One Hundred Years of Bridal Fashion and Style
Author: Marnie Fogg
Publisher: Lark Books
Here comes the beautiful bride, in this followup to Marnie Fogg's popular Vintage Fashion: Knitwear. Today's bride wants a wedding dress that expresses her personal style while also reflecting a rich tradition. Nothing achieves that goal as gracefully as a vintage or replica wedding gown. Whether it's a dazzling beaded tunic that captures the jazzy energy of the roaring twenties or a glamorous Hollywood-inspired dress from the 1950s, it can shape the entire wedding. With more than 250 photographs, this stunning volume takes readers on a dazzling tour of the past hundred years of bridal fashion, detailing the periods, styles, iconic designers, noteworthy ceremonies, cultural influences, and key looks.
Brides, Dresses, Designers
Author: Hamish Bowles
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
Culled from the last five decades of Vogue, a sumptuous collection of 400 color and black-and-white photographs of weddings and wedding dresses includes images taken by such celebrated photographers as Irving Penn, Helmut Newton and Annie Liebovitz.
Author: Kathleen York
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
From homespun to haute couture, the dresses worn by American brides in the first half of the twentieth century had myriad influences. In Bridal Fashion 1900–1950, living-history expert Kathleen York takes readers on an elegant journey back in time, marking the changes that economics, popular culture, and even politics have made to style over the years. Both brides-to-be looking for inspiration and nostalgia-seekers will enjoy this lavishly illustrated tour of an era that saw the average wedding evolve from a simple affair for a few family members into a dazzling, and often expensive, gala for hundreds of guests.
The 50 Designs That Changed the Course of Bridal Fashion
Author: Eleanor Thompson
Publisher: Prestel Pub
Showcases fifty of history's most iconic wedding dresses, describing each gown's silhouette, fabric, embellishments, and construction techniques, and why they continue to inspire brides and designers today.
Inspiring Timeless Style
Author: Ciara Phipps,Claire Reed
Publisher: The Crowood Press
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
From the heavily beaded tubular dress of the 1920s through to the body-skimming shift dress of the 1960s, this book looks at and celebrates the historic shapes, detailing and romance of vintage wedding gowns. Equipped with instructions, patterns and photos, it explores the history of wedding wear and explains how to make a vintage wedding gown inspired by historical fashions and trends. A beautiful and practical book, it will inspire everyone who wants to express themself through timeless and elegant styles. Step-by-step instructions are given for making each dress and are complemented by close-up photographs of historic details and decoration. This beautiful book will be of particular interest to wedding dress designers, seamstresses and brides, vintage enthusiasts of 1920s-60s and theatre designers. Beautifully illustrated with 105 colour close-up photographs of historic details and 21 patterns with step-by-step instructions.
Author: Sandy Schreier
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Category: Performing Arts
Combines lavish movie stills and real-life photographs with a tour of famous on- and off-screen weddings, in a volume that discusses period bridal fashion, inside events, and the marriages of such figures as Grace Kelly, Elvis Presley, and Elizabeth Taylor. Original(?).
Savvy Secrets, Priceless Advice, and Inspiring Stories to Help you Find "The One"
Author: Randy Fenoli
Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style
Every bride wants to feel beautiful and wants to have her dress express the essence of who she is. Now choosing the perfect thing to wear on that special day is easier than ever! Drawing on his experience as fashion director at Kleinfeld Bridal, Randy Fenoli has written a guidebook bursting with insights and inspiration for helping brides-to-be determine what story they want their dress to tell. IT'S ALL ABOUT THE DRESS covers: -Suggestions on flattering cuts, fabrics, and styles for every body type -Price ranges and budget -Trains, veils, headpieces, undergarments, and accessories -Insider secrets on managing the bridal dress appointment -Options for bridesmaids, mother of the bride, and more! Featuring 100 inspiring photos plus invaluable tips on how to deal with bridal dress 911's, IT'S ALL ABOUT THE DRESS is the ultimate sourcebook no bride-to-be should say "I do" without!
Author: Walter Crane
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Reproduction of the original: A Flower Wedding by Walter Crane
The Definitive History of Costume and Style
Tracing the evolution of fashion-from the early draped fabrics of ancient times to the catwalk couture of today, Fashion: The Definitive History of Costume and Style is a stunningly illustrated guide to more than three thousand years of shifting trends and innovative developments in the world of clothing. With a wealth of breathtaking spreads-from ancient Egyptian dress to Space Age Fashion and Grunge-and information on icons like Marie Antoinette, Clara Bow, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Alexander McQueen, Fashion will captivate anyone interested in style-whether it's the fashion-mad teen in Tokyo, the wannabe designer in college, or the fashionista intrigued by the violent origins of the stiletto and the birth of bling.
Author: Vera Wang
Publisher: William Morrow
In this superbly produced volume by Callaway Editions, Ltd.; the world‘s most successful bridal gown designer shares her thoughts and vision on weddings. Culled from years of experience in the wedding business, Vera Wang offers ideas on every aspect of the wedding day from invitations to flowers, from cakes to attendants. Of course, a wedding book by Vera Wang wouldn‘t be complete without detail on the bride‘s gown. She explains how to select the right neckline, construction, length, bodice, and waistline for each bride‘s figure; what fabrics are appropriate for certain times of day; how to choose a headpiece, and much more.
