An original collection of photography from the biggest names in American fashion, #fashion culls the most interesting, stylish, and unique photographs on Instagram from the designers that comprise the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). Handpicked by the designers themselves, the images include choices from CFDA members such as Diane von Furstenberg, Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, Rachel Zoe, and John Varvatos. Organized by content sections such as Behind the Scenes, Travel, and Parties, this glimpse through the lens of the designers themselves will provide photography fans and fashionistas alike with a brand-new take on their favorite tastemakers.
Published by Abrams on 04/14/2015
Book details: 256 pages.
New York Fashion Week has served many purposes throughout its long history, but it has always remained at the center of the American fashion world. During World War II, Fashion Week challenged the dominance of French couture; in the 1970s and 1980s, it was a showcase for American sportswear stars who became household names; in the 2000s, it was the stage for celebrity designers using the runway as a vehicle for entertainment; and now, it is the place to see and be seen by contemporary reality TV and social media stars. Now, this illustrious history is told as it’s never been told before, in a book packed with designer interviews, backstage ephemera, and exclusive photographs culled from all 75 years of New York Fashion Week. Part historical overview, part scrapbook, and part fashion-industry field guide, American Runway will bring to life the people, places, and over-the-top runway productions of New York Fashion Week—and will sate the appetites of die-hard fashion fans and casual fashionistas alike.
Published by Abrams on 02/06/2018
Book details: 252 pages.
Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Style is an all-new, original collection of clever, charming, and often hilarious musings from American fashion’s biggest designers. The book culls the best pieces of advice and insight from a survey conducted by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) of its 400-plus members, including Diane von Furstenberg, Zac Posen, Betsey Johnson, Narciso Rodriguez, Donna Karan, and Ralph Lauren, among many others. From tips and tricks for breaking into a fashion career, to essential wardrobe items, to favorite words of wisdom, this book provides a glimpse inside the fashion world’s most creative minds and offers readers an endless amount of inspiration. Illustrated by Bil Donovan, this stylish package is the must-have fashion gift book of the season.
Published by Abrams on 04/15/2014
Book details: 224 pages.
To commemorate the thirty-fifth anniversary of Pentagram Design, the partners of this illustrious firm present a series of signature annual documents, from 1975 to the present, that explore a unique topic of interest to the Pentagram designers, from Australian mailboxes to the pop architecture of Wildwood, NJ.
Published by Chronicle Books on 12/28/2006
Book details: 215 pages.
'Between Horror and Hope' is a study of Paul's metaphorical language of death in Romans 6:1-11. The scholarly debate focuses on two main issues; the origin of the 'commentatio mortis' tradition and its development. Dr. Sabou argues that the origin of this terminology is original to Paul; that it was the apostle's own insight into the meaning of Christ's death (a death to sin) and his understanding of the identity of Christ in his death (as the anointed davidic king) which guided him to create this metaphor of dying to sin as a way of describing the relationship of the believer with sin. On the development of this language of death, the author argues that this language conveys two aspects -- horror and hope. The first is discussed in the context of crucifixion in which Paul explains the believer's death to sin by presenting Christ's death as the death of the anointed davidic king who won the victory over sin and death by rising from the dead. Paul affirms that believers are coalesced with what was proclaimed about Christ's death and resurrection, thereby allowing him to assert that the releasing of the body from the power of sin is a result of crucifixion. This crucifixion is the condemnation inflicted on our past lives in the age inaugurated by Adam's sin and this is such a horrible event that believers have to stay away from sin since sin leads to such punishment. In contrast, hope is presented in the context of burial. The believers' burial with Christ points to the fact that they are part of Christ's family and this is accomplished by the overwhelming action of God by which he pushes us toward the event of Christ's death, an act pictured in baptism. It is this burial with Christ that allows believers to share with Christ in newness of life
Published by Wipf and Stock Publishers on 01/01/2007
Book details: 194 pages.
