson Best brings to life the evolving face of the fashion media and its relationship with the fashion industry, national politics, consumer culture and gender. This accessible and highly engaging book will be an invaluable resource not only for fashion studies students but also for those in media studies and cultural studies.

Merchant & Mills Sewing Book

Hand Sewing Techniques / Machine Know-How / Tools / Notions / Projects / Patterns

Author: Carolyn N.K. Denham

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 145213796X

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: N.A

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With an emphasis on quality materials, careful craftsmanship, and simplicity, Merchant & Mills Sewing Book presents 15 functional, beautiful projects. Crafters and aspiring designers will master hand- and machine-sewing techniques, learn about fundamental tools and materials, and improve their tailoring skills before sewing timeless projects such as a maker's apron, bolster cushion, flight bag, classic shirt, and more. Reflecting the distinctive utilitarian style of Merchant & Mills, this book reminds readers to keep it simple and do it well, and makes a handsome addition to any craft library.

X-Ray

See Through the World Around You

Author: Nick Veasey

Publisher: Goodman Publishers

ISBN: 9781847960764

Category: Art

Page: 224

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Presents a collection of photographs using a variety of specialized imaging equipment.

Nineteenth-century Fashion in Detail

Author: Lucy Johnston

Publisher: Victoria & Albert Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 224

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The latest entry in the successful In Detail series is a lavishly illustrated book celebrating 19th-century fashion. Featuring glorious, specially commissioned color photographs of close-up details alongside accurate line drawings that demonstrate the underlying structure of each garment, the books 150 pieces capture the opulence and variety of this fascinating era. From the delicate embroidery on ballgowns to the vibrant synthetic colors of crinolines, the major themes of 19th-century fashion are highlighted as never before in a single volume. Perfect for those who want an authentic take on the latest Victorian trend. In Style The latest entry in the successful In Detail series is a lavishly illustrated book celebrating 19th-century fashion. Featuring glorious, specially commissioned color photographs of close-up details alongside accurate line drawings that demonstrate the underlying structure of each garment, the books 150 pieces capture the opulence and variety of this fascinating era. From the delicate embroidery on ballgowns to the vibrant synthetic colors of crinolines, the major themes of 19th-century fashion are highlighted as never before in a single volume. Perfect for those who want an authentic take on the latest Victorian trend. In Style

Fashion

The Definitive History of Costume and Style

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465407804

Category: Design

Page: 480

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Tracing the evolution of fashion-from the early draped fabrics of ancient times to the catwalk couture of today, Fashion: The Definitive History of Costume and Style is a stunningly illustrated guide to more than three thousand years of shifting trends and innovative developments in the world of clothing. With a wealth of breathtaking spreads-from ancient Egyptian dress to Space Age Fashion and Grunge-and information on icons like Marie Antoinette, Clara Bow, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Alexander McQueen, Fashion will captivate anyone interested in style-whether it's the fashion-mad teen in Tokyo, the wannabe designer in college, or the fashionista intrigued by the violent origins of the stiletto and the birth of bling.

The World of Anna Sui

Author: Tim Blanks

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 168335026X

Category: Design

Page: 288

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Anna Sui is one of New York’s most beloved and accomplished fashion designers, known for creating contemporary original clothing inspired by spectacular amounts of research into vintage styles and cultural arcana. She is especially famous for her textile prints. Sui joined New York’s intensely creative cultural underground in the 1970s, forging important relationships in the worlds of fashion, photography, art, music, and design. The World of Anna Sui looks at Sui’s eclectic career as a designer and artist, both through her clothing and studio. Through interviews with fashion journalist Tim Blanks, the book explores Sui’s lifelong engagement with fashion archetypes—the rocker, the schoolgirl, the punk, the goth, the bohemian—and reveals their inspiration and influence. Complete with detailed photographs of garments, sketches, moodboards, runway shots, and cultural ephemera, The World of Anna Sui is an inside look at this iconic New York designer with a worldwide cult following.

Botticelli Reimagined

Author: Mark Evans,Stefan Weppelmann

Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum

ISBN: 9781851778706

Category: Art

Page: 360

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"The Florentine painter Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510) is one of the greatest artists of all time. Renowned for the iconic Birth of Venus and Primavera, his work has become part of our collective visual memory, influencing product development, fashion design and artists as diverse as Andy Warhol, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, René Magritte and Jeff Koons. But Botticelli's fame today was by no means a foregone conclusion. Quickly forgotten after his death, he was only rediscovered as an artist in the nineteenth century -- and much of what we know of his work has been pieced together from fragmentary evidence; only three of his works are signed or documented. Since then, ''Botticelli'' has been interpreted in many different ways, and has led to many questions. How does a painter acquire international fame? What made Botticelli a pop icon? Why are his works considered timeless? What is it that makes him so ''European'' that his Venus appears on the 10 cent coin? What we can say -- safely -- is that Botticelli, more than any other Old Master, inspired and continues to inspire modern and contemporary art." -- Publisher's description

