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Best Design Books – Vogue Living: Houses, Gardens, People

Hamish Bowles is European editor at large for Vogue and editor in chief of Vogue Living. He was curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 2001 Costume Institute exhibition, “Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years.” Hamish is one of the most respected authorities on the worlds of fashion and interior design. This unique book (published by Knopf Publishers) of thirty-six spectacular houses and gardens—whose owners come from the worlds of fashion, music, art, and society—draws not only on stories that have appeared in the pages of Vogue and Vogue Living over the past two decades but also on images that have never before been published. Vogue Living: Houses, Gardens, People takes you to these style-makers’ private realms around the world, captured by such celebrated photographers as Miles Aldridge, Cecil Beaton, Jonathan Becker, Eric Boman, Oberto Gili, François Halard, Horst P. Horst, Annie Leibovitz, Sheila Metzner, Mario Testino, Tim Walker, and Bruce Weber, among many others. Their dazzling photographs bring to life interiors and exteriors, modern and classical, that are both inspiring and transporting. Writers like Hamish Bowles, Joan Juliet Buck, Dodie Kazanjian, Eve MacSweeney, Julia Reed, Marina Rust, and Vicki Woods take us behind the scenes to give us an intimate view of the owners and how they live. Here…

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MAGAZINES

Top 10 most iconic Vogue magazine covers of all time

Today, Best Design Books will share with you an interesting post found on Interior Design Magazines Blog. Vogue is one of the most iconic magazines in the world. This is a fact. No matter if you like or not, fashion and celebrities, when you think “most famous magazines in the world” Vogue always comes to mind. There’s no way around it. Some of the articles and covers of Vogue have such an impact on our society that we can’t forget some of them! This is how powerful Vogue magazine can be! Vogue can make any fashion stylish, any celebrity recognized all over the world. Whoever has the privilege to be featured on Vogue‘s cover…it will have an instant increase of popularity! If they’re on the cover…it’s because they are important! Throughout the years this publication has created some of the best, most iconic covers  of all time. Vogue‘s covers are expected by millions of fashion lovers. “Who will be the celebrity on the cover this month?” This is the million dollar question! Take a look at top 10 of the best Vogue magazine covers of all time. Vogue – January 2013 On the cover – Gwen Stefani   Vogue – May 2004 On the cover – Nicole Kidman   Vogue…

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FASHION

150 YEARS, Couturiers, Designers, Labels

“Fashion – 150 Years” is an encyclopedic work, not only in content but in size and weight. Fashion is taken from about the mid 1800s to the present. Seeling locates the beginnings of modern fashion about 1860 when the English clothing designer Charles Frederick Worth working in Paris put labels with his signature on the gowns he designed. Seeling sees this as turning clothing–however ornamental, stylized, or individualized–into art–Worth was the first “fashion designer.” Since Worth’s innovative touch, there have been scores of outstanding fashion designers–all of whom make their appearance. The history of fashion from the mid 1860s is related in terms of profiles of the leading, most imaginative and skilled, most influential, and often most acclaimed fashion designers accompanied by abundant photographic material. One could follow the history just by following the copious, most color photographs. One sees how fashion spread out from its beginnings in Paris to the global, popular enterprise it is today. But one wants to read the profiles too for their colorful biographical material and ideas and approaches to fashion, and for putting the respective designer into the context of fashion history. Seeling has been a top editor at Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and Marie Claire…

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