Fashion Designers Selection

Ils sont le pouls de la mode et du luxe. Et ces beaux livres entendent bien révéler le réseau qui conduit couturiers et designers de mode à devenir de véritables pygmalions de leur époque. Que l’on observe le travail de Dior, Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent ou encore Virgil Abloh au prisme de leur création… Ou que l’on observe l’impact culturel de leur vision au prisme des esprits éclairés de la mode comme l’historienne Valerie Steele ou la critique Suzy Menkes… Icon-Icon a regroupé pour vous les ouvrages essentiels pour plonger, comprendre et naviguer dans l’univers des créateurs de mode !

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  • Alexander McQueen: Fashion Visionary

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    The life and work of a fashion genius illuminated by the astute writing of Judith Watt, one of the great teachers at Central Saint Martins, the school that nurtured and allowed Alexander McQueen’s imagination and talent to blossom… This book is an absolute reference for grasping the cultural power of Alexander McQueen’s fashion.

    Authors: Judith Watt

    Publishing House: Welbeck Publishing Group

    Publication Date: November 2019

    Description :Celebrating his work and vision, Alexander McQueen: Fashion Visionary traces the designer’s rise from student to one of the world’s most respected couturiers, a story marked by celebrity friendships, unabashed creativity, theatrical fashion shows, and, ultimately, tragedy . This book is dedicated to McQueen’s work and talent, and not only visually electrifies the fashion images, it also reveals the deep reservoir of the designer’s imagination.With close-up details of the technical skills used and how the pieces were made, including a foreword by socialite Daphne Guiness and McQueen’s friend, Isabella Blowc this book is the ultimate celebration of McQueen’s extraordinary talent.

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  • Alexander McQueen: Unseen

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    This book, full of intimate, never-before-seen images, places the reader as a witness to the evolution of Alexander McQueen – the designer behind the most convincing revolution in fashion in the last 20 years!

    Authors : Robert Fairer

    Publishing House: Thames & Hudson

    Publication Date: October 2016

    Description : Alexander McQueen has grasped the public’s imagination like few other fashion designers before him. In this book, a striking tribute to Alexander McQueen’s stunning collections, Robert Fairer – US Vogue’s exclusive backstage photographer for over a decade – opens up his archive for the first time.

    Tracing McQueen’s entire career from the 1990s to his final collection, ‘Plato’s Atlantis’, Alexander McQueen: Unseen celebrates the singular beauty of the designer’s creations and the intense behind-the-scenes work of McQueen’s trusted collaborators.

    Fairer’s high-energy photographs capture the glamour, grit and spirit that made McQueen’s flamboyant shows so special, and offer a unique insight into the work of one of the world’s most captivating fashion designers.

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  • Azzaro Cinquante Ans d’Eclat

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    A fascinating dive into the work of Loris Azzaro, and, through it, a whole glorious and flourishing era is told! A story of style, glamour, fashion and opulence!

    Authors: Serge Gleizes

    Publishing House: La Martinière

    Publication Date: 2 November 2017

    Description :From Loris Azzaro’s first creations to today’s vibrant compositions, through the perfumes, the great muses, the revival of the 2000s… this book immerses you in a unique proximity to the history of a great designer and a great house.

    “My dresses are made for women to wear and for men to take away” Loris Azzaro. Sculptural, sensual, inimitable, the style that Loris Azzaro invented is a story of silhouettes, lines, and architectural constructions that can be recognized in the fluidity of a drape, the vibration of a lamé, and the flashes of embroidery. For fifty years, the Azzaro style has been embodied in dresses and sheaths worn by the most beautiful women in the world, from Sophia Loren to Nathalie Portman. The flamboyant and iconoclastic career of a free-spirited and non-conformist visionary who infused his hedonism into festive and uninhibited couture.

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  • Brioni

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    Brioni suits are the sartorial expression of Italy itself… From impeccable James Bond suits to the most elegant of men – you still need to know the story of Gaetano Savini… The man who notably made Milan a fixture on the international fashion calendar. That’s what this book is all about!

