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Fashion muse

Debra N. Mancoff

Fashion muse

the inspiration behind iconic design

by Debra N. Mancoff

  • 19 Want to read
  • 26 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fashion design,
  • History,
  • Fashion designers

  • About the Edition

    Lavishly illustrated and thematically arranged, Fashion Muse looks at the many iterations a muse can take: Greek goddess, fairy-tale princess, wife, lover, supermodel, celebrity, and artist. A prominent art historian with a profound knowledge of the culture of fashion, Debra N. Mancoff delves far and wide to present pairings both familiar and surprising, including the first couturier Charles Frederick Worth and his wife; Elsa Schiaparelli and the Surrealists; Yves Saint Laurent and the painter Mondrian; Oleg Cassini and Jacqueline Kennedy; and Audrey Hepburn and Hubert de Givenchy. She reveals numerous designers whose muse was their own image, from Coco Chanel to Diane von Furstenberg to the Olsen twins. And she examines the influence of figures from the worlds of art, celebrity, and pop culture. Entertaining, inspiring, and surprising, this enthralling exploration places the muse where he or she belongs: at the highest peaks of the creative process.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementDebra N. Mancoff
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTT515 .M275 2014
    The Physical Object
    Pagination184 pages
    Number of Pages184
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27168981M
    ISBN 103791347128
    ISBN 109783791347127
    OCLC/WorldCa884550731

    Newsletter Eat your way across L. Neilson, who had written 40, words about her relationship with Mr. Favourite Passage: "She had gone to sleep pondering the altar cloth, its theme, its design, the materials she would use, and a strange alchemy appeared to have taken place during the night, drawing desire and inspiration together into visual form. One of the most common errors made when delivering a book on fashion is that it can be over intellectualized, over examined, and over explained notions about fashion.

    Such rhetoric feeds American myths of progress, upward mobility, and personal reinvention. Tributes from Ms. Knowing she had hit the style nail on the head, the star beamed as she posed for pictures. McQueen the two women would be bridesmaids at his unofficial wedding inwas a mainstay of the group.

    A closer look, however, reveals some telling distinctions. Like two sisters sharing a closet, fashion and ballet have borrowed freely from each other for over a century. Neilson was severely dyslexic and, after being badly bullied, left school at I wore it with this insanely big Chopard diamond piece. Ballet had given her a sense of how to critique her own performance as a model and improve it. He is an expert in the area of sweatshops and globalization.


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Fashion muse book

The event could not have been better timed, as May 4 is also Star Wars Day and their Fall collection featured characters from the film. I love looking at the cuts, the fabrics, and the way the designers play with proportions.

The facts are simply that fashion is about clothes, designing them and selling them, and not rocket science or a cure for cancer and there is little or no need to inflate the importance of fashion and its place in the history of the world.

Ballet teaches dancers to objectify their own bodies, for better or for worse. He is an activist academic who travels and lectures extensively and has Fashion muse book numerous related articles. Ballet had given her a sense of how to critique her own performance as a model and improve it. The Ottoman rose absolute and black tea notes, along with blackcurrant bud, pomelo, peony and honeysuckle among othersresult in something that smells less like a rose and more like the air in a greenhouse filled with fresh-cut roses — buds, stems and leaves, some speckled with dark, wet soil.

Fashion photography was a flat, static art, and though ballet consisted of movement, in three dimensions, it was at its most basic level a series of positions—like highlights strung together—that made for striking images.

They have multi-tiered beaded heels on display and ruffled leather handbags that make my jaw drop. She achieved minor notoriety during this period for her revealing outfits, including a totally sheer McQueen dress that she wore to a party in Featuring a halter neck with ruffles and a sheer panel accentuating her slender form, the dress managed to somehow be both simple and complex simultaneously.

Transformation is at the heart of ballet—aspiring to beauty that lies beyond our natural state, remodeling ourselves through hard work and discipline. For Gustafson, the early exposure to ballet was formative on a more subliminal level.

I take a deep breath and feel totally intoxicated by the idea. But, until the early 20th Century, the relationship was decidedly one-sided. Danskin advertisement, However, there is a degree of violence and brutality in this book which might repel some.

Cardi B, at the Grammy Awards in February The design unfurled itself like a young bracken front -- elegant, curvilinear, iconic -- its symmetries both powerful and reassuring. Femininity, his clothes seemed to imply, was a performance.

Neilson embarked on a modeling career after recovering from drug addiction and was introduced to Mr. You work in front of a mirror, scrutinizing the performance of a body that happens to be your own.

Most of all, you learn about line. Of course, like all good chick-lit books, this one follows a predictable pattern, but it did not diminish my pleasure.

Loulou de la Falaise: Yves Saint Laurent’s reluctant muse

She might think she is shedding new light on these designers or on fashion in its broadest sense, but there is way too much blah blah blah and far too much straying off topic and surmising. I think we were in the lab smelling different things and I asked to smell the [black tea] scent and the essence of it was so amazing.A brilliant and beautiful book, the mature work of a lifetime, must reading for students of the globalization debate.

Tom Hayden "Slaves to Fashion is a remarkable achievement, several books in one: a gripping history of sweatshops, explaining their decline, fall, and return; a study of how the media portray them; an analysis of the fortunes of the current anti-sweatshop movement; an.

Nov 04,  · As part of my Halloween viewing for this year, I saw Bell, Book, and Candle for the first time. This film has been on my radar as the cast includes the remarkable duo of Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak (and was released in the same year as Hitchcock’s masterpiece, Vertigo, also featuring the two leads).

In Bell, Novak plays Gil, a witch who uses her powers to do her bidding and to catch Jimmy. See more of Daily Fashion Muse on Facebook. Log In. or. Create New Account.

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Fashion Inspiration: Kim Novak in Bell, Book, and Candle (1958)

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Ballerina: Fashion’s Modern Muse is a revelatory, irresistible treat for dance aficionados and fashionistas alike. Couturiers such as Balmain, Balenciaga, Chanel, Schiaparelli, Charles James, Dior, and Yves Saint Laurent designed ballet-inspired dresses and gowns, many featuring the boned bodices and voluminous tulle skirts of classical tutus.

Ballerina: Fashion’s Modern Muse has been made possible thanks to the generosity of the Couture Council of The Museum at FIT and the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew M.

Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional support was provided by the Society of Antiquaries of London and The Gainsborough.