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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.
In 1947, Christian Dior stunned the fashion world with his first collection, the andldquo;New Look,andrdquo; which transformed the way women dressed, and he continued to send shock waves with his later shows, significantly altering the fashion landscape. Vogue on Christian Dior tells the story of Diorandrsquo;s search
for the perfect line and how his unique style and vision of womenandrsquo;s ideal silhouette developed. One of the most famous designers of the 20th century, his name still fronts one of the most successful haute couture fashion houses. Vogue on Christian Dior is a volume from the series created by the editors of British Vogue. It features 20,000 words of original biography and history and is studded with 80 color and black-and-white images from their unique archive of photos taken by the leading photographers of the day, including Cecil Beaton, Horst P. Horst, Irving Penn, and Richard Avedon.
Compiled by Kate Bethune, A to Z of Wedding Style brings together style tips, pithy advice, and engaging opinions about everything wedding. This beautiful book will make a perfect present for anyone getting ready for their special day, or someone who has had the burden and pleasure of being a bridesmaid multiple times. If ever you needed to know whether or not a boutonniere is appropriate, or how to bustle a dress, this thoughtful and thorough book will be your guide.
Where fashion has always moved on swiftly from season to season, bridal wear can keep a trend or style current for several years or longerandmdash;maintaining perennial favorites and occasional revivals. Concentrating on wedding style, but also featuring thoughts on etiquette and history, this book captures some of the abiding wisdom and witticisms that surround the Happy Day.
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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