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Inside Haute Couture

Author : Désirée Sadek
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From Maison Chanel on rue Cambon to Jean Paul Gaultier on rue Saint-Martin, the history of French fashion is often closely tied to those of Parisian addresses. With exclusive photographs by Guillaume de Laubier and text by Désirée Sadek, Inside Haute Couture offers a private tour of 10 meccas of French fashion. From the splendor of VIP reception rooms to the privacy of sewing ateliers, the daily lives of the most renowned figures in haute couture are show­cased alongside the skilled artisans and their stunning creations. This book is an unprecedented journey into a world often closed to the public, against a backdrop of an exceptional architectural heritage.

Couture Sewing Techniques

Author : Claire B. Shaeffer
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Sewers who have ever longed to create clothing with the distinctive look of haute couture will love this book. They'll learn the finer points of hand sewing, shaping, and finishing for a high-end, professional look. This book is for all sewing enthusiasts who appreciate fine workmanship.

The History of Haute Couture 1850 1950

Author : Diana De Marly
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The development, characteristics, and styles of haute couture from 1850 to 1950 are viewed in light of such influential fashion designers as Worth, Poiret, and Dior

The Pirate Inside

Author : Adam Morgan
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Most marketing and branding books fall into one of two camps: either they are about leaders or they assume that brands can be managed by process alone. The Pirate Inside is different. It forwards the idea that brands are about people, and Challenger Brands are driven by a certain kind of person in a certain kind of way. Challenger Brands don't rely on CEOs or founders, but on the people within the organization whose personal qualities and approach to what they do make the difference between whether the brand turns to gold or falls to dust. In line with this thinking, The Pirate Inside forwards two key questions: what does it take to be the driver or guardian of a successful Challenger Brand, and what are the demands made by this on character and corporate culture? Building on his answers, Adam Morgan then explores the critical issue of whether big, multi-brand companies can create Challenger micro-climates within their companies, and the benefits that they might achieve by doing so.

House of Fashion

Author : Jess Berry
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Since Charles Fredrick Worth established his luxurious Maison de Couture in 1858, the interior has played a crucial role in the display of fashion. House of Fashion provides a full historical account of the interplay between fashion and the modern interior, demonstrating how they continue to function as a site for performing modern, gendered identities for designers and their clientele alike. In doing so, it traces how designers including Poiret, Vionnet, Schiaparelli and Dior used commercial spaces and domestic interiors to enhance their credentials as connoisseurs of taste and style. Taking us from the early years of haute couture to the luxury fashion of the present day, Berry explores how the salon, the atelier and the boutique have allowed fashion to move beyond the aesthetics of dress, to embrace the visual seduction of the theatrical, artistic, and the exotic. From the Art Deco allure of Coco Chanel's Maison to the luminous spaces of contemporary flagship stores, House of Fashion sets out fashion's links with key figures in architecture and design, including Louis Süe, Robert Mallet-Stevens, Eileen Gray, and Jean-Michel Frank. Drawing on photographs, advertisements, paintings and illustrations, this interdisciplinary study examines how fashionable interiors have shaped our understanding of architecture, dress, and elegance.

L Amour ish

Author : Joslyn Westbrook
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From Joslyn Westbrook comes a steamy opposites-attract contemporary romance starring two lonely hearts who find themselves crazy over that somebody who is everything they never dreamed of falling in love with. I’m no damn damsel in distress. As far as I’m concerned Prince Charming can just suck it. So, guess what? I, Lauren Blakely, do solemnly swear to never fall for another member of the opposite sex. And I mean it this time. Instead, I’ll focus on my popular Haute Couture fashion line. That is… Until I meet him—Mr. Grumpy McHottie Limo Driver who runs over my cell phone. He thinks I’m a bossy ice princess who does nothing but complain about how slow he drives. I think he’s a bad boy jerk who hides behind dark sunglasses. But it’s hard to ignore how my heart skips a thousand beats whenever he’s near. And when he swoops in to save me from heartache, I realize even strong independent women need someone to rescue them...sometimes.

