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Icons of Men's StyleIcons of Men's Style
Josh Sims
The pea coat, the bomber jacket, blue jeans, aviator sunglasses, the panama hat... this book tells the story of the essential items of men's clothing from the last seventy years, and shows them on some of the most iconic actors and writers. Softcover, 192 pp. $29.95.

shoes a-zshoes a-z

Jonathan Walford
An encyclopedic guide to shoes from more than 350 designers and manufactuers, from Birkenstock to Jimmy Choo to Sergio Rossi, assembled by Jonathan Walford, the founding curator of the Bata Shoe Museum. Hardcover, $38.00.

Bespoke: The Men's Style of Saville RowBespoke: The Men's Style of Saville Row
James Sherwood
This is a fully illustrated history of bespoke tailoring -- the custom-made men's clothing that made a small London street a globally known brand to generations of satorial connoisseurs. Featuring twenty-six profiles of today's master tailors, this volume is a visual delight. Hardcover, 255 pp. $76.00.

...isms: Understanding Fashion...isms: Understanding Fashion
Mairi MacKenzie
This clear, concise and beautifully laid out book takes the reader on a chronological tour of the history of fashion. Each era is categorized as an 'ism' and this book provides a complete breakdown of their aesthetic principles and key figures. Softcover, 159 pp. $21.00.

My Wonderful World of FashionMy Wonderful World of Fashion

Nina Chakrabarti
Depicting clothing and accessories from shoes to feather head-dresses, the illustrations span both vintage fashions to contemporary designs. My Wonderful World of Fashion encourages creativity and resourcefulness through the beautiful black and white illustrations which, if you so choose, can be coloured in. Softcover, $23.95.

Costume & FashionCostume & Fashion

Alan Weller
From feather-bedecked traditional costumes of Native Americans to the courtly fashions of Versailles, this fashion archive presents a spendid array of finery from around the world. It focuses chiefly on Western clothing, although some Japanese and Indian styles are included, spanning centuries of attire from every walk of life. Also included is a CD-ROM full of royalty-free artwork. Softcover, & DVD. $54.00.

Fashion A to Z: An Illustrated Dictionary

Alex Newman & Zakee Shariff
This is an up-to-date guide to fashion terminology, bringing together all the key words commonly used in colleges and in industry. Contains over 2,000 entries, providing clear and concise definitions, as well as beautiful illustrations by renowned artist and designer Zakee Shariff. Softcover, 239 pp. $38.95.

Christian Lacroix: On FashionChristian Lacroix: On Fashion

Christian Lacroix
Christian Lacroix is one of the most inventive and admired fashion designers in the world. He is also incredibly well-versed in fashion history, and he brings that expertise to bear in this delightful imaginary museum of historic and contemporary fashion. Each featured piece - whether from the museum's collection or the House of Lacroix - is distinguished by its cut, its detail, colour and texture; and the pieces are juxtaposed and photographed in a way that emphasizes their relationships across the centuries. Softcover, 238 pp. $50.00.

The Cocktail DressThe Cocktail Dress

Laird Borrelli-Persson
The Cocktail Dress is the first volume to pay homage to this fashion classic, providing an entertaining history and a dazzling array of cocktail dresses by the world's finest designers. Hardcover, 150 pp. $27.95.

New Encyclopedia of Fashion DetailsNew Encyclopedia of Fashion Details

Patrick John Ireland
Featuring over 1000 fashion details, this book is the ultimate resource for fashion designers, illustrators, and anyone working in the fashion industry. Included are fashion details from every decade of the 20th century right up to the present day, with highlights of key looks from specific decades. In all, this is a treasure trove of information and inspiration for any costume designer. Softcover, 304 pp. $32.95.

Style File: The World's Most Elegantly DressedStyle File: The World's Most Elegantly Dressed

Ike Ude
This remarkable volume profiles more than fifty-five of the most influential arbiters of style in the world today. This beautifully designed book provides an intimate perspective on these unique and influential men and women, offering frank insight into their views on style -- and life -- through evocative interviews and lush photography. Hardcover, 222 pp. $70.00.

The Big Book of Fashion IllustrationThe Big Book of Fashion Illustration

Martin Dawber
Traditional watercolours, acrylics and pencil drawings appear alongside designs using the latest technology, such as Adobe Photoshop, Macromedia FreeHand and digital photography. Interesting collage, found objects and embroidery also feature in the selection. Whatever the medium, only the most innovative and striking fashion images are included here. With artists from every part of the world - from Norway to South Africa, America to Russia - this is the ultimate resource for all fashion illustrators and graphic artist. Softcover, 384 pp. $32.95.

