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Dramatic and influential designers

If you are a Galliano fan or an admirer of haute couture in general, you will enjoy this beautiful book. With its full color photos and strong graphics, Galliano is a pleasure to the eyes. Filled with behind-the-scenes photos and commentary, as well as photos of his source books for inspiration, you get to see what goes into the creation of his collections-- which are consistently imaginative and dramatic.
This beautifully designed book brings together more than 250 photographs some by the man himself, others by stars in their own right (Helmut Newton, David LaChapelle)--from his diverse ventures: the first public fashion show, George Michael's "Too Funky" video, Macbeth for the Comédie Française. The collection proves Mugler to be an utterly distinctive, yet endlessly inventive, talent.
This volume explores Westwood's world of theatricality, irony, and irreverence, where style is often a send-up

Jean-Paul Gaultier has never ceased to astonish and outrage with his inventiveness and playful experimentation with the bizarre.

Lacroix brought extravagance and excitement to the fashion scene, and his appearance was spoken of as an event equal in importance to Christian Dior's.

Design books for fashion and jewelry

This sumptuously illustrated book offers the first up-close view of the richness and variety of historical dress of the 17th and 18th centuries. Drawn from the Victoria and Albert Museum's world-famous collection, these garments display skills that are now lost, yet continue to inspire today's leading designers.
Published to accompany a major exhibition at The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, this appealing book provides a lively survey of the history of haute couture from the formation of the House of Worth in mid-19th-century Paris to the major designers of the present day.
Compressed, uplifted, flattened, and pointed women's breasts have been subjected to the endless whims of fashion. This lighthearted book, loaded with historical facts and anecdotes and images ranging from the hilarious to the sublime, recounts the often surprising history of the garments Western women have worn for support and seduction.

Best Dressed:
Fashion from the Birth of Couture to Today

Jewelry was one of the purest, and most successful, expressions of the Art Nouveau movement. It captured the atmosphere and the passion of the fin de sicle, as well as the moral and artistic freedom that characterized the period.
The name of Rene Lalique (1860-1945) is familiar throughout the world and is synonymous with one of the most extraordinary decorative vocabularies of this century. Known primarily as a master craftsman of objects in glass, he was also the designer of exquisite jewelry that attained the highest expression of the Art Nouveau style.

Art Books

The culture of Excess Burne-Jones : The Life and Works of Sir Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898) J W Waterhouse


THE BOTANICAL FOOTWEAR OF DENNIS KYTE offers a high quality illustrated volume filled with gorgeous, fanciful footwear. Whimsical and captivating narrative ruminating on the nature of shoes and flowers accompanies 200 stunning full-color illustrations.
Announcing an obsessive extravaganza of women's shoes a chunky, irresistible, full-color book with page after page of over 1,000 seductive photos and information. Includes portraits of famous designers, a look at the two-foot high chopines of the 16th century, shoes made for special occasions, shoe fetishes, the allure of the sandaled foot, Marilyn's stiletto, the steps involved in making a shoe, and much more. A quirky, obsessive history of women's footwear, this book includes famous shoes, trends, and cycles.

Fun Books

Cat is the classic that started it all. It gave a voice to catmaniacs around the country and launched an entire genre in publishing and licensing. Everybody went cat crazy! 985,000 copies in print.
These fabulous, whimsical paintings, created for his own pleasure and never shown to the public, show Geisel (a.k.a. Dr. Seuss) in a whole new light. Depicting outlandish creatures in otherworldly settings, the paintings use a dazzling rainbow of hues not seen in the primary-color palette of his books for children, and exhibit a sophisticated and often quite unrestrained side of the artist.
The title of this deliciously creepy collection of Gorey's work stems from the word amphigory, meaning a nonsense verse or composition.
A miniature pig splashing in a bowl of soup; a duck leading a wheelbarrow down a country lane; a woman stroking her daughter's face with a rabbit: take a trip into Michael Sowa's brilliant and darkly comic imagination, where a menagerie of creatures adopt strange personae and pop up in the most unexpected places.

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Renaissance Trader A purveyor of period accessories for Renaissance Faires Attendees, and Historical Reenactors.

Greater Bay Area Costumers Guild Memberships and historical events in the
San Francisco area.

Period events and entertainment re-creation society A Nonprofit Corporation dedicated to remembering, researching, and re-creating the performing arts of the past.

The Sewing Workshop Specializing in teaching all levels of sewing and fitting, embellishment, textile arts and fine craft. Our instructors are the best designers and artists in the Bay Area.

Milieux All thing costume.