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Fashion at its Best


A reading list by Miriam Bridenne

101 Robes

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Alfred Dreyfus explores 101 dresses that belong to the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris. Each dress is associated with a year and some quotes, creating a fascinating dynamic between artistic tastes and literary aesthetics, be they radically stunning, deliciously old fashioned, or slightly overly sophisticated. From Jacques Doucet to Elsa Schiaparelli and including Chanel, Elisabeth de Gramont, and Loic Pringent, these pages exhude liberty!
101 Robes, by Alfred Dreyfus, Flammarion, $ 24.90

Un exercise de style, Van Cleef and Arpels

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In order to best envision the essence of the house of Van Cleef & Arpels, twenty-five words have been carefully chosen, narrated in poetic prose, and illustrated by jewels and documents belonging to the brand. These chapters extol the beauty, the poetry of artistic creation; they free our imaginations and develop singular metamorphoses in front of our amazed eyes. In these pages, opera singer Nathalie Dessay, choregraphor Benjamin Millepied, director Alfredo Arias, astro-physicist Andre Brahic, landscape architect Louis Benech, and novelist Camille Laurens, among many others, open their hearts and let them speak.

Un exercise de style, Van Cleef and Arpels, Collectif, $66.19

Fashion and The Art of Pochoirs, The Golden Age of Illustration in Paris
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Artists Paul Iribe, Georges Lepape, George Barbier, Umberto Brunelleschi, Eduardo Garcia Benito, and André E. Marty helped inaugurate the alliance between fashion and art with highly stylized depictions of the work of cutting edge designers such as Paul Poiret, Jeanne Lanvin, and Madeleine Vionnet, among others.
Fashion and the Art of Pochoir presents a carefully curated selection of 300 of the most exceptional illustrations from catalogues produced by the leading French couturiers, as well as from high-end fashion magazines.
Complete with biographical descriptions of the featured illustrators and fashion designers, Fashion and the Art of Pochoir celebrates the rare―and rarely seen―images that defined a short but magnificent golden age of fashion illustration.
Fashion and The Art of Pochoirs, The Golden Age of Illustration in Paris, by April Calahan and Cassidy Zachary $ 85, Thames and Hudson

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Arthur Dreyfus
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The 1910s and 1920s witnessed an outpouring of luxury publications that used a hand-stencilling technique known as pochoir (French for stencil). The highly refined and painterly technique, which consists of applying layers of gouache paint or watercolour to achieve bold blocks of saturated...   Learn More

The 1910s and 1920s witnessed an outpouring of luxury publications that used a hand-stencilling technique known as pochoir (French for stencil). The highly refined and painterly technique, which consists of applying layers of gouache paint or...   Learn More

The 1910s and 1920s witnessed an outpouring of luxury publications that used a hand-stencilling technique known as pochoir (French for stencil). The highly refined and painterly technique, which...   Learn More

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Arthur Dreyfus
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The 1910s and 1920s witnessed an outpouring of luxury publications that used a hand-stencilling technique known as pochoir (French for stencil). The highly refined and painterly technique, which consists of applying layers of gouache paint or watercolour to achieve bold blocks of saturated...   Learn More

The 1910s and 1920s witnessed an outpouring of luxury publications that used a hand-stencilling technique known as pochoir (French for stencil). The highly refined and painterly technique, which consists of applying layers of gouache paint or...   Learn More

The 1910s and 1920s witnessed an outpouring of luxury publications that used a hand-stencilling technique known as pochoir (French for stencil). The highly refined and painterly technique, which...   Learn More

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Arthur Dreyfus
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The 1910s and 1920s witnessed an outpouring of luxury publications that used a hand-stencilling technique known as pochoir (French for stencil). The highly refined and painterly technique, which consists of applying layers of gouache paint or watercolour to achieve bold blocks of saturated...   Learn More

The 1910s and 1920s witnessed an outpouring of luxury publications that used a hand-stencilling technique known as pochoir (French for stencil). The highly refined and painterly technique, which consists of applying layers of gouache paint or...   Learn More

The 1910s and 1920s witnessed an outpouring of luxury publications that used a hand-stencilling technique known as pochoir (French for stencil). The highly refined and painterly technique, which...   Learn More

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