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1 A LOUNGER AT THE CLUBS. The Gentleman's Art Of Dressing, With Economy.
British Library, London: 2012. Reprint Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
For both men and women, concerns over beauty and presentation are daily and—as this charming Victorian manual proves—timeless preoccupations. First published in the 1870s, this guidebook offers essential advice for men on how to heighten and maintain their appearances, and allow modern readers to glimpse a bygone era. The Gentleman's Art of Dressing, with Economy takes readers back to fashionable London West End clubs in Piccadilly and Pall Mall where appearance was everything. From there, the author distills the essential characteristics of true gentlemanly dress into practical advice on achieving the same look on a less generous budget. Consideration is given to dealing with a wet top hat, as well as to the enduring importance of caring for high-quality clothes. Contents Preface 1. Introductory—On Dress 2. How to Dress with Economy 3. Coats 4. Waistcoats 5. Trousers 6. Boots 7. Hats 8. Shirts 9. Miscellaneous 10. The Toilet 11. Old Clothes 12. Conclusion Index Advertisments 
Price: 11.40 USD
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2 BAUDOT, FRANCOIS. Universe Of Fashion: Elsa Schiaparelli.
Universe/Vendome, New York: 1997. First U.S. Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
No single designer aside from Coco Chanel has left such an indelible imprint upon the tastes of our time as Elsa Schiaparelli. Inspired by the geometrical vocabulary of art deco and cubism, Schiaparelli single-handedly created a sensation among women both in Europe and America, and her trademark suits with tight waists and padded shoulders quickly became the rage among Hollywood's movie divas. In this charming, insightful volume, Elsa Schiaparelli's legacy and vision are vibrantly doocumented in words and stunning pictures. 
Price: 46.98 USD
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Universe/Vendome, New York: 1996. First U.S. Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Valentino represents the quintessence of Italian fashion which he has led for a quarter-century. His is the opulence of the Roman palazzo as reflected in beautifully crafted clothes, rich beading, beautifully shaped Italian silks and taffetas. Dividing his time between art-filled town houses in Rome, London, Paris, and New York, a cozy chalet in Gstaad, and a sleek ocean-going yacht, Valentino is the hero of the fashion magazines and the favorite designer of the rich and famous. His devoted clients, who include Sophia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor and Sharon Stone wear his haute couture gowns with style and glamour, and the image of these divas enrobed in his creations has assured the success of his ready-to-wear collections, snapped up the world over by women looking for a touch of luxury and sophistication. Captions translated into English by Saron Hughes. 
Price: 28.98 USD
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Universe Publishing / The Vendome Press, New York: 1998. First U.S. Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
In this volume, this legendary0 creature is dressed in custom-made designs by the fashion world's most sought-afteer couturiers and designers: Azzedine Alaia, Giorgio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford for Gucci, Calvin Klein, Christian Lacroix, Alexander McQueen, Prada, Gianni Versace, Vivienne Westwood, and more. 
Price: 33.25 USD
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5 BELL, QUENTIN. On Human Finery.
Schocken Books, New York: 1976. 080520606X / 9780805206067 First Schocken Paperback Edition based upon the revised and enlarged second edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Designates economic competition as the principal force behind the vicissitudes of fashion. Includes 64 black-and-white illustrations, and four color plates. "Professor Bell's book is a fascinating and important study of a deeply mysterious and revealing form of human expression that rarely gets the close attention it merits." - The Washington Post 
Price: 43.46 USD
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6 BLACKIE, LORNA. Clans And Tartans: The Fabric Of Scotland.
Tiger Books International, London: 1987. 185501081X / 9781855010819 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
The Scotish clans and the tartans which are their symbol both grew out of the Celtic past and flourished in the late Middle Ages. Contains an Index. 
Price: 37.76 USD
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7 BLUM, STELLA (EDITOR). Paris Fashions Of The 1890s: A Picture Source Book With 350 Designs, Including 24 In Full Color.
Dover Publications, Inc., New York: 1984. 0486245349 / 9780486245348 s Softcover. Fair reading copy. Cover has slight chips and creasing. 
The 1890s was a dynamic era which ushered in new industry, urbanization, a growing middle class and a relaxation of rigid moral standards. 
