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More than any other designer of her time, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel had the ability to predict the evolution of contemporary fashion. Chanel was a true adventurer, always on the go, and her vision left an indelible mark on 20th century fashion. This slipcase presents the comprehensive history of Chanel, from the brand's beginning to the creative trilogy that made this brand famous: Chanel Fashion, Chanel Jewelry, and Chanel Perfume. Imported By Francois Baudot and Francoise Aveline 3 volumes in slipcase, 6.5" x 9.5" Each book is 80 pages, 60 images ISBN: 9782843235184
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Isaac Mizrahi's Mushroom Truffle Spaghetti. Carolina Herrera's Pommes Toupinel. Mark Ecko's "Adults Only" Chocolate Chip Cookies. Derek Lam's Yellowtail Crudo. Published with the Council of Fashion Designers of America with a foreword by Martha Stewart, this best seller includes original illustrations and recipes by more than 100 American designers. Brimming with color, flavor, and personality, here are all the recipes a stylish soul needs to whip up a tasteful brunch, a romantic dinner, or simply to prepare comfort food, in a collectible volume. Proof that food can be fashionable, too! Imported By Lisa Marsh, Foreword by Martha Stewart 120 Pages, 80 Images Hardcover, 8.75" x 11" ISBN: 9782759404056
Assouline's Vintage Cocktails explores the lost art of mixing the perfect drink with elegance and simplicity. With just a few ingredients and the right pour, this is the first book every host should stock in his or her bar. The vibrant and evocative photos of each drink were taken at the renowned Carlyle Hotel. Imported By Brian Van Flandern, Photography by Laziz Hamani 140 Pages, 70 Images Hardcover, spiral-bound, 9.25" x 11.75" ISBN: 9782759404131
American Fashion Designers at Home offers an intimate look into the private quarters of more than 100 members of the Council of Fashion Designers of Americafrom the classic elegance of Carolina Herrera's Louis XVinfluenced New York apartment to the pink-mirrored, flower-filled flat of Betsey Johnson. This collectible, one-of-a-kind sneak peek into the lives of CFDA stars reveals that fashions most creative minds also take their work home them. Imported By Rima Suqi 280 pages Hardcover, 9" x 12" ISBN: 9782759404711
Celebrating over 100 American designers spanning eight decades, this richly illustrated book is the quintessential visual history on American fashion, beginning with the protean creators of 1930s Hollywood to the present-day innovators who define American style. Imported By Charlie Scheips 320 pages Hardcover with jacket; 9.75" x 12" ISBN: 9782759402861
It is the dream of many to own the world's most beautifully designed automobiles, but most often only a handful of collectors ever come close. Now, The Impossible Collection of Cars makes that dream come true, showcasing the 100 most exceptional cars of the twentieth century. Each luxury automobilefrom the 1909 Blitzen Benz to a 1997 Porsche 993 Turbo Swas chosen for its revolutionary design, magnificent lines, and head-turning capabilities. The book also features cars owned by celebrities like Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, Pablo Picasso, and Elvis Presley. By Dan Neil 144 pages, 100 illustrations Black rubber clamshell box with metal plate, 14" x 17" ISBN: 9781614280156
Limited edition: only 1,000 copies published. Fine jewelry historian Vivienne Becker presents the 100 bijoux that represent the milestones of jewelry design of the last century. From Art Nouveau to the brink of the new millenium, this exclusive hand-bound volume dazzles with stunning of images of the quintessence of Cartier, Van Cleef, David Webb and Boivin, among other sparkling names. This magnificent collection features hand-tipped images and is presented in a beautiful debossed linen clamshell case. Author Vivienne Becker Hardcover, 144 pages 19.6" height x 16" width x 3.2" depth
Assouline The Impossible Collection of Jewelry: The 100 Most Important Jewels of the Twentieth Century $695
Self-inventor extraordinaire, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel revolutionized the lifestyle of her time by inventing a modern concept of luxury. She set her stamp on the 20th century, promoting a new feminine silhouette both sophisticated and discreet. This modern attitude of understated luxe thrives today thanks to the creative talents of Karl Lagerfeld, artistic director since 1983, who has reinvigorated the house by reinventing its famous signatures season after season.Assouline's completely updated trilogy unfolds the spirit and heritage of the house of Chanel, from Coco's revolutionary designs to Karl Lagerfeld's present innovations. This elegant slipcase set includes three Mémoire volumes celebrating Mademoiselle's revolutionary style: Chanel Fashion, Chanel Jewelry, and Chanel Perfume.
