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The Little Dictionary of Fashion: A Guide to Dress Sense for Every Womanby Christian Dior
Synopses & Reviews
The Fashion Insidersand#8217; Guides are carefully curated compendiums of the current hotspots, classic haunts, and hidden gems of the worldand#8217;s greatest fashion destinations. A former Parisian living in New York, French Vogue correspondent Carole Sabas was often approached by friends and colleagues on their way to Paris for Fashion Week, looking for the best place for a quick facial, early morning yoga, or to meet a friend for a drink. So many people asked, in fact, that she produced a small guide filled with advice, which she gave out for free. Requests for more information and other cities came pouring in.
Abrams is now making Sabasand#8217;s Paris and New York guides available to everyone, with expanded content including chapters such as and#8220;Eating and Drinking,and#8221; and#8220;Beauty,and#8221; and#8220;Health,and#8221; and#8220;Shopping,and#8221; and#8220;Art,and#8221; and an eclectic selection of odds and ends called and#8220;Might Be Useful One Day.and#8221; Written with a light touch and in a friendly tone, each entry includes a description of the recommended spots with hints about when to go, who to ask for, and what to get, as well as location and contact information. The inclusion of additional advice from local fashion celebrities on their favorite places to frequent puts readers confidently in-the-know. Peppered throughout with drawings by a noted and local fashion illustrator, these beautifully designed guides will be the must-have accessories of the season.
Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Style is an all-new, origiand#173;nal collection of clever, charming, and often hilarious musings from American fashionand#8217;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 worldand#8217;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.
A to Z of Style brings together the secrets of style from the worldand#8217;s greatest fashion designers, their famous clients, and others from the world of fashion in this delightful illustrated dictionary. This gifty guide preserves the wisdom of fashionand#8217;s big names, from Chanel on perfume, to Dior on elegance, to Schiaparelli on hats. This charming compendium is illustrated with newly commissioned line drawings by Emma Farrarons of accessories and clothing from the VandAand#8217;s celebrated fashion collection. With timeless advice for women and men alike, this handy guide is essential reading for anyone with a love of fashion and style.
About the Author
Christian Dior was born in France in 1905. After serving as an officer during World War II, he opened The House of Dior in 1946 and launched the "New Look" in 1947. Dior brought the center of the fashion world back to Paris, where he reigned over the fashion world until his death in 1957.
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