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CHANEL : Her Life, Her World, The Woman Behind the Legend
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CHANEL : Her Life, Her World, The Woman Behind the Legend

By Charles-Roux, Edmonde

London: MacLehose Press (Quercus), 2009. xviii, + 428pp., plus 1 x 8 page, b/white photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Faint tanning to page edges, else leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated card wrapper has a soft corner crease to front panel. From the rear panel: "Born in a poorhouse, raised in an orphanage - not by the two aunts that she herself invented - she fought from a young age to escape obscurity. Developing a love of luxury and a sense of fashion as a wealthy man's mistress, she rose from back-street milliner to become the head of a vast business empire, where she socialised with Picasso, Stavinsky and Jean Cocteau. Charles-Roux also reveals one of Chanel's best kept secrets - her love affair with a wartime spy . . . " Translated from the French by Nancy Amphoux. Includes Index. Book weight approx. 510g. . Reprint. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.53

LAURA ASHLEY
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LAURA ASHLEY

By Wood, Martin

London: Frances Lincoln Publishers, 2009. 192pp., colour and b/white illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, silver title there-on. Plain boards undamaged. Pink floral endpapers. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edge-creased at head, with a short closed tear adjacent to front flap fold. From the jacket flap: "Against the backdrop of Laura's life - from her birth in South Wales in 1925 to her sudden and untimely death in 1985 - Martin Wood chronicles the designs, products and intrinsic style which are the essence of this iconic print and fashion house . . . The story is richly illustrated with more than 200 photographs and drawings, many never previously published, from the company's archives and the Ashley family's private records." Includes Index. Book weight approx. 1.37 KG. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote.. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$17.55

100 UNFORGETTABLE DRESSES
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100 UNFORGETTABLE DRESSES

By Rubenstein, Hal

New York: Harper Design International, 2011. 207pp., colour and b/white photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, black title there-on. Plain grey boards very lightly bumped at foot. Leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased only. Foreword by Alber Elbaz. From the jacket flap: " . . . filled with the stories, secrets, intrigue, and insights behind the most indelible dresses in our collective memories. Featuring looks from the runway, film, television, the red carpet, and the worlds of royalty and politics, this book celebrates the staying power of these gorgeous, sleek, sultry, and outrageous creations as well as the lasting impact they've had in fashion, popular culture, and our own lives. More than 200 images, a witty, informative text, and exclusive interviews with the designers and the women who wore the dresses . . . " Book weight approx. 1.15 KG. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote.. Fourth Printing. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$21.05

LIZ : A Life of Colour. The Story of My Journey & How My Discoveries Can Change Your Life
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LIZ : A Life of Colour. The Story of My Journey & How My Discoveries Can Change Your Life

By Davenport, Liz

Australia: Out of Bounds Australia, 2012. 217pp., colour photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper mildly surface indented only. The inspirational autobiography of Australian award-winning fashion designer Liz Davenport. Includes Understanding Your Body Shape, Colour Palettes: The Art of Coordination, Masterpieces of Design, Holiday in a Handbag, and more. Book weight approx. 870g. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$23.16

CREATIVE FASHION DRAWING : A Complete Guide to Design and Illustration Styles
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CREATIVE FASHION DRAWING : A Complete Guide to Design and Illustration Styles

By Chapman, Noel and Cheek, Judith

Heatherton, VIC, Australia: Hinkler Books, 2012. 160pp., colour and b/white illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper 'as new'. "Inspirational yet practical, this stylish introduction reveals what it takes to become a first-rate fashion illustrator. Including sections on templates and poses, fabrics, accessories and clothing design, it offers instruction in the full range of skills required to reach a professional standard." Book weight approx. 675g.. First Australian Edition. Softcover. Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$15.44

FASHION FOR WEDDINGS
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FASHION FOR WEDDINGS

Mulgrave, Victoria, Australia: The Images Publishing Group, 1997. 213pp., colour and b/white photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Illustrated boards negligibly bumped. Like-illustrated, removable-plastic protected dustjacket has some areas of ghosting (from plastic cover fold-ins) to gold rear panel. Contents include: Wedding Dresses, Headwear & Accessories, Jewellery, Index, Acknowledgements. Book weight approx. 1.47 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote.. First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$19.65

