ashion in LA is a coffee-table book that documents and praises that sartorial set who put LA on the map. Now among one of the leading cities for high fashion, author Tania Fares created the first book to truly document the remarkable explosion of this palm-tree clad scene. She profiled more than 40 designers that gave this city its forward-thinking successes.
Born in Zurich and educated in Paris, jewelry designer Suzanne Syz moved to New York City in the 1980s where she encountered legendary artists Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Julian Schnabel, Francesco Clemente, and Jeff Koons. Her relationships with these creative spirits greatly influenced her impressive contemporary art collection, and acted as a catalyst for her unique jewelry designs.
Celebrate 60 years of Barbie and the evolution of modern culture with Assouline’s luxury book. Barbie has become one of the most recognised faces in the world, reflecting the ambitions and aspirations of generations of children. Take a journey through six decades of social culture from the comfort of your sofa, as this book curates the most dynamic images from Mattel brand archives alongside significant social and historical events. A great gift for both young and old fans of the brand, Barbie: Sixty Years of Inspiration reflects Barbie’s impact on cultural trends and illustrates her message of positive female empowerment.
Roger Vivier was the pioneer in designing stiletto heels in 1954, to complement Christian Dior's Collection. He designed remarkable styles in shoes ranging from flattering vinyl thigh-high boots, as well as low-heel, square-toe pumps. His innovations transformed traditional techniques to create stunning designs. This master of frivolity is known as the King of the Heel. 60 illustrations.
Hardcover book, published by Assouline in 2013, written by Jim Nelson, focusing on stunning images from the magazine's extensive archives of cover men who captured the essence of the 'GQ' male— smart, stylish, sophisticated and savvy.
For decades, around the world, it has been said of certain men, “He’s so GQ.” The magazine has become synonymous with style, but to “be GQ” is so much more than just being outwardly fashionable. It also means to be cultured, to have taste, to have panoramic interests, from politics, art, and literature to film, music, travel, and of course fashion. It’s about being a part of the cultural moment— actively engaging in the here and now with curiosity and an appetite for what’s new.
Mining the magazine’s extensive photographic archives, GQ Men captures the essence of what it means to “Look Sharp / Live Smart” —the magazine’s mantra—by showcasing the men who embody the GQ spirit: legends like Paul Newman and Robert Redford; legends in the making like George Clooney and Denzel Washington; the new guard of young, handsome hotshots, like Michael Fassbender, Ryan Gosling and Channing Tatum; musicians like Paul McCartney and Kanye West; political and socials leaders like Bill Clinton and President Obama, fashion designers like Thom Browne and Ralph Lauren; plus artists (Jeff Koons), athletes (LeBron James), and funnymen (Jimmy Fallon). GQ Men celebrates all the facets of the modern man—smart and stylish both inside and out. 304 pages 200 illustrations English language Released in September 2013 Hardcover in a luxury slipcase
This book documents in pictures the most exciting and diverse period in fashion: from 1900 to today, covering high society, uniforms, sportswear, streetwear and couture. It will appeal to everyone with an interest in fashion as well as students. The last hundred or so years bore witness to the transformation of women’s fashion. The restrictive corsetry of the early twentieth century gave way to looser styles such as those made fashionable by French fashion designer Paul Poiret. As women’s lives changed dramatically under the shadow of two World Wars, so the style of female dress was altered beyond recognition. From home dressmaking to couture, from rationing to ‘The New Look’, from the birth of the teenager to mass manufacture, from high society to celebrity culture. Over 400 photographs and illustrations, many published for the first time, tell the stylish story of a fashion revolution.
BIG, BOLD and BEAUTIFUL. Give the perfect gift that captures your special someone’s passion in culture, travel, fashion and beyond. Beautifully produced, these extraordinary coffee table books from the renowned publisher, Assouline, are iconic pieces of décor all in themselves.
Internationally acclaimed interior design sensation Miles Redd is known for his quirky brand of cozy glamour. His unique aesthetic vision is characterized by playful mélanges of high and low, invigorated with whimsical splashes of color and modern gestures. This lavishly illustrated volume will be an inspiration to anyone interested in spirited, eclectic design. 300 pages, Hardcover with Jacket W 9.92” x L 13.07” x D 1.65” (6.0 pounds)
Yves Saint Laurent Accessories is the first book to date to shed light on the breathtaking accessories created by one of the most influential fashion designers of all time. From his first collection in 1962 to his acclaimed final presentation in 2002, Yves Saint Laurent created exquisite jewellery, hats, shoes, and handbags to complement and enhance each of his couture creations. Beautifully designed, in a small format evocative of a jewellery box, the book offers an unprecedented glimpse into the highly confidential archives of The Yves Saint Laurent Foundation in Paris, which is home to over 20,000 remarkable accessories. The book features specially commissioned photography of the accessories alongside a treasure trove of rare materials including preparatory sketches, intimate portraits of Saint Laurent at work, behind-the-scenes snapshots of models, catwalk photographs, and advertising campaigns. Yves Saint Laurent Accessories introduces readers to a prominent yet rarely seen side of Saint Laurent's art, leading them backstage and through the history of a house that helped to shape the course of fashion.
