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D.V.
Diana Vreeland - Apr 19, 2011 (first published in 1984)
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“An evening with D.V. is almost as marvelous as an evening with D.V. [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, Diana Vreeland, the one-time fashion editor of Harper’s Bazaar and editor-in-chief of Vogue, whose in...
Grace
A Memoir
Grace Coddington - Nov 22, 2012
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There are giants in the world of fashion, and then there is Grace Coddington. Grace: A Memoir chronicles a life in Vogue, offers readers a bird’s-eye view into an influential industry, and paints a stylish portrait of a creative genius at work and play....
The Beautiful Fall
Fashion, Genius, and Glorious Excess in 1970s Paris
Alicia Drake - Sep 06, 2007 (first published in 2006)
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Drake presents a sublime and dramatic narrative about the high-chic fashion wars of 1970s Paris where two titanic geniuses and rivals, Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagefeld, collided and sparked a tumultuous decade....
The End of Fashion
How Marketing Changed the Clothing Business Forever
Teri Agins - Aug 22, 2000 (first published in 1999)
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A solid, hard-hitting, and uncompromising journalistic look at the fashion industry.The time when "fashion" was defined by French designers whose clothes could be afforded only by elite has ended. Now designers take their cues from mainstream consumers and creativity is channeled more into mass-marketing clothes than into designing them. Indeed, on...
Bill Cunningham
On the Street
New York Times - Sep 03, 2019
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The first published collection of photographs by the icon of street style, bringing together favorites published in The New York Times alongside never-before-seen work across five decades. "A dazzling kaleidoscope from the gaze of an artist who saw beauty at every turn."--Andr� Leon TalleyBill Cunningham's photography ca...
To Die for
Is Fashion Wearing Out the World?
Lucy Siegle - May 01, 2011 (first published in 2008)
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An expose of the fashion industry written by the Observer's 'Ethical Living' columnist, portraying current practice as inhumane and environmentally devastating. Siegle believes that, in spite of current problems, it is possible to be an 'ethical fashionista', and she sets out her ideas on how such a situation could be achieved."...
The New Black Vanguard
Photography Between Art and Fashion
Antwaun Sargent - Oct 29, 2019
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In The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion, curator and critic Antwaun Sargent addresses a radical transformation taking place in fashion and art today. The featuring of the Black figure and Black runway and cover models in the media and art has been one marker of increasingly inclusive fashion and art communities. More critical...
Overdressed
The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion
Elizabeth L. Cline - Aug 27, 2013
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Until recently, Elizabeth Cline was a typical American consumer. She’d grown accustomed to shopping at outlet malls, discount stores like T.J. Maxx, and cheap but trendy retailers like Forever 21, Target, and H&M. She was buying a new item of clothing almost every week (the national average is sixty-four per year) but all she had to show for it was...
Dapper Dan
Made in Harlem
Daniel R. Day - Jul 09, 2019
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The story of a legendary designer who pioneered high-end streetwear, from a storefront in Harlem to the red carpet in Hollywood, dressing everyone from Salt-N-Pepa and Eric B. & Rakim to Beyoncé and Jay-Z along the way.With his now-legendary store on 125th Street in Harlem, Dapper Dan pioneered high-end streetwear in the early 1980s, remixing class...
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Chanel by Francois Baudot
Yves Saint Laurent Catwalk by Olivier Flaviano
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All About Yves by Catherine Ormen
How to Set up & Run a Fashion Label 2nd edition by Toby Meadows
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West by Anouk Masson Krantz
Frida Kahlo by Susana Martinez Vidal
England's Thousand Best Churches by Simon Jenkins
Leonardo by Leonardo by Martin J. Kemp
The NoMad Cocktail Book by Leo Robitschek
The Spec Manual 2nd edition by Michele Wesen Bryant
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Rick Owens by Rick Owens
Balenciaga’s Craft by Lesley Ellis Miller
Stitched Up by Tansy E. Hoskins
John Galliano for Dior by Robert Fairer
Nevertheless, She Wore It by Ann Shen
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The International Best Dressed List by Amy Fine Collins
Images of Women II by Peter Lindbergh
Mary Quant by Jenny Lister
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Atlas of Furniture Design by Mateo Kries
Arthur Elgort by Arthur Elgort
Alexander McQueen by Andrew Wilson
Vogue by Dodie Kazanjian
Esquire The Handbook of Style by Esquire
The Art of Game of Thrones, the official book of design from Season 1 to Season 8 by Deborah Riley
Take Ivy by Shosuke Ishizu
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The Fairchild Dictionary of Fashion 3rd Edition by Charlotte Mankey Calasibetta
Brooks Brothers by Kate Betts