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Book Review: 200 Ilustrated American Style Icons

Book Review: 200 Ilustrated American Style Icons – More than 200 American style icons are illustrated and defined in this book dedicated to the ever-changing persona of fashion in the United States. In an insightful introduction, Harold Koda, curator of the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, shares his insights on American style throughout American history. Subjects include Courtney Love, Cindy Sherman, Las Vegas, Farrah Fawcett, the Black Panthers, Donna Karan, Bergdorf Goodman, Lilly Pulitzer, Stetson, the Rat Pack, Levi’s, Barbie, Diane von Furstenberg, Vanity Fair, Tiffany’s, Carolina Herrera, Charivari, Madonna, Diana Vreeland, the Playboy Bunny, Russell Simmons, and many more. See also: Book Review: Lauren Rottet -The Substance of Style Kelly Bensimon is an author, model, jewelry designer, and former editor of Elle Accessories. She began her modeling career in New York City. She has appeared in magazines such as ELLE, Cosmopolitan, and Harper’s Bazaar. She has authored several books with Assouline including In The Spirit of the Hamptons, American Style, and The Bikini Book. Kelly also wrote a column in Page Six Magazine called The Socializer: Kelly Killoren-Bensimon. See also: Book review: The American Mater, Jeffrey Bilhuber Keep following Best Design Books for the latest book reviews and…

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In the spirit of Las Vegas

Take a trip through the bright lights and blazing colours of Sin City with this coffee-table homage to the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas. Writer Jennifer Worthington explores its humble beginnings in the Mojave Desert, through to its rise to fame as the premier playground of the Rat Pack. Capturing the seductive allure of the legendary gambling paradise, it’s filled with sumptuous shots of the starlets, showgirls and scandal-makers that have helped propel it to international infamy. Initially a one-horse outpost in the middle of the desert, Las Vegas has become the symbol of entertainment of our twenty-first-century world. The history of this strange city is a fabulous mix between reality and dreams. Its heroes are Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Howard Hughes. Its scenes are casinos, extravagant hotels, gigantic boxing rings, or spectacular sets for cult films, like Casino, Ocean’s Eleven, and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Sin City attracts millions of people each year, thousands of couples, and makes both fortunes and ruins. Frank Sinatra with Elvis Presley Ocean’s eleven This book chronicles the rise of this special desert oasis and the way it became the ultimate dream destination. A selected guide completes the volume with information…

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