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The Dress Doctor: Prescriptions for Style, From A to Z

by Edith Head Harper Design (June 07, 2011)

Edith Head was perhaps the most famous Hollywood costume designer of all time. Long before Rachel Zoe, Andrea Leibermann, Estee Stanley, and Nicole Chavez were styling Hollywood celebrities, eight-time Oscar...


Champagne Supernovas

by Maureen Callahan Touchstone (September 02, 2014)

“Terrifically exciting and fun” (Publishers Weekly), Champagne Supernovas is “a lucid, smoothly executed look at a pivotal decade in the legacy of American fashion” (Kirkus Reviews) as told through the...


Blue Is the New Black: The 10 Step Guide to Developing and Producing a Fashion Collection

by Susie Breuer BIS Publishers (May 02, 2014)

Fashion is a multi-billion-dollar industry. It is not just about sketching an outfit, it is about selecting fabric, developing buttons, sourcing a factory, negotiating prices, making patterns, seeing to the...


Living in Style: Inspiration and Advice for Everyday Glamour

by Rachel Zoe & Diane von Furstenburg Grand Central Life & Style (March 25, 2014)

Rachel Zoe is an unparalleled fixture in the fashion world known for her unique take on effortless glamour. The designer, stylist, and editor is celebrated for shaping the images of Oscar-winning actresses and...


Classic French Fashions of the Twenties

by Atelier Bachwitz Dover Publications (April 01, 2013)

This fine reproduction of a 1929 catalog features fashions for all occasions, with 54 color plates showcasing everything from chiffon promenade dresses to a white alpaca jumper and a silk-and-lace evening gown....


Medieval and Renaissance Fashion: 90 Full-Color Plates

by Raphaël Jacquemin Dover Publications (August 24, 2012)

Drawn from the Louvre and other prestigious collections, these illustrations by a noteworthy 19th century fashion historian form a gallery of iconic portraits, featuring soldiers, nobles, and commons in their...


Women's Hats, Headdresses and Hairstyles: With 453 Illustrations, Medieval to Modern

by Georgine de Courtais Dover Publications (December 19, 2012)

453 illustrations provide authentic record of over 1,300 years of changing hairstyles and headwear in England: everything from wimples and crespines worn in Anglo-Saxon times to early-Victorian bonnets and pillboxes....


Shoes, Hats and Fashion Accessories: A Pictorial Archive, 1850-1940

by Carol Belanger Grafton Dover Publications (June 26, 2012)

Over 1,500 detailed, royalty-free cuts from vintage publications depict Victorian footwear and millinery, beaded handbags from the early 20th century, stylish high-heeled evening shoes from the 1920s, and much...


Victorian Fashions: A Pictorial Archive, 965 Illustrations

by Carol Belanger Grafton Dover Publications (November 08, 2012)

Panoramic display of evolving styles ranges from hoop-skirted gowns of the mid-1800s to turn-of-the-century fashions that produced diminished bustles and close-fitting skirts. "A superb resource." — History...


Men's Style

by Russell Smith St. Martin's Press (November 26, 2013)

Guys don't wear wolf pelts anymore, but not much else has changed in the world of men's clothes: the right suit, or tie, or shirt, or shoes still projects mystery, erotic potential, and power. And to negotiate...


Unlabel

by Marc Ecko Touchstone (October 01, 2013)

From one of the most provocative entrepreneurs of our time, Marc Ecko reveals his formula for building an authentic brand or business in a compelling how-to guide that’s perfect to “educate the next generation...


Manga Fashion with Paper Dolls

by ricorico Harper Design (November 26, 2013)

Featuring twenty-five iconic fashion styles, Manga Fashion is filled to the brim with gorgeous girls in dazzling clothes. Seventy-three of Japan's top manga artists portray key styles from party to romantic,...


John Varvatos

by John Varvatos & Holly George-Warren Harper Design (October 29, 2013)

In John Varvatos, the legendary designer reveals his perspective on how rock & roll music and style have influenced his own designs and fashion worldwide. Varvatos’s personally curated collection of more than...


Couture Hats

by Louis Bou Harper Design (April 23, 2013)

Since the recent royal wedding, couture hats and headpieces are gaining more attention than ever before. Featured on guests from Victoria Beckham to Sarah Ferguson’s daughter, Princess Beatrice, whimsical...


Lori Goldstein

by Lori Goldstein Harper Design (October 29, 2013)

A stunning anthology of the work of visionary stylist Lori Goldstein, whose interpretations of fashion and beauty have produced some of the most groundbreaking and iconic images in fashion and popular culture....


