Thames & Hudson, 2020
La Maison Lesage incarne la quintessence de la haute-couture en matière de broderie. Fondés en 1858 puis rachetés en 2002 par Chanel, ses ateliers de création ont produit plus de 70 000 broderies et ont collaboré avec les couturiers les plus exceptionnels : Elsa Schiaparelli, Hubert de Givenchy, Cristobal Balenciaga, Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino, Alexander McQueen... Cet élégant ouvrage nous ouvre les portes des archives de la Maison Lesage et nous fait entrer dans le monde privé des chefs-d'oeuvre de l'artisanat de haute volée.
French-225 pages - 27 x 21 x 2.5 cm - 1.2 kg
ISBN : 9780500022498
Textiles of India
Helmut Neumann, Heidi Neumann
Prestel Verlag, 2020
India's rich and vibrant textile tradition boasts an enormous range of techniques and extraordinary level of artistry. Drawn from one of the world's finest collections of Indian textiles, this book presents a fascinating overview of several centuries of artistic production from every corner of India. Each section examines a different region to reveal its distinct textile traditions, patterns, and processes. The book also delves into the roles that textiles have played in daily life over the centuries, from household and dowry textiles to devotional pieces and exquisite materials crafted for rich patrons. Each object is photographed from multiple angles and reproduced in meticulous detail. Many of the antique pieces featured here are
exceedingly rare, which makes this book an invaluable resource.
English - 484 Pages - 26.5 cm x 4.8 cm x 34.8 cm - 3.4 Kg
ISBN : 9783791386850
Andrew Bolton, Jan Giler Reeder, Jessica Regan, Amanda Garfinkel
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2020
About Time: Fashion and Duration traces the evolution of fashion, from 1870 to the present, through a linear timeline of iconic garments, each paired with an alternate design that jumps forward or backward in time. These unexpected pairings, which relate to one another through shape, motif, material, pattern, technique, or decoration, create a disruptive fashion chronology that conflates notions of past, present, and future. Virginia Woolf serves as “ghost narrator,” and excerpts from her novels reflect on the passage of time with each subsequent pairing. A new short story by Michael Cunningham, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Hours, recounts a day in the life of a woman over a time span of 150 years through her changing fashions. Scholar Theodore Martin analyzes theoretical responses to the nature of time, underscoring that time is not simply a sequence of historical events. Fashion photographer Nicholas Alan Cope captures 120 fashions with sublime black-and-white photography. This stunning book reveals fashion’s paradoxical connection to linear notions of time.
English - 400 Pages - 25.4 cm x 4.5 cm x 32.8 cm - 2.6 Kg
The House of Worth 1858-1954
Chantal Trubert-Tollu, Françoise Tétart-Vittu, Fabrice Olivieri, Jean-Marie Martin-Hattemberg
Thames & Hudson, 2017
The first illustrated monograph dedicated to the history of the House of Worth, the world’s pioneering haute couture label. Arriving in Paris in 1845, at the age of twenty and with only a few francs in his pocket, Charles Frederick Worth would go on to build the most prominent, innovative, and successful fashion house of the century. Organized chronologically and illustrated with striking ensembles, paintings, and documents sourced from both private family archives and the best fashion collections from museums around the world, The House of Worth is an inspiring tribute to the house that started it all.
English - 336 Pages - 24.7 cm x 3.6 cm x 31.8 cm - 2.3 kg
Harry N. Abrams, 2016
Decade by decade, Vogue 100 presents the greatest moments in the British version of the magazine’s history—the photography, illustrations, and essays that recorded the fashion and taste of the time. Complete with essays that detail the rich history of each decade, the book covers the artists, designers, photographers, and writers who shaped the cultural landscape of the 20th century and beyond. With more than 300 photographs of these pivotal figures—from Matisse to Bacon, Freud to Hirst, Dietrich to Paltrow, and Schiaparelli to McQueen—Vogue 100 offers an in-depth look at a century of Britain’s fashion, art, and culture.
English - 304 Pages - 27.9 cm x 3.9 cm x 32.6 cm - 2.5 Kg