Pintucks & Lace, Using Heirloom Techniques on Today's Styles by Jo Ann Gagnon, JoAnn Gagnon, Kelli Voth

By Jo Ann Gagnon, JoAnn Gagnon, Kelli Voth

Pintucks & Lace walks you thru the demanding situations of lace, applique, pintucks and different stitching thoughts utilized in growing heirloom sort garments. The 24 initiatives, whole with styles, are designed that can assist you grasp new abilities and construct self belief as you create your personal heirlooms. Pintucks & Lace is spiral certain and gives you ninety six pages that come with a gorgeous sampler duvet, an entire child ensembel, mother/daughter tiered skirts and shrugs, a stunning shirt, tea comfortable and desk topper, and masses extra!

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Vintage Menswear: A Collection From the Vintage Showroom by Josh Sims, Douglas Gunn, Roy Luckett

By Josh Sims, Douglas Gunn, Roy Luckett

Vintage workwear, activities, and armed forces clothing. Curated through connoisseurs of classic garments, the classic Showroom is an unlimited number of infrequent 20th-century items that style designers and stylists pay to view, utilizing the reduce and detailing of person clothing as concept for his or her personal paintings. delivering special entry, classic Menswear now makes this targeted source on hand in ebook shape. that includes one hundred thirty of the main influential examples of 20th-century and past eu, American and Asian utilitarian tailoring and layout, the ebook is split into 3 sections of sports clothing, militaria and workwear, protecting every thing from Forties flying jackets and polar exploration matches to classic French jeans. lovely full-page bleeds and back and front perspectives show off ground-breaking designs in suggestion, form and lower. offering over three hundred lavishly illustrated pages of infrequent, must-see designs, classic Menswear is the basic number of 20th-century classic tailoring and detailing and an inspirational source for college kids and menswear style designers and stylists.

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Creating the Illusion by Jay Jorgensen, Donald L. Scoggins, Ali MacGraw

By Jay Jorgensen, Donald L. Scoggins, Ali MacGraw

Marilyn Monroe made background through status over a subway grating in a white pleated halter gown designed via William Travilla. Hubert de Givenchy immortalized the Little Black gown with a unmarried establishing scene in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. A purple nylon jacket signaled to audiences that James Dean used to be a Rebel with no Cause. For greater than a century, dress designers have left indelible impressions on moviegoers’ minds. but previously, so little has been identified concerning the designers themselves and their paintings to enrich and enhance tales via fashion.

Creating the Illusion offers the heritage of style on movie, showcasing not just vintage moments from movie favorites, yet a bunch of untold tales concerning the artistic expertise operating backstage to decorate the celebs from the silent period to the current day. one of the book’s sixty-five fashion designer profiles are Clare West, Howard Greer, Adrian, Walter Plunkett, Travis Banton, Irene, Edith Head, Cecil Beaton, Bob Mackie, and Colleen Atwood. The designers’ tales are set opposed to the backdrop of Hollywood: how they collaborated with nice motion picture stars and filmmakers; how they maneuvered in the studio method; and the way they got here to layout garments that continues to be iconic a long time after its first visual appeal. The array of flicks mentioned and showcased via images spans multiple hundred years, from draping Rudolph Valentino in unique “sheik” costume to the mythical costuming of Gone with the Wind, Alfred Hitchcock thrillers, Bonnie and Clyde, Reservoir Dogs, and beyond.

This gloriously illustrated quantity contains candid photographs of the designers at paintings, photos and cloth cabinet assessments of stars in gown, and clothier sketches. Drawing from archival fabric and dozens of latest interviews with award-winning designers, authors Jay Jorgensen and Donald L. Scoggins supply a hugely informative, lavish, and pleasing heritage of Hollywood dress design.

About TCM:
Turner vintage videos is the definitive source for the best video clips of all time. It engages, entertains, and enlightens to teach how the whole spectrum of vintage videos, motion picture historical past, and movie-making touches us all and affects how we predict and stay today.

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Elsa Schiaparelli: A Biography by Meryle Secrest

By Meryle Secrest

Her identify used to be Elsa Schiaparelli. She used to be referred to as the Queen of style; a headline allure within the foreign glitter-glamour express of the overdue twenties and thirties, feted in Rome (where she used to be born), Paris, long island, London, Moscow, Hollywood . . .

