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Charles James : portrait of an unreasonable man : fame, fashion, art

Author: Michèle Gerber Klein; Harold Koda
Publisher: New York : Rizzoli Ex Libris, an imprint of Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Inspired by the discovery of long-overlooked interviews conducted just before his death, this is the first biography of the visionary fashion designer Charles James. Christian Dior described him as the inspiration for the "New Look." Salvador Dalí called his work "soft sculpture," and Virginia Woolf exclaimed, "He is a genius." As George Bernard Shaw tells us, only unreasonable men change the world. This portrait  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Charles James; Elsa Schiaparelli; Anne Messel Rosse, Countess of; Elizabeth Arden; Millicent Rogers; Andy Warhol; Dominique de Menil; Austine McDonnell Hearst; Eleanor Lambert; Nancy James; Elizabeth Arden; Charles James; Eleanor Lambert; Dominique de Menil; Millicent Rogers; Elsa Schiaparelli; Andy Warhol; Charles James
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michèle Gerber Klein; Harold Koda
ISBN: 9780847861453 0847861457
OCLC Number: 1027048603
Description: ix, 254 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: In the beginning: between Europe and America--
Art and invention: Elsa Schiaparelli --
Fairy tales for the future: Anne, Countess of Rosse --
Setting up shop: Elizabeth Arden --
Immortality: Millicent Rogers --
Beyond fashion: Modess, Andy Warhol, and Dominique de Menil --
Apotheosis: Austine Hearst --
Nemesis: Eleanor Lambert --
The last muse: Nancy James --
After all.
Responsibility: Michèle Gerber Klein ; foreword by Harold Koda.

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Inspired by the discovery of long-overlooked interviews conducted just before his death, this is the first biography of the visionary fashion designer Charles James.  Read more...

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