A luxury vacation destination since the early 1900s, Palm Beach has drawn conspicuously rich, tanner-than-thou snow birds ever since. In the Spirit of Palm Beach , by Pamela Fiori, captures the famous resort's splendor in the sand: iconic hotels, palatial estates, poolside champagne, flashy cars and splashy print-clad socialites. With a narrative that shares the history of Palm Beach, this volume, filled with vintage and contemporary photographs, provides the perfect tonic for mid-winter doldrums. Hardcover Published by Assouline Publishing 160 pages 11" high x 7.5" wide
Primarily known for his colorful and vivacious portrayals of women, Rene Gruau revolutionized the concept of masculinity in fashion imagery and advertising from the 1950s to the '80s, depicting the modern casual, confident man with humor and sex appeal including images of partial male nudity that were considered shocking at the time. By Rejane Bargiel Published by Assouline Publishing Hardcover 250 pages 9.6 x 1.4 x 12.1 inches
Dior 60th Anniversary Original photography and insightful text illuminate the House of Dior, including 150 of its most beautiful haute couture dresses by Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferre and John Galliano. Celebrity models from Suzy Parker to Kate Moss are immortalized in Dior by fashion photography legends from Irving Penn to Nick Knight. This definitive anthology of one of the world's foremost couture houses captures the ambiance, creativity, and fashion of each era. An added bonus: an appendix of the house's 120 Haute Couture collections. ISBN:9782759401628 11.5 x 14.5 in - 29.2 x 36.9 cm 400 Pages | 300 illustrations Hardcover
Once the epitome of soign? worldly glamour, the words ?jet set? conjure images of exotic global destinations and golden beaches; clandestine rendez-vous on opulent yachts; star-studded parties in palatial mansions, the women in couture gowns and glittering jewels, the men in debonair tuxedos. The people of the jet set were the last vestiges of a leisured and cultivated age, a world of taste and culture, elegance and beauty. " 11" x 14" 300 pages, Over 200 illustrations. Hardcover in a luxury slipcase.
Following her best-selling 2009 Assouline title, Gypset Style, travel writer Julia Chaplin explores the little-known enclaves of gypsy jet-setters around the world. From the Aeolian Islands in Italy to Lamu, Kenya; North Goa, India; and Jos? Ignacio, Uruguay?Gypset Travel delves into the glamorous yet casual lifestyle of these bohemian wanderers through intimate photography and first-person anecdotes. 7.5" x 11.0" 168 pages, 150 illustrations hardcover with jacket.
Former House & Garden editor-in-chief Dominique Browning presents an authoritative selection of America's most innovative and iconic twentieth-century homes. In more than 130 images by leading contemporary photographers, Browning highlights American architecture's best in a range of styles and eras?from James Deering's Vizcaya, his 1916 Italian Renaissance?inspired villa in Miami, to postwar marvels by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Marcel Breuer , to more recent constructions, such as Marwan Al-Sayed's mirage-like House of Earth and Light in the Southwest desert. Featuring works that blur the lines between dwellings and art, Living Architecture is an excellent visual guide of cutting-edge architecture for both industry professionals and design lovers of all kinds. Hardcover. 9.5" x 13" 240 Pages, 130 Images.
The Impossible Collection of Fashion In this magnificent collection of the most iconic dresses of the twentieth century, Valerie Steele flexes her curatorial muscle. From Poiret to Pucci, Doucet to Dior, Vionnet to Valentino, she selects the 100 dresses that caused a stir on the runway or as they entered a room and ultimately inspired a new direction in fashion. Steele¿s selections include Fortuny¿s streamlined Delphos gown circa 1907, Madame Grès¿s sublimely draped goddess creations from 1938, Issey Miyake¿s 1982 evening ensemble with a rattan top that appeared on the cover of ArtForum, and Hussein Chalayan¿s awe-inspiring table skirt from 2000. ISBN:9781614280163 14 x 17 in ¿ 35.5 x 42 cm 144 pages | 100 illustrations Hand-bound limited edition with color plates in a linen clamshell case
Marcel Proust's questionnaire is one of the best-known interview devices used in the media nowadays. Fun, intelligent, and concise, it reveals much of the personality of those questioned. Assouline Publishing presents a handsome and entertaining facsimile edition of the original questionnaire, with Marcel Proust's handwritten replies. An introduction by Henry-Jean Servat, a long-standing member of the Friends of Marcel Proust Society, provides a historical account of the questionnaire, and a foreword by William C. Carter imparts the significance of Proust today. In addtion, the book features questionnaires filled out by a variety of cultural figures such as Brigitte Bardot, Marisa Berenson, and Richard Meier. A set of blank questionnaires are included at the end of the book, making The Proust Questionnaire an ideal gift?with many returns. Hardcover with jacke. 8.75" x 11.25" 96 pages.