Inside the Fashion Business

Author : Jeannette A. Jarnow
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Inside Fashion Design

Author : Sharon Lee Tate
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"This best-selling text for introductory apparel design courses gives students a close look at the fashion industry from the professional designer's viewpoint. The book is known for its clear and comprehensive coverage and its excellent illustrations. Each chapter links stylishly updated visual images with relevant concepts. Coverage of the role of computers and digital technology are integrated into every phase of the design and production of apparel."--Publisher description.

Inside Rodeo Drive

Author : Scott Huver
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A rollicking shopping tour of the world's glitziest street, showing tourists and locals alike the ins and outs of buying like the stars do. Huver and Dunn have been writing about Rodeo Drive for years, telling tales on celebrities and relating the history and behind-the-scenes scandals that can only exist in Beverly Hills. Now their work takes shape as a suitcase-ready guidebook that's as much fun to read as it is to rely on. In addition to the nuts and bolts, you'll learn where the stars really shop and why in this tongue-in-cheek homage to shopping. Illustrated.

Costume Jewelry for Haute Couture

Author : Florence Muller
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This sumptuously illustrated book surveys the exquisite range of costume jewelry produced by haute couture fashion houses, a subject until now overlooked by historians and fashion cognoscenti alike. The term “costume jewelry” was coined in the twentieth century for the use of non-precious metals and jewels for human adornment. This book showcases the extraordinary diversity and exceptional craftsmanship of this jewelry in hundreds of beautifully reproduced pieces from such fashion houses as Chanel, Balenciaga, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Lanvin, Schiaparelli, and Givenchy. “A time capsule of creativity.” ~ Dallas Morning News

Inside Design Now

Author : Ellen Lupton
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This is a review of the cutting-edge trends in all areas of American design, from architecture, interiors and landscape design to product design, graphic design, fashion and new media. The book pays special attention to the realm of the interior, both at home and in the workplace. is explored at the scale of objects, garments and printed matter as well as buildings, cities and landscapes. An interior can be as private as a bedroom or as public as a subway car, as tiny as the chamber of an artificial heart or as expansive as an urban development. Work from 80 emerging and established designers is featured, including Charles Anderson, Blu Dot, the Hoefler Type Foundry, Mike Mills, Gaetano Pesce, Paula Scher, Smart Design and Lorraine Wild.

Yves Saint Laurent

Author : Jéromine Savignon
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Yves Saint Laurent was an artist who worked in the sphere of fashion, and whose entire life was devoted to a quest for perfection. His entire creative output is featured in this book.

Inside the Vatican

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Inside Joan Collins

Author : Bill Adler
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Fans of Joan Collins will enjoy this biography on the famous television personality who starred for eight years as the villainess everyone loved to hate--Alexis Carrington on "Dynasty". This is an honest and thorough account of the British actress and covers everything in her life from the time she was born in 1933, her first four marriages, and her ups and downs in Hollywood. The book ends in the late eighties when Joan's marriage to Peter Holm (referred to by Joan as "The Swede") ended in a nasty divorce and "Dynasty" --her biggest hit--was dying a slow death.

Inside Monte Carlo

Author : Stanley Jackson
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The Art of Haute Couture

Author : Laura Jacobs
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Illustrated with Victor Skrebneski's breathtaking closeups of the master couturiers' finest creations, this sumptuous volume goes behind the seams to reveal the exquisite details and special techniques that raise fashion to the level of true art. The book examines the ingenious ways couturiers work with line, texture, and ornament to create sweep and volume, draping and pleating, illusion, and drama. All of the major designers of the twentieth century are represented, including Adolfo, John Anthony, Balenciaga, Balmain, Geoffrey Beene, Chanel, Dior, Erte for Poiret, Louis Feraud, Ferre, Galanos, Givenchy, Charles James, Lacroix, Lagerfeld for Chanel, Lanvin, Laroche, Claude Montana, Nina Ricci, Yves Saint Laurent, Scaasi, Scherrer, Schiaparelli, Ungaro, Valentino, Venet, Versace, Vionnet, and Vera Wang. With an illuminating text by Laura Jacobs and quotes from the couturiers themselves as well as from some of their celebrated clients, The Art of Haute Couture is a must for fashion lovers everywhere.

