Grace coddington’s extraordinary talent and fierce dedication to her work as creative director of Vogue have made her an international icon. Finally, grace describes her abiding relationship with Anna Wintour, and the evolving mastery by which she has come to define the height of fashion. Willful. Here she began creating the fantasy “travelogues” that would become her trademark.
Named one of the best books of the year by financial times“if wintour is the Pope. Grace’s palpable engagement with her work brought a rare insight into the passion that produces many of the magazine’s most memorable shoots. Delightfully underscored by grace’s pen-and-ink illustrations, photographers, makeup artists, models, hairstylists, Grace will introduce readers to the colorful designers, and celebrities with whom Grace has created her signature images.
Grace: A Memoir #ad - . In 1988 she joined american vogue, a sampling of which appear in this book, where her breathtakingly romantic and imaginative fashion features, have become instant classics. With the witty, forthright voice that has endeared her to her colleagues and peers for more than forty years, Grace now creatively directs the reader through the storied narrative of her life so far.
D.V.HarperCollins e-books #ad - Is almost as marvelous as an evening with D. V. The incomparable D. V. An evening with D. V. Proves herself a brilliant raconteur as she carries the reader along on her whirlwind life—from English palaces to the nightclubs of Paris in the 1930s to the heart of New York high society, hobnobbing with everyone who was anyone, from Queen Mary to Clark Gable to Coco Chanel.
. Herself—same magic, same spontaneity and, above all, never a boring moment. Bill BlassD. V. Is the mesmerizing autobiography of one of the 20th century’s greatest fashion icons, whose incomparable style-sense, the one-time fashion editor of Harper’s Bazaar and editor-in-chief of Vogue, Diana Vreeland, genius, and flair helped define the world of haute couture for fifty years.
The Woman I Wanted to BeSimon & Schuster #ad - She opens up about her family and career, overcoming cancer, building a global brand, and devoting herself to empowering other women. One of the most influential, love, about family, admired, beauty and business: “It’s so good, and colorful women of our time: fashion designer and philanthropist Diane von Furstenberg tells the most personal stories from her life, you’ll want to take notes” People.
Diane von furstenberg started with a suitcase full of jersey dresses and an idea of who she wanted to be—in her words, “the kind of woman who is independent and who doesn’t rely on a man to pay her bills. She has since become that woman, all the while raising a family, establishing herself as a major force in the fashion industry, maintaining that “my children are my greatest creation.
The Woman I Wanted to Be #ad - In the woman i wanted to be, “an intriguing page-turner filled with revelations” More, von Furstenberg reflects on her extraordinary life—from her childhood in Brussels to her days as a young, jet-set princess, to creating the dress that came to symbolize independence and power for generations of women.
. With remarkable honesty and wisdom, von Furstenberg mines the rich territory of what it means to be a woman. This “inspiring, compelling, savvy, deliciously detailed celebrity autobiography…is as much of a smashing success as the determined, well-intentioned woman who wrote it” Chicago Tribune.
The Beautiful Fall: Fashion, Genius, and Glorious Excess in 1970s ParisBack Bay Books #ad - Fascinating. New york Times "Addictive. Philadelphia inquirer "It's like US Weekly, 1970s style. Gotham "a story constructed as exquisitely as a couture dress. A comprehensive biography of the late designer, Karl Lagerfeld, and his infamous rivalry with Yves Saint Laurent. Amid sequins and longing, intrigue, celebrities and aspirants flocked to the heart of chic, and Paris became a hothouse of revelry, and searing ambition.
. It moves stylishly forward, with frequent over-the-shoulder glances at some very dishy background. Boston Globe. The beautiful Fall crackles with excitement. New york times book reviewin the 1970s, Paris fashion exploded like a champagne bottle left out in the sun. At the center of it all were fashion's most beloved luminaries - Yves Saint Laurent, the reclusive enfant terrible, and Karl Lagerfeld, the flamboyant freelancer with a talent for reinvention - and they divided Paris into two fabulous halves.