In this magnificent collection of the most iconic dresses of the twentieth century, Valerie Steele flexes her curatorial muscle. From Poiret to Pucci, Doucet to Dior, Vionnet to Valentino, she selects the 100 dresses that caused a stir on the runway or as they entered a room and ultimately inspired a new direction in fashion. ;Includes exclusive canvas tote bag;Hardcover;100 illustrations;144 pages;14" X 17";Imported
There’s an undeniable fascination with motorcycles—their speed, design, riders, and coolness factor, are all part of the magnetism. Some of these brilliant pieces of machinery include the stunning and one-of-a-kind BMW R7, the 1948 Vincent Series Rapide that Rollie Free shattered land speed record on, in nothing but a bathing suit, the iconic 1969 Easy Rider bike that Peter Fonda made famous, and the 1973 Harley-Davidson XR750, Evel Knievel’s bike of choice. Motorcycle aficionados, aesthetes, and enthusiasts alike will treasure this collector’s item. Other famous motorcycles are: 1900 Werner Motors, 1902 Norton Emergette, 1908 Harley-Davison Single, 1911 Indian V-Twin, 1915 Triumph Model H, 1922, Ner-a-Car, 1923 Ace Sporting Solo Four, 1925 BMW R32, 1929 Moto Guzzi It, 1936 Velocette Burt Munro Drag Bike, 1947 Triumph Speed Twin, 1949 Norton 500 Che Guevara, 1960 Aermacchi Chimera 250, 1967 Husqvarna 400 Cross, 1973 Ducati 750 Super Sport, 1988 Suzuki Nuda, 1992 Honda NR 750, 1999 Suzuki GSX 1300R Hayabusa. This exquisite deluxe volume is a must-have for every motorbike lover. 14" x 17" 172 pages
For centuries shoes have served as a form of expression that communicates to the world who we are or who we want to be. Following on the heels of the success of ;The T-Shirt Book, The Leather Book, The Bikini Book;, and ;The Trench Book; from Assouline's Anthology Collection, ;The Shoe Book; explores the history and technologies that have shaped the designs and styles that continue to evolve. With contributions by Manolo Blahnik, Bruno Frisoni, Christian Louboutin, and Sarah Jessica Parker,;The Shoe Book; is the most definitive and visually compelling volume published on footwear to date. ;Hardcover;300 illustrations;360 pages;6" X 81⁄2";China
Over 200 style icons collected in a veritable anthology of American fashion. Curated by Kelly Bensimon, author, model, designer and fashion journalist, with an introduction by Harold Koda, curator of New York's Costume Institute at the Metropolitan, it tells the American story through images of celebrities such as Courtney Love, Cindy Sherman and Madonna as well as brands such as Levi's, Barbie and Vanity Fair.
Assouline Book $69
It is the dream of many to own the world's most beautifully designed automobiles, but most often only a handful of collectors ever come close. Now, The Impossible Collection of Cars makes that dream come true, showcasing the 100 most exceptional cars of the twentieth century. Each luxury automobile?from the 1909 Blitzen Benz to a 1997 Porsche 993 Turbo S?was chosen for its revolutionary design, magnificent lines, and head-turning capabilities. The book also features cars owned by celebrities like Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, Pablo Picasso, and Elvis Presley. 14" x 17" 168 pages, 100 illustrations. Hand-bound special edition in a black rubber clamshell case with metal plaque.
