Tiffany in Fashionby John Loring, Eleanor Lambert, James Galanos, Eleanor Lambert
Two enormously popular subjectsdazzling jewelry by Tiffany's designers and fabulous fashion photographycombine in the newest book by Tiffany design director John Loring, author of many resplendent volumes about American style seen from the vantage point of the preeminent purveyor of fine jewelry and other luxury goods.Fashion experts credit Coco Chanel and her “little black dress” of 1924 with bringing fashion into modern times. But it took great fashion photography by notables from Steichen to Hiro, and jewelry as the ultimate fashion accessory, to propel fashion on its way to becoming the star-studded industry it is today. Tiffany in Fashion is a veritable visual feastwith 250 glamorous images tracing the simultaneous growth of fashion photography and fine jewelry, from Richard Avedon's society fashion portrait for Harper's Bazaar of Elizabeth Taylor's bare back bedecked in exquisite Tiffany cultured pearls, to Scavullo's photograph of Paloma Picasso wearing her amply scaled gold earrings and bracelet, polygonal amethyst ring, and chrysophase bracelet. Eleanor Lambert, the “godmother of American fashion,” and dean of American fashion designers James Galanos add their personal reminiscences to John Loring's engaging and informative text.
Author Bio: John Loring, design director of Tiffany & Co. since 1979, is the author of Abrams' Tiffany Jewels, Tiffany's 20th Century, Magnificent Tiffany Silver, and ten other books on Tiffany style and entertaining. He lives in New York City. Eleanor Lambert, a legendary fashion publicist beginning in the 1930s, helped achieve recognition for such fashion designers as Gilbert Adrian, Claire McCardell, Norman Norell, Bill Blass, Oscar de la Renta, Yves Saint Laurent, Pierre Cardin, and Valentino. James Galanos, a leading American fashion designer since the 1940s, has received the Coty and Neiman-Marcus design awards, among many other honors.
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I have to agree with the other review in that there is Paloma-Elsa overkill. But look beyond that to the clearly lavish display of early Tiffany jewels and tantalizing photographs of which the aesthete can surely identify. It is loaded with Richard Avedon, Horst P. Horst, Edward Steichen and my favorite, Louise Dahl-Wolfe. That alone is worth the price. It spans the past century with glorious jewelry and fashion photography. Lambert's contribution to the book is an added plus. Overall, this is a highly enjoyable book.
I am an admirer of all things Tiffany. Except this book. Although the photography is lovely, I thought it was a PAIN to have to constantly look to the back of the book to see the credits and information about the photo, the model, and the jewelry. From a fashion and/or history standpoint the book is a must. From the jewlery and Tiffany admirer standpoint, I think it's not worth the money. I mean, I love Elsa Peretti's work (and I own some), but how many times must we see her wave wrist cuff?