Fashion: The 50 Most Influential Fashion Designers of All Time (Icons of Culture)

Fashion: The 50 Most Influential Fashion Designers of All Time (Icons of Culture)

Fashion: The 50 Most Influential Fashion Designers of All Time (Icons of Culture)

Highlighted in this volume are the pioneers and innovators in the world of haute couture. They include Jean Patou, whose Paris couture house led fashion in the 1920s and’30s, Coco Chanel, who brought comfort and practicality to haute couture, Elsa Schiaparelli, who collaborated in her designs with surrealist painter Salvador Dali, Mary Quant, who designed for London’s youth culture in the “swinging sixties,” and Gianni Versace, champion of the supermodel. Others include Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Guccio Gucci, Philip Treacy, Levi Strauss, and 40 others. Small in size but filled with information and insights, each Icons of Culture title is a collection of brief, pithy, and enlightening biographies of men and women who have made their mark and left lasting influences in the lively arts. Scattered among these capsule biographies are two-page overviews that examine various aspects of the art. Handsomely designed and accessible to laypersons, these books make fine quick-reference sources while also providing enjoyable reading for inquisitive minds. Illustrations in color and black and white on most two-page spreads.

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars
Not very informative, May 29, 2010
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Very disappointed upon receiving this book, as it is tiny, almost more like a pamplet. But my chief complaint is that so many designers are overlooked. The designers who are profiled in this mini-book are only given a paragraph each. I also expected more photos in a book about the 50 most iconic fashion designers, yet there are just a few small photos, and none are very interesting. No photos from the Sixties or Seventies. I love seeing photos of, say, Ossie Clark’s, Paco Rabanne’s or Andre Courreges’ designs. You won’t find any of that in this book.

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars
WARNING: THIS IS A TINY REFERENCE BOOK., June 12, 2010
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I was quite surprised and ultimately disappointed to receive this tiny edition featuring the world’s leading designers over the past one hundred years. I was expecting a ‘larger than life’ book as the cover looked very enticing.

Worse, the editorial was merely a bland overview and nothing new was revealed. Many influential designers were also omitted from the text as well, especially from the 1960s and 1970s.

It’s a shame the publisher didn’t allow the author more editorial pages and pictorial spreads. I think then, they would’ve had a gem on their hands.

My rating reflects more on the style of book.

Having said that, the book is not expensive so if you’re wanting a quite reference book on the Who’s Who of the Fashion Industry, then this is a neat edition for your desk.

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