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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 Oscar de la Renta inspirations (2)

Book Review: Feel inspired by Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta is one of the most celebrated couturiers in the world, a renaissance man of American fashion. Born in the Dominican Republic, he has played a central role in the fashion scene for over forty years and has dressed everyone in the celebrity world. See also: Book Review: Gisele Bündchen is back   This beautifully updated edition of the original 2002 volume, brimming with iconic fashion photography and images from de la Renta’s personal albums, gives an inside view of the designer’s creative inspirations and private world. Oscar is the story of a man whose artistic, generous spirit transcends his fashion creations. Oscar de la Renta Oscar Arístides Renta Fiallo (22 July 1932 – 20 October 2014), known professionally as Oscar de la Renta, was a Dominican American fashion designer. Born in Santo Domingo, he was trained by Cristóbal Balenciaga and Antonio del Castillo. De la Renta became internationally known in the 1960s as one of the couturiers who dressed Jacqueline Kennedy. An award-winning designer, he worked for Lanvin and Balmain. His eponymous fashion house continues to dress leading figures, from film stars to royalty. Awards In 1967 and 1968, de la Renta won the Coty Award (the U.S. fashion industry “Oscars”) and in 1973 was inducted into the Coty Hall of Fame. From 1973…

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100 Ideas that Changed Fashion

100 Ideas that Changed Fashion is one of that books you need to read in order to be inspired by some of the most influential fashion ideas through which women’s wear has evolved and it’s in evolution. The book offers a unique and engaging perspective on the subject of fashion. Let’s read the book review to see what are the best perspectives to take and look for in the book by Harriet Worsley. Catching the movements, developments and ideas that transformed the way women dress, all these things that cross our mind but in this book you can find it all point by point with detailed information. The book gives a unique perspective on the history of twentieth-century fashion and you should let your mind be inspired by all the ideas that are super fancy. But the fashion book is not only about inspiration, rather than just documenting these changes in fashion, it crucially explains why they happened and that fact makes the book even more interesting. ________________________________________________________________________ You may also like: INTERIOR DESIGN BOOKS: A HISTORY OF INTERIOR DESIGN ________________________________________________________________________ The detailed history of fashion and its invention that changed forever the way we see fashion are in this book,…

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Akris by Valerie Steele

Much like the Akris brand, the company’s 90th anniversary celebration early last week at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City was a decidedly understated affair. The guest of honour, Akris designer and creative director Albert Kriemler, chatted up guests while signing copies of the book “1922 2012 Akris,” which chronicles the evolution of his family’s business. Despite having jetted in from Europe the day before, the designer and creative director preferred to stand to greet fans of the brand and the espresso that was set on the edge of his signing table was left untouched. “There is no time for jet lag,” he said with a laugh. Fittingly, the idea to mark the family-owned Akris’ milestone sprang from a next-of-kin gathering. “We were celebrating the 90th birthday of our father and he mentioned how my grandmother started the company three months before she gave birth to him,” Kriemler said. Progressive as Alice Kriemler-Schoch was for the Roaring Twenties, Kriemler views his mission as one that encompasses the needs of these times we live in without walking away from the past. “I think it is my duty to bring the product forward and to keep up with that modernity,” he said….

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