The 20th century saw fashion evolve from an exclusive Parisian salon business catering for the wealthy elite into a global industry employing millions, with new trends whisked into stores before the last model has even left the catwalk.
The 1970s are experiencing a resurgence of cool. Rescuing the decade from parody, this study is sensationally illustrated, meticulously researched, and wittily written. Once dismissed as the decade of avocado suites, lava lamps and shag-pile carpets, the period is now being enthusiastically mined for trends from the fashion, music, literature and groove of the time….
It is not unusual to see the colours and hear the rhythms of Africa at runway shows in Paris, New York, or Milan. But despite its influence on Western designers, African fashion is still struggling to make itself known. With the ambitious pursuit of reinventing urban fashion, many young African designers are breaking away from…
Isaac Mizrahis Mushroom Truffle Spaghetti, Carolina Herreras Pommes Toupinel, Mark Eckos
Adults Only Chocolate Chip Cookies, Derek Lams Yellowtail Crudo, John Varvatoss Calaloo
Soup food can be fashionable too! Published with the Council of Fashion Designers of America
(CFDA) and with a foreword by Martha Stewart, American Fashion Cookbook is a chic objet
containing recipes and original illustrations by more than 100 American designers.
From the outset, America was settled by individualists and adventurers who severed ties with the old world to find their destiny in an unknown land, a separation that opened the way for change in a less stratified society. To survive the challenges of a new environment, the American man needed garments that were functional and…
The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) members are always on the go. These globetrotting design stars share their favorite destinations, hotels, restaurants, stores, and sources of inspiration in this new title from Assouline’s bestselling CFDA American Fashion series. Get a glimpse into the designers private and ultra-chic world of travel with personal anecdotes,…
The ultimate reference book on the ethnic jewelery of Asian peoples. This volume provides a vivid and varied insight into body adornment around Asia: ivory, beads, leather, shells, enamel work, precious metals, and stones, alone or in combination, are illustrated throughout.
In honor of the fashion house’s fiftieth anniversary, Loris Azzaro offers an in-depth look at the life and legacy of French fashion icon Loris Azzaro. This illustrated retrospective reveals a designer who celebrated the female form with unabashed glamour,
This book chronicles Cartier’s constant quest for excellence in the manufacture of complicated watches. Whether historic pieces in the Cartier Collection or contemporary fine watch-making creations, Cartier interprets complications in its own inimitable way, and always with a sense of design.
Catherine Malandrino’s designs make the most of creative opposites: the utmost feminine lines temper an aggressive urban style, French chic combines with New York energy, a vibrant palette contrasts with the black…
Already renowned for the pioneering spirit she brought to fashion, Gabrielle Chanel rewrote the rulebook for perfumes when, in 1921, she launched a revolutionary fragrance: No.5. Its uniquely complex composition, which contrasted with the sobriety of its bottle and its disconcertingly simple name, suddenly made all other fragrances seem outdated and gave the world a lesson in modernity. An icon of the 20th century, the world’s most popular perfume laid the foundations for the style that was to distinguish all Chanel’s fragrances.
The Montana woman embodied an extraordinary new image: razor- sharp tailoring and strong silhouettes with dramatic proportions and masculine lines, enlivened by an astonishing mix of detail and bold hues. Materials, colors, and cut were all vehicles for Claude Montana’s effervescent genius, and it was the Lanvin period in the early 1990s that marked the absolute high point of his creativity.