This armchair travel book chronicles the history of resort wear staples and the start of the jet set era. “Crossing continents, styles, and generations, we travel through the tradition of vacation style, from early beach pyjamas by Chanel and Schiaparelli to sailor stripes, to Pucci and Pulitzer prints, and, of course, to the bikini.” From St. Tropez to Montego Bay, renowned photographers like Newton and Scavullo have captured the most glamorous and playful fashions under the sun.
Layout · Retrospective
This attractive coffee table book features one hundred full page photos of unforgettable movie star and style icon extraordinaire Audrey Hepburn. All pictures were carefully selected by her partner and two sons to convey Audrey’s personal story and the qualities she stood for throughout her life and career. We follow the well-known actress, humanitarian and mother over a time span of forty years, and through these “100 emotions, 100 feelings, 100 little pieces of time, slowly a new image begins to emerge: a work of art dedicated to her life, her joys, her sorrows, her mischievousness, her laughter”. With a foreword by her son Sean Hepburn Ferrer, and an 9″ x 11″ removable print.
Ira Neimark, former chairman and CEO of Bergdorf Goodman, recounts his 17-year tenure at the helm of the renowned luxury goods department store. The company’s evolution from the late sixties through the early nineties is interspersed with personal anecdotes, and details how he and his team developed a very specific marketing strategy that made Bergdorf Goodman into a legendary luxury fashion emporium. Mr. Neimark also shares his views on the fall of service, the loss of customer loyalty and the importance of the human touch. The “lessons learned” threaded throughout the book provide tips for retail success.
Lizzie Garrett Mettler has been exploring and defining tomboy style on her blog since May 2010. Now, with the Tomboy Style book, she has created a visual history of the evolution of the style and its icons. Drawing inspiration from tomboy pioneers like Katherin Hepburn and Jane Birkin, and capturing the essence of the tomboy – who “is often identified by clothing, although what makes her wholly so is an inherent sense of confidence, rebelliousness, and adventure”.
The Council of Fashion Designers of America celebrates its 50th anniversary with IMPACT. The book combines an essay on the history of this not-for-profit fashion trade association, and asks over three hundred clothing and accessories designers one single question: “What is your biggest impact on American fashion?” With never-before-published photos and contributions by Proenza Schouler, Alexander Wang, Donna Karan…