Andre Leon Talley

  • "I want my clothes to make you smile!"-Patrick Kelly

  • 'Honestly and candidly captures fifty sublime years of fashion' Manolo Blahnik Discover what truly happens behind the scenes in the world of high fashion in this detailed, storied memoir from style icon, bestselling author and former Vogue creative director Andre Leon Talley. During Andre Leon Talley's first magazine job assisting Andy Warhol at Interview, a fateful meeting with Karl Lagerfeld began a decades-long friendship and propelled Talley into the upper echelons by virtue of his shared knowledge and adoration of fashion. He moved to Paris as bureau chief of John Fairchild's Women's Wear Daily, befriending fashion's most important designers. But as Talley made friends, he also made enemies. A fraught encounter with a member of the house of Yves Saint Laurent sent him back to New York and into the offices of Vogue under Grace Mirabella. There, he developed an unlikely but intimate friendship with Anna Wintour, and as she rose to the top of Vogue's masthead, Talley became the most influential man in fashion. The Chiffon Trenches is a candid look at the who's who of the last fifty years of fashion, and proof that fact is always fascinatingly more devilish than fiction. Andre Leon Talley's engaging memoir tells the story of how he not only survived but thrived - despite racism, illicit rumours and all the other challenges of this notoriously cutthroat industry - to become one of the most legendary voices and faces in fashion.

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  • 'Honestly and candidly captures fifty sublime years of fashion' Manolo Blahnik Discover what truly happens behind the scenes in the world of high fashion in this detailed, storied memoir from style icon, bestselling author and former Vogue creative director Andre Leon Talley. During Andre Leon Talley's first magazine job assisting Andy Warhol at Interview, a fateful meeting with Karl Lagerfeld began a decades-long friendship and propelled Talley into the upper echelons by virtue of his shared knowledge and adoration of fashion. He moved to Paris as bureau chief of John Fairchild's Women's Wear Daily, befriending fashion's most important designers. But as Talley made friends, he also made enemies. A fraught encounter with a member of the house of Yves Saint Laurent sent him back to New York and into the offices of Vogue under Grace Mirabella. There, he developed an unlikely but intimate friendship with Anna Wintour, and as she rose to the top of Vogue's masthead, Talley became the most influential man in fashion. The Chiffon Trenches is a candid look at the who's who of the last fifty years of fashion, and proof that fact is always fascinatingly more devilish than fiction. Andre Leon Talley's engaging memoir tells the story of how he not only survived but thrived - despite racism, illicit rumours and all the other challenges of this notoriously cutthroat industry - to become one of the most legendary voices and faces in fashion.

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  • As testified by the monumental success of the recent Dior retrospective curated by the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, 'Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams', which attracted over 700,000 visitors over its extended run, John Galliano's creations for the house of Dior have entered fashion history and are widely recognized as some of the most breathtaking and imaginative collections ever created. John Galliano for Dior is the first publication entirely dedicated to showcasing these unforgettable designs, which have become collectors' items and form a key chapter of the history of the house of Dior - 'the greatest house in the world', as Galliano stated when he was first placed at its helm. 'I see myself as a guardian of [Christian Dior's] spirit, a keeper of his dreams,' he added.

    The book unfolds chronologically, revisiting the most iconic creations and revealing previously unseen behind-the-scenes moments that capture models, hairdressers, stylists, make-up artists and John Galliano himself at their most creative. Robert Fairer's stunning and high-energy photographs convey the drama, glamour and wild imagination that defined Galliano's Dior shows. A treasure trove of inspiration, they make this publication a must-have reference for fashion and photography lovers alike.

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  • The first publication dedicated to Marc Jacobs's highly influential creations - the epitome of downtown New York cool - captured behind the scenes by American Vogue photographer Robert Fairer in inspiring, never-before-seen images.

  • A selectively curated overview of the little black dress in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, organized by Vogue contributing editor and fashion force Andre Leon Talley and published on the occasion of an exhibition at the SCAD Museum of Art (Savannah College of Art and Design), Andre Leon Talley Gallery. Featuring an impeccably selected group of about sixty dresses from many of the most eminent fashion houses, the book is a celebratory tribute to the iconic little black dress and its deeply resonant cultural and social significance in the modern era.

