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Fashion Book: The Glamour of Dior By Yves Saint Laurent

Fashion Book: The Glamour of Dior By Yves Saint Laurent – Dior by Yves Saint Laurent is the second volume in an unprecedented series of books devoted to each designer of a couture house, the ultimate compendium of the most memorable haute couture creations conceived and handcrafted by the renowned house of Dior since its inception. Carefully conserved in the world’s great museums and institutions, these fashion treasures have been photographed and exclusively compiled for this indispensable collection. Of all the great Parisian couture houses, Dior is perhaps the most famous and prestigious in the world, embodying Christian Dior’s sublime vision of femininity, which Saint Laurent elaborated and evolved into the beginning of the tumultuous decade of the 1960s. Featuring beautiful photographs by Laziz Hamani, this impressive volume encompasses Yves Saint Laurent’s most iconic haute couture designs for the house of Dior, from the Trapèze silhouette of his debut Spring-Summer 1958 collection to the beatnik inspiration for Autumn-Winter 1960. Esteemed fashion journalist Laurence Benaïm eloquently recounts details and anecdotes behind more than 30 selected pieces, providing profound insight into Saint Laurent’s inspirations, influences, and vision for the evolution of the house of Dior. Journalist and writer Laurence Benaïm is the…

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Book Review: The 100 Most Influential Objects Of The Twentieth Century

The Impossible Collection Of Design, The 100 Most Influential Objects Of The Twentieth Century is the book of the day at Best Design Books! Chosen by design expert Frédéric Chambre, this selection of furniture designs unspools like the frames of a film, an epic picture composed of one hundred years of creative innovations in form, materials, and techniques. This hand-bound oversize luxury edition, presented in a linen clamshell case, traces the development of twentieth-century design from the Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts movements through Bauhaus and Art Deco, Pop Art and the Memphis school, to today’s digital age, illustrating the dynamic story of a groundbreaking century through the evolution of everyday human objects. With degrees in law and art history, Frédéric Chambre became a partner at the Calmels-Chambre-Cohen auction house in 1996. Chambre co-founded Pierre Bergé and Associates in 2002, and became vice president and partner in 2005; he was co-organizer of the February 2009 sale of the Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé collection at Christie’s in Paris. In 2012 Chambre joined PIASA as head of strategy and development, and he is currently vice president and general manager. Source: assouline.com Keep following Best Design Books for the best…

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100 Dresses – The Costume Institute / The Metropolitan Museum of Art

What woman can resist imagining herself in a beautiful designer dress? Here, for the first time ever, are 100 fabulous gowns from the permanent collection of the renowned Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, each of which is a reminder of the ways fashion reflects the broader culture that created it. Featuring designs by Paul Poiret, Coco Chanel, Madame Grès, Yves Saint Laurent, Gianni Versace, Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, and many others, this one-of-a-kind collection presents a stunning variety of garments. Ranging from the buttoned-up gowns of the late 17th century to the cutting-edge designs of the early 21st, the dresses reflect the sensibilities and excesses of each era while providing a vivid picture of how styles have changed—sometimes radically—over the years. A late 1600s wool dress with a surprising splash of silver thread; a large-bustled red satin dress from the 1800s; a short, shimmery 1920s dancing dress; a glamorous 1950s cocktail dress; and a 1960s minidress—each tells a story about its period and serves as a testament to the enduring ingenuity of the fashion designer’s art. Images of the dresses are accompanied by informative text and enhanced by close-up details as well as runway photos, fashion plates,…

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Christian Louboutin The Man Behind the Shoes

by Christian Louboutin (Author), Philippe Garcia (Photographer), David Lynch (Photographer), John Malkovich(Foreword), Eric Reinhardt (Contributor) Christian Louboutin, one of the world’s most celebrated shoe designers, has completed his first book. This stunning volume, with a fanciful and intricate pop-up, an elaborate foldout cover, and dramatic still-life photography, evokes the artistry and theatricality of Louboutin’s shoe designs that are closely associated with Hollywood starlets. Celebrated for his vertiginously high stilettos with their signature lacquer-red soles, Louboutin has achieved cult status with celebrities as well as fashionistas. His eclectic and exotic designs, often incorporating feathers, beads, and sequins, are a constant and dramatic presence on the red carpet and in nightclubs and restaurants the world over. Louboutin’s first book highlights the extraordinary range of his couture, from his iconic and glamorous creations to his fetishistic pieces, including his collaborations with David Lynch, meant more for the bedroom than the street. New photography captures Louboutin’s artistic sensibilities, while an in-depth interview reveals Louboutin’s life, travels, and inspirations, presenting a very personal look at the man behind the shoes. A work of art in itself, with a five-piece foldout binding and a pop-up, Christian Louboutin is an enticing and revelatory look at the most important luxury shoe designer of our day. The book…

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Dior Couture Book

Dior Couture Book – I’m quite new to the world of blogging, but after having read a few design and fashion blogs over the last few years I thought it would be a fun idea to start my own. As a huge lover of the Design Process, I plan to use this blog to post the best design books all related with fashion, interiors, photography, tips … things that I find interesting and inspiring, as well as ideas and concepts for “our” designs! I am an interior designer from Los Angeles that really appreciates a good Book, who doesn’t?! But I’m fascinated about the way we can find inspiration through reading. A book takes away our time, we can visit the past or the future or be immersed in a different world.

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