    Author: Gigliola Savini

    Publishing House: Assouline

    Publication Date: October 2015

    Description :In the age when Savile Row was synonymous with men’s style, an innovative Italian, Gaetano Savini, put his country on the map, forever reinventing menswear. From the first men’s fashion show at Florence’s Palazzo Pitti in 1952 to his craftsmanship influences still evident in today’s styles, Savini was truly a creator on the cutting edge. His legacy as the visionary and designer extraordinaire behind the Brioni luxury brand is celebrated in this spectacular illustrated edition. Highlighting examples of Savini’s innovative cuts, bold colors, and the psychedelic patterns that led the Peacock Revolution of the 1960s, The Man Who Was Brioni includes sketches and newspaper articles illustrating how the man became the legend. Replete with letters, photographs, and personal anecdotes from Savini’s daughter and Brioni heir, this volume details the brand’s far-reaching influence, and how it came to be known as “the Dior of menswear.”

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  • Chanel

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    The total revolution initiated by Coco Chanel is revealed here in its entirety. From the new silhouette introduced in the 1920s – slender, flat and unadorned but with ostentatious jewellery – to the advent of the double C at the top of Place Vendôme… This book explains the codes, signatures and, ultimately, the absolute trajectory of the world’s most famous fashion house!

    Authors: Danièle Bott

    Publishing House: Ramsay Eds

    Publication Date: 14 April 2021

    Description :Discover the emblematic codes of the Chanel brand, all invented by Mademoiselle, and constantly reinterpreted by the house’s designers, notably by her brilliant successor Karl Lagerfeld.

    The suit, the camellia, the beauty, the jewelry, the little black dress, these are the 5 themes presented in this book conceived by Ramsay Editions: 5 eternal codes that identify the brand, 5 like the n°5, Chanel’s perfume-emblem.

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  • Chanel: The Impossible Collection

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    A literary museum exhibition – it is through a selection of 100 emblematic, and sometimes unpublished, looks by Coco Chanel that the very astute fashion critic Alexander Fury distils the myth of the great couturier. And through her, the revolution and liberation of women are told through a century of fashion!

    Author: Alexander Fury

    Publishing House: Assouline

    Publication Date: October 2019

    Description : This book is a literary museum exhibition, a curated selection of 100 iconic and signature looks of the house of Chanel, from the timeless Little Black Dress to the impeccably simple tweed suit, the apothecary-style perfume bottle, two-tone pumps, abundant strands of faux pearls and stones, and diamond-quilted leather handbag, from Mademoiselle’s revolutionary designs to Karl Lagerfeld’s unexpected and even irreverent variations on her original codes.
    Selected by fashion journalist Alexander Fury, Chanel: The Impossible Collection showcases the best images from the world’s foremost editorial photographers, specialist museums, and private collections, including rarely seen archival photos, this handcrafted Ultimate Collection volume is the quintessential compendium for fashion aficionados.

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  • Créatrices de légende – De Jeanne Lanvin à Stella McCartney

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    Fashion and beauty through the eyes of those who make it – this book offers a fresh perspective on the fertile relationship of 20th century fashion with historical, political, cultural, social, economic and technical events.

    Authors: Bertrand Meyer-Stabley, Laurence Catinot-Crost

    Publishing House: Bartillat

    Publication Date: November 2019

    Description : Twenty-five admirably determined women! They have dared, created, innovated and worked hard to impose themselves in the world of fashion and luxury. Dresses, cosmetics, perfumes, jewelry… They also stood up to men and nothing resisted them!

    They made fun of taboos and conventions and their success story is a thrilling picture of more than a century of fashion business. They take us into the great mass of collections, make us witness the launch of a perfume, their titanic battles to bring out the beauty, whether it is an ornament or a line of makeup.

    Jeanne Lanvin, Coco Chanel, Elsa Schiaparelli, Mme Grès, Nina Ricci, Carven, Donatella Versace, Sonia Rykiel, Laura Ashley, Chantal Thomass, Vivienne Westwood, Diane de Fürstenberg, Stella McCartney, Helena Rubinstein, Elizabeth Arden, Estée Lauder, the Carita sisters, Hélène Rochas, Annick Goutal, Gloria Vanderbilt, Lolita Lempicka, Jeanne Toussaint, Paloma Picasso, Victoire de Castellane… each one has sublimated the woman in her own way. But do we know the other side of the coin, made up of personal sacrifices and humiliations?

