Published by Damiani. Text by Lupita Nyong'o, Alexi Lubomirski.
Photographer Alexi Lubomirski sets out to correct the fashion industry's preference for a uniform standard of beauty. This oversized, 200-page monograph presents beautiful women of every size, shape, age, race, ability and sexual or gender orientation.
This book features Karl Lagerfeld's most beautiful photographs of haute-couture garments shot for French fashion magazine Numéro, to celebrate its 15 years of collaboration with the famous fashion designer. Who else but Lagerfeld could better reveal the timeless and intricate beauty of couture? With all his innate imagination and indulgence, Lagerfeld has immortalized the iconic models of our time within the covers of Numéro: Cara Delevingne, Linda Evangelista, Natasha Poly, Anja Rubik, Lara Stone, Stella Tennant, Natalia Vodianova--all these and more have participated in his game, often framed by sumptuous decors worthy of the greatest Hollywood productions. Lagerfeld's spectacular stagings visualize our most daring fantasies of female archetypes, from fairytale princesses to contemporary muses.
Published by Freedman|Damiani. Text by René Ricard. Photographs by Mario Sorrenti, Robbie Fimmano, Bob Recine.
The man behind some of the most avant-garde hairdos and head dresses worn by Lady Gaga, Recine has taken hair styling to incredibly creative heights-often literally, as he propels the braids and locks of his subjects into gravity-defying contours, augmenting them with sculptural gestures such as clumps of headphones or sunglasses, tendrils of Play-Doh and complex meshes of wire or cellophane. Starting out as an artist, Recine secured a project creating hairstyles and head ornaments for the windows of Henri Bendel. His designs caught the eye of world-renowned hair stylist Jean Louis David, who offered him the opportunity to travel to Paris and hone his craft; four years later, Recine returned to New York, armed with a portfolio of innovative stylings for top photographers and magazines. Today Recine is a legend among A-list celebrities, having worked with Gwyneth Paltrow, Charlize Theron, Naomi Watts, Angelina Jolie, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Kate Hudson, Renée Zellweger, Uma Thurman, Nicole Kidman and Tilda Swinton. His talents have even returned him circuitously to the world of fine art, for his extensive collaborations with Vanessa Beecroft. Alchemy of Beauty gathers original artwork by Recine, from sketches, collages and paintings to previously published and unpublished editorial images of his extraordinary sculpture and headdresses. Art direction for the volume is by Fabien Baron.
Published by DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art. Edited with text by M/M (Paris). Text by Germano Celant, Dennis Freedman, Dakis Joannou, Mark Wasiuta.
For eight years, fueled by Dakis Joannou’s belief that “although art is considered eternal and fashion ephemeral, both are contemporary creative processes,” creators from art, design, literature, film, architecture and fashion selected items from each year’s fashion collection and interpreted them in the lexicon of their own discipline. Edited and designed by M/M (Paris), this publication follows the conceptual framework of the destefashioncollection exhibition at the Benaki Museum in Athens that presented the eight “capsules” (as each selection was called)--M/M (Paris), 2007; Juergen Teller, 2008; Helmut Lang, 2009; Patrizia Cavalli, 2010; Charles Ray, 2011; Athina Rachel Tsangari, 2012; Diller Scofidio + Renfro, 2013; and Maria Papadimitriou, 2014--as a fluid archipelago, emphasizing the shifting relationship between the various capsules and, therefore, the art and fashion worlds as a whole. An essay by Germano Celant charts Joannou’s remarkable journey.
Published by Reel Art Press. By June Marsh. Edited by Tony Nourmand.
Audrey Hepburn's status as a global style icon owes as much to her endless assortment of fabulous headwear as it does to her body of film work. Hepburn and her hats were a match made in heaven and for decades she not only graced the silver screen but the cover of every glossy magazine throughout the world, rarely captured without her signature accessory. Hepburn starred in many great films including Roman Holiday, Sabrina, Funny Face, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, My Fair Lady and, of course, Charade, the movie that started the craze for her famous pillbox hat, much loved by Jackie Kennedy. Hepburn will always be remembered for her incredible hats, which have become part of our cultural heritage and movie folklore. From Givenchy, Mr. John and Dior to Cecil Beaton and Balenciaga, Hepburn inspired loyalty, set trends and cemented reputations. This exquisite volume includes an entire section dedicated to My Fair Lady and the fabulous Academy Award-winning costumes and sculpted hats designed by Cecil Beaton. It features stunning photographs of Audrey Hepburn taken by leading photographers including Dennis Stock, Howell Conant, Terry O’Neill, Bud Fraker and Bob Willoughby, and accompanying text from fashion writer June Marsh.
Published by Reel Art Press. Edited by Tony Nourmand. Designed by Graham Marsh.
Back by popular demand, this stunning new Evergreen Edition of the worldwide bestseller delivers a pictorial celebration of the look and attitude of "Ivy." In the decade between 1955 and 1965 a coterie of discerning Hollywood hipsters appropriated the incomparable Ivy League clothing of America’s East Coast elite. These West Coast actors elevated The Ivy Look to the height of cool and defined a quintessentially American male dress code for a new generation of movie audiences. From the button-down hip of Steve McQueen, Paul Newman and Anthony Perkins to the preppy sensibilities of Woody Allen and Dustin Hoffman; the understated but carefully selected components of The Ivy Look didn’t shout "look at me!" but instead gave off an image of approachable correctness and laid back confidence. Exhaustively compiled, this coffee table volume to take an in-depth look at how "Ivy" established itself as the epitome of Hollywood style, gained a new democratic global following and a place in history as the look of modern America.