Vintage Fashion Couture

Author : Kerry Taylor
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"I thought I knew almost everything about the history of fashion until I met Kerry Taylor. The inside-out knowledge she has of garments will inspire both students and designers to look at fashion with fresh eyes." - Sarah Mower, US Vogue "This beautiful book by Kerry Taylor - the go-to woman for vintage and antique couture - is a treat for collectors and fashion lovers alike." - The Wall Street Journal "Whatever my question about vintage, Kerry Taylor has the answer. Her expertise, knowledge and historical anecdotes have raised the level of interest in this subject hugely." -Lisa Armstrong, Daily Telegraph Named one of Glamour Magazine's "Must-Read Style Books"! Profiled by Vogue and The New York Times and courted by style icons with wardrobes to sell and top designers in search of inspiration, Kerry Taylor is one of the world's leading experts on vintage fashion and couture. In this lavishly illustrated book, Kerry tells the story of a century of fashion through the work of its key design talents and the memorable women who have worn their creations. All the fashion stars are here from Poiret to McQueen via Lanvin, Chanel, Schiaparelli, Madame Grès, Dior, Balenciaga, Mary Quant, Ossie Clark, Vivienne Westwood, Alaïa, and Margiela. For each designer Kerry explores their career through a dazzling range of clothes and accessories, explaining what makes each item so desirable to the collector or wearer of vintage fashion. Each chapter includes at least one 'style icon' whose relationship with fashion has had a lasting impact, including Baba D'Erlanger, Lauren Bacall, Grace Kelly, Catherine Deneuve, Paloma Picasso and Kate Moss. Illustrated with a mix of gorgeous fashion photography plus images from Kerry's own astonishing archive, this book is set to become an invaluable guide for collectors of vintage (whatever their budget) and all those who love fashion. Contents includes... Foreword by Hubert de Givenchy Prologue by Christopher Kane 1900s Paul Poiret Lucile Mariano Fortuny 1920s Jean Patou Jeanne Lavin Chanel in the Twenties 1930s Elsa Schiaparelli Style Icon Wallis Simpson Madeleine Vionnet - The Architect of Couture 1940s The effects of War on Fashion in Europe American Fashion in the Forties Christian Dior - The Saviour of French Haute Couture 1950s Pierre Balmain Cristóbal Balenciaga - The Master Style Icon Grace Kelly 1960s Mary Quant Hubert de Givenchy Style Icon Audrey Hepburn 1970s Yves Saint Laurent in the Seventies Zandra Rhodes Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren 1980s Italian Masters Azzedine Alaïa John Galliano 1990s The New Romantics Thierry Mugler Style Icon Kate Moss 2000s Later McQueen Style Icon Daphne Guinness Collecting Vintage Taking Care of your Collection ..And so much more!

Fashion Inside Out

Author : Daniel Vosovic
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Presents insightful advice and detailed information about the inner workings of the fashion industry, capturing the realities of breaking into the business, making important connections, handling photographers, and dealing with clients.

Paris Inside Out

Author : David Applefield
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Presents an insider's look at the city, and provides information on how to maneuver through French bureaucracy, tips on seeking employment, and how to order in restaurants.

Inside New York 2007

Author : Justin Belmont
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Published in colour for the first time, the 2007 edition offers over 380 pages of original illustrations, maps, and a fully-redesigned layout. For 28 years, "Inside New York" has been the City's premier resource guide for students and young professionals, especially new residents. Offering insider tips on everything from how to find an apartment to where to go for a night out, this annually-updated guidebook contains over 1,000 colourfully-written reviews of restaurants, bars, clubs, stores and arts venues, along with in-depth intros into the many neighbourhoods of New York City. A not-for-profit publication with a readership of 50,000, Inside New York is distributed to new students and employees at over 50 New York-area colleges, law firms, investments banks and other corporations. Our witty style and resident-centred perspective are what set us apart from most generic "tourist" guidebooks. Our mission is simple: to turn newcomers into New Yorkers!