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Chanel's combination of tradition, originality and style has always made it the most seductive of brands. Here the House of Chanel opens its private archives, revealing a galaxy of brilliant designs created by Coco Chanel from the 1920s onwards, and now reinterpreted to become the motifs for brand new garments, accessories and beauty products. Inspired by the House's signature fragrance, the legendary 'Chanel No 5', the book explores five central themes - the suit, the camellia, jewelry, fragrances and make-up, and the little black dress - and follows the threads from past to present to show how these key items have been rediscovered and reinvented by fashion designers working in the footsteps of their illustrious predecessors.This visual journey is enhanced by previously unpublished archive photographs and original drawings by Karl Lagerfeld, as well as glorious images from some of the greatest names in fashion photography. Dazzling clothes, intricate accessories, beautiful models and timeless design leave no doubt as to the lasting fame of the brand and embody everything that has come to symbolize the magic of Chanel.
This book gathers together, for the first time, every Dior haute couture collection, including also ready-to-wear collections after the arrival of John Galliano (when ready-to-wear presentations took on a new importance), and the first two collections designed by creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri, appointed in 2016. It offers a unique opportunity to chart the development of one of the world's most famous fashion brands and discover rarely seen collections. This definitive publication opens with a concise history of the house of Dior before exploring the collections themselves, which are organized chronologically.Each new 'era' in Dior's history is inaugurated by a brief overview and biography of the new designer, while individual collections are introduced by a short text unveiling their influences and highlights and illustrated with carefully curated catwalk images. A rich reference section, including an extensive index, concludes the book. After Chanel, Dior is the second volume in a series of high-end, cloth-bound books that offer a complete and unrivalled overview of the collections of the world's top fashion houses through original catwalk photography.
'The definitive overview of Karl Lagerfeld and Virginie Viard's creations for Chanel, now fully updated, featuring over 180 collections presented through original catwalk photography in a beautiful cloth-bound volume'.
The first comprehensive overview of Yves Saint Laurent's haute couture collections, presented through original catwalk photography.
The Earth has changed... A new edition of this classic book, with 100 new photographs by Yann-Arthus Bertrand.
A handbook for the new decade: a book that helps you think about how to slow down, reconnect and live a gentler life.
An exquisite and expansive large-scale publication documenting and celebrating the finest producers of men's sartorial style in the most elegant country in the world.
An extraordinary record of great photographs being captured, edited and made, reissued to mark Magnum's 70th anniversary.
A comprehensive and beautifully illustrated history of the paints and colours used over three centuries of interior decoration.
A reference for all ceramic artists and designers, packed with information and glaze recipes. Each of the glazes is reproduced pictorially so that readers can see the colour and surface responses it has to offer, and each is accompanied by a brief description, the firing range, and suggested uses.
The first comprehensive overview of Vivienne Westwood's womenswear collections, from her 1981 catwalk debut to today.
An exploration of the artistic process, methodology and techniques of 100 great ceramic artists, offering both practical advice and inspiration.
A monograph on Andrei Tarkovsky, Russian filmmaker, writer, film editor and film theorist of extraordinary influence and cinematic vision.
Piet Oudolf, one of world's most visionary and influential landscape gardeners, is at the forefront of the New Perennial planting movement. This title features twenty-three of Oudolf's most beautiful public and private gardens. It explains how these gardens and the plants fit the specific environment.
A major survey of the Japanese designers, artisans, manufacturers and technologies that have shaped the world of modern design.
Provides an introduction to contemporary art photography, identifying its important features and themes and celebrating its exciting pluralism through an overview of its most important and innovative practitioners.
A new collection of Vincent Van Duysen's work, featuring his most recent projects
Suitable for college use, this title opens with an exploration of graffiti's background and history, from Pompeii to the Hip Hop revolution to the present day, as well as how to stay on the right side of the law. It explains the practical techniques of using a spray can, and the step-by-step methods and skills required to create artistic graffiti.
A revised and expanded edition of Michael Bierut's classic monograph, featuring six new projects and using examples from a portfolio spanning his full career to date.
A fabric and textile directory. It is suitable for the designers wanting to communicate their final vision through the appropriate use of fabric.
The Monocle team celebrates the endlessly fascinating and culturally rich country of Japan.
An elegant collection of legendary designer Coco Chanel's maxims on style, women and life, presented in a fashionable gift format.
Featuring an extensive archive of sketches and prototypes, specially commissioned photographs of individual products in various interior settings, as well as an insight into the models that never found their way onto the market, this book focuses on a company whose design inventions are in a league of their own.