Fashion Game Changers traces radical innovations in fashion design from the beginning of the 20th century to the present, covering the work of designers such as Madeleine Vionnet, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Rei Kawakubo and Martin Margiela. With over 200 images and commentaries from an international range of leading fashion curators and historians, this beautifully illustrated book showcases some of the most revolutionary silhouettes and innovative designs of over 100 years of fashion.
FASHION: A Timeline in Photographs is a definitive and beautifully illustrated visual history of fashion from one of America´s premiere fashion historians, Caroline Rennolds Milbank. This unrivaled and exceptional fashion resource is an immersive 150-year visual odyssey which tracks year-by-year, decade-by-decade, the ever-changing fashion landscape from 1850 to the present. With over 1400 photographs, almost all of which are rare-either never before published or rarely seen-we see fashion transform from the crinoline-supported billowing skirts and enormous ballooning sleeves of the late 19th century to the hemlines that fell along with the crashing stock market in 1929; through the shocking pants styles of the ´30s and short A-line shifts of the ´60s; through the designer-driven styles of the ´80s, ´90s, and today. In her introduction, Milbank explains the importance of photographs in that they ´´show what fashion illustrations cannot; what people actually wore, what exaggeration they adopted and the actual prevalence of style.´´ While the focus is not on specific designers, notable designers are included, such as Charles Frederick Worth, Chanel, Poiret, Charles James, Karl Lagerfeld, Halston, Ungaro, Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Lanvin, Rudi Gernreich, Celine, Geoffrey Beene, John Galliano, Issey Miyake, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Prada, and Dior. As the decades progress, photographs of designer fashion predominate, and many notable personalities are included like Princess Pauline de Metternich, considered the chicest woman in Europe in the 1860s; members of Queen Victoria´s family, including her impeccably dressed daughter-in-law, Alexandra, Princess of Wales; opera stars renowned for their wardrobes, Christina Nillson, Adelina Patti; working women, athletes, dancers, actresses, courtesans, royal mistresses; feminists who chose to dress outside the fashion system like Civil War surgeon Dr. Mary Walker. Milbank states that ´´photographs show women courageous enough in their convictions to flout convention.´´ As the book travels primarily through North America and Europe, presenting multiple images for each year, Milbank keenly illustrates how a certain style of dressing was ubiquitous--the same silhouette worn not only in France and the U.S. but also in India and Hungary. Along with tracking every major change in fashion, readers also see evolutions in hairstyles, jewelry, hat styles, outerwear, and footwear. The photographers range from the earliest well-known professionals like Disdéri, to charming amateur works as well as to the very beginning of street photography. Photographs of stylish women seen out and about span over 100 years, with recent examples from Mary Hilliard and Scott Schuman. FASHION: A Timeline in Photographs will be a welcome addition to the library of any fashion or costume designer as well as students of fashion, history, art history and photography, and is sure to become an instant classic!
From Eve´s fig leaf to Hilary Clinton´s pantsuit, the way we choose to clothe our bodies can carry layer upon layer of meaning. Across cultures and throughout history people have used clothing to signify power and status, to adorn and beautify, even to prop up or dismantle regimes. Here, explore the best-dressed figures in history, from Cleopatra to Beyoncé, Joan of Arc to RuPaul. Some have influenced the fashion of today, while some have used their clothing to change the world. But all have a sartorial story to tell. Entries include: * Tutankhamun * Boudicca * Eleanor of Acquitane * Genghis Khan * King Philip II of Spain * King Louis XIV of France * Catherine the Great * Marie Antoinette * Karl Marx * Amelia Earhart * Josephine Baker * Frida Kahlo * Malcolm X * Marsha Hunt * Beyoncé * Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie * ...and many more
Dramatic photographs of the nomads of Ethiopia´s Omo Valley illuminate their use of elaborate body painting and nature-inspired adornments, in a volume that offers insight into how the Omo spontaneously adapt their body ornaments to emulate natural-world changes.
