Wednesday 14 September 2011

Some books for the Library...

Carine Roitfeld's book, Irreverent! takes a look back at her 30 year career in fashion.

Pictures 1988
Herb Ritts' photographs have quickly become the quintessential distillation of American pop culture in the eighties. Ritts' portraits of celebrities are at once monumental, recognisable, and often sexually charged. His pictures of rock star Madonna have given cachet to all she hopes to sell the world; glamour, sex and song. Sylvester Stallone, another pop icon, seems to parody himself with his macho posturing in Ritts' photographs. Others joining the parade are Pee Wee Herman, Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Shirley MacLaine and Beach Boy Brian Wilson.

Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel captures the world of fashion icon and cult figure Diana Vreeland, who transformed life into an adventure and revolutionised fashion

Arguably the most influential, imaginative, and provocative designer of his generation, Alexander McQueen both challenged and expanded fashion conventions to express ideas about race, class, sexuality, religion, and the environment. Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty examines the full breadth of the designer’s career.

image above inspiration/mood for my library