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
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?´´
Draping is a technique that involves working with fabric directly on the mannequin. This allows the designer to start out from an idea that can change as the design of the piece progresses. In this process, creative freedom plays a more important and less rigid role than patterns and drawings on paper do. This publication is an essential guide for students and fashion professionals who want to delve deeper into this technique used by big industry names such as Issey Miyake, Margela, Therry Mugler, Iris van Herpen and many others. Focusing on a range of subjects, from the required tools and different examples of designs to the steps to be followed in creating jackets, skirts and dresses as well as more specific details, this book offers everything that readers need to learn the principles of draping step by step and have a solid basis for making their own creations without limiting their creativity.
Take a lively look at women´s history from aboard a bicycle, which granted females the freedom of mobility and helped empower women´s liberation. Through vintage photographs, advertisements, cartoons, and songs, Wheels of Change transports young readers to bygone eras to see how women used the bicycle to improve their lives. Witty in tone and scrapbook-like in presentation, the book deftly covers early (and comical) objections, influence on fashion, and impact on social change inspired by the bicycle, which, according to Susan B. Anthony, ´´has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world.´´ NCSS-Notable Social Studies Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies 2012 School Library Journal Best Books of 2011 Finalist YALSA Excellence in Non Fiction for Young Adults SLJ´s 100 Magnificent Children´s Books of 2011 Amelia Bloomer List
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
´Has everyone always been in love with you? Of course they have, who am I kidding? What did they say about Helen of Troy? That her face launched a thousand ships? That´s you, you´re that beautiful. A thousand ships´ New York City in the eighties, and at its decadent heart is Guy. The darling of Fire Island´s gay community and one of New York´s top male models, Guy is gliding his way to riches that are a world away from his modest provincial upbringing back home in France. Like some modern-day Dorian Gray he seems untouched by time: the decades pass, fashions change, yet his beauty remains as transcendent and captivating as ever. Such looks cannot help but bring him adoration. From sweet yet pathetic Fred to the wealthy and masochistic Baron, from the acerbic and cynical Pierre-Georges to Andre, fabricating Dalí fakes and hurtling towards prison and the abyss, all are in some way fixated on him. In return for the devotion and expensive gifts they lavish on him, he plays with unswerving loyalty whatever role they project onto him: unattainable idol, passionate lover, malleable client. But just as the years are catching up on his smooth skin and perfect body, so his way of life is closing in on him and destroying the men he loves. Edmund White has in Our Young Man created some of the richest representations of gay male identity, from the disco era to the age of AIDs. What links them all is the allure and enchantment they find in beauty. Revelling in its magic, Our Young Man nonetheless slips beneath the seductive surface to examine its dangerous depths, exploring its power to fascinate, enslave and deceive. Mesmerising, blackly comic, and delicately crafted, this is an exquisite novel from a contemporary master.
Spell Crafts is a modern guide to creating physical objects for the attainment of specific magical goals. Learn to fashion spell brooms, weave wheat, dip candles, sculpt clay, mix herbs, bead sacred symbols and more for a variety of purposes. Experience the natural process of moving energy from within yourself to create positive change.
In Gods and Kings Dana Thomas, author of Deluxe, tells the story of how John Galliano and Alexander McQueen changed the face of fashion In the first decade of the 21st century the fashion world was dominated by two different but equally successful and turbulent figures. Within twelve months, Alexander McQueen had committed suicide, and John Galliano had professionally imploded. Who was to blame? And how was fashion changed by their rise and fall? Spanning the 80s, 90s and noughties, Gods and Kings tells the story of these two charismatic figures and times of great change in the world of fashion, from London´s raucous art and club scene to the old-world glamour of Parisian couture, and reveals the machinations of this notoriously secretive industry.