Young Hollywood is a splendid new body of work by portrait photographer and stylist Claiborne Swanson Frank and comes on the heels of her first Assouline book, American Beauty. Swanson Frank photographed sixty of the hottest up-and-coming women in the entertainment industry todayactresses, directors, stylists, and more, from Isabel Lucas and Elisabeth Moss to Mickey Sumner and Amber Hearddrawing inspiration from old Hollywood. Brimming with gorgeous portraits, alongside short texts in the women's voices, and a foreword by Michael Kors, this beautiful volume captures the essence of what it means to be a starlet in modern-day Hollywood. Portrait photographer and stylist Claiborne Swanson Frank was born in Naples, Florida, and raised in San Francisco, California. She moved to New York in 2007 and worked at Vogue under editor in chief Anna Wintour, leaving the magazine in 2009. Shortly thereafter, she began to pursue a career in photography. In 2010 Claiborne began her first body of work, a collection of portraits of women in her life, which served as inspiration for her debut book, Assouline's American Beauty, published in the spring of 2012. Her cover image for American Beauty, of model Lily Aldridge, was on display at the de Young museum in San Francisco in the summer of 2012. Soon after the release of American Beauty, Swanson Frank moved to Los Angeles and began her journey working on Young Hollywood, her second book of portraits. In tandem with her creation of Young Hollywood, she has spent the past two years collaborating with American and European fashion brands, and contributing to various editorial publications. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband, James, their son, Hunter, and dog, Blue
Swans Once the epitome of soigné worldly glamour, the words ¿jet set¿ conjure images of exotic global destinations and golden beaches; clandestine rendez-vous on opulent yachts; star-studded parties in palatial mansions, the women in couture gowns and glittering jewels, the men in debonair tuxedos. The people of the jet set were the last vestiges of a leisured and cultivated age, a world of taste and culture, elegance and beauty. ISBN: 9781614281283 11 x 14 in. ¿ 28 x 35 cm 300 pages | Over 200 illustrations Hardcover in a luxury slipcase
Assouline Swans $195
Windows at Bergdorf - New York loves a spectacle, and come holiday season one of the best in town is the elaborate windows at Bergdorf Goodman that attract thousands of New Yorkers and visitors every year. The anticipation is sustained year-round by innovative window displays that do far more than herald the changing winds of fashion. Bergdorf Goodman windows are legendary for their artistry, detail, smart references, and sly visual jokes. Photographs by Ricky Zehavi and John Cordes Foreword by David Hoey Introduction by Linda Fargo Essay by Thomas Hine ISBN: 9781614280828 11.5 x 14.5 in ¿ 29.0 x 36.5 cm 300 pages | Over 250 illustrations Hardcover in a luxury slipcase
Renowned hosts such as Ivanka Trump and Giancarlo Giammetti offer their best party-planning tips. By Daniel Cappello Published by Assouline Hardcover 96 pages 11.25" height x 8.75" length x 0.50" depth (approximately)
GQ has become synonymous with style, but to be GQ is about so much more than fashion. It also means to be cultured, to have taste, to have panoramic interests. GQ Men captures the essence of what it means to look sharp and think smart the magazine's mantra by showcasing the men who embody the GQ spirit: screen legends, young hot shots, musicians, political and social leaders, artists, athletes and funnymen. GQ Men celebrates all the facets of the modern American man smart and stylish, both inside and out. Introduction by Jim Nelson, GQ editor-in-chief. Hardcover with box 300 pages
Paris insiders know the best place to go for inspiration is not the Louvre, and the best place to go to buy something fabuleux is not the Boulevard St.-Germain: it is the famous antiques markets of St. Ouen. Many of the most influential artists, designers, stylists, and decorators Christian Dior, Coco Chanel, André Breton, Rudolf Nureyev, Madeleine Castaing had their appetites whetted by their early finds at the Marché Serpette, Biron, Paul Bert, or any of the 16 clusters of dealers that today make up the largest marketplace of secondhand furniture, clothing, books, housewares, and art objects in the world. Where farmers and ragpickers once plied their finds, today the highly curated stalls outside the Porte de Clignancourt attract up to 150,000 visitors each weekend. Paris is a city that richly rewards its wanderers and seekers, and in Antiquaires, author Laure Verchere and photographer Laziz Hamani play flanêurs to capture the treasures of St. Ouen's appealing mélange of furniture, books, decorative objects, and curiosities and the dedicated sellers who endow them with life. Hardcover 200 pages
In spite of an airport runway that's not for the faint-hearted, St. Barths is synonymous with Caribbean elegance and chic. In this celebratory volume Pamela Fiori, a regular visitor for both work and pleasure, shares the legacy of the island. Through interviews with locals and regulars, many of them boldface names, she shows off the best beaches, villas with extraordinary views, and some of the island's most memorable destination weddings. A final chapter, "Essential St. Barths," features Fiori's pick of hotels, villa rental companies, event planners, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and shops. 7.5" x 11" 144 Pages, 80 Images Hardcover.