    Through their destiny, Bertrand Meyer-Stabley, long-time journalist for Elle and author of numerous books on fashion, and Laurence Catinot-Crost, historian, take us to the heights of elegance.

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  • Dior by Christian Dior

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    Once again, Olivier Saillard has brought together the greatness of Christian Dior’s work as a couturier in a beautiful, clear and informative book! The ultimate collection of the most emblematic haute couture creations of the short but intense period during which Dior established not only a name or a fashion but a true art of living!

    Author: Olivier Saillard

    Publishing House: Assouline

    Publication Date: December 2016

    Description :In celebration of the seventieth anniversary of the founding of the house of Dior comes the first volume in a series devoted to each designer of the couture house. Dior by Christian Dior is the ultimate compendium of the most iconic haute couture designs conceived by Christian Dior. Carefully conserved in the world’s great museums and institutions, these fashion treasures have been photographed and exclusively compiled for this indispensable collection.

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  • Dior by Marc Bohan

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    A slightly lesser-known figure than Yves Saint Laurent or John Galiano, Marc Bohan nevertheless contributed, from 1960 to 1988, to making Dior the highly revered house it is today. With his slightly more ethereal silhouettes, Marc Bohan left behind designs that are as sophisticated as they are timeless. And this book sheds new light on that period – a period documented and explained in the words of Jérôme Hanover, Christian Dior’s Director of Publications.

    Authors: Jérôme Hanover, Laziz Hamani

    Publishing House: Assouline

    Publication Date: April 2018

    Of all the great Parisian couture houses, Dior is perhaps the most famous and prestigious in the world, embodying Christian Dior’s sublime vision of femininity. Following the abrupt departure of Yves Saint Laurent, the understated elegance of Marc Bohan’s design outlook regrounded the house of Dior on its original foundation of soft, ladylike, feminine silhouettes, which appealed to women around the world, from American socialites and international celebrities to royalty.

    Dior by Marc Bohan is the third volume in an unprecedented series of books devoted to each designer of a couture house, the ultimate compendium of the most memorable haute couture creations conceived and handcrafted by the renowned house of Dior since its inception. Carefully conserved in the world’s great museums and institutions, these fashion treasures have been photographed and exclusively compiled for this indispensable collection.

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  • Dior by YSL

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    At the age of 21, Yves Saint Laurent took over the direction of the House of Dior after the tragic death of Christian Dior. From 1958 to the autumn-winter 1960 collection, the young prodigy produced some of the most emblematic haute couture creations of the renowned house, from the Trapeze silhouette to the famous beatnik collection… which led to his dismissal from the management of Dior!

    Author: Laurence Benaïm

    Publishing House: Assouline

    Publication Date: July 2017

    Description :Dior by Yves Saint Laurent is the second volume in an unprecedented series of books devoted to each designer of a couture house, the ultimate compendium of the most memorable haute couture creations conceived and handcrafted by the renowned house of Dior since its inception. Carefully conserved in the world’s great museums and institutions, these fashion treasures have been photographed and exclusively compiled for this indispensable collection.

    Of all the great Parisian couture houses, Dior is perhaps the most famous and prestigious in the world, embodying Christian Dior’s sublime vision of femininity, which Saint Laurent elaborated and evolved into the beginning of the tumultuous decade of the 1960s.

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  • Dries Van Noten

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    An unprecedented dive into the work of this secretive and intimate designer – this beautiful book promises hours of reading pleasure as its contents are as exquisite and shimmering as the creations of Dries Van Noten.

    Authors: Pamela Golbin, Hamish Bowles, Susannah Frankel, Koen de Waal.

    Publishing House: Editions Les Arts Décoratifs

    Publishing Date: 4 March 2014

    Description :This book brings together the elements that are the source of inspiration for the Belgian designer Dries Van Noten: references borrowed from fashion, painting, photography, cinema or music, from the East as well as the West, make up a sort of personal collection, like the Renaissance’s rooms of wonders. The creations of Dries Van Noten are next to the fashion collections of the Arts Décoratifs, but also a Venus by Yves Klein, an image from the film Orange mécanique or a portrait of David Bowie… Between them, relationships of analogy or confrontation are established, sometimes surprising, always rich in evocation. This book is an extension of this journey into the visual intimacy of the creator, inviting us to enter his daily life through photographs by Koen de Waal that reveal Dries Van Noten’s house and garden, the main places of his inspiration. The book closes with a pictorial summary of all of his collections since 1986 – some of which are among the most striking shows of the last two decades – making it the definitive reference work on Dries Van Noten.

