Published by Damiani. Text by Lupita Nyong'o, Alexi Lubomirski.
England-born, New York–based photographer Alexi Lubomirski has become an established name within the fashion industry, shooting for such publications as Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue and GQ, and working with cover stars such as Charlize Theron, Gwyneth Paltrow, Natalie Portman, Jennifer Lopez and Nicole Kidman, to name but a few. It was after shooting Lupita Nyong’o, however, that Lubomirski was struck by the homogeneity of the subjects he’d been hired to shoot professionally. Often when he submitted a list of models he was interested in shooting, responses would range along the lines of “we love her, but...,” “her hair is a problem,” “she is too dark” or “she is too light to make a statement.”
In Diverse Beauty, Lubomirski aims to move beyond the underrepresentation of women from a range of ethnicities in fashion media. The volume compiles his photographs of beautiful women of every color, size, age and sexual orientation in a celebration of beauty that adds dimension to the standards so omniscient in Western fashion magazines and advertisements.
This handsome volume of cinematic fashion portraiture--featuring such subjects as Lupita Nyong’o, Rashida Jones, Salma Hayek, Demi Lovato, Anja Rubik, Jennifer Lopez, Chanel Iman, Hari Nef, Isabella Rossellini, Tyra Banks and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, among many others--is also a small step in the direction of changing societal norms.
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 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.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Text by Nele Bernheim, Lut Clincke, Laurent Dombrowicz, Agnes Goyvaerts, Siska Lyssens, Veerle Windels, Oscar Van den Boogaard, Karen Van Godtsenhoven.
Surreal, avant-garde and explicit are three keywords that are commonly associated with Belgian fashion. This exhibition catalogue gives a unique historic overview of Belgian fashion, starting with the legendary Antwerp Six--including Dries van Noten, Walter Van Beirendonck and Ann Demeulemeester--and leading up to the individualistic creations of Martin Margiela, A.F. Vandevorst and Raf Simons. The catalogue also highlights the work of several influential players in various fashion and art disciplines. Additionally, it touches upon the importance of the fashion academies, especially the Antwerp Academy and La Cambre in Brussels, and documents emerging talent such as Jean-Paul Lespagnard and Christian Wijnants.