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McDowell, Colin

Works: 62 works in 283 publications in 5 languages and 7,064 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Pictorial works  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Humor  Portraits  Juvenile works  Dictionaries  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Creator, Editor, Other, Dancer
Classifications: GT2130, 746.92092
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Publications about Colin McDowell
Publications by Colin McDowell
Most widely held works about Colin McDowell
Most widely held works by Colin McDowell
Shoes : fashion and fantasy by Colin McDowell( Book )
33 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 923 libraries worldwide
Presents over 300 illustrations of shoes and documents the fashion and fantasy of footwear
Hats : status, style, and glamour by Colin McDowell( Book )
22 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 806 libraries worldwide
From ancient Egypt to Ascot, from Versailles to the White House lawn, McDowell presents the history and the stories of hats, hatters, and milliners and the societies they reflect
McDowell's directory of twentieth century fashion by Colin McDowell( Book )
18 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in English and French and held by 696 libraries worldwide
Traces the history of fashion, offers brief biographical profiles of top artists, photographers, and designers and shows a variety of modern fashion
Fashion today by Colin McDowell( Book )
18 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 589 libraries worldwide
Colin McDowell's survey explores a range of fashions from Dior's new look to Belgian deconstructionism, Japanese futurism to British eclecticism, whilst charting and identifying the vast changes that have taken place since 1947
The man of fashion : peacock males and perfect gentlemen by Colin McDowell( Book )
9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 435 libraries worldwide
Galliano by Colin McDowell( Book )
23 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 384 libraries worldwide
This uniquely personal book not only showcases Galliano's designs for couture clothing, but reveals his inspirations and influences, his home, haunts, travels, and friends, and his own inimitable, often outrageous personal style. Over 250 illustrations - including previously unpublished sketches - show his trademark historic-romantic look
The anatomy of fashion : why we dress the way we do by Colin McDowell( Book )
11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 341 libraries worldwide
Why do we dress the way we do? Why has fashion changed and evolved over the centuries? How did the 3-piece suit come about? What is a ruff? Why have hemlines risen and fallen over time? Why did a suntan replace the pale, peaches-and-cream face as the sign of a high-class woman? In this book, fashion specialist Colin McDowell goes beyond standard fashion histories and narrative surveys to answer all these questions and more. Fashion is both functional and expressive we wear clothes to keep warm or for protection but they also articulate the way we feel and are often used to impress. Fashion trends are influenced by history and their social context. For example, the waistcoat is often believed to have been introduced as part of the Victorian 3-piece suit. In fact, it was brought to England by Charles II in 1666 after his restoration and return from exile at the French court. Samuel Pepys, diarist and civil servant, wrote: 'The King hath yesterday in council declared his resolution of setting a fashion for clothes which he will never alter. It will be a vest, I know not well how.' Charles wanted the new garment to be part of a restrained national dress for gentlemen and the vest flourished throughout Georgian times as a show-off garment made of rich silks and heavily embroidered, often in silver and gold
A woman of style by Colin McDowell( Book )
8 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 334 libraries worldwide
Ralph Lauren by Ralph Lauren( Book )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 333 libraries worldwide
Ralph Lauren isn't easy to define. Unlike many designers, he is not known for a single signature look, but rather for his sweeping dreams of American living. Over the course of his career, the images of luxury, adventure, and beauty that he created have come to define American style. In this visually stunning book, Lauren speaks candidly for the first time ever about himself and his art. In part one, we get to know the designer through never-before-seen pictures of him in private life and with his family, living the lives he designs for. In his own words, we hear about his life, work, and inspiration. In the second part, Lauren displays and writes about his most important, most iconic, and most beloved work, hand-picked from hundreds of runway shows, collections, and his signature cinematic advertising campaigns
Dressed to kill : sex, power & clothes by Colin McDowell( Book )
8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 271 libraries worldwide
