´´Hallo, ich heiße Eva! Meine besten Freundinnen sind Lila, Marie und Stella. Wir möchten Models werden und nehmen an einem Carsting teil, wir gehen über den Laufsteg und posieren bei einem Fotoshooting. Hilfst du und, das passende Outfit zu finden?´´
Hold onto your hats and lace up your boots; we´re off on a fashion adventure! Travel through 25 scenes in fashion history, circling the globe with your two young stylish travel companions - one boy and one girl, dressed the part in every picture. Each lavishly illustrated scene captures the mood and style of a unique time and place, accompanied by a trove of fashion history facts. Your journey begins over one hundred years ago, twirling around the ballroom in gowns and tailcoats. Travel on to dress up in Oriental silks to see a performance of the Ballet Russes, shimmy down in the flapper fashion of the Harlem Renaissance, fling your feather boa as you schmooze with movies stars on the Hollywood red carpet and glue your hair into spikes as a London punk in this celebration of fashion and culture . Each vibrant, style-defining setting shows an array of characters showing off the distinguishing fashions of the time . Captions point out key fashion features, accessories and cultural influences - like the cycling bloomers of the active and career-driven New Woman at the start of the twentieth century, the morale-boosting felt hats worn during the Second World War and the plastic sunglasses inspired by space goggles from the Space Race era. Fact boxes give the time, place, key designers, and trends in silhouettes, hemlines, and sleeves for each fashion scene. Use the timelines at the back to see how historical events intersect with the evolution of fashion. One timeline summarizes the formative events of the twentieth century and three others highlight trends in shoes, hats and bags . A Can You Find? page gives you motivation to study the scenes even more closely. Can you find a waiter dropping his tray of coffee on the streets of Paris? And a pair of roller skates at the dazzling disco jam? From Bollywood to Hollwood, suburban Canada to the French Riviera - embark on a voyage of discovery. A century of inspiring style awaits...
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!
The New York Times bestseller ´´[An] obscenely enjoyable romp.´´ -The New York Times Book Review The untold story of a New York City legend´s education in creativity and style For Bill Cunningham, New York City was the land of freedom, glamour, and, above all, style. Growing up in a lace-curtain Irish suburb of Boston, secretly trying on his sister´s dresses and spending his evenings after school in the city´s chicest boutiques, Bill dreamed of a life dedicated to fashion. But his desires were a source of shame for his family, and after dropping out of Harvard, he had to fight them tooth-and-nail to pursue his love. When he arrived in New York, he reveled in people-watching. He spent his nights at opera openings and gate-crashing extravagant balls, where he would take note of the styles, new and old, watching how the gowns moved, how the jewels hung, how the hair laid on each head. This was his education, and the birth of the democratic and exuberant taste that he came to be famous for as a photographer for The New York Times. After two style mavens took Bill under their wing, his creativity thrived and he made a name for himself as a designer. Taking on the alias William J.--because designing under his family´s name would have been a disgrace to his parents--Bill became one of the era´s most outlandish and celebrated hat designers, catering to movie stars, heiresses, and artists alike. Bill´s mission was to bring happiness to the world by making women an inspiration to themselves and everyone who saw them. These were halcyon days when fashion was all he ate and drank. When he was broke and hungry he´d stroll past the store windows on Fifth Avenue and feed himself on beautiful things. Fashion Climbing is the story of a young man striving to be the person he was born to be: a true original. But although he was one of the city´s most recognized and treasured figures, Bill was also one of its most guarded. Written with his infectious joy and one-of-a-kind voice, this memoir was polished, neatly typewritten, and safely stored away in his lifetime. He held off on sharing it--and himself--until his passing. Between these covers, is an education in style, an effervescent tale of a bohemian world as it once was, and a final gift to the readers of one of New York´s great characters.
