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Over 300 illustrations convey the dynamism and impact of her ideas from the early punk years to her more recent collections, presenting imaginative and stunning creations that have... Read more
Over 300 illustrations convey the dynamism and impact of her ideas from the early punk years to her more recent collections, presenting imaginative and stunning creations that have been a major influence on fashion, music and art since the 1970s. Outfits worn by the Sex Pistols contrast with more recent creations for Tracey Emin and Cameron Diaz, demonstrating why Westwood is the most talked-about designer in Britain. Her enormous cult following in Japan, Europe, Australia and the USA gives the book instant international appeal, while Claire Wilcox's authoritative text sheds light on the sources of inspiration and working practices of this fascinating and dedicated designer.
Vivienne Westwood Paperback edition by Claire Wilcox
Claire Wilcox is a leading expert on contemporary fashion. She curated the highly successful V&A exhibitions Vivienne Westwood (V&A 2004) which is now touring to Australia, China and Germany, Radical Fashion (V&A 2001) and The Art and Craft of Gianni Versace (V&A 2002) and edited the accompanying books. She is the author of Bags (V&A 1999) and Modern Fashion in Detail (with Valerie Mendes, V&A 1998).
In this book the role of the scarf as a universal and multi-cultural object emerges from the essays of the three authors who have reconstructed from different perspectives and points of view the evolution of an accessory that has won a prominent role in the costumes and fashion of all time.
Fashion design is increasingly gaining attention as an important form of cultural expression. However, scholarship has largely focused on specific designers and their finished products. This collection reveals the crucial foundational art and craft of patternmaking design, with essays that explore the practice in specific historical and cultural contexts....
Prada is the first book that documents three decades of ground-breaking fashion, architecture, film and art by the Prada company, including the work of the design studio and the workshop; extensive creative partnerships with photographers, designers, architects and film directors; and large scale architectural commissions, the Fondazione Prada, and the development of a new museum. Among the...
This unique ethnographic investigation examines the role that fashion plays in the production of the contemporary Indian luxury aesthetic. Tracking luxury Indian fashion from its production in village craft workshops via upmarket design studios to fashion soirées, Kuldova investigates the Indian luxury fashion market's dependence on the production of thousands of artisans all over India,...
From internationally acclaimed photographer Deborah Turbeville comes the first book on her highly influential visionary avant-garde fashion photography. Celebrated for her poetic grace and cinematic vision, Deborah Turbeville has produced fashion tableaux that draw the viewer into her otherworldly environments. A romantic and modernist, Turbeville bridges the boundaries between commercial fashion...
From haute couture to hot pants, from glamour to grunge, the second half of the 20th century witnessed some startling revolutions in fashion. This survey not only describes the great designers and their creations but also places clothing trends within their social and cultural contexts.
In the years following World War II, Cristobal Balenciaga emerged as a designer to be reckoned with in the world of haute couture. This illustrated book presents nearly 70 Balenciaga creations for day and evening, along with 25 hats, from the archives of the Texas Fashion Collection of the University of North Texas.
The decoration of church vestments, which are the ceremonial garments worn by the clergy at the celebration of the Mass, has always been a matter of high fashion. This book aims is to show something of the origins and use of the vestments themselves, but mainly to trace the development of their decoration in the context of the arts of one period.
Juergen Teller carried out a study of the "Reichsparteitagsgelande". The results amount to a study of mortality, the process of birth, growth and death. This book combines these works with self-portraits and family photographs through the same period, adding the perspective of the personal and quotidian life cycle.
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