A hundred years of royal style by Colin McDowell( Book )
4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 249 libraries worldwide
Diana style by Colin McDowell( Book )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and German and held by 233 libraries worldwide
A tribute to the design efforts behind the late princess's public persona traces her transformation from an insecure and unworldly teen to a high-profile icon and the relationship between her private world and fashion choices
Forties fashion and the new look by Colin McDowell( Book )
8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 222 libraries worldwide
Introduction by Hardy Amies; Last trumpets, first bugles - Costume of war - Life goes on - Other frontiers, other dreams - The New Look
Drawing fashion : a century of fashion illustration by Colin McDowell( Book )
12 editions published in 2010 in English and Danish and held by 216 libraries worldwide
"This stunning survey reveals the genre of fashion drawing to be an art form in its own right. Drawing Fashion celebrates renowned art dealer Joëlle Chariau's unique collection of some of the most remarkable fashion illustrations from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. These original works define the fine art of illustrating fashion, from Poiret, Chanel, Balenciaga, and Dior to Comme des Garçons, McQueen, and Viktor & Rolf. This catalogue, which accompanies the exhibition at the Design Museum in London, showcases fashion illustrators at their creative heights: Lepape at the beginning of the century, Bérard in the 1930s and Forties, Cecil Beaton in the Fifties, Antonio from the Sixties to the Eighties, and current artists Mats Gustafson, François Berthoud, and Aurore de La Morinerie. In their engaging and highly informative essays, New York Times Magazine journalist Holly Brubach and London Sunday Times chief fashion writer Colin McDowell reveal how the art of drawing fashion continues to reflect not only the spirit and style of the decades, but also the wider social and cultural changes of the past century."
Manolo Blahnik by Colin McDowell( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 135 libraries worldwide
The literary companion to fashion by Colin McDowell( Book )
6 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
Matthew Williamson by Colin McDowell( Book )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
'Matthew Williamson' is a comprehensive fashion monograph on this commercially successful young designer. The book begins with an essay by fashion historian Colin McDowell who takes us on a vivid journey through Williamson's career, from his college shows at Central St Martins in London to his first collection in 1997
The designer scam by Colin McDowell( Book )
4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
Kritische analyse van de modewereld: de couturiers, de modepers, de marketing en de bedrijven achter de modeshows
Jimmy Choo XV by Tamara Mellon( Book )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 91 libraries worldwide
In recognition of fifteen years of Jimmy Choo's fashions, Tamara Mellon highlights 15 of the most recognizable and iconic shoes
Dress of the year by Richard Lester( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
This is a deluxe study of exquisite fashion from 1963 to the present, drawn from the renowned collection at the Fashion Museum, Bath. Each year, a fashion-world luminary is invited to capture the definitive moment in an international whirlwind of creative style by choosing the outfit that truly represents that year's mood in fashion. The announcement of each winner is widely covered in the British press, and the resulting Dress of the Year collection is a treasure trove of international design. Among the extraordinary roll-call of design names are Mary Quant, Jean Muir, Ossie Clark, Biba, Calvin Klein, Karl Lagerfeld, Margaret Howell, Katharine Hamnett, Giorgio Armani, John Galliano, Paul Smith, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Ralph Lauren, Donatella Versace, Tom Ford, Marni, Prada, Alexander McQueen, Kate Moss for Top Shop, Vivienne Westwood and Sarah Burton. The choices are made and explained by a Who's Who of great style writers, including Felicity Green, Prudence Glynn, Beatrix Miller, Grace Coddington, Suzy Menkes, Colin McDowell, Liz Tilberis, Isabella Blow, Iain R. Webb, Alexandra Shulman, Hilary Alexander, Paula Reed and Hamish Bowles. Through specially-commissioned new photography, unseen archive material and contemporary media images, this sumptuous book reveals the Dress of The Year collection in all its glory for the first time. The book champions an important and fascinating fashion project, offering a detailed insight into our ever-changing styles and tastes since the early 1960s, and revealing the complex interplay between haute couture, celebrity endorsement and the High Street
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Alternative Names
Colin McDowell British journalist and academic
Mac Dowell Colin
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MacDowell, Colin 1936-
Mc Dowell Colin
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