Fashion 101: A Crash Course in ClothingFashion 101: A Crash Course in Clothing
Erika Stalder & Ariel Krietzman
Filled with tons of intriguing factoids about designers and celebrities, and more than 300 illustrations, Fashion 101 offers the total scoop on underwear, outerwear, accessories, and everything in between. With this crash course, you'll learn not only how to put together smarter looks, but also how to become a fashion expert in the process. Softcover, 128 pp. $19.95.


Dean Merceron
At the heart of this book is a visual document of key collections from the beginning of Jeanne Lanvin's career through 1946, the year of her death. Images of Lanvin artifacts, acquired from various museums and collections, serve to document the importance of Lanvin design and aesthetic in the world of art and design. Hardcover, 368 pp. $110.00.

Vintage FashionVintage Fashion
Emma Baxter-Wright
Decade by decade, this rich volume explores the evolution of women's fashion in a cultural context, highlighting the most important designers and signature looks in great detail. To complement the detailed text, the book includes more than 250 gorgeous full colour photos and illustrations showcasing quality fabrics, innovative techniques, important silhouettes and colours, and exquisite workmanship. Hardcover, 223 pp. $46.95.

The Seductive Shoe: Four Centuries of Fashion FootwearThe Seductive Shoe: Four Centuries of Fashion Footwear

Jonathan Walford
This book is full of a wide variety of beautiful and historically significant shoes, and is a resourceful reference for many - from students to professionals. Hardcover, 400 pp. $59.95 $48.00.

Shoe Fleur: A Footwear FantasyShoe Fleur: A Footwear Fantasy

Michel Tcherevkoff
With a playful wink at the real world of designer fashion, Shoe Fleur presents an outrageous imaginary collection of botanical shoes and handbags created by photographer Michel Tcherevkoff. Each of these "virtual" accessories is amazingly crafted out of numerous digital images of a single plant or flower. The result is at once organic and cutting edge; flamboyant and sophisticated; whimsical and witty. Hardcover, 140 pp. $44.00.

Balenciaga and his LegacyBalenciaga and his Legacy

Myra Walker
This book presents nearly seventy creations by famed Spanish fashion designer Cristobal Balenciaga for day and evening. It includes striking photographs by Richard Avedon and Louise Dahl-Wolfe from Vogue magazine and Harper's Bazaar, as well as a series of essays that explores aspects of the designer's work. Hardcover, 162 pp. $84.95.

How the West was Worn: A History of the Western WearHow the West was Worn: A History of the Western Wear
Holly George-Warren & Michelle Freedman
From fringed chaps and embroidered jeans to silver-studded and rhinestone suits, Western wear is a uniquely American look that continues to captivate the world. How the West was Worn is a roundup of the many different styles of this enduring trend and an authoritative yet entertaining examination of long riders, rodeo girls, and rhinestone cowboys from the nineteenth century to the present. Softcover, 239 pp. $34.95.

Seduction: A celebration of sensual styleSeduction: A celebration of sensual style

Catherine Cox
Seduction is the first book to explore the sensual style of the seductress, In chronological chapters international fashion authority Caroline Cox explores the art of seduction from Marie Antoinette and Madame de Pompadour to Jean Harlow and Marlene Dietrich through to the contemporary sex kittens of today, Madonna and Jennifer Lopez. hardcover, 180 pp. $44.95.

Cary Grant: A Celebration of StyleCary Grant: A Celebration of Style

Richard Torregrossa
One of the most charismatic movie stars of all time, Cary Grant left an indelible mark on the film industry and on the culture at large. With rare and never-before-published photographs, personal letters, and documents, this groundbreaking book reveals the style secrets that helped make Grant a fashion icon and a perennial inspiration to fans and fashion designers alike. Hardcover, 206 pp. $44.00.

Balenciaga ParisBalenciaga Paris

Pamela Golbin
Balenciaga loved elegance, beauty, and women. Through his clothing-sculptures, he transformed the way others look at things, their ideas about couture, and their vision of fashion; his influence touched many creative people. This opulent volume is a visual catalogue of his remarkable body of work. Costume designers and fashion historians will revel in this beautiful book. Softcover, 225 pp. $111.00.