The Beautiful Fall: Fashion, Genius, and Glorious Excess in 1970s Paris #ad - Their enduring rivalry is chronicled in this dazzling exposé of an era: of social ambitions, shared obsessions, and the mesmerizing quest for beauty. Deliciously dramatic.
Front Row: Anna Wintour: The Cool Life and Hot Times of Vogue's Editor in ChiefSt. Martin's Press #ad - She influences designers, wholesalers, and retailers globally from Seventh Avenue to the elegant fashionista enclaves of L'Avenue Montaigne and Via della Spiga. She's been called many things-"nuclear wintour, a vision in skinniness, " by Grace Mirabella, the editor she dethroned at Vogue, "cold suspicious and autocratic, " by the British press, and the "Devil" by those who believe she's the inspiration for a recent bestselling novel written by a former assistant.
Included among the startling revelations in Front Row are: * Anna's "silver spoon" childhood spent craving time with her father. Behind her trademark sunglasses and under the fringe of her Louise Brooks bob she determines whether miniskirts are in or out, whether or not it's politically correct to wear fur.
. Oppenheimer chronicles this insecure and creative powerhouse's climb to the top of the bitchy, competitive fashion magazine world, showing up close, as never before exposed, how she artfully crafted and reinvented herself along the way. And every month millions of women-and men-read vogue, and are influenced by the pages of the chic and trendy style wish-book that she has controlled with an iron hand in a not-always-so-velvet glove since fighting her way to the most prestigious job in fashion journalism.
Front Row: Anna Wintour: The Cool Life and Hot Times of Vogue's Editor in Chief #ad - Anna wintour's fashion influence extends to celebrities and politicians: because of it, Hillary Clinton underwent a drastic makeover and became the first First Lady to strike a pose on the cover of Vogue in the midst of Monicagate; Oprah Winfrey was forced to go on a strict diet before Wintour would put her on Vogue's cover.
Alone a more than $200 billion fashion industry can rise or fall on Anna Wintour's call. Anna's rebellious teen years in London, obsessed with fashion, night-clubbing and dating roguish men.
The End of Fashion: The Mass Marketing of the Clothing Business ForeverHarperCollins e-books #ad - In the end of fashion, laying bare all aspects of the fashion industry from manufacturing, Wall Street Journal, retailing, reporter Teri Agins astutely explores this seminal change, anmd licensing to image making and financing. Now designers take their cues from mainstream consumers and creativity is channeled more into mass-marketing clothes than into designing them.
Here as well are fascinating insider vignettes that show Donna Karan fighting with financiers, the rivalry between Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger, and the commitment to haute conture that sent Isaac Mizrahi's business spiraling. Indeed, one need look no further than the Gap to see proof of this. The time when "fashion" was defined by French designers whose clothes could be afforded only by elite has ended.
Little Dictionary of Fashion, The: A Guide to Dress Sense for Every WomanV&A Publishing #ad - Christian dior reveals the secrets of style in his indispensable guide that covers everything from what to wear to a wedding and how to tie a scarf to how to walk with grace. The bestselling fashion classic for both the style-conscious and the desperately in need.
Gods and Kings: The Rise and Fall of Alexander McQueen and John GallianoPenguin Books #ad - With their help, luxury fashion evolved from a clutch of small, family-owned businesses into a $280 billion-a-year global corporate industry. They turned out landmark collections in mesmerizing, theatrical shows that retailers and critics still gush about and designers continue to reference. Their approach to fashion was wildly different—Galliano began as an illustrator, McQueen as a Savile Row tailor.
Mcqueen, was a brilliant technician and a visionary artist who brought a new reality to fashion, though nearly ten years younger than Galliano, as well as an otherworldly beauty. Both wanted to revolutionize fashion in a way no one had in decades. The corporations had won and the artists had lost. In her groundbreaking work Gods and Kings, acclaimed journalist Dana Thomas tells the true story of McQueen and Galliano.