On November 28, 1973, the world's social elite gathered at the Palace of Versailles for an international fashion show. By the time the curtain came down on the evening's spectacle, history had been made and the industry had been forever transformed. This is that story. Conceived as a fund-raiser for the restoration of King Louis XIV's palace, in the late fall of 1973, five top American designers faced off against five top French designers in an over-the-top runway extravaganza. An audience filled with celebrities and international jet-setters, including Princess Grace of Monaco, the Duchess of Windsor, Paloma Picasso, and Andy Warhol, were treated to an opulent performance featuring Liza Minnelli, Josephine Baker, and Rudolph Nureyev. What they saw would forever alter the history of fashion. The Americans at the Battle of Versailles– Oscar de la Renta, Bill Blass, Anne Klein, Halston, and Stephen Burrows – showed their work against the five French designers considered the best in the world – Yves Saint Laurent, Hubert de Givenchy, Pierre Cardin, Emanuel Ungaro, and Marc Bohan of Christian Dior. Plagued by in-fighting, outsized egos, shoestring budgets, and innumerable technical difficulties, the American contingent had little chance of meeting the European's exquisite and refined standards. But against all odds, the American energy and the domination by the fearless models (ten of whom, in a groundbreaking move, were African American) sent the audience reeling. By the end of the evening, the Americans had officially taken their place on the world's stage, prompting a major shift in the way race, gender, sexuality, and economics would be treated in fashion for decades to come. As the curtain came down on The Battle of Versailles, American fashion was born; no longer would the world look to Europe to determine the stylistic trends of the day, from here forward, American sensibility and taste would command the world's attention. Pulitzer-Prize winning fashion journalist Robin Givhan offers a lively and meticulously well-researched account of this unique event. The Battle of Versailles is a sharp, engaging cultural history; this intimate examination of a single moment shows us how the world of fashion as we know it came to be.
Published by Flatiron Books on 03/17/2015
Book details: 320 pages.
The complete guide to the fashion industry, featuring interviewswith top designers who explain the intricacies of the world offashion design Anyone who has ever tried to launch a fashion design careerknows how grueling it can be. The fashion industry is a highlyprominent field, yielding a competitive environment that is greatlyguarded, secretive, and difficult to infiltrate. Becoming aFashion Designer provides all the information, resources, andtools you need to help you navigate these obstacles andsuccessfully launch a career in fashion design. Of the various job opportunities available in the fashionindustry, the career path of a fashion designer consistently ranksas the most popular position in the field, making the competitioneven greater. The book pays special attention to this anddemonstrates several ways in which an aspiring fashion designer canstand out from the competition. A dynamic and comprehensive careerguide, this book imparts insider tips from top fashion designersand executives based around the world. Expert advice includes anintroduction to a career in fashion design, educationalrequirements, career opportunities, the design process, portfoliocreation, preparation for getting hired, steps to start and runone's own fashion design business, as well as a forecast of thefuture of the fashion industry. Features original interviews from top designers andhigh-profile fashion executives, including Ralph Rucci, Reem Acra,Peter Som, Anna Sui, Nanette Lepore, Kay Unger, Stuart Weitzman,Dennis Basso, Randolph Duke, Zang Toi, Pamella Roland, Robert Verdiand Daymond John Includes cases in point and insider tips throughout Includes illustrations, drawings, sketches, and photographsdemonstrating various aspects of working in fashion design, withspecial contributions from renowned illustrator, Izak Zenou andlegendary fashion photographer, Nigel Barker Offers in-depth resources to assist you on your journey tobecoming a fashion designer Whether a student, recent college graduate, industryprofessional or career changer, you'll learn everything you need toknow to successfully develop a fashion design career.
Published by John Wiley & Sons on 05/06/2013
Book details: 320 pages.
From Charles Frederick Worth to Nicolas Ghesquière, designers have propelled fashion from an elite craft into a cornerstone of contemporary popular culture. This brilliantly written analysis of the achievements of the 50 greatest names in international fashion explores their lives, both personal and professional, drawing on the latest academic research and on the best of fashion journalism, including the authors' own interviews with designers spanning a 30-year period. The designers' working methods and career highlights are outlined in detailed and wittily written entries that capture the spirit of their times. From Poiret and Patou to Gernreich and Galliano, the sometimes provocative selection of 50 names poses stimulating questions about the definition of a fashion designer in the modern era. A ground-breaking book, this is a definitive introduction to fashion designers that is essential reading for both students and general readers alike.
Published by Berg on 10/01/2009
Book details: 252 pages.
Published by Infobase Publishing on 01/01/2009
Book details: 252 pages.
A comprehensive guide to landing one's dream job in fashion and design profiles industry career opportunities, from clothing design and fashion photography to models and colorists, sharing inspiring true stories, activity suggestions and a list of helpful resources. Simultaneous.
Published by Simon and Schuster on 09/16/2014
Book details: 192 pages.