Like nations, every fashion house has its history, from its founders to its style and current creative directors. It’s interesting to see their development throughout time, their breakthroughs, their achievements and the way they changed fashion. I would love to own every single one of these and more.
We all love Alber Elbaz contemporary collections but I’m not sure we all know Lanvin’s founder designs. This book showcases every step of the house from the beginning under Jeanne’s Lanvin creativity and up to date to Alber Elbaz.
Dior – Farid Chenoune
For hundred pages of Haute Couture, reviews, super models from Suzy Parker to Kate Moss, reviews and quotes from Christian Dior and the those who designed for the house, including Yves Saint Laurent, Gianfranco Ferre and John Galliano.
Valentino: Themes and Variations-Pamela Golbin
Gorgeous gowns are Valentino’s signature, but there is more to that…
“Original sketches, behind-the-scenes runway images, photos of fittings, and the atelier at work, as well as his ad campaigns over the years, celebrate this legendary talent in all his glory.” ~Southern Accents Review
Chanel Danielle Bott
Words are unnecessary .
A lush visual selection from the Chanel archive—essential reading for fashionistas and design aficionados everywhere.
Louis vuitton – Jill Gasparina
I think it’s one of the most reconzible brands together with Chanel. You can’t miss the LV monogram.
Balenciaga – Pamela Golbin
The book covers all collections from 1937 to 2006 of the house, from Cristobal Balenciaga’s golden period to its revivel by Nicolas Ghesquière.
Ysl – Florence Muller, Farid Chenoune
From his early days working under Dior and heading the House of Dior after his mentor’s death, to the opening of his first prêt a porter shop on the Rive Gauche and the debut of the Le Smoking tuxedo, to the muses he adored, Loulou de la Falaise and Catherine Deneuve among them, this volume reveals the breadth and scope of the designer’s entire career.