July 19, 2018 | Michelle
Fashion is made up of so many components--imagination, illustration, art. There are patterns, styles, assorted materials, and wildly amazing sewing skills. Enjoy this look at how these fashion foward thinkers got their start in the world.
When two young rising stars designer Hubert de Givenchy and actress Audrey Hepburn cross paths for the first time it's magic...literally, the perfect fit!.
Whimsical illustrations reveal the story of fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli, who became known for her unique designs and collaborations with members of the surrealist movement.
"Award-winning author Susan Goldman Rubin introduces readers to the most well-known fashion designer in the world, Coco Chanel. Beginning with the difficult years Chanel spent in an orphanage, Goldman Rubin traces Coco's development as a designer and demonstrates how her determination to be independent helped her gain worldwide recognition. Coco Chanel focuses on the obstacles Chanel faced as a financially independent woman in an era when women were expected to marry; as well as her fierce competition with the Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli; and some of her most memorable firsts for the fashion industry, including the little black dress, the quilted purse with gold chain, and the perfume Chanel No. 5. The book includes a bibliography, a list of where to see her work, and an index."--Provided by publisher.
"The polo player with the raised mallet - everyone knows the Ralph Lauren logo. Now readers can learn the amazing story of the man who is a true American fashion icon. Born in the Bronx, even as a teenager Ralph Lauren was known for his distinctive fashion sense, having a taste for both classic preppy clothes and vintage looks like beat-up leather jackets. He got his start in the fashion business by selling ties that he designed. From ties he went on to create a global fashion empire. In this easy-to-read biography, best-selling author and Who Was? creator Jane O'Connor explains exactly how a fashion line is created - from first drawings to models strutting on the runway"--.
"As soon as Ann Cole Lowe could walk, her momma and grandma taught her to sew. When her mom died, Ann continued sewing dresses. It wasn't easy, especially when she went to design school and had to learn alone, segregated from the rest of the class. But the work she did set her spirit soaring, as evidenced in the clothes she made. Rarely credited, Ann Cole Lowe became "society's best kept secret." This beautiful picture book shines the spotlight on a figure who proved that with hard work and passion, any obstacles can be overcome."--.
A sassy style guide for girls shares insight into the fashion world and how to personalize one's appearance for best results, chronicling fashion trends throughout history while sharing practical tips from top designers and models.
Biography of fashion designer Vera Wang.
A picture book biography of the iconic French designer describes her strict upbringing in an orphanage, the influences of wealthy suitors on her creative pursuits, and the emphasis on simplicity that marked her highly sought-after fashions.
Chronicles the rise of a television personality and fashion consultant Tim Gunn, known as on-air mentor to designers on the reality television program Project Runway.