´What a marvellous book this is . . . de Botton dissects what [Proust] had to say about friendship, reading, looking carefully, paying attention taking your time, being alive and adds his own delicious commentary. The result is an intoxicating as it is wise, amusing as well as stimulating, and presented in so fresh a fashion as to be unique . . . I could not stop, and now much start all over again.´ Brian Masters, Mail on Sunday ´De Botton not only has a complete understanding of Proust´s life . . . but what is particularly charming about this small, readable book is its tongue-in-cheek benignity, its lightly held erudition and its generous way of lending itself to what is not only the greatest book of the century but also the darkest and the most eccentric´ Edmund White, Observer ´It contains more human interest and play of fancy than most fiction . . . de Botton, in emphasizing Proust´s healing, advisory aspects, does us the service of rereading him on our behalf, providing of that vast sacred lake a sweet and lucid distillation.´ John Updike, New Yorker ´De Botton´s little book is so charming, amusing and sensible that it may even itself change your life.´ Allan Massie, Daily Telegraph ´This engaging book is one of the most entertaining pieces of literary criticism I have read in a long while.´ Sunday Telegraph ´A very enjoyable book´ Sebastian Faulks
Have you ever wondered, ´´How can I inherently do good while looking good?´´ Wear No Evil has the answer, and is the timely handbook for navigating both fashion and ethics. It is the style guide with sustainability built in that we´ve all been waiting for. As a consumer, you regain your power with every purchase to support the causes and conditions you already advocate in other areas of your life (such as local or organic food), while upholding your sense of self through the stylish pieces you use to create your wardrobe. Featuring the Integrity Index (a simplified way of identifying the ethics behind any piece of fashion) and an easy to use rating system, you´ll learn to shop anywhere while building your personal style and supporting your values- all without sacrifice. Fashion is the last frontier in the shift towards conscious living. Wear No Evil provides a roadmap founded in research and experience, coupled with real life style and everyday inspiration.Part 1 presents the hard-hitting facts on why the fashion industry and our shopping habits need a reboot.Part 2 moves you into a closet-cleansing exercise to assess your current wardrobe for eco-friendliness and how to shop green.Part 3 showcases eco-fashion makeovers and a directory of natural beauty recommendations for face, body, hair, nails, and makeup. Style and sustainability are not mutually exclusive. They can live in harmony. It´s time to restart the conversation around fashion,how it is produced, consumed, and discarded,to fit with the world we live in today. Pretty simple, right? It will be, once you´ve read this book. Wear No Evil gives new meaning,and the best answers,to an age-old question: What should I wear today?´´
´´Overdressed does for T-shirts and leggings what Fast Food Nation did for burgers and fries.? ?Katha Pollitt Cheap fashion has fundamentally changed the way most Americans dress. Stores ranging from discounters like Target to traditional chains like JCPenny now offer the newest trends at unprecedentedly low prices. And we have little reason to keep wearing and repairing the clothes we already own when styles change so fast and it´s cheaper to just buy more. Cline sets out to uncover the true nature of the cheap fashion juggernaut. What are we doing with all these cheap clothes? And more important, what are they doing to us, our society, our environment, and our economic well-being?
Von ´Haubendämmerung´ und Hofgewand: Mode und Kleidung im Europa des späten Mittelalters Mode und Kleidung des Mittelalters und der frühen Neuzeit, wenngleich nur in seltenen Fällen im Original erhalten, haben als Forschungsgegenstand in letzter Zeit zunehmend an Interesse gewonnen, sowohl unter Historikern wie auch unter Kunst- bzw. Kostümhistorikern. Dennoch sind, zumindest im deutschen Sprachraum, die materiellen Aspekte einer Kultur der Mode - zum Beispiel Produktion von und Handel mit Rohmaterialien, Gütern und Textilien - bisher nicht in wünschenswertem Masse mit sozialgeschichtlichen, kulturellen und normativen Fragestellungen verknüpft worden. Material- und gegenstandsfokussierte Untersuchungen und die häufig objektfernere, methodologisch und theoretisch ausgerichtete Forschung sind denn auch nicht leicht zu kombinieren. Dieses Buch, basierend auf einer vom Historischen Institut der Universität Bern und der Abegg-Stiftung in Riggisberg organisierten interdisziplinären Tagung, bietet einen solchen Zugang zur Mode und Kleidung des späten Mittelalters. Ausgehend von Beiträgen zur Entwicklung der Mode und ihrer spezifischen Manifestationen widmet es sich nicht zuletzt der Kernfrage nach dem Wesen und der Definition von Mode aus historischem Blickwinkel. Drei Themenkreise standen dabei im Mittelpunkt: einzelne Gewandelemente wie Kopfbedeckungen oder Schuhe, soziale Schichtung und ständische Differenzierung, wie etwa fürstliche, städtische und klösterliche Kleidung, sowie symbolische Aspekte von Kleidung und Mode. Aus dem Inhalt: Katharina Simon-Muscheid: Les couvre-chefs au Bas Moyen Âge: marqueurs culturels et insignes politiques Jutta Zander-Seidel: ´Haubendämmerung´. Frauenkopfbedeckungen zwischen Spätmittelalter und Früher Neuzeit June Swann: English and European Shoes from 1200 to 1520 Stephan Selzer: Adel auf dem Laufsteg. Das Hofgewand um 1500 gezeigt am Beispiel des landgräflich-hessischen Hofes Amalia Descalzo Lorenzo: Les vêtements royaux du monastèreSanta María la Real de Huelgas Frances Pritchard: Clothing Worn in Fourteenth-Century London. Based on Archaeological Evidence Eva Schlotheuber: Best Clothes and Everyday Attire of Late Medieval Nuns Maria Hayward: Continuity or Change? The Influence of the Liturgical Year on the Wardrobe of Henry VIII Klaus Oschema: Amis, favoris, sosies. Le vêtement comme miroir des relations personnelles au Bas Moyen Âge Gil Bartholeyns: Pour une histoire causale du vêtement. L´historiographie, le XIIIe siècle et le XVIe siècle