Walking Dreams: Salvatore FerragamoWalking Dreams: Salvatore Ferragamo
Stefania Ricci
Walking Dreams explores the life and work of one of Italy's (as well as the world's) most outstanding fashion designers. Salvator Ferragamo was an artist who revolutionized the manufacture of footware by introducing innovative materials and designs based on a thorough knowledge of anatomy and art. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this book contains texts by four different authors who approach their subject from varying perspectives -- historical, artistic, social, and erotic. Hardcover, 141 pp. $60.00.

PortraitsAngus McBean Portraits

Terrence Pepper
Angus McBean was one of the most revolutionary and influential photographers of his time. His stylistic innovations are still reflected in the works of the most prominent contemporary portrait photographers. During a prolific career that spanned from the 1930s into the 1980s, McBean photographed many of the greatest stars of stage, screen and music. Drawing on his background in set design, McBean worked with the biggest names, such as Katherine Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, and Marlene Dietrich, often placing them in fantastic settings and costumes. McBean became the most prominent theatre photographer of his generation as well as one of the last British avant-garde studio photographers. This fascinating book shows how McBean changed the facade of glamour and inspired generations of artists. Hardcover, 172 pp. $52.00.

Fashion DesignFashion Design

Second Edition
Sue Jenkyn Jones
This book offers a thorough grounding in the principles of fashion design. It describes the qualities and skills needed to become a fashion designer, examines the varied career opportunities available and gives a balanced inside view of the fashion business today. Subjects covered include how to interpret a project; build a collection; choose fabric; master fit and cutting methods; and build a portfolio presentation. Softcover, 240 pp. $39.95.

Grace Kelly: Icon of Style to Royal BrideGrace Kelly: Icon of Style to Royal Bride
H. Kristina Haugland
One of the most admired women of her generation, Grace Kelly (1929-1982) is remembered for her beauty, poise, and style. Her "fairy-tale" wedding to Prince Rainer of Monaco in 1956 was one of the most celebrated of the century. Published to commemorate its fiftieth anniversary and including stunning color images and specially commissioned drawings, this lovely book tells the story behind her wedding gown, cap, veil, shoes, and prayer book. Softcover, 80 pp. $30.95.

Rebel StyleRebel Style
G. Bruce Boyer
The "rebel style" of the 1950's brought a completely new attitude and look to the films of that era. The leather jacket and provocative stare of Brando became the aesthetic correlative of an American version of the existentialist view of life. G. Bruce Boyer analyzes the sartorial and philosophical revolution brought about by the representatives of this first counterculture, and the evolution of rebel style. Hardcover, 80 pp. $23.95.

Art of the BootArt of the Boot
Tyler Beard
Plain brown and black boots are still the mainstay of cowboy boot making, but the eye-poppin', snake-stompin', spine-chillin' designs created by individual artists are the ones that capture our hearts and imaginations. This remarkable history of cowboy boots is full of photographs which are a testament to the diversity of this deceptively simple footwear. Softcover, 160 pp. $32.95.

Fashion in ColorsFashion in Colors
Akiko Fukai
Colour has fascinated us since ancient times, and in our clothing, it reflects personal feelings, character, and taste, and also conveys significant messages of culture and of social systems. All of us have a relationship with colour, and we constantly make decisions about its importance and appropriateness for different situations. Published to coincide with a major exhibition organized by The Kyoto Costume Institute and the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewiit, National Design Museum, Fashion in Colours is a dazzling exploration of the perception and relevance of colour across more than 300 years of fashion. Softcover, 247 pp. $48.95.

Yohji YamamotoYohji Yamamoto
Francois Baudot
Since his first notorious Paris show in 1981, the Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto has extended his influence year after year. His recent collections reveal him to be firmly in the ranks of the world's greatest stylists. This lovely monograph provides a compact introduction to his work and his place in contemporary fashion world. Hardcover, 79 pp. $29.95.

On BeautyOn Beauty
Paul Starr
For this book, make-up artist Paul Starr has put together a stunning portfolio of interviews and photographs of thirty of today's most distinctive sirens. Starr's subjects -- including Jennifer Garner, Salma Hayek, Anjelica Huston, Iman, Carolyn Murphy, Jada Pinkett Smith, Meg Ryan, and Renee Zellweger -- represent varied ages and ethnicities. The women speak candidly about their views on beauty and make-up, offering insights for everyday women. Hardcover, 223 pp. $41.95.

