Louis Vuitton The Birth of Modern Luxury Updated Edition

Louis Vuitton  The Birth of Modern Luxury Updated Edition
Author: Paul-Gerard Pasols,Pierre Leonforte
Pages: 560
ISBN: 1419705563
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Release: 2012-12-01
Editor: Harry N. Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The first in depth portrait of one of the world's best known luxury brands, this elegant volume traces the remarkable history of the House of Vuitton, which has been making practical but stylish luggage, handbags and accessories for more than 150 years. Written with full access to the company's archives, the book itself demonstrates Louis Vuitton's passion for fine design with a stunning array of archival art, historical images, product designs and sketches, and cutting edge advertising. The book explores the company's tradition of quality and innovation in the context of sweeping changes in society, art, culture, fashion and, above all, travel. Examining the life and times of the company's first three leaders; founder Louis (who invented the modern trunk), his son Georges and his grandson Gaston, the text focuses on the firm's development under their guidance. It also discusses Vuitton's explosive growth toward the end of the 20th century, including the 1987 merger with Moet Hennessy that made it part of LVMH, the world's largest luxury goods company and spurred the expansion of its boutiques to more than 300 locations in 50 countries around the globe.

Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton
Author: Paul-Gerard Pasols
Pages: 540
ISBN: 081095950X
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Release: 2005-11-01
Editor: Harry N. Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Traces the history of the Maison Louis Vuitton; describes their influential and stylish luggage, handbags, and accessories; and explores the influence of the company and its tradition of quality and design innovation on the development of modern fashion.

Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton
Author: Simon Castets
Pages: 404
ISBN: UCSD:31822037455284
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Release: 2009
Editor: Rizzoli International Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A large-format tribute to the influential brand's most visible collaborations features critical essays that examine and position the firm's patronage, in an exploration of the art, fashion, and architecture that was created in conjunction with such notables as Annie Liebovitz, Vanessa Beecroft, and Olafur Eliasson.

Louis Vuitton City Bags

Louis Vuitton City Bags
Author: Jean-Claude Kaufmann,Ian Luna,Florence Müller,Mariko Nishitani,Colombe Pringle,Deyan Sudjic,Rei Kawakubo
Pages: 397
ISBN: 9780847840878
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Release: 2013
Editor: Rizzoli International Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This volume is an unprecedented history of Louis Vuitton’s women’s bags, the most coveted line of accessories in women’s fashion. At the heart of Louis Vuitton are its City Bags, a range of women’s bags that dates back to the turn of the twentieth century. Featuring the trademark monograms of the house, the City Bag story began with the Steamer, a resort bag designed in 1901 to be packed inside a much larger steamer trunk. These bags have in a hundred years formally diversified into a dizzying array of handbags for every conceivable function demanded by the modern woman. Profoundly influential, City Bags are now known to millions by their descriptive names (Keepall, Bucket, Papillon, Alma, Locket, Noe, Speedy) and are still evolving into more fantastical forms. Lavishly illustrated with new and archival photography, historical graphics, landmark editorials, and ad campaigns, the volume traces the history of these specific bag families, and examines the earliest specimens and today’s most sought-after collectibles, including Vuitton’s collaborations with Takashi Murakami, Stephen Sprouse, Richard Prince, Yayoi Kusama, and Rei Kawakubo and one-off projects by Zaha Hadid, Shigeru Ban, Vivienne Westwood, Helmut Lang, Andrée Putman, and of course, Marc Jacobs. Louis Vuitton: City Bags is an ambitious volume on the creation and cultivation of a cultural phenomenon.

Gucci

Gucci
Author: Stefano Tonchi
Pages: 382
ISBN: 9780847836796
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Release: 2011
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 380-382).

Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton
Author: Pierre Léonforte,Éric Pujalet-Plaá
Pages: 496
ISBN: 0810982471
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Release: 2010-12-01
Editor: Harry N. Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Trains and steamships transformed transportation in the mid-19th century and opened the world to a new breed of traveler. Louis Vuitton understood the need for more practical luggage, and strove to create products that were adaptable to all situations—and the travel trunk was born. Authors Pierre Léonforte and Éric Pujalet-Plaà curate 100 of the finest trunks the Louis Vuitton company has produced on commission, including boxes made for movie stars from Douglas Fairbanks to Sharon Stone and couturiers from Jeanne Lanvin to Karl Lagerfeld, as well as cases designed for Ernest Hemingway, Leopold Stokowski, and Damien Hirst. Illustrated with 600 images taken from the Louis Vuitton archives and new photographs made especially for this book, this is the definitive history of personalized objects of both practicality and luxury.

Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin
Author: Anonim
Pages: 350
ISBN: 9780847836512
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Release: 2011
Editor: Rizzoli International Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Known for his very sexy stilettos with their signature lacquer-red soles, Christian Louboutin is a household name, a master craftsman and has a multi-million dollar brand with boutiques around the world and an international celebrity clientele. This book celebrates nearly 20 years of his work.

Louis Vuitton Marc Jacobs

Louis Vuitton Marc Jacobs
Author: Pamela Golbin,Arts Décoratifs (Paris)
Pages: 308
ISBN: 9780847837571
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Release: 2012
Editor: Rizzoli International Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Looks at the two men most responsible for the success of the Louis Vuitton brand.

The Louis Vuitton Cup Updated Edition

The Louis Vuitton Cup  Updated Edition
Author: François Chevalier
Pages: 260
ISBN: 1419709917
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Release: 2013-06-25
Editor: Harry N. Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Since 1983, the Louis Vuitton Cup has determined who qualifies to compete for the America's Cup competition, the world's most prestigious yachting regatta. The involvement of the world-famous company in the race transformed the match from a friendly competition into an international, modern media event. Louis Vuitton Cup tells the story of the America's Cup, which parallels Louis Vuitton's expansion from a company that specialized in building travel trunks to its presence as an internationally acclaimed luxury brand. The book traces the trajectory of the Cup, recounting stories of the individual races and victories, from the first in Newport, Rhode Island, to the most recent in Valencia, Spain. It includes profiles of the Cup's most prominent winners and pays tribute to the world's most talented yachtsmen and the photographers who, passionate about the sea, helped forge the regatta's inimitable reputation. Revised throughout and with 60 additional pages, the new edition covers all of the events that have occurred since the book's initial publication in 2008, presenting a fully up-to-date look at the exciting world of sailing competitions and the world's most coveted sailing trophy.

Chanel

Chanel
Author: Danièle Bott
Pages: 207
ISBN: UCSD:31822035344233
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Release: 2007
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A design aficionado's visual reference to some of the House of Chanel's most significant pieces explores five central themes, including the suit, the camellia, jewelry, makeup and perfume, and the little black dress, in a chronologically arranged tribute that reveals how key items have been rediscovered and reinvented by new designers.

Donald

Donald
Author: Donald Robertson
Pages: 300
ISBN: 1614286302
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Release: 2017-09
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It is no coincidence that Donald Robertson has become the fashion world's favorite illustrator. Humorous and sharp, Donald's work is collected by stars such as Beyoncé and featured in collaborations with it-brands and retailers, earning Robertson the moniker "the Andy Warhol of Instagram." Featuring playful anecdotes and quotes from industry leaders, fashion designers, and the artist's many collaborators and muses, Donald is already a collector's item.

Vogue on Yves Saint Laurent

Vogue on Yves Saint Laurent
Author: Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781613128220
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Release: 2015-10-06
Editor: Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Originally born in Algeria, Yves Saint Laurent moved to Paris when he was 18, and only three years later he was handpicked by Christian Dior to take the reins as designer of his fashion house. Over time, Saint Laurent resurrected haute couture from the casual mores that predominated in the 1960s, but also offered chic cachet to ready-to-wear clothing. He was among the earliest of designers to incorporate non-European references into his work, and in 1983 he became the first living designer to be feted with a solo exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Vogue on Yves Saint Laurent is a stellar volume in the series from the editors of British Vogue, featuring 20,000 words of original biography and history and studded with more than 80 images from their unique archive of images taken by leading photographers.

Cartier Panthere

Cartier Panthere
Author: Vivienne Becker,Berenice Geoffroy Schneiter
Pages: 300
ISBN: 1614284288
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Release: 2015-05-22
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Silently stalking its way through Cartier iconography for a century, the Panther is the proud leader of the pack of precious animals that make up the famous Cartier menagerie. A superbly stylish influencer throughout history, the panther has been a symbol of power, seduction, and triumph since ancient times. Filled with stunning imagery including rarely seen drawings from the Cartier archives, Cartier Panthère illustrates the panther in art history and popular culture, and chronicles the evolution and techniques of the Cartier Panther. Featuring texts by art historian Berenice Geoffroy-Schneiter, jewelry historian Vivienne Becker, jewelry technical expert Joanna Hardy, and fashion editor André Leon Talley, this beautiful volume also includes a complete chronology of 100 years of Cartier Panther jewels.

