Thursday, October 1, 2009

Haute Off The Presses!

Mon Petits, this month brings 4 new gorgeous tomes designed specifically for your cutting edge HAUTE coffee tables!

Extreme Beauty in Vogue
Edited by Phyllis Posnick
Contribution by Eva Respini

Vogue is the definitive style bible that has created and altered the course of fashion since it's inception. In Skira's EXTREME BEAUTY IN VOGUE this glamorous book examines the iconic publication's use of manipulating fashion as it challenges conventional notions of style, beauty and aesthetics with over 100 prints from the publication's past that lavishly illustrates that whether it's decadence, outrageous to the bizarre - the quest for beauty can be captured in any form. Intoxicating and entertainingly written, EXTREME BEAUTY is essential reading for fashion specialists; designers; students of fashion, design and visual arts and anyone interested in contemporary look at beauty.
Dolls, any tome with Grace Coddington contributing is instantly on my wishlist! With that being said NORMAN PARKISON (Rizzoli New York) the highly anticipated, beautifully produced volume is the 1st ever dedicated to Parkinson's oeuvre. Made famous for his innovation in fashion photography with groundbreaking images that mixed haute couture, glamour, seduction, surrealism and grit - the impact of Parkinson's work continues to resonates even today! The immaculate illustrated overview of Parkinson's career featuring iconic images of his five-decade-long career provides an unique perspectives on his astounding life & work. Brava Rizzoli...

Mil Besos
1000 Kisses

Written by Ruven Afanador
Contribution by Diane Von Furstenberg, Iman & Heidi Klum
Introduction by John Galliano
Rizzoli New York

Mil Besos (Rizzoli New York) is a titanic book in every respect: a 240-page opus of the lost art of Flamenco captured by the genius photographer Ruven Afanador is an absolute MUST investment! This intoxicating tome will surely captivate the world with it's over-sized photos and stunning imagery- this lavish volume presents a stunning collection of the famed flamenco women of Spain. Anyone involved in the world of fashion, from designer to store-buyer to consumer, will be amazed by the diversity &originality and will be fascinated by the images presented in this book - truly a must have!

Rizzoli New York

My favorite of the mythical Antwerp Six - Martin Margiela releases the instant cult classic Maison Martin Margiela (Rizzoli New York) a unique monograph (designed exclusively by Margiela and complete with silver inks, ribbon markers, a variety of lush paper types, twelve booklets, and an embroidered white-linen cover) that showcases the brilliant, disciplined, groundbreaking, and subversive man who continues to produce ferocious work, succeeded in overturning all the rules of contemporary fashion and in rejecting every traditional cliche notion of what a glamorous woman should look like. Margiela effortlessly draws from fashion's past and creates it's future. He is constructing a new approach to clothing and style is literally history in the making and lucky us - it's all in this book!

All 4 tomes available at Rizzoli New York


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dreelya said...

great books...I want them all