A to Z of Style by Amy de la Haye

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Any reader of fashion wants to be able to be reminded of the great designers and their points of view as well as being educated. Many of those quotes are truly arcane and really not as amusing or educational as one might have hoped for.
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A to Z of Style brings together the secrets of style from the world’s greatest fashion designers, their famous clients, and others from the world of fashion in this delightful illustrated dictionary. This gifty guide preserves the wisdom of fashion’s big names, from Chanel on perfume, to Dior on elegance, to Schiaparelli on hats. This charming compendium is illustrated with newly commissioned line drawings by Emma Farrarons of accessories and clothing from the V&A’s celebrated fashion collection. With timeless advice for women and men alike, this handy guide is essential reading for anyone with a love of fashion and style.

 

About Amy de la Haye

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Amy de la Haye is a curator and dress historian. She is a professor at London College of Fashion and was formerly Curator of 20th Century Fashion at the V&A. She is the author of Chanel. Emma Farrarons is a French illustrator and designer living in London. She has illustrated I Want Those Shoes and The Queen's English. Devi Kroell launched her namesake label in 2004, specializing in cutting-edge accessories. She quickly won acclaim, receiving the prestigious CFDA Swarovski award in 2006, designing her first ready-to-wear collection in 2008, and opening her flagship store on Madison Avenue in 2009. In 2011, Kroell reemerged with her new line, DAX GABLER.
 
Published October 1, 2012 by Harry N. Abrams. 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Arts & Photography, Children's Books. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Jeffrey Felner on Oct 03 2012

Any reader of fashion wants to be able to be reminded of the great designers and their points of view as well as being educated. Many of those quotes are truly arcane and really not as amusing or educational as one might have hoped for.

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