Tuesday, December 9, 2014

New & Novel: Fashion

Fashion is very important. It is life-enhancing and, like everything that gives pleasure, it is worth doing well.
~Vivienne Westwood

Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.
~Coco Chanel

We don't fancy ourselves to be fashionistas here at abcreads, but we do love discovering fashion! Whether it's about Marie Antoinette or Diana Vreeland, about creating the perfect frock or reminiscing about your favorite piece of clothing, pictures of shoes or a movie about Donatella Versace's triumph as the head designer of her brother's fashion empire, the library catalog has plenty of items to make you feel like you've got a front row seat at a fashion show!  We've compiled a list of items for you that includes several fashion topics, but if you have any requests, let us know in the comments!

History of Fashion

The Vogue Factor: The Inside Story of Fashion's Most Illustrious Magazine by Kirstie Clements

Glitter Plan: How We Started Juicy Couture For $200 and Turned It Into a Global Brand by Pamela Levy

The Lost Art of Dress: The Women Who Once Made America Stylish by Linda Przybyszewski

Marie Antoinette's Head: The Royal Hairdresser, the Queen, and the Revolution by Will Bashor [eBook]

Art & Sole by Jane Gershon Weitzman

Great War Fashion: Tales From the History Wardrobe by Lucy Adlington

Elegance In an Age of Crisis: Fashions of the 1930s edited by Patricia Mears and G Bruce Boyer


Stylish Skirts: 23 Simple Designs to Flatter Every Figure by Sato Watanabe

Basic Black: 26 Edgy Essentials for the Modern Wardrobe by Sato Watanabe

Buffi's Dress Design: Sew 30 Fun Styles by Buffi Jashanmal

Famous Frocks: The Little Black Dress - Patterns For 20 Garments Inspired by Fashion Icons by Dolin Bliss O'Shea

The Language of Fashion Design: 26 Principles Every Fashion Designer Should Know by Laura Volpintesta

Fashion-Forward Faces 

The Woman I Wanted to Be by Diane Von Furstenberg

Mademoiselle C  [DVD]

Mademoiselle: Coco Chanel and the Pulse of History by Rhonda K. Garelick

House of Versace [DVD]

The Master of Us All: Balenciaga, His Workrooms, His World by Mary Blume

Elsa Schiaparelli: A Biography by Meryle Secrest

Champagne Supernovas: Kate Moss, Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen, and the '90s Renegades Who Remade Fashion by Maureen Callahan

Bold, Beautiful and Damned: The World of 1980s Fashion Illustrator Tony Viramontes by Dean Rhys Morgan


Worn Stories by Emily Spivack

Women in Clothes by Sheila Heti, [et al.]

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