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  • Fashion Designers A-Z. Stella McCartney Edition

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    Valérie Steele is without doubt the greatest fashion historian of our time. A professor at prestigious schools, she has written a book that is like a designer’s bible. All the more so when she writes it with Suzy Menkes, the most enlightened of fashion critics!

    An ideal book that includes the treasures of the Fashion Institute of Technology, perfect for those wishing to enter this world or to perfect their knowledge of the subject!

    This Stella McCartney edition, limited to 2,000 numbered copies, is directly inspired by an abstract neon motif featured in her Summer 2013 collection. A collector’s item.

    Authors: Valerie Steele (Author), Suzy Menkes (Author), Robert Nippoldt (Illustrator)

    Publishing House: Taschen

    Publication Date: November 2012

    Description :Explore a century of fashion’s greatest: photographs of over 500 garments from the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology’s permanent collection illuminate more than 100 designers and their resonating influence on fashion history, with the most remarkable pieces explored in their own right. An instant classic, this limited title is one-of-a-kind addition to all fashion libraries.

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  • Fashion Designers A–Z. Updated 2020 Edition

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    Authors: Suzy Menkes (Author), Robert Nippoldt (Illustrator)

    Publishing House: Taschen

    Publication Date: August 2020

    Description :From Azzedine Alaïa and Coco Chanel to Alexander McQueen and Yves Saint Laurent, celebrate over a century’s worth of fashion greats. This updated edition, expanded to include 15 new labels, highlights some 500 garments in the permanent collection of The Museum at FIT in New York City. Features texts by the Museum’s director and chief curator Valerie Steele, international style authority Suzy Menkes, and portraits by Robert Nippoldt.

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  • GUCCI: The Making Of

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    L’histoire complète de la famille et de la maison Gucci, certes… Mais l’histoire surtout de la super maison Gucci au prisme de tous les ingrédients de ce succès phénoménal — ce beau livre stimule tout à la fois l’intellect et la fantaisie !

    Authors: Katie Grand, Peter Arnell, Rula Jebreal, Christopher Breward, Frida Giannini

    Publishing House: Rizzoli International Publishing

    Publication date: November 2011

    Description : An unprecedented publication showcasing Gucci as never before, including thought-provoking essays, commentaries, and authoritative anecdotes along with previously unpublished contemporary and archival photographs. Published in conjunction with the opening of the new Gucci Museum in Florence, Gucci is the ultimate celebration of the world-renowned fashion house. Told through a loose grouping of words, concepts, shapes, and moods, the book tells its story through new conceptual forms and the free links between images, symbols, and objects. Edited by Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini, with essays and inserts by contributors including Katie Grand, Peter Arnell, Rula Jebreal, Christopher Breward and Stefano Micelli, Gucci: The Making Of is a dynamic record of a much-coveted brand that will be a must this season for anyone with a love of fashion and an interest in contemporary culture. This comprehensive volume showcases the genius of the fashion house through an exclusive lens with inside looks into the inspirations behind the design.

    This gorgeous book designed by Arnell offers an in-depth look into Gucci’s origins, identity, influence, and innovation, including fabrication methods and appropriation of signature materials, past and present, and its influence among high society and Hollywood. The book is a heartfelt and personalized tribute to the heritage and influence of this iconic, multifaceted brand.

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  • Hubert de Givenchy

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    A book that can only sharpen your sense of style and elegance – the life and work of Hubert de Givenchy, this great and very discreet couturier, are revealed here while being devoured with an aesthetic pleasure that is anything but exaggerated!

