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This two-volume compilation brings together highlights from TASCHEN's Fashion Now! series to create a comprehensive overview of fashion design around the world, at the start of the 21st century.
This handsomely illustrated volume examines fifty of the most influential fashion designers of the past 100 years, and discusses how they survived the test of time and influenced fashion even to the present day.
In the world of fashion trends come and go, but the work of a small number of designers has survived to stand the test of time. This book explores the stories of the 50 most ingenious and influential designers in fashion history.
The UK is a cultural melting pot for international designers to develop their creative identity. This is the first book to embrace the whole of the UK and its creative influence on international fashion.
For nearly 60 years Norman Hartnell was a major personality in the world of fashion. In this read, fashion connoisseurs will be able to examine his drawings, photographs, fabric samples and personal scrapbooks that have never been published before.
Alexander McQueen was British fashion's most significant figure. With images from leading photographers, this title shows how his darkly beautiful designs, perfect tailoring, slashed material and sculpted outlines realised his ambition.
Liz Roberts is a Kiwi pioneer. This inspirational memoir tells the story of how she changed her name, her sex and her legal status in the 1970s, freeing her to live a new life as a woman. Today, she still works as a designer and bespoke dressmaker.
From an early age, Tala Raassi knew her fate lay in fashion. As she developed her own clothing label, her search into the creative, fierce community of Western fashion opened her eyes to the ups and downs of hard work, hard decisions and hard truths.
In this book, Rhonda Garelick delivers a probing, well-researched, and insightful biography to date on this seemingly familiar but endlessly surprising figure - a work that is truly both an intellectual study and a literary page-turner.
This fascinating tome presents the roles two men have played in turning a small workshop in 19th-century Paris, into one of the most successful and recognized brands in the world. This book is a celebration of design innovations in the new century.
Christian Dior's first collection in 1947 heralded the birth of a new fashion silhouette for women. This book is a magnificent showcase of one of the world's greatest couture houses.
One of the most influential designers of the twentieth century, Yves Saint Laurent was responsible for revolutionising the way women dressed and viewed themselves. His great gift was creating lasting styles that flattered all shapes and sizes.
This book describes the events, people and ideas that have shaped Vivienne Westwood’s extraordinary life. Told in all its glamour and glory, and with her unique voice, unexpected perspective and passionate honesty, this is her story.
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