Talk About Fashion

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Fashion guru Catherine Schwaab packs the history of style, fashion, and its key designers into a practical and engaging guide. In Talk About Fashion, Catherine Schwaab uses her lengthy experience as a fashion journalist to break the subject down into lively and concise sections. The book offers a chronology to the major trends of the twentieth century, introduces thirty designers and their signature pieces that define fashion today, explores our "high-low" culture of drawing inspiration from haute couture and ...

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Overview

Fashion guru Catherine Schwaab packs the history of style, fashion, and its key designers into a practical and engaging guide. In Talk About Fashion, Catherine Schwaab uses her lengthy experience as a fashion journalist to break the subject down into lively and concise sections. The book offers a chronology to the major trends of the twentieth century, introduces thirty designers and their signature pieces that define fashion today, explores our "high-low" culture of drawing inspiration from haute couture and translating it into pieces at affordable prices, and outlines the timeless "ten commandments" of fashion. She identifies the brands with staying power and the role fashion plays in Hollywood. In conquering the common myth that "I don’t have anything to wear," Schwaab shows how to reinvent and recycle the best of fashion every day. Men’s fashion is also included. An appendix of practical information completes this guide, with a glossary, a visual dictionary to different tailoring cuts, and the basic essentials for every closet.

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You would be lucky if you can find a fashion class half as engaging, informative or practical as Talk About Fashion. With this book, Paris Match editor-in-chief Catherine Schwaab has written a fashion history and style guide that doesn't get bogged down in irrelevant minutiae. Her chronology of major twentieth century fashion trends provides the memorable details that we need to keep these movements straight and her roll call of thirty prominent contemporary designers and their signature pieces possesses the force of the best catwalk. And this book isn't just about haute couture: Veteran fashion journalist Schwaab shares a wealth of practical information about dressing right without maxing out your credit cards.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9782080301697
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Publication date: 4/5/2011
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Catherine Schwaab is editor-in-chief for Paris Match. Elisabeth Couturier, journalist, is the editorial director of the Talk About collection.

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