    Author: Jean-Noël Liaut

    Publishing House: Grasset

    Publication Date: March 2000

    What is an elegant man? Hubert de Givenchy. A world-renowned couturier, an aesthete who collects houses, an eternal teenager capable of restoring the king’s vegetable garden at Versailles, the current president of Christie’s is considered a classic. But he was not always a classic. Not so long ago this “Giant Baby”, following Jacques Fath, embodied the Parisian spirit, this disciplined dreamer swirled in the café-society, designed chair-dresses for Maxime de La Falaise, and exported a certain idea of women by dressing the elfin Audrey Hepburn in a black sheath in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. From Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat to New York, from Venice to Tokyo, the penniless dandy quickly became a man in a hurry. In this first biography of Hubert de Givenchy, intimate conversations and unpublished memories abound. It is the evocation of a vanished elegance. It is also a round of conversations in which Audrey Hepburn, Hélène Rochas, the Mitford sisters, the Duchess of Windsor, and a few eccentrics salute their friend Givenchy, and through him his timeless conception of the ephemeral.

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  • Hubert de Givenchy

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    Who was Hubert de Givenchy? How did this couturier complete THE little black dress? This book offers the story of this iconic but very secret couturier – a story that is revealed as rarely through his muses, and those who knew him… Through, also, Hubert de Givenchy’s quotes and witticisms!

    Authors: Collective Book, under the direction of  Eloy Martinez de la Pera Celada and Shazia Boucher

    Publishing House: Lienart

    Publication Date: June 2017

    Description : Throughout his life, Hubert de Givenchy dressed a loyal and cosmopolitan clientele, including celebrities like Jacqueline Kennedy and Audrey Hepburn, his muse and friend. From the “separates” of 1952 to the steamy tulle and lace wedding dresses of his later years

    the pieces presented in this magnificent book give the measure of a sharp sense of elegance and a great culture. Among other sources of inspiration, we recognize the evocation of artists dear to the designer such as Miró, de Staël, Delaunay or Rothko, but also the splendor of the eighteenth century through deep colors, precious materials and sumptuous drapes.

    The book traces Givenchy’s career through the history of the key encounters that marked his life and shaped his work. A tribute to one of the greatest couturiers of the 20th century.

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  • Issey Miyake (XL)

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    What is the Miyake pleat? Why is Issey Miyake now one of the most sought-after, and inevitably the most hype, names in the world? The house has always been attached to the poetry of movement, and this XL book offers a unique insight into the textile and aesthetic innovations developed by Issey Miyake! A limited edition, it contains a wealth of information crucial to any aspiring fashion designer.

    Author: Kazuko Koike

    Publishing House: Taschen

    Publication Date: April 2016

    Description : This limited Collector’s Edition offers a definitive history of Issey Miyake design. Initiated and conceived by Midori Kitamura, the monograph traces Miyake’s material and technical innovations since the earliest days of his career, including the Body Series of the 1980s and such practical, everyday designs as Pleats Please pieces.

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  • John Galliano: Unseen

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    La mode visionnaire, inspirée et référencée de John Galliano se révèle ici dans sa plus grandiose globalité — une mode qui a secoué ce monde un brin contemplatif… Un livre qui, de fait, raconte et dévoile, dans des documents inédits, comment les idées les plus folles de John Galliano sont devenues réalité !

    Authors: Robert Fairer

    Publishing House: Thames & Hudson

    Publication Date: September 2017

    Description :Robert Fairer – American Vogue’s exclusive backstage photographer for over a decade – opens up his archive to unveil stunning photographs that were, until now, one of fashion’s best-kept secrets.

    Presenting John Galliano’s creations for his eponymous label (1996?–?2011), John Galliano: Unseen celebrates the visionary and exquisitely multi-layered collections that acted as a showcase for the designer’s romantic, theatrical, radical ideas, granting rare behind-the-scenes access to a highly charged world of fantasy, collaboration and beauty.

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  • La Maison Worth : Naissance de la haute couture, 1958-1954

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    He was the official supplier to Empress Eugenie, and thus the father of Haute Couture. The system as we know it today is intrinsically linked to the pioneering work of Charles Frédérick Worth – a masterful and crucial work in the history of fashion and luxury to be discovered in this beautiful book!

