The World's Most Influential Fashion Designers: Hidden Connections and Lasting Legacies of Fashion's Iconic Creators

Author(s): Noel Palomo-Lovinski


This handsomely illustrated volume examines fifty of the most influential fashion designers of the past 100 years. Each designer's most significant creations are illustrated and discussed in light of how they survived the test of time, and then went on to influence fashion to the present day. The author categorizes leading fashion designers as follows--

  • Designers as Celebrities: Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Isaac Mizrahi, and others
  • Defining Women for a New Generation: Gabrielle Chanel (20s and 50s), Claire McCardell (40s) Halston (70s), and others
  • Designers as Artisans: Mariano Fortuny, Cristobal Balenciaga, Hohji Yamamoto, Olivier Theyskins, and others
  • Designers as Futurists: Pierre Cardin, Andre Courreges, Thierry Mugler, and others
  • Designers as Modernists: Francisco Costa, Jill Sander, Raf Simmons, and others
  • Designers as Historians: John Galliano and Vivienne Westwood
  • Designers as Conceptualists: Elsa Schiaparelli, Hussein Chalayan, Alexander McQueen, and others This comprehensive analysis of fashion design and how it has evolved is complemented with more than 350 color illustrations.
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    ." . . the book is full of 'aha' moments. . . and it connects the dots in a smart, style-savvy way." --Los Angeles Times

    General Fields

    • : 9780764163579
    • : Barron's Educational Series
    • : Barron's Educational Series
    • : October 2010
    • : 269mm X 232mm X 23mm
    • : United States
    • : books

    Special Fields

    • : Hardback
    • : 746.92
    • : 192
    • : illustrations
    • : Noel Palomo-Lovinski