Price: 27.08 USD
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8 BUTCHER, CHRISTINA. Braids, Buns, And Twists!: Step-by-step Tutorials For 80 Fabulous Hairstyles.
Chronicle Books, San Francisco: . 1452124841 / 9781452124841 s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Top knots, Heidi braids, French twists, oh my! Chic hair is all the rage from the runways to the blogs to the city streets. This book pulls together 80 classic and contemporary styles and provides step-by-step tutorials for each one. Trendsetters from teens to professionals will love mixing up the looks for parties, the office, a casual beach day, or an elegant night out. Simple how-to illustrations take the guesswork out of styling, while glossy fashion photographs demonstrate how to tailor and accessorize each 'do. With advice for different hair types and lengths plus product tips and fun variations, Braids, Buns, and Twists! is the must-have beauty resource for showstopping hair. 
Price: 18.95 USD
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9 CALLOWAY, STEPHEN (EDITOR). The House Of Liberty: Masters Of Style & Decoration.
Thames and Hudson, London: 1992. 0500236453 / 9780500236451 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
From its founding in 1875, the firm of LIBERTY has been a byword for high-quality, stylish design. A great shop and trading company is inevitably affected by changes in fashion; what gives this one its peculiar distinction is that it has not just followed these changes but has helped to create them, for over a hundred years. This full account and celebration of LIBERTY'S remarkable achievements in the many branches of the applied arts is therefore also a central work on the history of taste over the past century. Includes an Index. Higly illustrated. 
Price: 74.91 USD
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10 CASADIO, MARIUCCIA. Emilio Pucci.
Universe / The Vendome Press, New York: 1998. First U.S. Edition. Universe of Design Series. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
In 1950, Emilio Pucci inroduced his own pret-a-porter label capturing the new positive spirit of postwar Europe. Initially admired by an enthusiastic elite, the designs of this Florentine marquis soon became a mass phenomenon -- throughout the 1960s and 1970s his creations were synonymous with style chic, and social status. 
Price: 67.93 USD
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11 CHENOUNE, FARID. Universe Of Fashion: Jean Paul Gaultier.
Universe Publishing / The Vendome Press, New York: 1998. First U.S. Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Since exploding onto the fashion scene with his first collection in 1976, Jean-Paul Gaultier has never ceased to astonish us with his inventiveness, his energy, and his capacity to playfully experiment with the bizarre and magic concept of fashion. Renowned for his street-inspired feats of high design among other creative juxtapositions of style, the enfant terrible of fashion remains a colorful fixture in the world of haute couture, brazenly overturning conventional definitions of the beautiful and the ugly, the elegant and the ugly. 
Price: 51.25 USD
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12 CHENOUNE, FARID; MCINERNEY, JAY (FOREWORD). Universe Of Fashion: Brioni.
Editions Assouline, Paris: 1998. Universe of Fashion Series. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
The end of the Second World War saw a dramatic change in the geography of men's fashion. After nearly two centuries in London's shadow, Italy proposed a new style for men: light, supple, colorful, daring. It was in Rome that Italian elegance truly flourished, and it was there that inventive tailor Nazareno Fonticoli and brilliant businessman Gaetano Savini opened the first Brioni shop in 1945 -- and achieved instant success. In 1952, when the rite of the runway still exclusively belonged to women, Brioni presented the first fashion show in the history of menswear. Since then Brioni has dressed many of the world's most recognized men, from Clark Gable to President Nelson Mandela, from Luciano Pavarotti to the quintessential icon of style, James Bond. Translated into English by Cynthia Calder, 
Price: 36.05 USD
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13 CHUSE, ANNE. Costume Design.
Bridgeman Publishers, Pelham:1937. Third Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good reading copy 
Discusses costume; that is, clothing through the ages including among the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantine, Anglo-Norman Period and on to the early twentieth century. Illustrated with many examples of period dress. 
Price: 52.96 USD
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14 CLEHANE, DIANE. Diana: The Secrets Of Her Style.
GT Publishing, New York: 1998. 1577193482 / 9781577193487 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. Inscibed by the author. 