    Authors: Chantal Trubert-Tollu, Françoise Tétart-Vittu, Jean-Marie Martin-Hattemberg, Fabrice Olivieri

    Publishing House: Bibliothèque Des Arts

    Publication Date: November 2017

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    This book traces the career of Charles Frederick Worth, a visionary man. This Englishman, who arrived in Paris at a young age, dared to launch himself into women’s fashion, and who today is universally recognized as the “father” of haute couture. He contributed to making Paris the world capital of fashion. His descendants did not deny his reputation, and this over nearly four generations! Thus Charles Frederick and his wife Marie, Gaston and Jean-Philippe their sons, Jacques and Jean-Charles the sons of Gaston, Maurice and Roger the sons of Jacques, always in pairs, have forged, thanks to strong creations, the success of the name and the durability of this great house, for almost a century. This magnificent book presents a family saga of fashion, perfume, architecture and history, both large and small, from a unique perspective, thanks to sources that have never been used before (family archives, personal objects, dresses and accessories, perfume bottles, etc.) as well as sources kept in the most prestigious museums around the world. This sumptuous work, with its often unpublished iconography, will satisfy even the most demanding fashion aficionados and is a wonderful source of inspiration.

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  • La Passion Du Mouvement L’Épopée Fusalp

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    A book that retraces the FUSALP epic. Fusalp is first and foremost the story of a duo of tailors from Annecy – Georges Ribola and René Veyrat; two experts who combined their talents to revolutionize the know-how of winter sportswear. It is then the story of an aesthetic revolution. The couple succeeded in creating clean, body-hugging lines from technical materials that were not always easy to handle. The spindle was born, along with the chic and slender silhouette of skiers. Gone is the look of the Michelin man. Hello to the tapered silhouette.

    Author : Mohamed El Khatib

    Publisher : Éditions de La Martinière

    Date Of Publication : November 2021

    Fusalp is much more than a simple ski equipment manufacturer, it is an emblematic brand, a history of enthusiasts, a French epic as we like them! The book traces the history of this pioneering mountain clothing brand, directly inspired by the world of downhill skiing and French elegance.

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  • La Vie en Route Curated By Jeanne Damas

    La vie en Rouje By Jeanne Damas
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    The Parisian aesthetic of Rouje’s campaigns: this book offers to dive into the brand founder’s universe, Jeanne Damas, who has made Parisian style and lifestyle the spearhead of her brand’s storytelling.

    Author : Jeanne Damas

    Publisher : La Martinière

    Date of Publication : Novembre 2021

    A book conceived as a film, a glamorous road movie, an inspiring and joyful “scrapbook”

    A very visual book, in which Jeanne Damas shares her vision of a timeless, free, sensual and assumed femininity, by telling stories with the clothes she creates.
    Like a director, she uses a cinematographic visual language all her own, in a book full of life, where each reader can draw her own inspiration

    A style and lifestyle book for all women interested in fashion and image

    From Paris to the South of France, from Tangier to California, we travel page after page with all the heroines who embody the universe and lifestyle of Jeanne Damas. The book is punctuated by exclusive portraits of women who inspire her: models, French and foreign actresses of all generations (Léa Seydoux, Isabelle Adjani, Maya Thurman-Hawke, Rossy de Palma, Emmanuelle Béart…), women from her family and friends, clients

    Illustrated with more than 300 signature photos from the world of Jeanne Damas

    This book gathers for the first time the emblematic images of Rouje’s campaigns, never published archive photos as well as a look behind the scenes of Jeanne Damas’ shootings and daily life. Punctuated by Jeanne’s personal handwritten interventions, quotes, collages, in the manner of an elegant and modern “scrapbook”

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  • Maison Martin Margiela

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    Author: Martin Margiela

    Publishing House: Rizzoli

    Publication date: October 2009

    Description : Graduating from Antwerp’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts in the 1980s, Martin Margiela (and his contemporaries in the Antwerp Six) transformed global fashion with his aggressive restatement of traditional fashion design and a polemical approach to luxury trends. Working first with the house of Gaultier, Margiela absorbed the radical design of Japanese deconstruction, making it wholly his own with the founding of his own label in 1988. Margiela propounds a singular, enigmatic look, moving beyond the recognizable tropes of deconstruction—a monochromatic palette, outsized garments, non-traditional fabrics, exposed seams, or roughly appliquéd details—to develop a fully considered worldview, one with elegance, mystery, and menace in equal measure. This book provides an inside look at the design process from a craftsman who creates pieces prized for their originality, delicacy, and daring. In the spirit of Margiela’s garments, the book is a work of art in itself, designed exclusively by Margiela and complete with silver inks, ribbon markers, a variety of lush paper types, twelve booklets, and an embroidered white-linen cover. This book provides a window onto the intimate, handmade world of a unique designer.