Harold Koda & Andrew Bolton
Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel was one of the seminal figures of 20th century fashion. From the very start, her designs reflected the aspirations of women and their changing lives. She made made fashion functional when she introduced her simple but elegant designs into a milieu of ornate, suffocatingly complex clothing. This lavish volume is a visual catalogue of Chanel's monumental output which, when seen together, can be appreciated for what it is: a major component of 20th century culture. Hardcover, 215 pp. $51.95.

Shoes: The Complete Sourcebook Shoes: The Complete Sourcebook
John Peacock
Here, in over 2,000 specially drawn illustrations, is the most comprehensive and detailed history of shoes ever published. John Peacock charts the development of every kind and style of footwear, for both men and women, from Antiquity to the present day. This encyclopaedic survey, with its colourful and detailed illustrations, will become the unrivaled reference work in its field, indispensable to any shoe enthusiast, designer, fashion student, or collector. Hardcover, 168 pp. $60.00.

Artwear: Fashion and Anti-fashion Artwear: Fashion and Anti-fashion
Melissa Leventon
Poised at the juncture of art, craft and fashion, artwear has both challenged and blurred cultural boundaries for the past thirty-five years. In this richly illustrated history of wearable art, Melissa Leventon puts the genre in context as the latest in the long line of aethetic dress reforms that began with the Arts and Crafts movement. Tracing its development from the 1960s and 1970s to the present day, Leventon highlights many of the leading practitioners and discussing its characteristic forms, processes and influences. Softcover, 160 pp. $45.00.

Tibor Kalman & Maira Kalman
A delightfully unconventional view of international fashion, this clever and eye-popping book is the brainchild of graphic designer Tibor Kalman. From cardboard shoes in Africa to orange roller skates in the United States, from Zulu dancers in South Africa to an Indian Elvis, un(FASHION) will startle, delight, amuse, engross, and enchant with its witty juxtapositions and subversive visual statements. Softcover. $24.95.

Laundry: The Whys and Hows of Cleaning ClothesLaundry: The Whys and Hows of Cleaning Clothes
Robert Doyle
What is soap and how does it differ from detergent; why do certain products remove stains that others don't; what is water's role in the cleaning of clothes; when did laundry begin and why? These are but a few of the questions that this fascinating book will answer. Not since Mrs. Isabel Beaton wrote her book on Household Management in the early 19th century has there been a book that laid out the facts and fascinations of doing the household laundry. Softcover, 230 pp. $29.99.

Fashion: A Canadian PerspectiveFashion: A Canadian Perspective
Alexandra Palmer
This unique publication takes as its subject the hitherto under-explored world of Canadian fashion. The entire gamut of Canadian style is elucidated in four sections -- "Fashion and Identity,""Fashion, Trade, and Consumption,""Fashion and Transition," and "Fashion and Journalism." Alexander Palmer breaks new ground with this rich collection that will contribute to Canadian cultural history and undoubtedly initiate further projects and debates. Softcover, 382 pp. $35.00.

Caroline Cox
Six decades have seen the stiletto in vogue around the world with an ever-changing, kaleidoscopic clientele of classic ladies, Hollywood stars, fetishists, punks, princesses, power-dressers, cross-dressers, A-list celebrities, and the girl next door. This exciting new book by an international fashion authority presents the story of the stiletto for the first time, illustrated with new and vintage photographs to explore the stiletto's long relationship with sex, power, femininity, fashion, and fetishism. $49.95

The London Look: Fashion from Street to SidewalkThe London Look: Fashion from Street to Sidewalk
Christopher Breward & Edwina Ehrman
From Saville Row to Carnaby Street, from the bohemian dress of the Oscar Wilde circle in the nineteenth century to the punk street styles of recent years, London has been a significant source of fashion style. This stunning book, a rich and stimulating history of two hundred years of London fashion, explores the circumstances and characteristics that have made the "London Look" so distinctive. Hardcover, 174 pp. $67.50.

Wild: Fashion UntamedWild: Fashion Untamed
Andrew Bolton
Skins, furs, feathers, and animal prints have played a major role in the history of fashion. This generously illustrated volume effectively highlights humanity's ongoing obsession with animals in clothing from prehistoric times to the present. A stunning collection of fascinating images and text. Softcover, 177 pp. $37.95.