Her kind was once a social revolution via clothing—luxurious, eccentric, ironic, horny. Her models, encouraged, from the whimsical to the main practical—from a Venetian cape of the commedia dell’arte to the Soviet parachute. She collaborated with a number of the maximum artists of the 20 th century: on jewellery designs with Jean Schlumberger; on outfits with Salvador Dalí (his lobster gown for her, a lobster garnished with parsley painted at the skirt of an organdy gown, was once immediately acquired through Wallis Simpson for her honeymoon with the Duke of Windsor); with Jean Cocteau, Alberto Giacometti, Christian Bérard, photographers Baron Adolph de Meyer, Horst, Cecil Beaton, and the younger Richard Avedon.

She used to be the 1st fashion designer to exploit rayon and latex, thick velvets, obvious and water-resistant, and cellophane. Her perfume—Shocking!—was a bottle within the form of a bust sculpted by way of Léonor Fini, encouraged via the physique of Mae West. Her boutique at an eighteenth-century palace at 21 position Vendôme opened right into a cage designed by way of Jean-Michel Frank. American style, in 1927, offered her whole assortment as artistic endeavors. A decade later, she was once the 1st eu to win the Neiman Marcus type Award.
Here is the never-before-told tale of this so much remarkable designer, probably the main striking dressmaker of the 20 th century, in her day extra recognized than Chanel. Meryle Secrest, acclaimed biographer, who has captured the lives of the various 20th century’s so much iconic cultural figures, between them: Frank Lloyd Wright, Bernard Berenson, and Modigliani, supplies us the 1st complete lifetime of the grand couturier—surrealist and embattled figure–-whose medium used to be apparel.

“Dare to be different,” Schiaparelli suggested girls, and she or he lived it to the peak; a insurgent opposed to convention—social in addition to style. She designed an otter-fur bathing go well with and a hat encouraged by way of a lamb chop. (“I wish to amuse myself,” she stated. “If I didn’t, i'd die.”) Chanel, her arch rival, known as her, “that Italian lady who makes dresses.”

Here is the tale of Schiaparelli’s upward push to popularity (as brazen and specified as any of the inventive creations that emerged from her Paris workrooms earlier than international warfare II); her emotionally starved upbringing in Rome (her mom used to be half Scottish, half Neapolitan; her father, a fashionable medieval pupil focusing on Islamic manuscripts, dean of the school of Rome; her uncle, an astronomer recognized for his description in 1877 of “canals” on Mars); her years overshadowed through a prettier sister; her elopement with a Swiss-born guy who claimed to be a count number, disciple of mysticism and the occult—who controlled to get himself and his younger bride deported from Britain . . . her fight to deal with her polio-stricken daughter, Gogo, as a unmarried and financially destitute mom residing in Greenwich Village.

Secrest writes of Schiaparelli’s willing instincts—an astute businesswoman, she introduced herself into hats, hose, soaps, footwear, purses, within the house of some years. via 1930, her corporation was once grossing thousands of francs a year.

Secrest chronicles her exploits in the course of global struggle II (she controlled to flee from Europe to the USA) and, utilizing FBI records, exhibits that in Schiaparelli’s remain in manhattan, her whereabouts have been documented virtually week via week; she used to be by no means explicitly charged, however the cloud of collaboration lingered lengthy after her go back to Paris.

As Secrest strains the unfolding of this wonderful occupation, she unearths the spirit that gave form to this massive and indulgent lifestyles, a woman—a force—whose inventive imaginative and prescient without end replaced the face of favor and redefined the bounds of paintings.

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Fashion Illustrator (Portfolio Series) by Morris Bethan

By Morris Bethan

This is often an informative, visually led evaluate of favor drawing, presentation and representation. It teaches scholars easy methods to draw the style determine in addition to that includes the paintings of demonstrated illustrators - either prior and current - encouraging readers not just to watch but in addition to improve their self belief and talents as an illustrator. Illustrated with case experiences, examples, functional routines and suggestions, the e-book covers all elements of style representation, together with: step by step exploration of alternative media (collage, drawing, computer-imaging and embroidery); realizing the determine; and the way to scan with diversified illustrative kinds. Influential style illustrators and different pros are profiled and interviewed to supply an perception into lifestyles after commencement. there's suggestions on portfolio presentation and interview methods, and careers for the style illustrator are defined in a chain of discussions with specialists.

1. Inspiration
2. The figure
3. inventive techniques
4. Presentation for style design
5. historic and modern style illustration
6. Tutorials
7. the longer term : guidance
Further reading
Trade guides and magazines
Useful addresses
Picture resources and credit.

