Glamorous Rooms showcases the elegant eclecticism of renowned designer Jan Showers’s interiors, including many projects unpublished until now. Her work, whether revealed through the rooms in a high-rise, townhouse, or horse farm, never ceases to strike a perfect balance between totally captivating and perfectly inviting. As fashion designer Michael Kors, who wrote the foreword for this book, explains it, the key is in the mix. “Design like Jan’s fuses great taste and an expert eye with the reality of life as it is actually lived. That’s why people are always so astonished at her glamorous touch —because it’s built into designs that are functional and comfortable and fun.”
150 Years - Couturiers, Designers, Labels
Fashion – that means glamour, creativity and always the expression of a certain attitude toward life. This book is devoted to the legendary world of fashion from its origins in the nineteenth century until our own time. Which social, historical and cultural developments coalesced to allow fashion to become what it is today? Which designers had especially significant impact on their fashion eras, and what did their creations look like? Informative chapters that introduce each era coupled with extensive portraits of the groundbreaking fashion icons and countless expressive photographs work together to form a comprehensive portrayal of the rapid
Louis Vuitton: The Birth of Modern Luxury
This book provides a comprehensive history of the House of Vuitton in the context of sweeping changes in society, art, culture, fashion, and, above all, travel. Vuitton's goods have been highly innovative and coveted since their inception, which led to the introduction in 1896 of a distinctive "LV" monogrammed canvas. A 1987 merger with Moet-Hennessy made it part of the world's largest luxury goods company, and the 1997 appointment of American designer Marc Jacobs as artistic director expanded the legendary brand's reach into apparel, shoes, jewelry, and watches. The book also explores the company's continued commitment to excellence and travel, reflected by its involvement in the arts and its sponsorship of vintage automobile rallies and the Louis Vuitton Cup, a yacht race. Overseen by LVMH, the book itself demonstrates Louis Vuitton's passion for fine design. It is abundantly illustrated by a stunning array of archival art, historical images, product designs and sketches, and Louis Vuitton's cutting-edge advertising.
"If some clothes have disappointed or betrayed me , others have loved me with the same fidelity with which I loved them . They are for me a real obsession . Are hell and heaven together , the charm and the torment of my life . "
"I still have to live my best memories , my past is still very young ." So wrote Christian Dior in 1956, giving the press this autobiography. Almost a year later, however , Dior died suddenly , and those pages were like the story of his whole life .
Author and translator Jean-Christophe Napias
The German designer’s most memorable quotes are the subject of a book edited by Patrick Mauriès and Jean-Christophe Napias, and published by Flammarion
Creative director at Fendi womenswear since 1977,Chanel since 1983 and his own eponymous label since 1998, Karl Lagerfeld’s creativity is shown collection after collection, season after season. Another factor in the creation of the Lagerfeld myth, however, are his Karlisms, the biting witticisms that have been around the world and back again including such memorable quotes as “luxury is having a free spirit, being independent - in short, being politically incorrect” and “I think tattoos are horrible, it’s like wearing a Pucci dress for life”, now compiled and edited by the author and translator Jean-Christophe Napias, under the direction of journalist and editor Patrick Mauriès.
“What i like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.”
“One is never over-dressed or underdressed with a Little Black Dress.”
“Books are a hard-bound drug with no danger of an overdose. I am the happy victim of books.”
Fashion Guide for Women
In this richly illustrated guide, personal stylist Dagmar Vorwerk reveals important tips and tricks about fashion and styling. She shows, with numerous case studies from the world of fashion and celebrities, what makes a successful look. This handbook to style will appeal not only to women considering a radical change in their style, but also to those who simply want to cultivate their look.