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Couture: The Great Designers by
Call Number: TT505.A1 M55 1985
Publication Date: 1997-09-01
Drawing on noted design houses and fashion designers for choice illustrations, Milbank, former head of Sotheby's costume department, weaves together a handsome collection of 175 color and 225 duotone picturesartists' sketches, house photographs, period magazine illustrations, and documents to insightfully discuss contemporary fashions and their designers.
Shocking!: The Art and Fashion of Elsa Schiaparelli by
Call Number: TT505.S3 B58 2003
Publication Date: 2003-09-10
Elsa Schiaparelli was the premier style arbiter of the 1930s - a favorite designer of women who made the best-dressed list, of female sports heroes, and actresses. This book is the first comprehensive look at the work of this startling and innovative Paris fashion designer.
Madame Gres: Sculptural Fashion by
Call Number: TT502 .G735 2012
Publication Date: 2012-11-16
A remarkable couturier, with a career spanning half a century, Madame Alix Grès (1903-1993) was known for using delicate pleats which turned ordinary fabric into Grecian-style sculptures. This is the first monograph of her extraordinary work.
Poiret: Paul Poiret, 1879-1944 by
Call Number: TT505.P6 D47 1987
Publication Date: 1987-07-15
Traces the life of the Paris fashion designer, shows examples of his costumes, dresses, coats, hats, and shoes, and discusses his work with perfumes, textiles, and wallpapers.
Dior Couture by
Call Number: TT505.D5 D4 2011
Publication Date: 2011-11-16
This book comprises a portfolio of portraits of over one hundred incredible gowns from the entire era of Christian Dior haute couture, including dresses designed by Dior himself. All of the images were shot by Patrick Demarchelier.
The Private World of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé by
Call Number: NK2049.A1 M8713 2009
Publication Date: 2009-09-01
Saint Laurent’s extraordinary taste went well beyond the world of fashion, and in this lavish volume, the eight splendid homes he shared with friend and lifelong business partner Pierre Bergé are presented in immaculate detail.
Chanel: The Vocabulary of Style by
Call Number: TT507 .G3813 2011
Publication Date: 2011-11-29
Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel was the most influential fashion designer of the 20th century. Her clothes and accessories have remained perennially chic, and her legendary fashion house continues to exert a powerful sway over today's designers. Jérôme Gautier tells the story of Chanel's iconic style through hundreds of images.
Madeleine Vionnet by
Call Number: TT505.V56 K57 2012
Publication Date: 2012-09-12
Illustrated in over 400 photographs, sketches, and with complete patterns for 30 of the most influential designs of this architect among dressmakers, this exquisite volume is an essential reference for fashion students and a vibrant portrait of a grande dame of 20th century couture.
Call Number: TT505.L36 M47 2007
Publication Date: 2007-10-23
This book highlights key collections from 1909 through 1946, the year of Lanvin’s death. Original fashion illustrations, beading and embroidery swatches play a crucial role in demonstrating her intricate, creative, and innovative techniques.
Balenciaga Craft: Outside In by
Call Number: TT505.B28 M56 2017
Publication Date: 2017-05-23
Balenciaga offers a thorough examination of the Spanish-born couturier’s designs and business practice, and places him firmly in the context of the time, looking at the country in which he learned his trade and the international fashion scene in which he matured and triumphed.
Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty by iconic designs constitute the work of an artist whose medium of expression was fashion. Approximately one hundred examples will be on view, including signature designs such as the bumster trouser, the kimono jacket, and the Origami frock coat, as well as pieces reflecting the exaggerated silhouettes of the 1860s, 1880s, 1890s, and 1950s that he crafted into contemporary silhouettes transmitting romantic narratives.
Call Number: TT505.M37 M37 2011
Publication Date: 2011-05-31