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From the twilight of the Romanov dynasty through les années folles of Art Deco Paris to the jet-set seventies, Balsexplores the nine most exceptional private costume parties of the twentieth century, in the most beautiful book ever produced on the subject. In addition to social commentary from (or about) colorful characters—including Paul Poiret, Truman Capote, and Cecil Beaton, who immortalized these extraordinary balls—Jacqueline de Ribes, Hélène David-Weill, and Marisa Berenson share their vivid souvenirs in first-person narratives. This is the ultimate book on such a unique and captivating theme.
Known for its minimalist approach to luxury—through the use of unique fabrics, traditional couture methods, innovative technology, and modern photo-prints—Swiss label Akris has been in business for nearly a century, attracting a clientele as diverse as Condoleezza Rice, Angelina Jolie, and Princess Charlène of Monaco. This volume encapsulates the brand’s singular aesthetic, with the many artistic references of Albert Kriemler.
Isaac Mizrahi's Mushroom Truffle Spaghetti. Carolina Herrera's Pommes Toupinel. Mark Ecko's Chocolate Chip Cookies. Derek Lam's Yellowtail Crudo. Can you say yum? Published with the Council of Fashion Designers of America and featuring a foreword by Martha Stewart, this cookbook combines recipes from 100 American fashion designers with original illustrations. It's proof food can be fashionable, too.
By Lisa Marsh with foreword by Martha Stewart. Published with the Council of Fashion Designers of America.View full product details
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An internationally acclaimed interior design sensation, Miles Redd is known for his quirky brand of cozy glamour. This lavishly illustrated volume features a diverse selection of his unique interiors, an inspiration to anyone interested in spirited, eclectic design. Excerpt from Introduction:
“This is a book about dreams coming true; the curiosities in the rooms I have decorated; and the people, artists, and places that have inspired me. When all is said and done and I am long forgotten, maybe someone will find this book in a dusty library—if such a thing still exists—and glimpse a bit of the pleasure my life has given me. I want them to have the sensation of dancing across an MGM soundstage, silhouetted in a klieg light, because that was my intention with this book, a very personal blend of work and fantasy.”