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  • Manfred Thierry Mugler Photographe

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    Authors : Manfred Thierry Mugler, Marie Colmant, Florence Brutton

    Publishing House: La Martinière

    Publication Date: 13 November 2019

    Description :In 1988, Thierry Mugler published a portfolio of unpublished photographs that marked their time. “Thierry Mugler Photographer” 2019 takes a hundred images from this first opus and offers others as unpublished as spectacular.

    Driven by his borderline inspiration and his quest for the ideal image, Manfred Thierry Mugler unveils a retrospective of his work that is both visionary and spectacular.

    “You don’t take a photograph, you make it,” said Ansel Adams. A point of view perfectly illustrated by Manfred Thierry Mugler’s work as an image-maker.

    Throughout his career, the visionary artist has established himself with a revolutionary style, through fashion events that were like living paintings. Animated works of art, the result of a brilliant inspiration that the artist was keen to immortalize with his lens, offering his vision of a sublimated world, full of beauty and creativity.

    At the border between fashion, art and advertising, his powerful images show women and men confronted with the gigantism of the monuments and settings of his world: the Chrysler Building in New York, the Grand Palais in Paris, the Saharan desert, the countries of the former Soviet bloc …

    At the end of the book, Manfred Thierry Mugler offers a travel diary that testifies to the backstage of his work carried out in the four corners of the world; the human adventure and risks incurred by the photographer and his team behind each shot; the power of nature to which his creativity is mixed to bring a unique freshness and strength to his work. Graphic, colorful and out of the ordinary, his universe is expressed here in all its artistic dimension.

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  • Pierre Cardin

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    Author: Jean-Pascal Hesse

    Publishing House: Assouline

    Publication Date: September 2017

    Description : Legendary French fashion designer Pierre Cardin celebrates 70 years of creation. A global citizen, he remains a vital personality today, with an essential brand established in 110 countries around the world. This visionary couturier’s unique and futuristic creations, from the Bubble dress to the Cosmocorps line, testify to his fierce appetite for experimentation. The first couturier ever to transform his name into a global brand, Pierre Cardin’s varied and ambitious creative universe spills over to many other areas, from accessories, jewelry, and fragrance to home decor, fine restaurants, and an annual arts festival.

    Filled with fascinating images from the 1950s to today, this comprehensive anthology is the first to showcase the complete vision of Pierre Cardin from fashion to interior design, at a time when his creations are experiencing a resurgence. More than simply an album of compelling images, this impressive volume encapsulates Cardin’s entire oeuvre and portrays his daily life as a still-constant quest for new creative expression

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  • Planète Mode de Jean Paul Gaultier

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    30.00 

    Authors: Thierry-Maxime Loriot

    Publishing House: La Martinière

    Publication Date : March 2015

    Description :Jean Paul Gaultier moves to the Grand Palais

    Known as the “enfant terrible” of fashion, Jean Paul Gaultier is undoubtedly one of the most important designers of recent decades. His avant-garde fashion captured the issues of our society very early on.

    This book explores in an innovative and original way the privileged links of this uninhibited and generous designer with the pop-rock music scene, cinema and dance, and highlights his sources of inspiration, as eclectic as they are impertinent.

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  • Pucci. Updated Edition (XL)

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    200.00 

    Authors: Vanessa Friedman, Alessandra Arezzi Boza, Laudomia Pucci

    Publishing House: Taschen

    Publication Date: February 2021

    Description :Bright colors, bold prints, and joie-de-vivre flair abound in this must-have tribute to Pucci, the fashion house like no other. Packed full of archival photography, sketches, designs, and evocative ephemera, this updated XL edition captures the breathtaking elegance, drama, and innovation of a unique brand. Each book is uniquely bound with one of a selection of original print fabrics from Emilio Pucci’s collection.

