“Grace Coddington’s celebration of fashion has danced along its cutting edge for over 30 years. Abandoning a highly lucrative career as a leading model on the 60s London scene, alongside such swinging contemporaries as Jean Shrimpton and Twiggy, Coddington signed on in 1968 as a junior fashion editor at British Vogue. She quickly established herself on the other side of the camera, coordinating photo shoots with David Bailey, Cecil Beaton, Helmut Newton, Sarah Moon, and the eccentric Guy Bourdin. A close working relationship with royal photographer Norman Parkinson produced a series of startlingly vibrant location shoots that have come to be considered classics. At British Vogue, Coddington also introduced the sweeping narrative epic, a familiar feature of her work nowadays at American Vogue, where she has been creative director for the past 14 years. GRACE: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue is not only a collection of Coddington’s greatest work, it is a visual reminiscence of her life in fashion.”
From hippie to disco to punk, this look book relives 1970s fashion via clothing advertisements from the decade. In between its covers you`ll find bell-bottoms and feathered hair mingling with platform shoes, Diane Von Furstenberg wrap dresses and endless amounts of polyester (what were they thinking?)
A visual feast of 400 dazzling images, this is a comprehensive survey of the genre over the last century. The book also offers an overview of the development of fashion, as seen through the eyes of the greatest illustrators of the day.
If you want to learn about every position in the fashion world from photographers to models to bloggers, this is your one-stop shop. Full of profiles of newcomes, descriptions of jobs, and advice for school and your career, the Teen Vogue Handbook is the ultimate behind-the-scenes look at the people who are running the industry.
Granville, Christian Dior‘s childhood home since converted into a museum of the designer’s life, is preparing to welcome the Dior: Images en Légendeexhibition September 3 to 21. The show explores the dialogue between the legendary fashion house and the world of photography and in parallel, a new book from Rizzoli retraces Dior history, as seen by some of the biggest fashion photographers in the world. Fashion historian Florence Müller has brought together a collection of more than 200 photographs ranging from well-known press images to behind-the-scenes shots, from image-makers including Richard Avedon,Cecil Beaton, Helmut Newton and Peter Lindbergh.
LOOK, MAYBE YOU’RE A NICE GIRL, but we’re guessing you’re more like us or you probably wouldn’t have picked up this book. Not that we have a problem with girls who are nice people. But being nice is just not the way to get what you want. And this book is about getting what you want. Not in like a finding happiness, giving back to the world, being grateful for what you have sort of way. But in a ruling your world, being the most desired, powerful badass in the room way, so you can come out on top of any situation: guys, career, friends, enemies, whatever.
There is much to be said about the life and the work of legendary designer Alexander McQueen. In this book, author Judith Watt breaks down his collections, from his graduate collection at Central Saint Martins to his final Plato’s Atlantis, and reveals the often-personal inspiration behind his work.
With photographs by Karl Lagerfeld and styling by Carine Roitfeld, it’s pretty much impossible to go wrong. Add a Chanel tweed jacket, and it’s a home run. See the little black jacket styled inventively on the biggest stars of fashion, music, and film.
This fascinating publication presents the roles two men have played in turning a small workshop in nineteenth-century Paris into one of the most successful and recognized brands in the world.
A suitably glamorous homage to Valentino’s illustrious career, comprising sketches, documentary photography, newspaper archives and interviews with 20 of the designer’s closest friends.