Delves beyond the surface to create an intimate portrait of the Princess. It chronicles Diana's meteoric rise as a style icon by examining her evolution from a rather ordinary-looking young girl to one of the most stylish and beautiful women in the world. Lavishly illustrated with more than 100 photographs by the world's foremost photographers and featuring sketches created exclusively for the book by the designers that dressed the Princess, this stunning tribute offers the most compelling and comprehensive look to date at Diana's role as a style icon. 
Price: 73.34 USD
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15 COLE, MARY LEE TREE. Pattern-free Fashions: 12 Easy Styles To Sew, Serge, Fuse.
Chilton, Radnor: 1995. 0801984971 / 9780801984976 Star Wear Edition. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
Dress making using a pattern-free method is the subject of this volume. Details twelve separate garments, and, in addition, embellishments and finishing touches are covered for each one. Includes an Index. 
Price: 25.25 USD
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HarperCollins Publishers, New York: 2010. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
You've seen Lauren Conrad on TV and red carpets, looking fabulous whether she's going casual for a day with friends or dressed for a night out. Now Lauren reveals how you can adapt her classic, understated style for yourself. "Lauren Conrad has a wonderful sense of style. Cosmo readers just love her timeless California look." -- Kate White, Editor-in-Chief of Cosmopolitan magazine 
Price: 3.56 USD
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17 CUNNINGHAM, MICHAEL & MARBERRY, CRAIG; ANGELOU, MAYA (FOREWORD). Crowns: Portraits Of Black Women In Church Hats.
Doubleday and Company, Inc., New York: 2000. 0385500866 / 9780385500869 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Countless black women would rather attend church naked than hatless. For these women, a church hat, flamboyant as it may be, is no mere fashion accessory: it's a cherished African American custom, one observed with boundless passion b black women of various religious denominations. Photographer Michael Cunningham beautifully captures the self-expressions of women of all ages - from young glamorous women to serene but stylish grandmothers. 
Price: 24.23 USD
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18 CUNNINGTON, C. WILLETT. Fashion And Women's Attitudes In The Nineteenth Century.
Dover Publications, Inc., Mineola: 2003. 0486431908 / 9780486431901 Reprint Edition. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
Cunnington, an early 20th-century authority on fashion, argues that the Victorian matron was governed as much by current popular style as she was by instinct and custom. In a light, amusing, and highly readable account, he not only describes what Englishwomen wore in the nineteenth century but also explains why they clothed themselves as they did. 
Price: 47.03 USD
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Dover Publications, Inc., New York: 1992. 0486271242 / 9780486271248 s Softcover. Good condition. 
A fascinating survey of various undergarments worn by the English over six centuries. Well-documented, scholarly presentation enhanced with over 100 period illustrations depicting laced-up bodice of the 12th century, embroidered linen drawers (1500s), hooped petticoat support in bentwood (c. 1750), footed long drawers (1795), 19th-century bustles, early 19th-century corsets for men, Victorian "bust improvers," much more. Engaging and valuable reference book for costume historians, sociologists, and general readers. Includes an Index. 
Price: 20.66 USD
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20 DAVIS, FRED. Fashion, Culture, And Identity.
The University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London: 1991. 0226138089 / 9780226138084 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Like New. 
What do our clothes say about who we are or who we think we are? How does the way we dress communicate messages about our identity? Is the desire to be "in fashion" universal, or is it unique to Western culture? How do fashions change? These are just a few of the intriguing questions Fred Davis sets out to answer in this provocative look at what we do with our clothes—and what they can do to us. Much of what we assume to be individual preference, Davis shows, really reflects deeper social and cultural forces. Ours is an ambivalent social world, characterized by tensions over gender roles, social status, and the expression of sexuality. Predicting what people will wear becomes a risky gamble when the link between private self and public persona can be so unstable. Includes an Index. "Fashion, Culture, and Identity is provocative and intelligent. While many writers on fashion suggest that clothing represents a set of symbols, like a language, Davis claims that the role of clothing is far more complex. This argument, and his elegant writing, make this a book worth reading." - Gary Alan Fine, Department of Sociology, University of Georgia 
Price: 28.50 USD
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