Balenciaga and Spain

Author: Hamish Bowles

Publisher: Skira

ISBN: 0847836460

Category: Design

Page: 256

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This unprecedented volume considers the profound and enduring impact of Spain's history, art, and culture - on one of the greatest designers of the twentieth century, the legendary Cristobal Balenciaga. Hailed as "fashion's Picasso" by Cecil Beaton, Balenciaga created a revolutionary oeuvre that transformed the way women dressed. From the opening of his Paris fashion home in 1937 until his retirement in 1968, his visionary, ever-evolving designs and impeccable tailoring seduced generations of the most fashionable women in the world, including Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain, the Duchess of Windsor, Gloria Guinness, Pauline de Rothschild, Mona Bismarck, Princess Grace of Monaco, Dons Duke, and Diana Vreeland. Published on the occasion of a major exhibition at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, this book traces the deep influence of the Spanish masters-from Zurbarân, Velâzquez, and Goya to Picasso and Miro-on the protean Balenciaga's designs. It also investigates the legacy of his native Spain's religious dress and ceremony, its lavish royal court, the tradition of flamenco dance, the drama of the bullfight, and the distinctive costumes of the country's diverse regions. Featuring never-before-published photographs by renowned artiste such as Richard Avedon and Irving Penn as well as remarkable documentary images from the archives of the home of Balenciaga, this illuminating and lavishly illustrated volume is a must-have for art and fashion connoisseurs.

Quant by Quant

The Autobiography of Mary Quant

Author: Mary Quant

Publisher: V&a Fashion Perspectives

ISBN: 9781851779581

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

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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.

Mexico

Cultures and Clothing

Author: Chloe Sayer

Publisher: Royal Ontario Museum

ISBN: 9780888545084

Category: Costume

Page: 208

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The Shoe Book

Author: Nancy MacDonell

Publisher: Editions Assouline

ISBN: 9781614281535

Category: Art

Page: 359

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For centuries shoes have served as a form of expression that communicates to the world who we are or who we want to be. Following on the heels of the success of The T-Shirt Book, The Leather Book, The Bikini Book, and The Trench Book from Assouline’s Anthology Collection, The Shoe Book explores the history and technologies that have shaped the designs and styles that continue to evolve. With contributions by Manolo Blahnik, Bruno Frisoni, Christian Louboutin, and Sarah Jessica Parker, The Shoe Book is the most definitive and visually compelling volume published on footwear to date.

V&A Gallery of Fashion

Author: Jenny Lister,Claire Wilcox

Publisher: V&A Gallery of Fashion

ISBN: 9781851778935

Category:

Page: 160

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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 revised and redesigned edition perfectly encapsulates the collection, from rare 18th-century gowns and exquisite bodices to 1930s evening wear, post-war couture, and show-stopping ensembles by contemporary designers. Among the designers featured are Charles Frederick Worth, Madeleine Vionnet, Coco Chanel, Cristobal Balenciaga, Christian Dior, Mary Quant, Stephen Jones, Vivienne Westwood, and Alexander McQueen."

Fashion Quotes

Stylish Wit and Catwalk Wisdom

Author: Patrick Mauries,Christian Lacroix

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500518953

Category:

Page: 160

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A smart, sophisticated compendium of fashion s most trenchant quotes, from Oscar Wilde to Kanye West, with color illustrations specially hand-drawn by Christian Lacroix"

David Bowie Is...

Author: Victoria Broackes,Geoffrey Marsh

Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum

ISBN: 9781851777372

Category: Music

Page: 256

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David Bowie is a pioneering artist and performer whose career has spanned nearly 50 years and brought him international acclaim. He has sold over 140 million albums, and been cited as a major influence on contemporary artists and designers working across the creative arts. This is the first book produced with access to the David Bowie archive of performance costume, ephemera and original artwork by the artist, which is brought together to present a completely new perspective on his creative work and collaborations. The book traces his career from its beginnings in London, through the breakthroughs of Space Oddity and Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, and on to his impact on the larger international tradition of twentieth-century avant-garde art. Essays by V&A curators on Bowie's London, image, and influence on the fashion world, are complemented by Christopher Frayling, Mark Kermode and Philip Hoare on film ; Howard Goodall on musicology ; Camille Paglia on gender and decadence ; and Jon Savage on Bowie's relationship with William Burroughs and his fans.

London Uprising

Fifty Fashion Designers, One City

Author: Tania Fares,Sarah Mower

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714873350

Category: Design

Page: 608

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An unprecedented and intimate behind-the-scenes look at London designer fashion over the last fifteen years, edited by Tania Fares and Sarah Mower and profiling 50 leading London fashion designers, from Paul Smith and Stella McCartney to Erdem and Simone Rocha. London has long been a fashion-world capital, and the past fifteen years have been an especially fertile period in its centuries-long history of setting trends. This stunning book is an all-access pass into the world of designer fashion - an exclusive behind-the-scenes studio tour that calls in on fifty of the city's leading design talents - London-based global superstars - all of whom open up about their practice and philosophy, and share a wealth of images from their rivate collections.