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Vogue Essentials: Little Black Dress

Chloe Fox
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Chloe Fox

Ninety years after Vogue dubbed Coco Chanel's simple short black 'Ford' dress 'the frock that all the world will wear', the perfect Little Black Dress continues to be every woman's most sought after fashion essential. At its classic best, the LBD doesn't just make its wearer look beautiful and stylish; it empowers her too. Dress it up, pare it down, wear it forever - the Little Black Dress is a fashion essential. From the bold, dramatic designs of Zandra Rhodes to the eye-catching LBDs by Vivienne Westwood, from Elizabeth Hurley's iconic safety pin Versace number to the tight off-the-shoulder Christina Stambolian dress worn by Princess Diana, Vogue Essentials: Little Black Dress celebrates the very best of the LBD.'One is never over-dressed or under-dressed with a Little Black Dress'Karl Lagerfeld

Mitchell Beazley

Miller's Mid-Century Modern

Judith Miller
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Judith Miller

From the 'soft modernism' of Scandinavian furniture to the sleek, clean lines of the lighting created by the Castiglioni brothers in Italy, Judith Miller's Mid-Century Modern reveals the glory of one of the most exciting periods of design history: the late 1940s to the 1970s. The book explores the most desirable interiors, furniture, ceramics, glass, metalware and textiles of this hugely popular period. It features all the iconic designs and designers of the era, with price codes to help value and appraise your mid-century collection. The careers and influence of ground-breaking designers, including Alvar Aalto, Charles and Ray Eames, Robin and Lucienne Day, Arne Jacobsen and many others, are described in stand-alone feature pages. Key pieces (including a number of previously unpublished examples) are placed in an historical context with coverage of innovations in design, production methods and materials.

Mitchell Beazley

Miller's Antiques Marks

Judith Miller
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Judith Miller

Whether you are buying at auction, flea market or antique shop this is the book you need to identify and date what you find. More than 6,000 marks are organized for quick, at-a-glance reference with full-colour sections on silver, Sheffield plate, bronze figures, ceramics, glass, costume jewellery, toys and dolls.

Mitchell Beazley

Miller's Antiques Encyclopedia

Judith Miller
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Judith Miller
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Fifty Dresses that Changed the World

Fashion design is both an industrial and cultural phenomenon. It stretches from the glamorous catwalks of fashion epicentres, to the industrial factories in far-flung countries. It is ever-changing, and reflects the desires and aspirations of society. It discovers and capitalizes on advances in technology. The collection of dresses in this book provides an introduction to the path fashion has taken in the past century. It is a story that embraces social and economic change and radically fluctuating positions on gender and sexuality. From the 1915 Delphos Pleated Dress to Hussein Chalayan's 2007 LED dress, these are dresses that have gained a special place in design history. With stunning photography selected by the Design Museum, Fifty Dresses that Changed the World is the perfect gift for fashionistas and design enthusiasts of all ages.

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Vogue The Shoe

Harriet Quick
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Harriet Quick

Shoes fascinate women of all ages and have the power to crystallize a moment in fashion. In Vogue: The Shoe, Harriet Quick has curated more than 300 fabulous images from a century of British Vogue, featuring remarkable styles that range from the humble clog to exquisite hand-embroidered haute couture stilettoes via fetishistic cuissardes and outrageous statement heels. The images are grouped into five thematic chapters devoted to dazzling Cinderella heels; Town & Country classics; Cult Style inspiration; the escapism of Summer Dreaming and the extreme heels of Fetish & Fantasia. The images include pivotal work from Hoyningen-Huene, Irving Penn, Corinne Day, Norman Parkinson, Mario Testino and Nick Knight. Vogue: The Shoe is the latest title in the prestigious Vogue portfolio series, which launched in autumn 2014 with Vogue: The Gown, followed by Vogue: The Jewellery in autumn 2015.

Mitchell Beazley

Miller's Collectables Handbook & Price Guide 2016-2017

Judith Miller
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Judith Miller

Miller's Collectables Handbook & Price Guide 2016-2017 is the up-to-date guide to the collectables market no dealer, collector or auctioneer should be without. Featuring more than 4,000 objects in full colour, each with a detailed description and current price range, the book also offers what those in the know look for - how to spot that rare example that may be worth twenty times more than another piece. Meanwhile, in-depth Closer Look features explain what to look for when appraising everything from 20th century glass to costume jewellery. Every image is changed for every edition to keep the book up-to-date with collecting and buying trends. Miller's Collectables Handbook & Price Guide 2016-2017 is the only full-colour, fully-illustrated collectables price guide in the world. Comprehensive sections cover advertising, books, ceramics, glass, metalware, pens and writing equipment, plastics and Bakelite, posters, rock and pop, sporting memorabilia, teddy bears, toys and games and vintage fashion. This year, special sections focus on Goss & Crested china, affordable jewellery, Hornsea ceramics and Szeiler figurines. In-depth features explain why one piece is worth more than another, show how to value an item and teach you to be your own expert - this book is the essential eBay companion! Biographies of designers and factories give the background information you need to help date and value objects.