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The Battle of Versailles: The Night American Fashion by Robin Givhan

By Robin Givhan

Book Details:

Publisher: Flatiron Books
Publication Date: 2015-03-17
Number of Pages: 321
Website: Amazon, LibraryThing, Google Books

Synopsis from Amazon:

On November 28, 1973, the world's social elite accumulated on the Palace of Versailles for a world model exhibit. by the point the curtain got here down at the evening's spectacle, heritage have been made and the were ceaselessly remodeled. this is often that story.

Conceived as a fund-raiser for the recovery of King Louis XIV's palace, within the past due fall of 1973, 5 best American designers confronted off opposed to 5 most sensible French designers in an over-the-top runway extravaganza. An viewers full of celebrities and overseas jet-setters, together with Princess Grace of Monaco, the Duchess of Windsor, Paloma Picasso, and Andy Warhol, have been handled to a plush functionality that includes Liza Minnelli, Josephine Baker, and Rudolph Nureyev. What they observed may eternally regulate the heritage of fashion.

The american citizens on the conflict of Versailles- Oscar de l. a. Renta, invoice Blass, Anne Klein, Halston, and Stephen Burrows - confirmed their paintings opposed to the 5 French designers thought of the simplest on the earth - Yves Saint Laurent, Hubert de Givenchy, Pierre Cardin, Emanuel Ungaro, and Marc Bohan of Christian Dior. tormented by in-fighting, oversized egos, shoestring budgets, and innumerable technical problems, the yankee contingent had little probability of assembly the European's beautiful and subtle criteria. yet opposed to all odds, the yankee strength and the domination through the fearless types (ten of whom, in a groundbreaking movement, have been African American) despatched the viewers reeling. by way of the tip of the night, the americans had formally taken their position at the world's degree, prompting a massive shift within the means race, gender, sexuality, and economics will be taken care of in model for many years to return. because the curtain got here down at the conflict of Versailles, American type used to be born; not may the realm glance to Europe to figure out the stylistic tendencies of the day, from right here ahead, American sensibility and flavor could command the world's awareness.

Pulitzer-Prize successful model journalist Robin Givhan deals a full of life and meticulously well-researched account of this designated occasion. The conflict of Versailles is a pointy, attractive cultural background; this intimate exam of a unmarried second indicates us how the area of favor as we all know it got here to be.

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Mostly Mittens: Ethnic Knitting Designs from Russia by Charlene Schurch

By Charlene Schurch

This ebook good points 36 pleasant mitten designs encouraged via conventional Russian crafts, plus 4 amazing hat styles. encouraged through the conventional crafts of the Komi humans of Russia, those conventional mitten designs may well glance elaborate, yet are literally so easy to recreate. «Mostly Mittens» contains styles for 36 pairs of mittens, plus 4 comfortable hats - all followed via easy-to-follow, full-color illustrations.

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Glamorous by George: The Key to Creating Movie Star Style by George Kotsiopoulos

By George Kotsiopoulos

With the arrival of cheap yet superbly designed garments on hand national, splendor is inside of everyone's achieve. And George Kotsiopoulos—the breakout megastar of TV's style Police—will convey you ways.

Glamorous through George bargains easy-to-achieve assistance for having a look like a film superstar. via sensible suggestion and blunt observations, this straightforward, no-nonsense advisor is offered to humans of every age and source of revenue degrees. George addresses garments, add-ons, and style, in addition to the simplest items for various physique forms and dermis colour. and since movie-star variety additionally extends to atmosphere, Glamorous via George additionally publications readers to budget-friendly principles for simple adorning and exciting.

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Esquire The Handbook of Style: A Man's Guide to Looking Good by Editors of Esquire Magazine

By Editors of Esquire Magazine

Every year, the editors of Esquire produce a unique factor of the journal dedicated to men’s sort referred to as the large Black booklet, which has been wildly winning. utilizing an analogous pragmatic, hugely illustrated procedure, and laced with Esquire’s trademark humor, Esquire The guide of favor brings readers very important info on each element of a man’s cloth cabinet, from matches and shirts, to footwear and neckties, to watches and different add-ons. The style-minded reader will locate precious recommendation on go well with materials and cuts, the correct of trousers for his construct, the fundamental outerwear to possess, the right way to gown competently for an social gathering, tips to tie a tie, the right way to pack for a visit, grooming options, and masses, even more. A compact and complicated accent in its personal correct, Esquire The guide of favor often is the variety bible for the well-dressed guy for years to come.

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