The homes of the discerning Hollywood stars, from Grouch Marx to Leonardo DiCaprio This book looks at the intersection of celebrity and design, through the case of twenty-five houses designed by great architects for their informed, trend-setting, and extremely famous clients, in Southern California. Included are gorgeous photos of the houses as well as little seen informal portraits of the stars and wonderfully detailed texts that tell the story of these members of the glitterati, touching on film, fashion, architecture, and the everyday lives of legends. Hollywood Modern spans the modern era, from moderne homes of the 1930s, through mid-century modern designs, to the present day. Hollywood Modern touches on the many moods of modernism. From Ed Niles ´´Johnny Carson House´´ in Malibu, which creates a ficus tree forest that extends from the garden directly into the house, to the machine-age austerity of Richard Neutra´s ´´Von Sternberg House,´´ (later owned by The Fountainhead author Ayn Rand), to A. Quincy Jones´ crisply, elegantly ultramodern Gary Cooper House in Holmby Hills, these houses edit, rearrange and direct our point of view much like the carefully composed version of reality we see in motion pictures. These different styles co-exist as modernism and stand in distinct contrast to the Mediterranean villas and Spanish Colonial manses of early Hollywood.
Weißes Haar, das zu einem strengen Zopf zurückgebunden ist, hohe Hemdkragen, teure Anzüge - so kannte und liebte die Welt Karl Lagerfeld. Im Alter von 85 Jahren starb der Modezar in Paris und hinterlässt ein großes Loch in der Modewelt. Die ´´New Stars Gold Edition Karl Lagerfeld´´ widmet sich auf 100 bildgewaltigen Seiten dem Leben, Wirken und Schaffen von ´´Kaiser Karl´´ und entführt den Leser in die Welt von Chanel, Fendi und der High Fashion, in der Karl Lagerfeld zuhause war. Von seinen Anfängen in den 60er-Jahren bis hin zu den großen Haute Couture Shows - dieses Special zeichnet das Leben, Wirken und Schaffen eines der größten Künstler unserer Zeit.
Top gekleidet, aber immer unterwegs? Sie wollten immer schon wissen, wann die großen Stars der Modewelt Geburtstag feiern? Ob Mode, Style oder Terminplanung: Bleiben Sie up to date mit TASCHENs 365 Day-by-Day Fashion. Der ewige Kalender überrascht Sie täglich aufs Neue mit einem Bild und einem Zitat aus 100 Jahren Looks, Trends und Glamour und lässt Ihnen ausreichend Platz für Ihre persönlichen Notizen. Wahrlich inspirierend, Tag für Tag!
Fun, Fashion and Friendship spielen auch in ?Sex and the City 2? die Hauptrolle ? und damit nicht genug: Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker), Samantha (Kim Cattrall), Charlotte (Kristin Davis) und Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) beißen erneut kräftig in den Big Apple ? ihr hektisches Leben und ihre komplizierten Beziehungen stehen in diesem wahrhaft prickelnden Sequel wieder im Mittelpunkt.Wenn man ?Ja? sagt ? wie geht es dann eigentlich weiter? Die Ladys haben sich jeden Wunsch erfüllen können, aber so wie wir ?Sex and the City? kennen, beschert ihnen das Leben dennoch neue Überraschungen ? diesmal als glamouröses Abenteuer unter südlicher Sonne: Die Freundinnen reisen von New York in eines der exotischsten Paradiese dieser Erde, wo das Leben eine nie endende Party ist und jeden Moment etwas Unvorhergesehenes passieren kann. Dieser Fluchtpunkt präsentiert sich den vier Freundinnen genau zur rechten Zeit, denn sie haben gerade begonnen, gegen die traditionellen Rollen der Ehefrau und Mutter zu rebellieren. Manchmal muss man einfach alles hinter sich lassen ? aber natürlich nicht die Girls. Ein Interview mit Sarah Jessica Parker über ´´Carrie´´ und ´´Sex and the City 2´´ finden Sie auf TV Digital.