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  • Rick Owens Fashion

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    70.00 

    Authors: Rick Owens, Danielle Levitt

    Publishing House: Rizzoli International Publications

    Publication Date: 3 August 2019

    The definitive monograph on the fashion of Rick Owens–one of the most daring and influential designers working today–this book documents over a decade of sublime, iconic styles. Since the establishment of his label in 1994, Rick Owens has transformed global fashion with his provocative clothing and subversive style. Distinguished by his grunge-meets-glamour aesthetic and defiant anti-fashion stance, Owens created a dark fashion empire that has accrued a devoted international following which gravitates toward the brand’s sublime tailoring, somber palette, mystical layers, and gritty elegance. Filled with photographs of Owens’s most impressive looks from the last decade, this volume is conceived as a celebration of the Rick Owens aesthetic, approximating with printing effects some of the mystery and detailing associated with the brand. Iconic imagery taken from Owens’s seminal lookbooks provides a unique look at the output of design from an artist who is at once comfortable with developing technologies and respectful of traditional approaches. With principal photography by Danielle Levitt–who achieved considerable acclaim for her social-realist images–this book is essential for lovers of avant-garde fashion, photography, and design.

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  • Schiaparelli et Les Artistes

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    80.00 

    Authors : Donald Albrecht, Dawn Ades, Prune Berge

    Publishing House: Rizzoli International Publications

    Publication Date: 4 October 2017

    Description : Published on the occasion of the couture house’s ninetieth anniversary, this book celebrates Elsa Schiaparelli’s shared creative passion with the twentieth century’s most esteemed artists. Known for her bravado and boundary-pushing dresses, Elsa Schiaparelli is undoubtedly one of the greatest icons of twentieth-century fashion. After launching her eponymous haute couture house in Paris in 1927, the Roman-born designer captured the attention of the world at large not only thanks to her trompe l’oeil patterns and surrealist forms–but also because of her creative relationships with some of the epoch’s most renowned artists. From Salvador Dalí, who collaborated with Schiaparelli on her infamous Lobster Dress to Alberto Giacometti’s furnishings for her salon and René Magritte, whose surrealist works inspired some of the designer’s creations, this beautifully illustrated tome delves into the couturiere’s fascinating rapports with these artistic legends. Through never-before-seen photography, intimate anecdotes, and essays penned by some of today’s most authoritative fashion critics, curators, and personalities, this volume is the first definitive work dedicated to the shared inspiration between the designer and her circle of artist friends. Unique in its breadth of artwork and diverse contributors, this visually stunning book is a must for anyone interested in avant-garde art, twentieth-century fashion, or thought-provoking design.

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  • The Little Book of Gucci

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    20.00 

    Authors: Karen Homer

    Publishing House: Welbeck Publishing Group

    Publication Date: 1 January 2020

    Description :The Little Book of Gucci tells the story of this historic yet flourishing house, and the visionary looks that have cemented its place in fashion history.

    One of the oldest Italian fashion brands in existence today, Gucci was founded in Florence in 1921. Guccio Gucci established his company with the goal of creating opulent luggage for Italy’s wealthy and fashionable upper-classes. With the signature Gucci print of dark brown diamonds on a tan background, interlocking G logo and red and green stripe, the brand has gone on to become the last word in Italian luxury.

    Gucci’s signature items – the belt, the bag, the loafer – transcend fleeting fashion trends, and have remained central to the house’s identity into the twenty-first century. Under the stewardship of Tom Ford, Gucci epitomized the louche and mischievous 1990s aesthetic. Today, under Alessandro Michele, the brand’s combination of romance and toughness is in hot demand. The Little Book of Gucci tells the story of this historic yet flourishing house, and the visionary looks that have cemented its place in fashion history.

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  • The Little Book of Prada

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    20.00 

    Authors: Laia Farran Graves

    Publishing House: Welbeck Publishing Group

    Publication Date: 1 January 2020

    Description : Celebrating this family brand and representing a summary of Miuccia Prada’s key collections and pieces, including the launch of the Miu Miu line, the brand’s emphasis on understated elegance and luxury, technologically advanced fabrics and originality of design. We follow a biographical chronology leaping from the pages of the origins of the brand as a leather-goods manufacturer, the life and career of Miuccia Prada, and the collections, collaborations and themes, such as art influences and the perfume and beauty lines. Beautiful photography of her finished designs, along with close-up details, portray the innovation of this influential fashion house and the woman behind it.

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