Curated by a selection of internationally renowned chefs, this delectable book provides the recipes and history behind dishes offered at some of the world's most exotic hotels. The Luxury Collection is a group of more than 85 international hotels and resorts, each celebrated for its decor, architecture, art and cuisine Introduction by Joshua David Stein Published by Assouline Hardcover 160 pages 7.50" length x 11.00" height x 0.75" depth (approximately)
Dior: The pinnacle of French haute couture and savoir faire, the house of Dior is one of the world's most celebrated luxury brands.;Chanel: Self-inventor extraordinaire, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel revolutionized the lifestyle of her time by inventing a modern concept of luxury.;The Little Black Dress: An essential piece of clothing in a woman's closet, the little black dress has maintained its popularity through all trends because it is always the "right" thing to wear. It is a timeless classicand all great designers have created their own variation.;Jean-Paul Gaultier: Since he first exploded on the scene with his first collection in the late 1970s, enfant terrible of the French fashion world Jean Paul Gaultier has continued to astound with inventiveness, energy, and an ability to have fun.;Marc Jacobs: A chic volume devoted to the career of one of the brightest, most successful and imitated international designers. ;Set of 5 memoirs;Hardcover;300 illustrations;400 pages;6" X 81⁄2";Imported
This book will awaken a new understanding of the diverse tradition of Indian jewelry through pieces that span more than four hundred years. Assembled with a passion for gems and a love of Indian craftsmanship, each item sheds light on the evolution of style and technique in court jewelry from the peak of the Mughal imperial patronage, the rich commissions of Maharajas under the British Raj, the celebrated Indian commissions of Cartier, to the inventive creations of the 21st century.;Hardcover;250 illustrations;416 pages;11" X 14";Imported
The pinnacle of French haute couture and savoir faire, the house of Dior is one of the world's most celebrated luxury brands. In three retrospective volumes presented in a collectible slipcase, Dior captures the most enduring images from each decade of the brand's rich history. Immortalizing Dior Fashion, Jewelry, and Perfume, this addition to Assouline's Mémoire series presents an object as chic as its subject. ;Set of 3;Hardcover;60 illustrations;80 pages;61⁄2" X 91⁄2";imported
Photographed by Vogue alumna Claiborne Swanson Frank, American Beauty is a tribute to the women who symbolize our country today?from Jenna Lyons to Lisa Mayock, Solange Knowles to Lily Aldridge?each of whom possesses an original blend of grit, grace, glamour, and gravitas that make them fitting exemplars of kaleidoscopic American beauty.;Hardcover;110 illustrations;208 pages;10" X 13";Imported
Once the epitome of soigné worldly glamour, the words "jet set" conjure images of exotic global destinations and golden beaches; clandestine rendez-vous on opulent yachts; star-studded parties in palatial mansions, the women in couture gowns and glittering jewels, the men in debonair tuxedos. The people of the jet set were the last vestiges of a leisured and cultivated age, a world of taste and culture, elegance and beauty. ;Swans: Legends of Jet Society; captures the spirit of this world, in which today's technology was the stuff of science fiction, when foreign travel was the preserve of a privileged cosmopolitan few. From bygone aristocracy to modern mega-wealthy moguls, this stunning volume regales with escapades of travel, money, sex, and adventure. These are the legends of the jet set: tales of glamour, excitement, and exclusivity. ;Hardcover;200 illustrations;300 pages;11" X 14";Imported
It is the dream of many to own the world's most beautifully designed automobiles, but most often only a handful of collectors ever come close. Now, The Impossible Collection of Cars makes that dream come true, showcasing the 100 most exceptional cars of the twentieth century. ;Hardcover;100 illustrations;168 pages;14" X 17";Imported