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Fifty Watches That Changed the World

Alex Newson
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Alex Newson
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PATTERNITY

"Astounding and mesmerising... Prepare to have your eyes opened - wide. " - Vogue Living"The founders of Patternity have earned their stripes and are on a mission to show just how much patterns can do.' - The TelegraphPattern is everywhere we go and in everything we do. We wear patterns, we walk over them, we even eat, drink and think them - we always have and we always will - but it's unlikely they demand too much of our attention... Innovative creative and cultural organization PATTERNITY exists to join the dots. From fashion and design to the natural world, look beyond the mundane forms that we see every day to find the hidden beauty in the underlying patterns that normally pass us by.A source of endless inspiration and innovation, this uniquely curated book will open your eyes anew.

Mitchell Beazley

Icons of Style: Denim

Once a functional piece of workwear, denim has long since taken its place as a global style icon - but a small handful stand tall above the rest. This comprehensive collection looks at the most iconic denim ever created, from the original Levi's 501s, through the birth of Japanese denim and up to the modern brands that have made denim the streetwear staple it is today - Evisu, Nudie, Momotaro, the list goes on...With photography and detailed analysis throughout, Icons of Style: Denim traces the history of denim through its most iconic pieces, from rugged workwear to hand-crafted selvedge and beyond.

Mitchell Beazley

Icons of Style: Sneakers

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Fifty Fashion Designers That Changed the World

Lauren Cochrane
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Lauren Cochrane
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Vogue: The Gown

Jo Ellison
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Jo Ellison

Illustrated with fabulous images from VOGUE's archive of more than a million pictures, VOGUE: The Gown is destined to become the ultimate must-have visual sourcebook for all those who love fashion.Something about a gown's intricate construction, unashamed opulence and sheer feminine romance ignites in us the promise of fairy-tale adventure and unparalleled glamour. The magical gowns featured here give full reign to those fantasies, be they the sublime yet simple classical creations of Madame Grès, the heavenly bodies sculpted by Azzedine Alaïa, the lean seductive lines of a Deco-inspired silhouette or huge tulle pouffs fit for a princess.In Vogue: The Gown Jo Ellison has curated a collection of more than 300 fabulous images and grouped them into five thematic chapters: Classical, Fantasy, Drama, Decorative and Modernist. The book provides both an evocative celebration of almost a century of fashion history while also showcasing the work of the very best photographers including Tim Walker, Mario Testino, Nick Knight, David Bailey, Herb Ritts, Norman Parkinson, Corinne Day, Cecil Beaton and Horst.

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Creating The Style: Japan

Dorothy Wood
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Dorothy Wood

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Fashion Great Designers Talking

Alex Newson

Alex Newson is a curator at the Design Museum in London and a keen cycling enthusiast. He has worked with a number of cycling's most celebrated names and manufacturers, including Chris Boardman, Bob Haro, Graeme Obree, Team Sky, Pinarello, Colnago, Trek, Santa Cruz and Felt.

Judith Miller

Judith Miller began collecting in the 1960s while a student at Edinburgh University in Scotland. She has since extended and reinforced her knowledge of antiques through international research, becoming one of the world's leading experts in the field. In 1979 she co-founded the international best-seller Miller's Antiques Price Guide and has since written more than 100 books which are held in high regard by collectors and dealers.Judith Miller appears regularly on TV and radio. She is an expert on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow and has co-hosted the popular BBC series The House Detectives, ITV's Antiques Trail, and Discovery's It's Your Bid. She has appeared on The Martha Stewart Show and CNN. She is a regular lecturer and contributor to numerous newspapers and magazines, including the Financial Times, the Daily Telegraph, BBC Homes & Antiques and House & Garden. She has lectured extensively, including at the V&A in London and the Smithsonian in Washington.

Lauren Cochrane

Lauren Cochrane is a fashion journalist based in London. Currently Assistant Fashion Editor at the Guardian, Lauren has written for Vogue, the Financial Times and Wallpaper* magazine. She was previously Deputy Editor of i-D magazine.

Jo Ellison

Jo Ellison was the features director of Vogue between 2005 and 2014. A former history graduate, she worked extensively in the Vogue archive and has written numerous features about the magazine's illustrious relationships with photographers past and present, from Cecil Beaton to David Bailey and Juergen Teller. She is now the fashion editor at The Financial Times.

Harriet Quick

Harriet Quick is an award-winning journalist, editor and author. Previously Fashion Features Director of British Vogue (2000-2012) and Editor of Frank magazine (1998-2000) Harriet has worked in the fashion and design arena for 20 years. She won the prestigious Vogue Writing Talent Award and The Guardian/Jackie Moore Award and now contributes to a wealth of global titles including Vogue in the UK, Australia and China, The Wall Street Journal, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Modern Weekly, the Financial Times and Wallpaper.Harriet is the author of Catwalking: A History of the Fashion Model (Hamlyn 1996), Richard Prince (Sadie Coles Gallery 2003) and contributed to Sample (Phaidon 2006). Harriet works as a consultant for Lane Crawford and copywriter for brands including Chanel, Ralph Lauren, Ochre interiors and Manhattan Loft Corporation.