Glamour: Fashion + Industrial Design + ArchitectureGlamour: Fashion + Industrial Design + Architecture
Various editors
As one of the most alluring yet elusive concepts in contemporary style, glamour is an ideal that permeates our visual culture. This lavish volume offers a stunning sampling of the myriad of incarnations of glamour in post-war fashion, industrial design, and architecture. Glamour is decadent visual catalogue that will satify the eyes and minds of anyone interested in aesthetics. Hardcover, 185 pp. $67.95.

Ultimate StyleUltimate Style: The Best of the Best Dressed List
Bettina Zilkha
The ultimate fashion book, Ultimate Style: The Best of the Best Dressed List celebrates more than 60 years of quintessential style. This lavishly illustrated history of the internationally acclaimed "Best Dressed List" features witty profiles of the world's most elegant women and an introduction by the list's founder, the late Eleanor Lambert. Hardcover, 183 pp. $80.00.

Vivienne WestwoodVivienne Westwood
Claire Wilcox
Vivienne Westwood is a global icon whose career has successfully spanned three decades, from the early days of punk to the coming-of-age of her own fashion house. Published to accompany a major V&A exhibition -- the first ever Vivienne Westwood retrospective -- this book is also the first full-length study of her work as a groundbreaking fashion designer. Hardcover, 224 pp. $67.50.

Elvis Fashion: From Memphis to VegasElvis Fashion: From Memphis to Vegas
Julie Mundy
Elvis Fashion is the first book to document Elvis's wardrobe. Featuring archival and newly commissioned photography, in addition to rare documents and sketches, it offers an unprecedented look inside Graceland's collection, taking us from the wild outfits of America's best loved teen idol to the outrageous stagewear of the world's first rock and roll superstar. Hardcover, 208 pp. $70.00.

GQ CoolGQ Cool
Jo Levin
For more than 10 years, GQ has been the bible of male fashion, and Jo Levin, fashion director, has directed sessions featuring those icons who have defined the essence of male cool. From David Bowie to David Beckham, Harrison Ford, Alec Baldwin, and Ewan McGregor, GQ Cool features actors and musicians, performers, sportsmen -- in fact anyone who has left their particular mark on the world of cool. Softcover, 160 pp. $29.95.

Japan Unveiled: Understanding Japanese Body CultureJapan Unveiled: Understanding Japanese Body Culture
Dominique Buisson
Luminous colour photographs and an euridte text are combined in this stunning examination of Japanese body culture. Sample chapters include: The Sacred Body, The Social Body, The Performing Body, The Body in Death, and several others. Hardcover, 215 pp. $70.00.

Chanel: The Couturiere At WorkChanel: The Couturiere At Work
Amy DeLaHaye & Shelley Tobin
In the years around World War I, Gabrielle Chanel challenged the world of fashion head on. This marvelous book focuses on Chanel the couturiere, her innovations and the immense influence she has had on the way women choose to look in the modern world. Softcover, 135 pp. $44.95.

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Shocking! The Art and Fashion of Elsa SchiaparelliShocking! The Art and Fashion of Elsa Schiaparelli
Dilys E. Blum
Elsa Schiaparelli was the
premier style arbiter of the 1930s. Shocking! explores the Italian-born designer's career from its modernist beginnings in the 1920s and its connections with Surrealism to the upheavals caused by war, the business struggles in the years that followed, and the closing of her salon in 1954. However, above all, this book is a feast for the eyes, illustrated cover-to-cover with opulent, full-page colour and black & white photographs. Hardcover, 320 pp. $97.95.

The Classic TenThe Classic Ten
Nancy MacDonnell Smith
Regardless of the fluctuations of fashion, true style is enduring. This is the only fashion sourcebook that women will ever need -- a guide to The Classic Ten. Softcover, 208 pp. $21.00.

The Complete Book of Oscar FashionThe Complete Book of Oscar Fashion
Reeve Chace
The elegant, the sexy, the stylish, the extravagant, and the diasters: all of Oscar's most memorable fashion statements are discussed in this beautifully illustrated book. Hardcover, 188 pp. $45.00.

Fashion at the EdgeFashion at the Edge
Caroline Evans
Recent experimental fashion has a dark side, a preoccupation with representations of death, trauma, alienation, and decay. This intriguing book looks closely at this strand of fashion design in the 1990s, exploring what its disturbing themes tell us about consumer culture and contemporary anxieties. Hardcover, 326 pp. $75.00.

