Seen as an enfant terrible when he first burst on to the fashion scene, Jean Paul Gaultier retains this 'bad boy' image while garnering respect for his mastery of classical cutting and tailoring techniques. From his first Paris show in 1976, to Madonna's corsets for her Blonde Ambition tour, and dressing celebrities for the red carpet, he has moved seamlessly between mainstream popular culture and launching a successful haute couture label – plus ready-to-wear, perfume, and kidswear. With stunning images from the pages of Vogue by photographers like Mario Testino, his avant-garde creations and cutting-edge designs reveal Gaultier's unerring instinct for how women want to dress.
Author: Alexandra Hughes
Release Date: 2002-03-11
More than 700 alphabetically organized entries by an international team of contributors provide a fascinating survey of French culture post 1945. Entries include: * advertising * Beur cinema * Coco Chanel * decolonization * écriture feminine * football * francophone press * gay activism * Seuil * youth culture Entries range from short factual/biographical pieces to longer overview articles. All are extensively cross-referenced and longer entries are 'facts-fronted' so important information is clear at a glance. It includes a thematic contents list, extensive index and suggestions for further reading. The Encyclopedia will provide hours of enjoyable browsing for all francophiles, and essential cultural context for students of French, Modern History, Comparative European Studies and Cultural Studies.
Vogue called Elsa Schiaparelli a genius madder and more original than her contemporaries, championing and illustrating her designs from the first picture of the revolutionary Bow Knot sweater in 1927 through to the Surrealist Tear Dress and Shoe Hat of the late 1930s
Author: Anna Cryer
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2019-03-07
'Lingerie is what comes nearest to a woman's heart and naturally it gives her more real and intimate satisfaction than any other part of her wardrobe.' - Vogue, 1918 Images of lingerie have been showcased in British Vogue since its launch in 1916. They demonstrate more than just changing fashion; they serve as a commentary on ideas of propriety, the progress of female emancipation and technological advancements as well as ever-changing ideals of the female silhouette and concepts of beauty. Divided into categories of Action, Pretty, Curvy and Boudoir, Vogue Essentials: Lingerie explores the evolution of lingerie over the 100 years of Vogue's history, commenting on changing fashions, influence on popular culture, the psychology of lingerie and its role as a liberator, accompanied by more than 100 images from the British Vogue archive. Published simultaneously with Vogue Essentials: Heels. This irresistible series from Conran Octopus and British Vogue explores the key pieces in a stylish woman's wardrobe and features photographs from Vogue's peerless archive of more than a million pictures.
New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
Author: Sara Pendergast
Publisher: St James Press
Release Date: 1997-01-01
This volume offers an insight into the lives and works of the most influential designers of this era in one complete guide. Some of the designers included are Kenji Ejuan, frogdesign, Sori Yanagi and Herman Zapf
Former Vogue writer, Linda Watson, takes a fresh look at fashion history over the last century, celebrating the most significant designers, developments, and movements of each decade, which all contribute to fashion as we know it today. Starting from the time when Parisian haute couture houses led the way, Linda Watson chronicles the arrival of the flapper, the fashion for 'make do and mend' of the war years, Christian Dior's New Look, the Swinging Sixties, Punk, New Romanticism, and the eclectic style of the 1990s.
A beautiful celebration of haute couture dresses from the early 20th century to today. Vogue: The Gown is a fabulous collection of more than 300 images grouped into five thematic chapters: Classical, Fantasy, Drama, Decorative and Modernist. More than a collection of photographs of dresses, the book is a curated exploration of the art of fashion photography: how, inspired by literature, art and current trends, elaborate and detailed fantasies are created in which the model and her gown become the focus. Succinct captions place each photo in context, listing the photographer, the model, the designer, and how the image fit into or created design trends. Many of the fashion superstars of the modeling and acting world are here: Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Twiggy, Kim Basinger, Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Christy Turlington, Sienna Miller, Jerry Hall, Cate Blanchett, Marlene Dietrich, Bianca Jagger, Claudia Schiffer, Joan Collins, Jennifer Lawrence, Cindy Crawford and Vivien Leigh. The world's greatest fashion houses are featured, including Versace, Givenchy, John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, Roberto Cavalli, Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Gucci, Pierre Cardin, Christian Louboutin, Dior, Dolce and Gabbana, Yves Saint Laurent, Hermes, Tom Ford, Ralph Lauren, Karl Lagerfeld, Valentino, Giorgio Armani, Oscar de la Renta, Jean Paul Gaultier, Stella McCartney, Christian Lacroix, Vivienne Westwood, Prada and Isaac Mizrahi. The book is both an evocative celebration of almost a century of fashion history and a stunning collection from the very best fashion photographers, including Tim Walker, Mario Testino, Helmut Newton, Nick Knight, David Bailey, Herb Ritts, Norman Parkinson, Corinne Day, Cecil Beaton and Horst. Presented in a luxurious foil-stamped cloth cover, Vogue: The Gown is a mesmerizing exhibition of the best and most iconic images from the pages of the world's most fashionable magazines.