    Defined by the simplest parameters-color and shape-yet voluminous in possibility, the little black dress is personalized by the designer who imagined it and the woman who wears it. In one silhouette it can capture a woman's allure, and in one evening worn provide her with a reservoir of memories. It can sum up in one wardrobe reconnaissance the way you wore the way you were. A little black dress in any other color could dent a reputation; in black it can only elevate one. Whether made from the most superior fabrics, or designed in cutting-edge neoprene, the little black dress maintains its status as the game-changer, the free spirit and pleasure-seeker (Audrey Hepburn in Givenchy in Breakfast at Tiffany's), the career-launcher (Elizabeth Hurley in Versace), the going-for-broke risk-taker (Virginie Gautreau as Madame X), inevitably revealing truths about the women who have chosen to wear one.

    Three original essays offer personal histories in praise of the little black dress. An introduction by Andre Leon Talley and a foreword by Paula Wallace complete this exquisite volume. Together with a stunning collection of images, this book presents a singularly elegant portfolio.

  • A look through the sparkling history of Harry Winston, "King of Diamonds."

    From the legacy of the Hope Diamond to "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend", and from runways and red carpets to presidential inaugural balls, Harry Winston jewels are icons of international glamour. Harry Winston opened his doors in New York in 1932 and soon rose to the top of the international diamond industry. Winston revolutionized modern jewelry design by buying great collections of estate jewels and transforming precious stones into jewelry pieces that appealed to contemporary customers. This book showcases Winston's most exquisite jewels and jewelry in captivating advertising campaigns, historic images, and celebrity photos, as well as showing the important stones with which the company has worked, including the Hope, Lesotho, and Vargas diamonds. Featuring archival and contemporary jewels and watches-displayed on beauties such as Elizabeth Taylor, Gwyneth Paltrow, Halle Berry and, of course, Marilyn Monroe-this book presents some of the most breathtaking jewel creations and timepieces in history.

  • A full-scale retrospective of Oscar de la Renta's work, this magnificent volume features the designs that defined the fashion icon's long career.

  • This lavish volume is the first to celebrate the designs of duo Mark Badgley and James Mischka, the authorities on the evening dress.

  • A sumptuous monograph tracing the life and legacy of fashion luminary Oscar de la Renta.

  • Published on the occasion of the couture house s ninetieth anniversary, this book celebrates Elsa Schiaparelli s shared creative passion with the twentieth century s most esteemed artists.

  • A revelatory and redemptive memoir from Beverly Johnson, the first black supermodel to grace the cover ofVogue.

  • 'Honestly and candidly captures fifty sublime years of fashion' Manolo Blahnik Discover what truly happens behind the scenes in the world of high fashion in this detailed, storied memoir from style icon, bestselling author and former Vogue creative director Andre Leon Talley. During Andre Leon Talley's first magazine job assisting Andy Warhol at Interview, a fateful meeting with Karl Lagerfeld began a decades-long friendship and propelled Talley into the upper echelons by virtue of his shared knowledge and adoration of fashion. He moved to Paris as bureau chief of John Fairchild's Women's Wear Daily, befriending fashion's most important designers. But as Talley made friends, he also made enemies. A fraught encounter with a member of the house of Yves Saint Laurent sent him back to New York and into the offices of Vogue under Grace Mirabella. There, he developed an unlikely but intimate friendship with Anna Wintour, and as she rose to the top of Vogue's masthead, Talley became the most influential man in fashion. The Chiffon Trenches is a candid look at the who's who of the last fifty years of fashion, and proof that fact is always fascinatingly more devilish than fiction. Andre Leon Talley's engaging memoir tells the story of how he not only survived but thrived - despite racism, illicit rumours and all the other challenges of this notoriously cutthroat industry - to become one of the most legendary voices and faces in fashion.

  • Marc Jacobs has made a name for himself as the epitome of downtown New York cool. Entering fashion history after his notorious "grunge" collection for Perry Ellis in 1993, Jacobs would soon be hailed by Vogue as "the dauphin of grungy, understated cool" and rise to become one of the most influential designers of his generation, both at the helm of his own label and as creative director of Louis Vuitton from 1998 to 2014. The first book on the popular designer, Marc Jacobs is an inside look at the revered collections, and is filled with 280 inspiring and never-before-seen images by Vogue photographer Robert Fairer. Opening with an essay on the designer's work, the book unfolds chronologically, revisiting the most iconic creations and revealing behind-the-scenes moments that show models, hairdressers, stylists, makeup artists, and Marc Jacobs himself at their most creative. Fairer's stunning and high-energy photographs capture the youth, glamour, and energy that defined Jacobs's shows.

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