Shocking Life: The Autobiography of  Elsa Schiaparelli

by Elsa Schiaparelli V&A Publishing (March 05, 2007)

Schiaparelli's autobiography


King of Fashion: The Autobiography of Paul Poiret

by Paul Poiret V&A Publishing (September 01, 2009)

Paul Poiret's autobiography


Dior by Dior: The Autobiography of Christian Dior

by Christian Dior & Antonia Fraser V&A Publishing (September 01, 2007)

Christian Dior's autobiography


FROM A TO BIBA: The Autobiography of Barbara Hulanicki

by Barbara Hulanicki V&A Publishing (June 04, 2007)

The autobiography of Barbara Hulanicki, the founder of Biba


Quant by Quant: The Autobiography of Mary Quant

by Mary Quant V&A Publishing (September 06, 2012)

Mary Quant's autobiography


Lessons from Madame Chic: 20 Stylish Secrets I Learned While Living in Paris

by Jennifer L. Scott Simon & Schuster (November 06, 2012)

Inspired by Paris, this lighthearted and deceptively wise contemporary memoir serves as a guidebook for women on the path to adulthood, sophistication, and style. Jennifer Scott’s self-published success is...


Front Row

by Jerry Oppenheimer St. Martin's Press (April 01, 2007)

From the New York Times bestselling author of Just Desserts: Martha Stewart: The Unauthorized Biography comes a scrupulously researched investigative biography that tells the inside story of Anna Wintour's incredible...


Fuck Yeah Menswear: Bespoke Knowledge for the Crispy Gentleman

by Kevin Burrows & Lawrence Schlossman Touchstone (November 06, 2012)

The men’s fashion magnum opus for the ages, “Fuck Yeah Menswear is a hilarious new tome for the sartorially obsessed” (San Francisco Chronicle).

In your hands is an Amazonian blowgun full of deadly knowledge...


Wild Company: The Untold Story of Banana Republic

by Mel Ziegler & Patricia Ziegler Simon & Schuster (October 02, 2012)

In the tradition of Pour Your Heart Into It and How Starbucks Saved My Life, a surprising and inspiring memoir from the founders of Banana Republic.

With $1,500 and no business experience, Mel and Patricia Ziegler...


Tim Gunn's Fashion Bible: The Fascinating History of Everything in Your Closet

by Tim Gunn & Ada Calhoun Gallery Books (September 11, 2012)

In the beginning there was the fig leaf...

and the toga. Crinolines and ruffs. Chain mailand corsets. What do these antiquated items have to do with the oh-so-twenty-first-century skinny jeans, graphic tee,...


Living It Up: Our Love Affair with Luxury

by James B. Twitchell Columbia University Press (April 03, 2002)

Economic downturns and terrorist attacks notwithstanding, America's love affair with luxury continues unabated. Over the last several years, luxury spending in the United States has been growing four times faster...


Design Your Own Crochet Projects

by Sara Delaney Storey Publishing, LLC (October 31, 2017)

You love to crochet, but you’re tired of the granny square and other predictable projects. Let celebrated crochet teacher Sara Delaney help you expand your skills while showing you how to create custom-fit...


The Cool Factor

by Andrea Linett Artisan (April 26, 2016)

“An excellent idea for a book. . . . Next time I spend more than $40 on an article of clothing, I’ll run it by Linett first.”

—The New York Times Book Review

 

In a culture where trends are born and...


The Magic Pattern Book

by Amy Barickman Workman Publishing Company (August 12, 2014)

A whole wardrobe in a book.

Imagine a pattern. A pattern for a simple skirt. Let’s call it “The Skirt.” Now, imagine that this pattern is magic—it not only yields one stylish skirt, but in fact can be...


Buffi's Dress Design: Sew 30 Fun Styles

by Buffi Jashanmal Storey Publishing, LLC (April 01, 2014)

Show off your style with eye-catching homemade dresses. In this fun, easy-to-follow guide, Project Runway contestant Buffi Jashanmal shows you how to create your own custom-fitted dresses or revamp a piece that’s...


Transglobal Fashion Narratives

by Anne Peirson-Smith & Joseph H. Ii Hancock Intellect (June 22, 2018)

Everywhere we look, people are using fashion to communicate self and society—who they are, and where they belong. Transglobal Fashion Narratives presents an international, interdisciplinary analysis of those...


Hints on Hats

by Henry Melton V&A Publishing (June 10, 2018)

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Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf Goodman

by Bergdorf Goodman, Sara James Mnookin & Holly Brubach Harper Design (August 28, 2012)

A gorgeously illustrated companion to the fashion documentary of the same name, Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf Goodman is an unforgettable collection of anecdotes, from the hilarious to the poignant, in commemoration...


