Peu avant sa mort soudaine en 1957, Christian Dior, alors au faîte de sa gloire, entreprit de publier ses Mémoires. Ceux-ci retracent, avec humour et style, le destin exceptionnel d'un homme qui, inconnu un jour, célèbre dans le monde entier le lendemain, révolutionna la mode. Pourtant, rien ne semblait l'y prédestiner. C'est sur le tard que, pressé par la nécessité, il s'initie à la gravure de mode, puis travaille avec les plus grands. En 1946 (il a alors 41 ans), naît la maison Christian Dior. Le 12 février 1947, sa première collection rencontre un succès immédiat et éclatant. Son existence sera irrémédiablement bouleversée. C'est ce parcours hors du commun que, dans un style surprenant d'élégance, Christian Dior nous fait découvrir. Il nous invite à passer les portes du 30, avenue Montaigne, pour assister à la naissance d'une collection ou pénétrer dans les coulisses d'un défilé. Et, surtout, il raconte ses intuitions géniales, ses doutes, ses audaces, son éternel soucis du détail et du travail soigné, les rencontres providentielles, aussi, qui en ont fait l'un des plus grands noms de la haute couture.

Author Christian Dior
Isbn 2311100335
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2013-12-19
Pages 256
Language English
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Ce livre numérique est disponible au format ePub à maquette fixe, pour une lecture optimisée sur tablette multimédia. "Je suis une sorte de nymphomane de la mode qui n'atteint jamais l'orgasme." K.L Que ce soit dans la presse, à la télévision, à la radio ou sur le Net, Karl Lagerfeld se distingue, on le sait par son sens de la repartie. Caustique, paradoxal et plein d'humour, il lance à tous vents piques et formules, au fil d'une conversation passionnante et totalement libre, sans souci d'en garder la moindre trace. C'est tout l'esprit de cette conversation, ce qu'elle dit du style, de la mode, de la gloire, de Chanel, des livres, du monde d'aujourd'hui... et de lui-même, que se sont proposés de recueillir les compilateurs et éditeurs du présent volume dont le célèbre styliste est, avec sa complicité, l'auteur involontaire. Se dessine ainsi au fil de ces Karlismes - en même temps que le récit d'une expérience unique - le portrait d'un virtuose de la création, cosmopolite émérite, européen convaincu, lecteur acharné, à l'aise sur tous les continents, devenu une 'icône' non seulement de la mode, mais plus encore d'une culture internationale. Karl Lagerfeld inspire la mode des podiums et de la rue depuis plus de quarante ans. Il est directeur artistique de la maison Chanel depuis 1983, de la maison Fendi à Rome, il a également créé sa propre marque, Karl Lagerfeld.

Author Karl Lagerfeld,Patrick Mauriès,Jean-Christophe Napias
Isbn 2841100286
Genre Design
Year 2014-11-12T00:00:00+01:00
Pages 177
Language English
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The Fundamentals of Fashion Design provides a fully illustrated introduction to the key elements of fashion design, from the initial concept of a fashion idea to realizing it in 3D form. Writing with clarity and precision, Richard Sorger and Jenny Udale explain the entire fashion design process, including research and design, fabrics and their properties, construction methods and how to form and promote a collection. This third edition has been updated to include the latest design and construction techniques and stunning new visual examples. New and updated interviews with practitioners working for leading fashion brands offer key insights into succeeding in the industry today and a preface by fashion designer and instructor Shelley Fox introduces and contextualizes the new edition. Exercises also help readers to discover and experiment with design techniques first hand. Overall, this book is a rich and dynamic resource that will inspire readers to develop their own design work and embark on a career in fashion with confidence, proficiency and enthusiasm. FEATURED INTERVIEWS Mårten Andreasson, & Other Stories Alan Humphrey Bennett, Paul Smith Kristin Forss, Marni Barry Grainger, Timberland Louise Gray Peter Jensen Gahee Lim Winni Lok Michele Manz, Current/Elliott Chantal Williams, Old Navy

Author Richard Sorger,Jenny Udale
Isbn 1350193798
Genre Design
Year 2020-08-06
Pages 216
Language English
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New York Fashion Week has served many purposes throughout its long history, but it has always remained at the center of the American fashion world. During World War II, Fashion Week challenged the dominance of French couture; in the 1970s and 1980s, it was a showcase for American sportswear stars who became household names; in the 2000s, it was the stage for celebrity designers using the runway as a vehicle for entertainment; and now, it is the place to see and be seen by contemporary reality TV and social media stars. Now, this illustrious history is told as it’s never been told before, in a book packed with designer interviews, backstage ephemera, and exclusive photographs culled from all 75 years of New York Fashion Week. Part historical overview, part scrapbook, and part fashion-industry field guide, American Runway will bring to life the people, places, and over-the-top runway productions of New York Fashion Week—and will sate the appetites of die-hard fashion fans and casual fashionistas alike.

Author Booth Moore,Council of Fashion Designers of America
Isbn 1683350987
Genre Design
Year 2018-02-06
Pages 252
Language English
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Take up your all-access pass to one of the most dynamic areas of the international fashion industry. Lavishly illustrated and packed with industry insights, The Fashion Show is the must-have guide to showing off a collection. You will learn about: The context of the fashion show and its significance for brands, designers, journalists and others working in the fashion industry; How a fashion show is produced, everything from agreeing a vision to casting the models to setting up backstage; What happens on show day, and how to use the impact of your show. Future fashion designers, fashion marketers, fashion managers, fashion PRs – and creative practitioners looking to learn more about this fascinating part of the industry, you are cordially invited to join Gill Stark in the front row of The Fashion Show.

Author Gill Stark
Isbn 1472568494
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2018-09-20
Pages 208
Language English
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This book contains an Open Access chapter This volume is the first systematic survey of the interface between the aesthetic and strategic domains. The “aesthetic” turn in strategy encompasses the use of aesthetic features and style to create value, as well as the ways in which the useful and the beautiful can be brought together.

Author Gino Cattani,Simone Ferriani,Frédéric Godart,Stoyan V Sgourev
Isbn 1800432380
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2020-10-12
Pages 348
Language English
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In recent years, luxury brands have deviated from the principles of craftsmanship, rarity, uniqueness and heritage. Conglomerates such as LVMH and Richemont have grown at an unprecedented pace and show no sign of slowing. This book explains the importance of innovation and argues why independent brands are vital to the survival of the industry.

Author Jonas Hoffmann,Laurent Lecamp
Isbn 1137481463
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2015-07-26
Pages 252
Language English
File format PDF