On the occasion of Fashion Week approaching, we invite you to dive into the enchanting world of fashion and photography. We have selected five Haute Couture books for you. A pleasure for the eyes to enjoy without moderation!
CHANEL, High Jewelery, Julie Levoyer, Thames & Hudson editions
The Chanel House is one of the great Parisian couture houses which has created admiration for more than 100 years. The Thames & Hudson editions retraced the history of the jewels of the famous house. Find the creations of the "Jewellery and diamonds" collection of Coco Chanel to the jewels of Patrice Leguereau. In this book, diamonds and lacquers are sublimated at the heart of adornments imagined by the greatest artists. Here you can find photos of Francois Kollar or even Karl Lagerfeld as well as the preparatory drawings from the archives of the House of Chanel. Dazzling!
LOULOU AND YVES, Christopher Petkanas, Séguier editions
Loulou of La Falaise et Yves Saint Laurent loved each other madly…with friendship. These inseparable personalities who had a chaotic childhood in common shared festive evenings to excess. He was the great couturier we know, she was his muse.
In addition, Loulou de La Falaise also brought her creative touch since she designed Yves Saint Laurent jewelry and accessories to which she added her touch of fantasy.
The journalist Christopher Petkanas who covered Parisian fashion news in the 1980s for prestigious American magazines, knew Loulou de La Falaise well. This meeting resulted in an exceptional biography accompanied by testimonials from celebrities and multiple photographs. Exciting !
GRACE KELLY, Guillaume Evin, Casa editions
Iconic icon of Christian Dior et by Alfred Hitchcock in the 1950s then Princess of Monaco, Grace Kelly never ceased to captivate us.
Guillaume Evin recounts in this beautiful book the life of the beautiful American until her tragic disappearance in 1982, highlighting why her aura still persists today.
A destiny of a woman who has become legendary through her actions, her dazzling beauty and her legendary roles in cinema. Captivating!
KARL LAGERFELD UNSEEN, Robert Fairer, Editions de la Martinière
The photographer Robert Fraiser has accompanied Karl Lagerfeld since his debut at Chanel. He takes us behind the scenes until the end of the 2000s.
A work punctuated by collection pictures, in parades et testimonials collaborators of the creator. Magnificent !
Elsa Schiaparelli, the extravagant, Elisabeth de Feydeau, Flammarion editions
Born in 1890 in the splendor of the Palazzo Corsini in Rome, frequented by artists, little Elsa led a privileged childhood. However complexed by her physique which she considers ungrateful, she will not stop later wanting to underline the beauty of women with fantasy.
Having become an essential fashion designer in Paris, her overflowing imagination sticks to the surrealist movement of the 30s. The young woman will ask her friend Salvador Dali to design some of her models like the lobster dress in 1937. Then will follow branched creations eccentrics, and the famous compact in the shape of a telephone dial. Avant-garde, Schiap as she likes to be nicknamed shocks and she likes it madly.
Elisabeth de Feydeau takes us into the exhilarating whirlwind of the fabulous Elsa Schiaparelli through a fascinating biography. What a magnificent illustration at the “Shocking” exhibition which is being held until January 22 at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs!
Article written by Marie-Laure Vallée