Designing WomenDesigning WomenCinema, Art Deco, & the Female Form
Lucy Fischer
From department store window dressings to costumes on the silver screen, Lucy Fischer documents the ubiquity of Art Deco in mainstream consumerism and its connection to the emergence of the "New Woman" in American society. Softcover, 285 pp. $45.95.

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Fashion: A History from the 18th to the 20th CenturyFashion: A History from the 18th to the 20th Century
Taken from the amazing collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute in Japan, the examples of fashion of all cultures are splendidly presented in this oversize book filled with hundreds of colour illustrations. The text is succinct and informative. A beautiful addition to any collection of fashion or costume design. Softcover, 735 pp. $64.99.

D. V.D. V.
Diana Vreeland
The originator of both the Twiggy phenomenon and such eminently quotable fashion proverbs as "Pink is the navy blue of India," Diana Vreeland reigned as queen of the fashion world for over fifty years. In this sparkling autobiography we witness Vreeland's bold and bizarre sense of fashion and style during her years as fashion editor of Harper's Bazaar and editor-in-chief of Vogue. Softcover 196 pp. $26.00.

Screen Deco: A Celebration of High Style in HollywoodScreen Deco: A Celebration of High Style in Hollywood
Howard Mandelbaum and Eric Myers
This beautiful book of photographs, scrupulously documents the stunning geometrics and stylized designs of the Art-Deco inspired art direction of Hollywood films of the 1920's and 1930's. A remarkable visual collection. Softcover, 209 pp. $49.95.

Picturing French Style
Three Hundred Years of Art and FashionPicturing French Style:
Three Hundred Years of Art and Fashion
Jill Berk Jiminez
Published to co-incide with the inaugural exhibition at the Mobile Museum of Art, this beautifully designed book combines glorious reproductions of period paintings with photographs of lovingly preserved garments to clearly illustrate the evolution of style and dress over France's last 300 years. An exhaustive and authoritative resource for costume designers. Softcover, 226 pp. $61.95.

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Oscar Style
75 Years of Glamour, Glitter and GloryOscar Style: 75 Years of Glamour, Glitter and Glory
People Magazine
Let's face it, the real reason people love to watch the Oscars is to see their favorite stars glammed-up for the biggest party of the year. This decadent volume charts the history of the Academy Awards in terms of timeless fashion statements and style disasters. Beautifully illustrated throughout in colour and black & white. Hardcover, 168 pp. $27.95.

Shopping LA: Third EditionShopping LA: Third Edition
Marcy Froelich
This fashion sourcebook is the best directory of its kind for the Hollywood costume community. An indispensible resource for filmmakers and theatre companies across the country. Coil-bound, 582 pp. $82.95.


Klimt & FashionKlimt & Fashion
Christian Brandstatter
While we may be familiar with the fabulous imagination of Gustav Klimt from his decorative and ornate painted portraits, we are less aware of the fact that the artist also made a name for himself in fashion. Brought together in this remarkable volume are period photos of Klimt's fashion designs, as well as his paintings which depict his unique sense of style. Hardcover, 79 pp. $29.95.

The Fifties and Sixties: A Lifestyle Revolution
The Fifties and Sixties: A Lifestyle Revolution
Miriam Akhtar and Steve Humphries
This beautifully illustrated book offers a fresh and original perspective on lifestyle in the 1950's and 60's. Focusing on life in the UK, the transition from pre-war conservatism to post-war modernity is carefully chronicled. Produced concurrently with a major television series. Hardcover, 187 pp., $41.95.

Dress in Detail From Around The WorldDress in Detail From Around The World
Rosemary Crill, Jennifer Wearden and Verity Wilson
Dress in all its global diversity is the theme of this beautifully illustrated book. Many of the garments presented herein were made for festivals, weddings and other ceremonies, and they display a breathtaking richness of detail. The sumptuous photographs and enlightening text in this book will open your eyes to the variety and creativity of dress around the world, and will delight all lovers of fashion. Hardcover, 224 pp. $70.00.

The V&A Guide to Period StylesThe V&A Guide to Period Styles:
400 Years of British Art and Design

By Anna Jackson
This book explores styles of British decorative art from the time of Henry VIII to the death of Queen Victoria. Nearly twenty styles are featured, ranging from the Renaissance to the Arts and Crafts Movement in the late nineteenth century. Hardcover, $60.00.

