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Book Review: Fendi 50 Years by Steidl

Book Review: Fendi 50 Years by Steidl – “Fendi is my Italian version of creativity. It’s Italian to its core. It’s not only Italian, it’s Roman,” says Karl Lagerfeld of his position as Creative Director. This set celebrates his astounding 50 year tenure with the label – the longest collaboration ever between a designer and a luxury fashion house. Beautifully presented in a custom-made wooden case modeled on the box of oil pastels on Lagerfeld’s work desk, it’s a compilation of exclusive interviews, recorded conversations, personal sketches and DVDs of his short films, through which we discover some of his earliest and fondest memories of the past five decades. See also: Book Review: Decorate your Home Like a Parisienne with Sarah   Fendi is an Italian luxury fashion house whose specialities include fur, ready-to-wear, leather goods, shoes, fragrances, eyewear, timepieces and accessories. Founded in 1925 in Rome, Fendi is renowned for its exquisite creations on fur and fur accessories. Fendi is also well known for its leather goods such as “Baguette”, 2jours, Peekaboo or Pequin handbags. See also: Book Review: Scandinavia Dreaming – Nordic Homes The house of Fendi was launched in 1925 by Adele and Edoardo Fendi, as a fur and…

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10 OF THE BEST BOOKS FOR FASHIONISTAS

There is a luxury world of inaccessible to many of us, however the books have the power to transport us and make feel like we’re living these stories, sharing moments and sensations. It’s true that many of us do not have the luxury of acquiring a seat at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week or private previews at the atelier designer, but a good and descriptive book can lead us to unique experiences. For those fashionistas who devour books here are 10 books that indulge curiosities.This booklist includes a autobiography by legendary Harper ‘s Bazaar fashion editor Diane Vreeland, the Plum Sykes ‘ tongue-in-cheek caricature of the New York fashion world, and the compilation of Karl Lagerfeld ‘s choice words, every title on this list is both informative and deliciously detailed. This list could not leave out the classic Edith Wharton and Truman Capote which capture the essence of New York society. THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA BY LAUREN WEISBERGER We can also refer to this particular novel as Infinite Reasons Not to Work for Anna Wintour — but really, the book delves into the meandering career and personal life of a twentysomething who certainly learns her (style) lesson by working at a top fashion publication. D.V. BY…

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Fashion books: The World according to Karl

The World according to Karl(published by Flammarion) was written by Sandrine Gulbenkian, director of the French publisher Parigramme and by Patrick Mauries editor and author of Jewelry by Chanel. The graphism of the book was made by Charles Ameline, a contemporary illustrator. The World according to Karl is a collection of quotes that pays homage to the legendary éminence grise of the fashion world. Lagerfeld’s pronouncements on fashion, women, art, politics, love, and life high and low – are famously oracular, seized upon by fashionistas, acolytes and sages around the world. Karl Lagerfeld‘s quick wit and silver tongue are as notorious as Chanel‘s quilted handbag. This book is a cornucopia of his Karlisms: cultivated, unpredictable, provocative, sometimes shocking, but always impossible to ignore. Karl Lagerfeld is a modern master of couture. While simultaneously running Chanel, Fendi, and his own eponymous fashion house, he has consistently re-invented trends on the catwalk and in the street for half a century. His wise, surprising statements pop up like offbeat news flashes and are regularly seized upon by fashionistas, acolytes, and sages the world over. Here, in his own deadpan words, are his exacting opinions on everything-from fashion, style, women, and Chanel to fame, life, and books….

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