Vogue on Location

Vogue on Location
Author: Editors of American Vogue
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781683356615
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Release: 2019-10-29
Editor: Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Travel around the globe with Vogue’s most exotic fashion, travel, and lifestyle stories Have fashion, will travel. That’s the vision behind Vogue on Location, a journey in itself through the many spectacular voyages that the magazine took over the years. Spanning a century, this remarkable book includes dispatches and travel writing by journalistic icons like Jan Morris, Truman Capote, Lee Miller, Lesley Blanch, and Frances FitzGerald, as well as stunning editorials from legendary photographers like Irving Penn, Henry Clarke, Helmut Newton, Arthur Elgort, Mario Testino, Peter Lindbergh, and Annie Leibovitz. With historic reportage and landmark fashion shoots in far-flung locales like India, Iran, Morocco, Bali, Vogue on Location captures important moments in both travel and fashion history. An essential addition to any Vogue lover’s shelf, Vogue on Location is sure to inspire a sense of fantasy and flight.

Vanity Fair 100 Years

Vanity Fair 100 Years
Author: Graydon Carter
Pages: 456
ISBN: 1419708635
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Release: 2013-10-15
Editor: Harry N. Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Offers the history of "Vanity Fair" by presenting how the magazine displayed American culture in the many decades of its operation, including the Jazz Age, the Depression, the Reagan Years, and the Information Age.

Versace

Versace
Author: Stefano Tonchi,Maria Luisa Frisa
Pages: 336
ISBN: 0847846075
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Release: 2015-09-15
Editor: Rizzoli International Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A long-awaited and highly intimate visual history of the glamorous, world-renowned, and family-run Italian fashion house Versace. Versace, a name that epitomizes decadent glamour, bold sexiness, and a mythical flair for the extravagant, holds its place firmly in the fashion world as a legendary and iconic luxury brand. From its beginnings in the 1970s under the helm of fashion's creative genius Gianni Versace, to its current status as a celebrity go-to brand led by his flamboyant sister Donatella Versace, this comprehensive volume chronicles the illustrious trajectory of the House of Versace. Through exclusive new essays and never-before-published photographs, this captivating and personal album reveals the family-style inner workings of Versace and the deeply close relationships the luxury brand has sustained with its atelier, celebrity, and fashion families. Featuring private images from the Versace family archives; photographs by Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, and Steven Meisel, among others; Versace runway images; and red-carpet coverage of such Hollywood elites as Jennifer Lopez, Angelina Jolie, and Lady Gaga wearing Versace gowns, this glamorous album illustrates the magnetic vibrancy, supreme luxury, and deep familial ties that define the Versace family and their fashion house. This is truly an essential volume for those fascinated by fashion, style, and celebrity culture.

Veuve Clicquot

Veuve Clicquot
Author: Anonim
Pages: 240
ISBN: 161428539X
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Release: 2017-01-10
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin has been pushing boundaries since creating rosé Champagne in 1775. Centuries later, the brand represents a complete lifestyle: Veuve Clicquot is the drink of choice in spring at Goodwood Circuit in the United Kingdom, in summer on the polo lawns of New York, and in winter on Carnival chariots in Rio. Partnerships with names like Ferrari, Andrée Putman, the Campana Brothers, and Tom Dixon have led to limited-edition Champagnes and products from pillows and handbags to kitchenware and sports equipment. The house even uses eco-friendly packaging made from the pulp of Champagne region grapes--a global first. Fine, authentic products and classic culture are truly the keys to life "à la Clicquot."

Alhambra Van Cleef

Alhambra   Van Cleef
Author: Nicholas Foulkes
Pages: 212
ISBN: 2365111912
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Release: 2018-08-28
Editor: Xavier Barral
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Created by the house of Van Cleef & Arpels in 1968, the Alhambra chain is an instantly recognizable icon of jewelry design and yet still a perennial favorite for daily wear. Easy to wear owing to its great fluidity and available in a wide range of colorful stones, Alhambra has established itself as truly timeless, traversing the ages and surviving the winds of fashion. On the occasion of the design's 50th anniversary, this book tells the story of the evolution of the jewelry range that has become a signature of the house of Van Cleef & Arpels. -- from amazon.com.

Vuitton A Biography of Louis Vuitton

Vuitton  A Biography of Louis Vuitton
Author: Fergus Mason
Pages: 100
ISBN: 1091945330
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Release: 2019-03-28
Editor: Bio Shorts
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In 1835, at the age of 13, a young boy walked nearly 300 miles to Paris; he worked odd jobs and did whatever it took to survive. He eventually learned a craft: box making. Before long, the young boy had earned enough to open his own box-making store.The tale may seem a bit unremarkable until you consider the boy's name: Louis Vuitton.You know the brand, but not the man; take a look at the genius that created one of the most recognizable brands in the world with this biography.

Balenciaga and Spanish Painting

Balenciaga and Spanish Painting
Author: Anonim
Pages: 268
ISBN: 8417173307
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Release: 2019-09-02
Editor: Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book surveys the significant influence that the painters of the so-called Spanish School had on the creative process of Cristóbal Balenciaga, the great master couturier of the 20th century.