Tag

Elizabeth Taylor

FASHION

Book Review: Dressing For The Dark, Red Carpet Edition

Book Review: In her first-ever book, celebrity stylist Kate Young draws inspiration from iconic fashion moments in film to choose the most influential eveningwear styles of all time, and offers her expert insight as to why these looks are so definitive and are worth revisiting today for that special night out. Spanning classic moments Elizabeth Taylor in a white silk chiffon dress in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Julia Roberts in that iconic red gown in Pretty Woman , this book, complete with a directory of a go-tos, is an accessory no woman will want to dress for the dark without. See also: Inspiring Modern Sofas in a Free eBook – Get Yours! See also: Free eBook: Top 25 Jaw-Dropping Home Design Ideas Stylist Kate Young has one of the most varied and respected résumés in fashion. She is sought after by celebrities for Oscar night and by top publications for editorial shoots—working with photographers such as Patrick Demarchelier, Inez & Vinoodh, Annie Leibovitz, Steven Meisel and Tim WalkerShe works with megabrands including Cover Girl, Dior, Victoria’s Secret, and others on their advertising campaigns. Young is one of the most influential red carpet stylists in the industry, with clients including…

Continue Reading
FASHION

Little Black Dress: Vintage Treasure

An essential piece of clothing in a woman’s closet, the little black dress has maintained its popularity thought all trends because it is always the “right” thing to wear. It is a timeless classic and all great designers have created their own variation. Didier Ludot owns the most famous vintage clothing store in Paris, the fashion capital of the world. The store, La Petit Robe Noire, is housed in the prestigious Palais Royal, just steps away from the Louvre. Ludot has meticulously built and maintained a collection of black dresses, which features designs by Chanel, Balmain, Balenciaga, and Gaultier, among others. Photographs of these dresses are juxtaposed with archive photos of Romy Schneider, Catherine Deneuve, Jeanne Moreau, Sofia Loren, Edith Piaf, Paloma Picasso, Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor – all in their black dress finest. Ludot’s collection is a delightful tour of the black dress from yesterday to today. About the author Didier Ludot owns the most famous vintage clothing store in Paris, the fashion capital of the world. The store, La Petite Robe Noire, is housed in the prestigious Palais Royal, just steps away from the Louvre. Ludot has meticulously built and maintained a collection of black dresses, which…

Continue Reading
Art

THE IMPOSSIBLE COLLECTION OF JEWELRY BOOK

THE IMPOSSIBLE COLLECTION OF JEWELRY BOOK – With Baz Luhrmann’s much-anticipated The Great Gatsby, we can’t help but be fascinated by the sheer theatrically of it all. The costumes, the set designs and the jewelry. In fact, that’s all we can really think and talk about these days. BY VIVIENNE BECKER Cuffs up to our elbows, piles of statement necklaces and the most elegant of headpieces that seem perfectly acceptable for every day wear.  So to feed our insatiable appetite for all things glittery, we’ve been thumbing through one of Assouline‘s newest release: The Impossible Collection of Jewelry. (Read also The Impossible Collection of Fashion) See also: Book Review: Frida Kahlo Fashion As The Art Of Being In this magnificent collection of the most spectacular jewels of the twentieth century, fine jewelry historian Vivienne Becker selects the quintessential bijoux that represent the milestones of jewelry design of the last one hundred years. From Art Nouveau to the brink of the new millennium, Becker’s selections range from magnificent Cartier creations, such as the Maharajah of Patiala’s famous necklace, to lesser-known delights. Carefully curated, the 100 pieces featured stand out for their design, and the story behind them. A flip through the book’s pages…

Continue Reading
FASHION

Valentino a Grand Italian Epic

Think Valentino: think luxury. Think elegance. Think red carpet. Fashion’s most beloved upholder of refined decadence and the most exciting couturier in business is known around the globe simply by his first name. Only a few years after opening his fashion house in Rome in 1959, Valentino was already at the height of success, counting Elizabeth Taylor, Jackie Kennedy, and Audrey Hepburn among his devotees. Over forty years later, not much has changed he’s still dressing the top celebrities, from Gwyneth Paltrow to J.Lo, though now his business is a major economic force in Italy and his fashion house is among the most famous in the world. Valentino has always designed clothes for glamorous and sophisticated women, never wavering from his signature style even when grunge, deconstruction, and other passing fads were all the rage. Though his couture division almost never makes a profit (his ready-to-wear lines are what fuel the business), his heart is most solidly devoted to the magnificent haute couture gowns that earned him his reputation as fashion s most talented dressmaker. This publication renders homage to Valentino s illustrious career via a copious selection of images from his archives, including drawings, magazine shoots, advertisements, portraits of…

Continue Reading