KILLER SLIPPERS and How to Make Them

By Godlee, Nick

Balmain, NSW, Australia: The Watermark Press, 1997. 111pp., colour photographic illustrations and b/white pattern diagrams, throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has a soft corner crease, minimal scuffing. "Here, in numerous ways, is a chance to show your individuality by making your own contribution to the history of footwear fashion . . . " Book weight approx. 510g. . First Edition, First Impression. Softcover. Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$14.04

FASHION ASIA
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FASHION ASIA

By Bullis, Douglas

United Kingdom: Thames & Hudson, 2000. 208pp., 242 colour photographic illustrations, throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has a soft corner crease to lower front panel, another soft crease to front and rear panels near head of spine, corresponding fine horizontal surface 'crack' to spine. "Country by country and designer by designer, 'Fashion Asia' provides a visually stunning portrait of the different ideals of Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, The Philippines, Taiwan, Hong Kong and China. It offers rare access to some of the most innovative designs from a fashion world in which private commissions are seldom seen by the public. And it presents Asian fashion in its purest form, through the eyes of those who are shaping the nascent industry; its designers . . . " Book weight approx. 815g.. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.04

CATWALK : The Designer Collections
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CATWALK : The Designer Collections

By Debbie Coffey (Editor)

Sydney, N.S.W., Australia: ACP Creative Books, 1998. 176pp., colour photographic illustrations throughout by Sonny Vandevelde, Nick Scott, Robert Rosen, Annabelle Moeller, et al. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn and indented only. Mercedes Australian Fashion Week in the spotlight (1998). Book weight approx. 980g. . First Edition.. Softcover. Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$24.56

BALINESE TEXTILES
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BALINESE TEXTILES

By Brigitta Hauser-Schaublin, Marie-Louise Nabholz-Kartaschoff, and Urs Ramseyer

London: British Museum Press, 1991. 143pp., beautiful colour illustrations, throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, bright gilt title thereon. Plain maroon boards minimally scuffed and edgeworn, very light bump to head. Leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated (princely 'Perada' cloth with birds, lotus blossoms and leaf tendrils. Gold leaf applied to cotton, early 20th century), loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edge-creased and indented, with a negligibly sunned spine. " . . . three experts examine the history and production of Balinese cloth, its sacred and social function, and the significance of colour, pattern and weave to the people of Bali. " Contents include: Preface, The Universe Arrayed, Endek, Songket, Perada, Bebali, Keling, Poleng, Cepuk, Geringsing, Glossary, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 1.21 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote.. First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

$28.07

THE LITERARY COMPANION TO FASHION

By McDowell, Colin

London: Sinclair-Stevenson, 1995. xi, + 452pp., pattern-print endpapers. Book clean and square. Vivid silver title over nominally bumped spine. Leaves mildly browned, remainder strip (black felt pen) on foot of textblock. Plain black boards undamaged. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn only. An anthology on the theme of fashion in literature. "Using letters, journals and memoirs, as well as novels, poetry and plays, covering over 400 years of writing, including British, Irish, American and European literature . . . " Contents include: Prelims., 13 chapters, Acks., Index. Book weight approx. 730g. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$18.25

MILLER'S COLLECTING FASHION & ACCESSORIES
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MILLER'S COLLECTING FASHION & ACCESSORIES

By Harris, Carol

London: Miller (Octopus Publishing), 2000. 160pp., illustrated endpapers, full-colour plates, and sepia halftones, throughout. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over firm spine. Yellow boards undamaged. Leaves pristine. Illustrated dustjacket has forme-cut flaps, and is unmarked. Packed with essential collecting tips and with a price range for every item shown, it " . . . is a fascinating review for dedicated followers and collectors of fashion alike." Contents include: Prelims., Intro., Chronology, Early Fashion, Twenties, Thirties, Forties, Fifties, Sixties, Seventies, Eighties, Nineties, Caring for your Collection, Biblio., Glossary, Index, more. Book weight approx. 780g.. First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$12.63

COSTUMES THROUGH THE AGES
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COSTUMES THROUGH THE AGES

By Laver, James (Intro. by)

London: Thames & Hudson, 1963. 144pp., b/white sketch-drawings throughout, drawn and arranged by Erhard Klepper. Book clean. Spine firm, nipped and chipped on head and heel of same. Leaves clean. Illustrated stiff card wrapper has some laminate lifting on spine, nipped as noted, plus general edgewear. Erhard Klepper has produced 1,000 drawings of 'Costumes through the Ages', beginning with the first century; a continuous series of representative costumes, ending in 1930 . . . Book weight approx. 470g. . First Thus.. Softcover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.53