Gods and Kings: The Rise and Fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano #ad - Both struggled to get their businesses off the ground, despite early critical success. In 2010, mcqueen took his own life three weeks before his womens' wear show. The same week that galliano was fired, Forbes named Arnault the fourth richest man in the world. In so doing, she reveals the revolution in high fashion in the last two decades—and the price it demanded of the very ones who saved it.
More than two decades ago, john Galliano and Alexander McQueen arrived on the fashions scene when the business was in an artistic and economic rut. Executives pushed the designers to meet increasingly rapid deadlines.
ItPenguin Books #ad - With chung’s characteristic wit, this full-color compendium is a must-have for anyone who loves fashion, music, charm, and refreshingly down-to-earth attitude, and just about everything Alexa Chung. Chung’s first book, it, provides her legion of fans with a long-awaited inside look at her fascinating world.
A wholly unique collection of chung’s personal writings, and photographs, love, It covers everything from her candid thoughts on life, drawings, and music to her favorite ensembles and how to decide what to wear in the morning. Now available in paperback: musings, inspirations, and styling tips from the darling of the fashion worldWith influences that range from the sultry beauty of Jane Birkin to the rocker chic of Mick Jagger, it’s no wonder that everything worn by Alexa Chung instantly becomes the latest trend.
It #ad - Already a hugely popular television personality and a muse for Marc Jacobs and Karl Lagerfeld, Chung was also a cohost of the nightly music show Fuse News, covering the hottest acts and entertainment news.
Empress of Fashion: A Life of Diana VreelandHarper #ad - Diane von furstenberg once called Diana Vreeland a "beacon of fashion for the twentieth century. Now, in this definitive biography by Amanda Mackenzie Stuart, is the story of the iconic fashion editor as you've never seen her before. With access to vreeland's personal material and photographs, hubert de givenchy, andy warhol, mick and bianca Jagger, Lauren Bacall, Yves Saint Laurent, Oscar de la Renta, Lauren Hutton, Elsa Schiaparelli, Penelope Tree, critically acclaimed biographer Amanda Mackenzie Stuart has written the ultimate behind-the-scenes look at Diana Vreeland and her world—a jet-setting social scene that included Coco Chanel, and the Kennedys.
. Filled with gorgeous color photographs of her work, Empress of Fashion: A Life of Diana Vreeland is an elegant and fascinating account of one of the most revered tastemakers of the 20th century. From her career at the helms of harper's bazaar and vogue, to her reign as consultant to the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Vreeland had an enormous impact on the fashion world and left a legacy so enduring that must-have style guides still quote her often wild and always relevant fashion pronouncements.
Love Style LifeSpiegel & Grau #ad - Infused with her left bank sensibility, passionate spirit of her native Corsica, and the wild, the eclecticism of her adopted city of New York, Love Style Life is a backstage pass behind fashion’s frontlines, peppered with French-girl-next-door wit and advice on everything from mixing J. Crew with chanel, to falling in love, to pursuing a life and career that is the perfect reflection of you.
. This gorgeously illustrated book takes readers on a unique narrative journey that blends Garance’s inimitable photography and illustrations with the candid, hard-won wisdom drawn from her life and her travels. Garance doré, the voice and vision behind her eponymous blog, has captivated millions of readers worldwide with her fresh and appealing approach to style through storytelling.
Love Style Life #ad - Praise for garance doré and love style Life “The most elegant, truthful book on style, funny, love and life. Garance is an original with the cutest French accent. Jenna lyons, president and creative director, J. Crew “this charming book by fashion blogger Doré is part memoir and part style guide, gathered together in a chic, Gallic-inflected package.
Publishers weekly“One of blogdom’s most compelling storytellers. The new york times “doré’s mix of portrait photography, illustrations, collages, and stream-of-consciousness writing .