Auckland Libraries: A close look at haute couture

A close look at haute couture

Have you ever wondered how those extraordinary items of clothing on fashion runways came to be? These selected titles will transport you behind the scenes, and into the heart and history of fashion today.

The fashion book

Carmel Allen

Book

In keeping in the reference style of the first edition, this new edition reflects a comprehensive view of the fashion industry today. We can take a fresh look at the fashion world and the people who created and inspired this 200-year-old industry.

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Tim Gunn's fashion bible

Tim Gunn

Book

With the candidness and charm that made him a household name, Tim Gunn reveals the captivating story behind each article of clothing dating back to ancient times, in a book that reads like a walking tour from, museum to closet with Tim at your side.

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Fashion

Book

The Kyoto Costume Institute recognizes the importance of understanding clothing sociologically, historically and artistically. Showcasing selections from the Institute's archives, 'Fashion' is a tour through a century of clothing trends.

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The history of modern fashion

Daniel James. Cole

Book

The authors explore the history of fashion as a lively and dynamic indicator of 20th-century culture. This read includes insights into icons of fashion and the clothes worn by 'real people' and offers a valuable reference for the reader.

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That's what fashion is

Joe Zee

Book

Joe Zee, the editor-in-chief of Yahoo Style takes readers behind the scenes of the crazy and wonderful world of fashion in this book, packed with never-before-seen colour photographs from Joe's personal collection.

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Fashion

Karen Homer

Book

This stylish visual guide tells the stories behind trends such as the most iconic fabrics and prints, glasses as the ultimate fashion accessory, the ubiquitous Little Black Dress, and the rise of the metrosexual.

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100 ideas that changed fashion

Harriet Worsley

Book

Chronicling the most influential fashion ideas that changed womenswear in the West, from 1900 to the present day; this book is an inspiring fashion bible. Rather than just detailing the changes in fashion, it also explains why these changes happened.

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The fashion designer's textile directory

Gail Baugh

Book

Here is the fabric and textile directory that dressmakers and fashion designers everywhere have been waiting for. This book is like having your own personal shopper.

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Fashion embroidery

Jessica Jane Pile

Book

In this book, Jessica Pile explores the intricate techniques used in fashion embroidery. This book is perfect for all those looking to personalise their own clothes no matter the skill level.

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Behind the runway

Matt Lever

Book

This book takes readers behind the scenes of some of the most admired catwalk shows. This read grants us exclusive access to the backstage chaos, panic, glamour and fun that occurs before 'First Look' is called.

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American runway

Booth Moore

Book

New York Fashion Week has always remained at the centre of the American fashion world. This book is packed with designer interviews, backstage ephemera, and exclusive photographs culled from all 75 years of this iconic event.

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Paris fashion

Valerie Steele

Book

Paris has been the international capital of fashion for more than 300 years. Elegantly written and lavishly illustrated, this read explores, with brilliance and flair, why Paris remains the capital of fashion.

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