À La Mode
The fashion and jewellery worlds are driven by creative minds. Fashion labels are so often eponymous, signifying the singular vision of their founder. Our short list ‘À La Mode’ brings together 22 rare and fine books on fashion and jewellery, the majority being dedicated to a single designer.
The list includes books on Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Givenchy, Halston, Oscar de la Renta, Madeleine Vionnet, Hussein Chalayan, Yohji Yamamoto, Pucci, Fortuny, Line Vautrin, Robert Goossens, and Andrew Grima. Cecil Beaton and Diana Vreeland provide the commentary.
A key book on the Queen of the bias cut.
The autobiographical musings of Yohji Yamamoto.
A scarce Yohji Yamamoto title, filled with end-of-the-century fashion photographs.
Glossy look book of high-end swimsuits designed by Melissa Obabash and photographed by Bryan Adams.
A catalogue of Coco-era inspired jewellery with photographs by Sarah Moon.
A study of the English artist who was both fashion illustrator and special agent.
A catalogue of Andrew Grima jewellery.
A monograph on the Pucci brand and its founder Emilio Pucci.
A celebration of the British luxury goods brand.
A survey of the life and work of the American designer.
The key work on the ground-breaking conceptual fashion designer.
A monograph on Robert Goossens' haute couture jewellery and his legacy.
A visual look inside the private and personal world of the fashion designer.
Beaton's lively account of the designers and tastemakers of early 20th century fashion.
The exhibition catalogue for the 1984 MET retrospective of the work of Yves Saint Laurent.
A scarce catalogue for an exhibition on Line Vautrin hosted by the L'Arc en Seine gallery in Paris.
Auction catalogue and associated ephemera on the jewellery desginer Line Vautrin.
Catalogue for the Kyoto Costume Institute's exhibition on Fortuny.
YSL look book with photographs by Helmut Newton.
An album of inspiration and a lesson in the art of elegance from the master couturier.