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The Supermodern WardrobeThe Supermodern Wardrobe
Andrew Bolton
This striking addition to the V&A Publications fashion list examines how men and women dress for the urban environment, concentrating on avant-garde fashion design. A book which will appeal to all lovers of radical design and innovative fashion. Large-format hardcover, $60.00.

The T-Shirt BookThe T-Shirt Book
Charlotte Brunel
Over the past 50 years, the t-shirt has become a world-wide wardrobe staple. This fabulous photo-book traces the t- shirt from its humble origins as army-issue underwear, to modern-day incarnations as elaborate bejewelled coutour. Softcover, $40.00.

Women's Wear of the 1930'sWomen's Wear of the 1930's
Ruth S. Countryman & Elizabeth Weiss Hopper
This book is a survey of women's patterns, from original garments, for the 1930's and appropriate productions, typical of the period, that could or do use these patterns. It includes the patterns, sketches, notes and photographs of some original and reconstructed garments. Hardcover, 201 pp. $94.95.

The SariThe Sari: Styles, Patterns, History, Techniques
Linda Lynton
In this, the most detailed analysis of sari designs available, you will find: a comprehensive guide to the sari's symbols, patterns and motifs, hundreds of photographs of many unusual saris, diagrams of over forty sari types, a glossary of textile terms, information on museum collections, and much more. An essential addition to any fashion library. Softcover, 208 pp. $44.99.

OscarOscar: The Style, Inspiration and Life of Oscar De La Renta
Sarah Mower
In Oscar, Mower attempts, and succeeds, in introducing the world to the generous, gregarious and internationally beloved man behind the fashion icon. From the orphanage that he runs in the Dominican Republic, to his solid and loving marriage, the book Oscar is a portrait of a well-rounded, lovely man. Gorgeous photographs from his private collections, as well as from fashion magazine archives, accompany the text. Large-format Hardcover, $80.00.

Bill Blass: An American DesignerBill Blass: An American Designer
Helen Ohagen and Bill Blass
Large-scale photo-survey of the fashion work of American designer Bill Blass. Hardcover, $100.00.


20th Century Jewelry20th Century Jewelry
John Peacock
Here, in more than 1,500 full-colour, specially drawn illustrations, is the most comprehensive and detailed history and sourcebook of twentieth-century jewelry ever published. This encyclopedic survey is destined to become the unrivaled reference work in its field, indispensable to any jewelry enthusiast, designer, student or collector. Hardcover, 144 pp. $52.99.

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A stunning collection of candid, quirky, probing, and altogether beautiful photographs of some of the most relevent people in contemporary British pop-culture. Photos by Rankin. Hardcover, 281 pp. $65.00.


My Love Affair with JewelryMy Love Affair with Jewelry
Elizabeth Taylor
In this beautifully illustrated book, Elizabeth Taylor guides the reader through a personal tour of her astounding jewelry collection. Along the way, Taylor entertains with anecdotes, witty asides, and intimate reminiscences about her life, her loves, and, of course, her jewelry. Complementing the stories are 125 stunning new photographs of her most remarkable pieces.Hardcover, 238 pp., $102.00.

Yves Saint LaurentYves Saint Laurent
by David Teboul
In November 2001, the doors of 5 avenue Marceau, Paris, France opened to a team of filmmakers intent on capturing a magical and material process. The result was a fascinating film about the life and work of Yves St. Laurent. This luscious book offers a collection of more than 300 stills from the documentary. A must-have for every fashionista. Large-format Hardcover, $75.00.

Theatre de la ModeTheatre de la Mode
Various authors
The Theatre de la Mode was a French program from the 1940's designed to showcase the latest in Parisian fashion trends all over the world. Instead of displaying full-sized garments on human models, this Theatre presented miniature clothing on 27" dolls. In this delightful book the entire history of the Theatre de la Mode is chronicled, and the exquisite dolls and garments are illustrated in beautiful photographs. Softcover, 191 pp. $44.95.

The Art and Craft of Gianni VersaceThe Art and Craft of Gianni Versace
Claire Wilcox, Valerie Mendes and Chiara Buss
Published to accompany a major V&A exhibition, this stylish book provides a glittering retrospective of the work of Gianni Versace, one of the 20th century's most innovative and enigmatic designers. Beautifully illustrated with shimmering colour photographs. Softcover, 160 pp., $55.00.

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