While fashion and the industries surrounding it have evolved considerably since then, the City of Light’s preeminence remains a constant. Fashion Show explores the ideas and inspirations that have driven Paris fashion through the ages, and it investigates why, in an era of globalization, this venerable city remains an undisputed Mecca. An essay by Pamela A. Parmal, Chair of Textiles and Fashion Arts at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, outlines the history of the local fashion industry from its beginnings through the mid-twentieth century. Read more
For anyone who loves fashion, this is a dream book: a vast collection of original sketches by 50 of the world’s most celebrated fashion designers. Style maven Laird Borrelli has brought together 250 stunning sketches, designs, and concepts by a galaxy of prominent designers from every international fashion capital. Top names like Christian Lacroix and Karl Lagerfeld join hot up-and-comers such as Roksanda Ilincic and Yoshikazu Yamagata in a magnificent and unprecedented gallery of distinctive signature illustration styles, unique creative thought processes, and work in a huge variety of media.
Lively text introduces each designer, and an utterly invaluable reference section in back provides contact details for each designer’s label. Fashion illustration has never looked so good. Buy this book now.
About the Author
Laird Borrelli is senior fashion editor at Style.com. A fashion historian, curator, and writer, she is the author of Fashion Illustration Next. She lives in New York.