Rihanna invites you into her world with this stunning visual autobiography
"It's a piece of art that I am really proud of..." —Rihanna
From her Barbados childhood to her worldwide tours, from iconic fashion moments to private time with friends and family, the book showcases intimate photographs of her life as an artist, performer, designer, and entrepreneur. Many of these images have never before been published.
This large-format book is 504 pages with 1,050 color images on 3 paper stocks and 7 single- and double-page gatefolds, 9 bound-in booklets, 1 tip-in sheet, and a double-sided, removable poster.
Format: Hardback Size: 420 x 320 mm (16 1/2 x 12 5/8 in) Pages: 504 pp Illustrations: 1050 illustrations ISBN: 9780714878010
Vanity Fair 100 Years showcases a century of personality and power, art and commerce, crisis and culture—both highbrow and low. From its inception in 1913, through the Jazz Age and the Depression, to its reincarnation in the boom-boom Reagan years, to the image-saturated Information Age, Vanity Fair has presented the modern era as it has unfolded, using wit, imagination, peerless literary narrative, and bold, groundbreaking imagery from the greatest photographers, artists, and illustrators of the day. This sumptuous book takes a decade-by-decade look at the world as seen by the magazine, stopping to describe the incomparable editor Frank Crowninshield and the birth of the Jazz Age Vanity Fair, the magazine’s controversial rebirth in 1983, and the history of the glamorous Vanity Fair Oscar Party.
KATE SPADE NEW YORK: SHE: MUSES, VISIONARIES AND M
The fourth book in kate spade new york’s successful series, SHE: muses, visionaries and madcap heroines invites readers back into a way of living that is singularly joyous, distinctly feminine, and wildly interesting. To the New York–based brand, the most exciting and vibrant women in America are the ones who stand out from the crowd.
Paying tribute to revered activists like Gloria Steinem and Shirley Chisholm, classic fictional characters like Mary Richards and Carrie Bradshaw, treasured icons like Marilyn Monroe and Nina Simone, and contemporary firebirds like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Dolly Parton, this much-anticipated book celebrates the women whose bold personalities and styles play an important role in the lives of women across the country. With rich photography, spirited quotes and profiles, amusing anecdotes, words of wisdom, personal essays, and signature kate spade new york “she” statements, every page of SHE: muses, visionaries and madcap heroines will inspire you to live your own interesting life to the fullest, every single day.
New York Times Bestseller From draping a classic strand of pearls to stacking on an eclectic set of bangles, How to Wear Jewelry offers 55 creative ways to accessorize and style your bijoux. Covering a variety of materials, iconic designs, and trendsetting looks, this beautifully illustrated guide is a must-have for anyone who loves jewelry and is searching for fresh ways to wear favorite pieces. Chapters dedicated to necklaces, brace-lets, earrings, rings, and pins include ideas for styling by season, new ways to mix and match materials, and handy tips for creatively displaying jewelry and properly caring for your collection. Fully illustrated and beautifully packaged, How to Wear Jewelry is the perfect gift, reference, and keepsake
Decade by decade, Vogue 100 presents the greatest moments in the magazine’s history—the photography, illustrations, and essays that recorded the fashion and taste of the time. Complete with essays that detail the rich history of each decade, the book covers the artists, designers, photographers, and writers who shaped the cultural landscape of the 20th century and beyond. With more than 300 photographs of these pivotal figures—from Matisse to Bacon, Freud to Hirst, Dietrich to Paltrow, and Schiaparelli to McQueen—Vogue 100 offers an in-depth look at a century of Britain’s fashion, art, and culture.
Avedon Fashion 1944-2000 encompasses seven decades of extraordinary images by Richard Avedon, the most influential fashion photographer of the 20th century.This comprehensive volume offers a definitive survey, from Avedon's groundbreaking early photographs for Harper's Bazaar through his constantly inventive contributions to Vogue, Egoiste, and The New Yorker. Each carefully selected image represents an artistic collaboration with significant models, stylists, and designers. Avedon Fashion accompanies the first major exhibition to survey this body of work, at the International Center of Photography in May 2009. With critical essays by Carol Squiers, curator at the ICP, and photography critic Vince Aletti, as well as an appreciation by photo-historian Philippe Garner, Avedon Fashion chronicles an astonishing record of photographic achievement
In this charming guide to entertaining, kate spade new york throws rigid rules out the door and shares unpretentious ideas for the modern-day hostess that are easy, festive, authentic, and always with an air of deliberate polish. filled with how-tos, personal essays, anecdotes, recipes, and a liberal dash of style, all in good taste will transform you into the hostess everyone wants an invitation from. the book covers the essential lost arts how to shuck an oyster, curate a vibrant guest list, guide a dinner-table discussion right alongside modern conundrums such as Instagram etiquette at dinner. whether you entertain a little or a lot, or just love being the person everyone wants to sit next to at dinner, all in good taste is the modern classic you ll treasure for years. Disclaimer: The wine stain on the cover of the book is a design element and is intentional.
Length: 240 Pages
Weight: 2.00 lbs.
Dimensions: 0.9" x 7.4" x 9.3"