Richard Avedon´s most indelible images of Dior fashions and portraits from the 1940s through the ´70s, including many never-before-published photographs. Richard Avedon´s iconic fashion work not only changed fashion photography but also changed the way the world looks at fashion. One of his most prolific collaborations was with the house of Dior, which can be traced back to 1947, just after the haute couture house had taken the Paris fashion world by storm.This lavish volume includes 150 iconic and many never-before-published photographs by Avedon, featuring glamorous models and celebrities, including Marlene Dietrich, Suzy Parker, Sunny Hartnett, Dovima, Carmen Dell´Orefice, Dorian Leigh, Capucine, Lauren Hutton, Anjelica Huston, and Barbra Streisand. Avedon´s images document Dior´s fashion, as well as fashion history from the 1940s through the ´70s. With an eye for moments of grace, drama, and humor, as well as a mastery of light and contrast, Avedon captures the essence of Dior´s elegant designs, the style and personality of the iconic women who wore them, and incredible moments in photography that will intrigue photography, art, and fashion lovers alike.
In the background of this second volume of A Dance to the Music of Time, the rumble of distant events in Germany and Spain presages the storm of World War II. In England, even as the whirl of marriages and adulteries, fashions and frivolities, personal triumphs and failures gathers speed, men and women find themselves on the brink of fateful choices.
One of the worst snow storms in over a decade hits England. What´s the worst that could happen? Lady Jane Blackmont finds herself stranded at the Earl of Norwood´s estate. Not looking for love of any fashion, she finds herself falling for a neighbor and one of her brother´s friends. The Earl of Norwood rescues the young woman after her carriage careens off the road. Right in front of his estate. Norwood´s been unlucky in love, but finds himself intrigued with the smart and talented Lady Jane. Does he dare open himself up to love? Life is about to hand the pair more than most young couples have to deal with in a life time. Lady Jane shows Norwood she´s up to the challenge.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Paris, L.A., and the world of ready to wear fashion provide rich backdrops for Danielle Steel´s deeply involving story of a gifted designer whose talent and drive have brought her everything-except the ability to erase her past and trust relationships. FIRST SIGHT New York. London. Milan. Paris. Fashion Week in all four cities. A month of endless interviews, parties, and unflagging work and attention to detail at the semiannual ready to wear fashion shows-the famous prêt-à-porter. At the center of the storm and avalanche of work is American Timmie O´Neill, whose renowned line, Timmie O, is the embodiment of casual chic, in fashion and for the home. She has created a business that inspires, fills, and consumes her life. With an unerring instinct for what the next trend will be, an innate genius for business, tireless labor, and sheer fearlessness, starting from nothing, over two decades Timmie has built an international empire that has brought her enormous satisfaction and success. In a world where humility and compassion are all too rare, her humor, kindness, integrity, and creativity are inspirational. Yet as blessed as she feels by her success, Timmie harbors the private wounds of a devastating childhood and past tragedy. She is too smart, too experienced, and too hurt to want much in her personal life beyond a succession of convenient, very limited relationships. Always willing to take risks in business, she never risks her heart. But despite her well-ordered and highly controlled world, it turns out that Timmie O´Neill is not immune to magic when it strikes. And it strikes in Paris during Paris Fashion Week, when an intriguing Frenchman comes into her life when she gets sick. At first, Timmie and Jean-Charles Vernier are only patient and physician. They become confidants and friends, corresponding at a safe distance between Paris and Los Angeles once she goes home. There is every reason why they must remain apart. But neither can deny their growing friendship and the electricity that sparks whenever they meet. First Sight is as complex and compelling as modern life itself. Careers, families, histories, losses, duty, obligation, and fear of losing control and getting hurt. It is a tale of daring to take risks, and losing control just enough to have a life, when the opportunity presents itself. When two very different worlds and strong-willed people collide, everything changes in an instant, as they confront the age-old question of whether to lay oneself bare and risk intimacy-or not. Are they brave enough to face what comes next? And will they do it together or apart? Praise for First Sight ´´A novel about love, in all its heartbreaking and splendid forms.´´-Kirkus Reviews ´´Steel is one of the world´s most popular authors, and this poignant romance is sure to thrill her many loyal fans and reach many new readers, too.´´-Booklist ´´Steel deftly stages heartstring-tugging moments.´´-Publishers Weekly From the Hardcover edition.