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Summary: A personal look at the extraordinary life, career, and artistry of Alexander McQueen. Through exclusive interviews with his closest friends and family, recovered archives, exquisite visuals and music, it is an authentic celebration and thrilling portrait of an inspired yet tortured fashion visionary.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Vertical Entertainment 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC MCQ

Thomas, Dana

Summary: Analyzes the ends of two preeminent fashion designers to demonstrate how they were casualties of the war between art and commerce, chronicling their rise and achievements while sharing insights into how art has suffered at the hands of economic demands.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 920 Tho

Dakers, Diane.

Summary: Biography of fashion designer Vera Wang.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crabtree Pub. Co. 2011

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 WAN

Karan, Donna

Summary: A personal, provocative memoir by the iconic designer includes candid stories about her difficult and isolated childhood, her nearly five-decade career in the fashion industry, her two marriages, her children, and her spiritual life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KARAN, DONNA KAR

Charles-Roux, Edmonde.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vendome Press 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 746.92 CHA

Summary: An in-depth look into the life of fashion icon Iris Apfel, and her husband of over 60 years: the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven with an outsized presence on the New York & Palm Beach fashion scenes. Despite the abundance of glamour in her current life, Iris continues to embrace the values and work ethic established during a middle-class Queens upbringing during the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Magnolia Home Entertainment 2015

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC IRI

Mallis, Fern

Summary: "No topic is off-limits to Fern Mallis, award-winning creator of the Fashion Week in New York, when she hosts 'Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis' at New York's prestigious 92nd Street Y, a series of riveting in-depth interviews with the fashion industry's most talented, successful, and legendary personalities. Featuring nineteen inspiring interviews with American fashion luminaries, this engaging...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rizzoli International Publicatoins, Inc. 2015

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 643.9 MAL

Cohen, Lisa

Summary: Chronicles the lives of New York intellectual Esther Murphy, celebrity ephemera collector Mercedes de Acosta, and British Vogue editor Madge Garland and their lifestyles, influence on fashion, and celebrity friendships.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920.72 COH

Summary: A thrilling behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Raf Simons's highly anticipated first Haute Couture collection as Christian Dior's new Artistic Director. Beautifully melding the everyday, pressure-filled components of fashion with an elegant reverence for the history of Dior, Tcheng's colorful homage is nothing short of magical.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC DIO

Secrest, Meryle

Summary: "The first biography of the grand couturier, surrealist, and embattled figure (her medium was apparel), whose extraordinary work has stood the test of time"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SCHIAPARELLI, ELSA SEC

Wallis, Jeremy.

Summary: Presents the lives and accomplishments of the French fashion designer who changed the way women dress.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Heinemann Library 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 921 CHA

Rubin, Susan Goldman

Summary: "Award-winning author Susan Goldman Rubin introduces readers to the most well-known fashion designer in the world, Coco Chanel. Beginning with the difficult years Chanel spent in an orphanage, Goldman Rubin traces Coco's development as a designer and demonstrates how her determination to be independent helped her gain worldwide recognition. Coco Chanel focuses on the obstacles Chanel faced as a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Books for Young Readers 2018

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Toledo, Isabel

Summary: The renowned fashion designer discusses her life, work process, inspirations, and experiences, and offers guidance for women to enhance their sense of style.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Celebra 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 TOLEDO, ISABEL TOL

Raassi, Tala

Summary: "Since she was young, Tala Raassi knew her fate lay in fashion. But growing up in her beloved homeland of Iran, a woman can be punished for exposing her hair in public, let alone wearing the newest trends. Despite strict regulations, Tala developed a keen sense of style in backroom cafes and secret parties. She never imagined her behavior would land her in prison, or bring the cruel sting of a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 RAASSI, TALA RAA

Betts, Kate

Summary: As a young woman, Kate Betts nursed a dream of striking out on her own in a faraway place and becoming a glamorous foreign correspondent. After college--and not without trepidation--she took off for Paris, renting a room in the apartment of a young BCBG (bon chic, bon genre) family and throwing herself into the local culture. She was determined to master French slang, style, and savoir faire,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Spiegel & Grau 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BETTS, KATE BET

Chaney, Lisa.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CHANEL, COCO CHA

Dakers, Diane.

Summary: Calvin Klein, a boy from the Bronx, took his first clothing line of three dresses and six coats to an appointment at Bonwit Teller, New York's department store for the wealthy. Before long, he had designed a line of jeans that sold 200,000 in a week, and he was called the "King of Clothes" by People magazine. Along the way, he became known throughout the world for the beauty of his elegantly...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crabtree Pub. Co. 2011

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 KLE

Vanderbilt, Gloria

Summary: The personal story of the renowned fashion designer discusses the fierce custody battle between her mother and aunt that marked her childhood, her affairs with such men as Howard Hughes and Frank Sinatra, and her marriages.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 VANDERBILT, GLORIA Vanderbilt

Summary: A one-of-a-kind cinematic documentary, taking viewers on one-man's life journey: Christian Audigier. After being diagnosed with MDS, an aggressive type of blood cancer, Christian, is forced to accept what lies ahead of him. To find the strength to do so, he looks to his past, remembers what made him who he is today, what matters most to him and takes us on an introspective journey through his...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Gravitas Ventures 2018

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC CHR

Garelick, Rhonda K.

Summary: "Little black dresses. Fake pearls. Jersey knit. Blazers. Ballet flats. Today--and for nearly the last hundred years--we all see some version of Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel every time we pass a woman on the street. But few among us realize that Chanel's rolein the events of the twentieth century was as pervasive as her influence on fashion, or how deeply she absorbed and then brilliantly reimagined...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CHANEL, COCO GAR

Summary: It is a behind-the-scenes look at the world of fashion, featuring unprecedented access to the high temples of Haute Couture. Follows the legendary Valentino and his longtime business partner, Giancarlo Giammetti during the final two years of their careers, and shows the struggles the two men face as they confront the final act of a nearly 50-year career at the top of the world's most glamorous...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Phase 4 Films 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF VAL

Przybyszewski, Linda.

Summary: "As a glance down any street in America quickly reveals, American women have forgotten how to dress. We chase fads, choose inappropriate materials and unattractive cuts, and waste energy tottering in heels when we could be moving gracefully. Quite simply, we lack the fashion know-how we need to dress professionally and flatteringly. As historian and expert dressmaker Linda Przybyszewski...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Perseus Books Group 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 746.9 PRZ

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 746.9 Przybyszewski 2014

Gucci, Patricia.

Summary: "The gripping family drama--and never-before-told love story--surrounding the rise and fall of the late Aldo Gucci, the man who is responsible for making the Italian fashion label the powerhouse it is today, told by his daughter. Patricia Gucci was born a secret: the love child whose birth could have spelled ruination for her father, Aldo Gucci. It was 1963, and the halcyon days for the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Archetype 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GUCCI, ALDO GUC

Summary: L'amour fou is a stunning, intimate and deeply moving portrait of two great men, their love and their legacy. Fashion icon Yves Saint Laurent met businessman Pierre Bergé at Christian Dior's funeral in 1957. What resulted was a relationship that would span five decades and one that would revolutionise the fashion world and change the way women dressed. After resigning his position as the head...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MPI Home Video 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF L'AM