ABC of Men's Fashion

by Hardy Amies V&A Publishing (June 04, 2007)

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Walter Beauchamp

by Terry Beauchamp, Pedro Mendes & Gordon Lightfoot Figure 1 Publishing (August 11, 2017)

: As one of the Canada's oldest custom tailors, Walter Beauchamp Tailors has nurtured a unique civilian and military tailoring business for over a century. Owned and operated by three generations of the Beauchamp...


Modernism à la Mode

by Elizabeth M. Sheehan Cornell University Press (October 15, 2018)

Modernism à la Mode argues that fashion describes why and how literary modernism matters in its own historical moment and ours. Bringing together texts, textiles, and theories of dress, Elizabeth Sheehan shows...


Coco Chanel

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (March 04, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life and career of Coco Chanel in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the work of the iconic...


Diving for Starfish

by Cherie Burns St. Martin's Press (March 20, 2018)

Both a history of fine jewelry coming out of Paris in the Golden Age and a tour through the secretive world of high-end, privately-sold jewelry, Diving for Starfish is a stylish detective story with a glittering...


Fashion Embroidery

by Jessica Pile Batsford (February 15, 2018)

This practical step-by-step guide to haute couture embroidery covers everything from machine and hand stitching, to tambour beading, goldwork and monogramming.

Whether you are interested in adding monogrammed...


How to Start a Home-based Fashion Design Business

by Angela Wolf Globe Pequot Press (December 04, 2012)

This book will be a priceless resource for those considering adventuring into the fashion industry, yet not knowing how or where to start. Comprised of detailed information, How to Start a Home-based Fashion...


Genuine Authentic

by Michael Gross William Morrow Paperbacks (July 24, 2018)

A fascinating and comprehensive look into the life of American fashion designer Ralph Lauren, now with an afterword.

“Deep-dish...sharp-clawed...honestly admiring.”—New York Times

There are at least two...


Sass, Smarts, and Stilettos

by Gabriella Contestabile Su Misura Journeys (October 16, 2017)

How do Italian women turn the ordinary into extraordinary?  Why do their lives seem less complicated, but more complete and alluring?

Discover what’s behind this seductive ethos of effortless chic, and how...


Can I Help You, Madam?

by Ethyle Campbell V&A Publishing (November 16, 2017)

The working life of a women in retail in the 1930s was tough, but not beyond the no-nonsense Ethyle Campbell. Quite unlike any other book about the rag trade in the ?30s, this semi-autobiographical account of...


The World of Carmel Snow

by Carmel Snow V&A Publishing (October 03, 2017)

Carmel Snow (1887 – 1961), the notorious publishing rival of Vogue editor Edna Woolman Chase, left Vogue in 1932 to become fashion editor, then editor of Harper's Bazaar. This vibrant memoir recalls the glamour...


The Happy Closet – Well-Being is Well-Dressed

by Annmarie O'Connor Gill Books (December 18, 2015)

Get ready – it’s time to create a happy closet!

The Happy Closet will help you transform your wardrobe (and your mind) into an organised and clutter-free space, ensuring you dress for the person you are today...


Film, Fashion, and the 1960s

by Eugenia Paulicelli, Drake Stutesman & Louise Wallenberg Indiana University Press (September 01, 2017)

A fascinating look at one of the most experimental, volatile, and influential decades, Film, Fashion, and the 1960s, examines the numerous ways in which film and fashion intersected and affected identity expression...


The Little Book of Bettie

by Tori Rodriguez & Dita Von Teese Running Press (May 08, 2018)

A playful lifestyle guide inspired by the Queen of Pinups -- Bettie Page -- The Little Book of Bettie offers real advice on fashion, makeup, fitness, and more for today's modern woman who loves a little dose...


Disrobed

by Syl Tang Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 28, 2017)

We may not often think of our clothes as having a function beyond covering our naked bodies and keeping us a little safer from the elements. But to discount the enormous influence of clothing on anything from...


Buttoned Up

by Erynn Masi de Casanova ILR Press (November 17, 2015)

Who is today's white-collar man? The world of work has changed radically since The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit and other mid-twentieth-century investigations of corporate life and identity. Contemporary jobs...


Fancy Dresses Described

by Ardern Holt Dover Publications (April 19, 2017)

The Victorians adored fancy-dress parties: what better way to escape the rigidity of social conventions than to spend a festive evening disguised as Cleopatra, a Swiss milkmaid, or Alice in Wonderland? Well-to-do...