first page of Tom Ford's book Tom Ford has become one of fashion's great icons. In the past decade, he transformed Gucci into one of the sexiest fashion brands in the world. His designs have increased sales at Gucci tenfold and have helped build that brand into the luxury goods conglomerate that it is today. Ford brought a hard-edged style synonymous with 21st-century glamour to his clothes, and Hollywood sat up and took note. This book ispage of Tom Ford's book a complete catalogue of Ford's design work for both Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent from 1994 to 2004. It chronicles not only Ford's clothing and accessories designs for both houses, but also explores Ford's grand vision for the complete design of a brand, including architecture, store design and advertising. Tom Ford features more than 200 photographs by Richard Avedon, Mario Testino, Steven page of Tom Ford's bookMeisel, Helmut Newton, Herb Ritts, Terry Richardson, Craig McDean, Todd Eberle, and numerous other photographers including many previously unpublished images. Published to coincide with his departure from Gucci, this book has been created with Ford's full co-operation and every page reflects his exceptional taste. It is Ford's testament to a career of singular moments reinventing the boundaries of style and sensuality in clothing.

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Highly recommended book for coffee table or reference! Kagan's New York Collection is stunning, but the Classic pieces are simply awe inspiring. Vladimir Kagan should be respected not only for his legendary furniture designs, but for his extremely kind and grounded personality. To know such a person is a rare occurance. Buy his book, buy his furniture.

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When a premiere magazine runs a story about a high-profile celebrity, there is only one photographer they call: Nigel Parry. His brilliant lens has captured the most powerful politicos, the most famous celebrities, and the most beautiful beautiful people of our day. His in-your-face style and exacting precision yields portraits like one has never seen.


The first section of this unique book is written by David Hicks' son, Ashley. Ashley gives a personal biographical account of the development of his father's work; descibing his influences, how he got started, his first commission, trials and tribulations in America, the peak of his career, success and finally the later stages of his life. Ashley describes for us his family homes, which his father decorated, mixing antique and modern with a command of style and colour that was made hugely influential by the publication of his nine books on interiors. These have become style bibles for many of today's designers, both young and old, including Gucci's Tom Ford. The second section of the book uses over 200 original colour photographs to illustrate the full range of the designer's vision and talent. These stylish images show a design oeuvre that ranged from apartments for Helena Rubenstein and the Prince of Wales, through yachts and private jets to the surprisingly glamorous offices of British Steel in New York. In addition, the book features his sculptures, drawings, sketches, furniture and fabric designs, photography and famous geometric carpets. David Hicks: Designer is a fitting tribute to a glittering career and a uniquely charismatic man.

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Every year since 1967, the Estee Lauder Company has introduced an annual collection of limited edition solid perfume compacts for the holiday season. Collectors and dealers have longed for a book devoted to this subject, and Roselyn Gerson has worked closely with the Estee Lauder Company to assure accurate documentation. The book contains listings and color photos of Estee Lauder solid perfumes and pendants created from 1967 through 2001. There are vintage images of Estee Lauder, and a thorough history of the company. Recent Internet auction results for the items, and current collector values for every item are provided. 224 pages.
AUTHORBIO: Roselyn Gerson, known as "The Compact Lady" is the founder of the Compact Collectors Culb and editor and publisher of the newsletter, Powder Puff. She is the author of the first book written on ladies' compacts, Ladies' Compacts of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, and Vintage Vanity Bags & Purses, Vintage Ladies' Compacts, Vintage & Contemporary Purse Accessories, Vintage & Vogue Ladies' Compacts, Second Edition, and The Este Lauder Solid Perfume Compact Collection, 1967 to 2001.
REVIEW: Every year since 1967 Este Lauder has introduced a collection of beautiful limited-edition solid perfume compacts. This book is dedicated to those compacts, and they are beautifully featured in large full-color photographs. Information on the company is provided, as well as a preface by Deborah Krulewitch, Vice President of the Este Lauder Companies, Inc.

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~ Voyeur. Bandit. Hound. Ron Galella has been called every name in the book., in 1955, fresh out of the United States Air Force, he became a paparazzo--and redefined the genre. From his notoriously obsessive treatment of Jackie Onassis and the subsequent legal battles associated with it, to his alarmingly beautiful photographs of celebrities in the 60s and 70s, Galella has always been in a category of his own. Possessed of a unique talent to catch stars at moments when they seemed most alive, most human, most stylish, Galella was able to do something no other celebrity watcher was able to do: become a star himself. Featuring images of Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Cher, Elizabeth Taylor, Marlon Brando, Ali McGraw, Farrah Fawcett, Robert Redford, Raquel Welch, Mick Jagger and many, many more of the rich, famous and hounded. America's master paparazzo, Ron Galella, was willing to do almost anything to catch the famous unawares, and his tactics brought him a fame of his own. . . a notoriously pesky photographer, he helped create icons, redefine glamour and launch the age of modern celbrity. Vanity Fair~All celebrity all the time--Ron Galella was the godfather of the U.S. paparazzi culture. Time Magazine~Galella wooingly stalked Jackie Kennedy Onassis for years. His gaze-lust for her was so intense that any Galella picture of a Kennedy is, by magic default, a portrait of Jackie. Artforum Edited by Steven Bluttal.~Foreword by Diane Keaton.~Introduction by Tom Ford. Paperback, 9.5 x 13 in./258 pgs / 16 color 0 BW180 duotone 0 ~ Item D20326
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