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Diane von Furstenberg and the Tale of the Empress's New Clothes
Many of us first learned the naked truth about vanity from the classic story of "The Emperor's New Clothes", and now comes a new look for the next generation to serve as a cautionary tale for fashionistas. Crafted from the heart of this time - honored fairytale comes an empowering new memoir celebrating the life of fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, a one-time Warhol muse, Studio 54 pin up, and real-life princess, who challenged the centuries - old traditions of beauty, style, and protocol to create a wardrobe for women by a working woman. Her revolutionary wrap dress liberated women to be their most active and natural selves, setting entirely new, realistic, and exciting fashion standards for women everywhere. Fairy tale and haute couture mix magically in this re-imagined fairytale created by fashion writer and internationally bestselling author Camilla Morton and art directed exclusively by Diane von Furstenberg herself. As the adventures of this iconic designer and the story's young empress unfold, discover all the colors, shapes, and sizes of inspiration to empower your own happily ever after. About the "Fashion Fairytale Memoir Series". Each book in this inspired series from fashion writer Camilla Morton inventively re-imagines one of our favorite once upon a time stories, blending with it the real-life story of a famed fashion designer. Featuring lush illustrations drawn and collaged by the designers themselves, these tales illuminate each iconic individual's creative magic while celebrating their unique lives and extraordinary careers. The result is an intriguing combination of whimsy and memoir.
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Pattern Cutting for Men's Costume
Pattern Cutting for Men's Costume is a practical guide featuring patterns for the most important garments worn by men between the 16th and 19th centuries. Easy-to-follow instructions explain how to cut patterns for 'average' and individual measurements - with expert advice on how to adapt patterns to fit men of all shapes and sizes. Introductions to each section describe the major developments in men's dress - revealing how garments evolved - and patterns for period garments for which there are no actual examples are based on contemporary paintings. Illustrated throughout with hundreds of diagrams, this is a much-awaited and valuable addition to the library of costume-makers in all fields. Features a new system of drafting patterns for men's period costume. Includes patterns for the most important non-fashionable garments (worn from the 16th to the 19th centuries) plus clothes in vogue from the middle of the 16th to the end of the 18th centuries. Illustrated with hundreds of diagrams accompanied by step-by-step instructions for period garments, plus a few versatile theatrical designs.
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The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty
'Part glamorous travelogue, part slow-burn mystery, this full-bodied tale of a runaway is at once formally inventive and heartbreakingly familiar... (It's also insanely funny.)' -- Lena DunhamFrom the acclaimed author of Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name and The Lovers comes a tensely drawn, spellbinding literary thriller that gets to the heart of what defines us as human beings-the singular identity we create for ourselves in the world and the myriad alternative identities that lie just below the surface.In Vendela Vida's taut and mesmerizing novel of ideas, a woman travels to Casablanca, Morocco, on mysterious business. Almost immediately, while checking into her hotel, she is robbed, her passport and all identification stolen. The crime is investigated by the police, but the woman feels there is a strange complicity between the hotel staff and the authorities-she knows she'll never see her possessions again.Stripped of her identity, she feels both burdened by the crime and liberated by her sudden freedom to be anyone at all. Then, a chance encounter with a film crew provides an intriguing opportunity: A producer sizes her up and asks, would she be willing to be the body-double for a movie star filming in the city? And so begins a strange journey in which she'll become a stand-in-both on-set and off-for a reclusive celebrity who can no longer circulate freely in society while gradually moving further away from the person she was when she arrived in Morocco.Infused with vibrant, lush detail and enveloped in an intoxicating atmosphere-while barely pausing to catch its breath-The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty is a riveting, entrancing novel that explores freedom, power and the mutability of identity.
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Creating Historical Clothes
This stunning collection of period garments spans 400 years of fashion, from 1550 to 1900. Draft your own made-to-measure patterns to create perfectly fitted bodices, sleeves, skirts, trousers and much more. This unique method of pattern cutting ensures that, regardless of differences between the historical garment and the modern wearer, the clothes will fit all shapes and sizes perfectly, and patterns can be drafted from illustrations or paintings where no original exists. Easy-to-follow instructions for adapting the basic patterns enable the cutter to recreate any historical style, while simple illustrations and diagrams demonstrate how to emphasize the period elements and achieve the correct shapes. Lavishly illustrated with historical paintings and portraits, this practical book will both guide and inspire the reader throughout.
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£24.00