Author: Mary Warner Marien
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
This compelling book chronicles the most influential ideas that have shaped photography from the invention of the daguerreotype in the early 19th century up to the digital revolution and beyond. Entertaining and intelligent, it provides a fascinating resource to dip into. Arranged in a broadly chronological order to show the development of photography, the ideas that comprise the book include innovative concepts, cultural and social incidents, technologies, and movements. Each idea is presented through lively text and arresting visuals, and explores when the idea first evolved and its subsequent impact on photography.
Fashion from Street to Catwalk
Author: Christopher Breward,Edwina Ehrman,Caroline Evans
Publisher: Yale University Press
Lavishly illustrated, the book draws on photographs of Museum of London's remarkable collection of objects and images, and material from the London Institute. This book accompanies an exhibition at the Museum of London from October 2004 to April 2005.
Author: Marie Bariller
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
The couture wedding gown--a fashion show's grand finale--marks the pinnacle of a designer's creativity for the season. Consequently, these dresses offer particular insight into the designer's creative process. Couture Wedding Gowns presents a collection of extraordinary dresses designed by some of the most respected designers from the 20th century to today. Profiling designers from Alexander McQueen to Zuhair Murad, Marie Bariller reveals what the wedding gown represents for each of them. With exclusive interviews, in-depth analysis, and detailed descriptions of the signature dresses accompanied by lavish photography and hand-drawn illustrations, the book lifts the veil on some of the most beautiful gowns ever made while offering insight into the artistic vision of their creators.
A Crash Course in Meaning and Method
Author: Liz Rideal
Publisher: Herbert Press
How to Read Paintings is a valuable visual guide to Western European painting. Through a gallery of artworks accompanied by informative commentary, it enables readers to swiftly develop their understanding of the grammar and vocabulary of painting, and to discover how to look at diverse paintings in detail, closely reading their meanings and methods.In the first part of the book, the Grammar of Paintings, the author reveals how to read paintings by considering five key areas: shape and support, medium and materials, composition, style and technique, and signs and symbols, as well as the role of the artist. In the second part, we explore fifty paintings through extracted details, accompanied by insightful commentary, training the reader and viewer to understand context and discover meaning within art.As a collection, the pictures featured in How to Read Paintings have a strong relationship with one another, and underpin the story of painting. This book will be a valuable tool whether you are viewing the real thing on a gallery wall, or simply reading around the subject to learn more about Western art.
Author: Daniel Milford-Cottam
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Fashion in the Edwardian period underwent some quite revolutionary changes. The delicately coloured, flower-and-lace-trimmed trailing gowns and elaborate hairstyles worn by tightly corseted fashionable ladies in the early years of Edward VII's reign would transform into the boldly coloured, dramatically stylized Eastern-inspired kimono wraps, slender hobble skirts, ankle-skimming tunic dresses and turbans of 1914 on the eve of the First World War. This book presents the story of women's and men's dress through this exciting period, and is a fascinating addition to the bestselling Shire fashion list that already includes Fashion in the Time of Jane Austen and Fashion in the Time of the Great Gatsby.
Author: Lucy Johnston
Publisher: Victoria & Albert Publications
The latest entry in the successful In Detail series is a lavishly illustrated book celebrating 19th-century fashion. Featuring glorious, specially commissioned color photographs of close-up details alongside accurate line drawings that demonstrate the underlying structure of each garment, the books 150 pieces capture the opulence and variety of this fascinating era. From the delicate embroidery on ballgowns to the vibrant synthetic colors of crinolines, the major themes of 19th-century fashion are highlighted as never before in a single volume. Perfect for those who want an authentic take on the latest Victorian trend. In Style The latest entry in the successful In Detail series is a lavishly illustrated book celebrating 19th-century fashion. Featuring glorious, specially commissioned color photographs of close-up details alongside accurate line drawings that demonstrate the underlying structure of each garment, the books 150 pieces capture the opulence and variety of this fascinating era. From the delicate embroidery on ballgowns to the vibrant synthetic colors of crinolines, the major themes of 19th-century fashion are highlighted as never before in a single volume. Perfect for those who want an authentic take on the latest Victorian trend. In Style
Author: Juliet Hacking
While certain photographs have become world-famous images indelibly printed on the cultural consciousness, the stories on the other side of the lens have been all too often distorted, obfuscated or overlooked, the social and political environments misunderstood or forgotten. By evoking the lives and backgrounds of nearly forty great photographers, Juliet Hacking also brings new light to their work, forging a greater understanding of each photographic pioneer. In addition, many rarely seen portraits and self-portraits are brought to light. Seen together, these entries form a holistic examination that, while drawing attention to the contributions of each individual, adroitly guides the reader through the major innovations, movements and developments in the history of photography with authority, dexterity and zeal. Bound in a single compact and portable volume, Lives of the Great Photographers is one of those rare examples where engaging reading meets beau livre.
Author: Edwina Ehrman,Emma Watson
Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum
Fashion has always sought to celebrate nature - from sumptuous silks and floral patterns, to the spectacular creations of designers such as Alexander McQueen and Christian Dior, the two have long been entwined. Yet this reverence is sometimes combined with a damaging need for raw materials. From the seventeenth century to the present day, Fashioned from Nature examines our dependence on the natural world and the devastating effect of certain trends, as seen in the demand for ivory, fur, skins and exotic feathers.0Today, intense consumerism and fast fashion have a different impact on the world around us, and this book discusses the need for a more responsible fashion cycle. But which has the greater environmental impact - a leather handbag or a white cotton t-shirt? Consider the effects of land clearance, insecticides and water consumption - not to mention washing after every wear - and the answer may not be completely clear. Fascinating and beautifully illustrated, this book will stimulate an important and timely debate.00Exhibition: Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK (21.04.2018-24.02.2019).