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21. Versace : The Naked and the Dressed
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22. Lighting for Glamour Photography:
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23. Evening Dress
24. Laetitia Casta
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25. Exhibitionism
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26. Complete Guide for Models: Inside
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27. SuicideGirls
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28. A Comprehensive Guide to Digital
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30. X-Ray
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31. Women
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21. Versace : The Naked and the Dressed
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Asin: 0375501576
Catlog: Book (1998-10-27)
Publisher: Random House
Sales Rank: 162620
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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When Gianni Versace was shot dead outside his Miami villa on July 15, 1997, few believed that his fashion empire would survive. The chutzpah and flamboyance of Versace the fashion house seemed inseparable from Versace the man. And yet, a year later, Versace remained buoyant, its reputation and market position if anything enhanced by its creator's tragic fate.

This book goes some way toward explaining why. From his first 1980 collection, Versace cannily engaged a great photographer, Richard Avedon, who stylishly wedded his designs to a potent blend of celebrity, beauty, flesh, sex, and humor, which became instantly identifiable as Versace--poised, pansexual, tongue firmly in sculptured cheek. Whether in trademarked group shots of intricately entangled supermodels, Stallone nude and stone-faced, Elton gleeful in drag, or Bon Jovi proudly strutting his buff bod, Avedon equals Versace--to the extent that he can show Kate Moss, without a stitch of Versace (or anything else), and we know that she is thinking Versace. This gorgeous volume collects more than 170 photographs, and gives us, as it justly proclaims: "A glimpse of the impassioned shameful opulent titillating sewmanship of that daredevil magician of art and artifice who was and will always be Gianni Versace." --Alan Stewart ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Nostalgic and somewhat delightful
This is an archive of the advertisments and editorials for Versace. His pictures, like his clothes are refreshing, and surprising. Those who buy this book will encounter some director's cut images. However, "The Naked" lacks the better Versace campigns. Those familiar with Versace photographs will wonder why they did not include the better shots... Some pictures are amazing, yet, some didn't have the luster. And unfortunately, the bad outnumber the good. With the price, it is still a good buy but leaves you craving more. ... Read more

22. Lighting for Glamour Photography: A Complete Guide to Professional Techniques for Film and Digital Photography (Revised Edition)
by Duncan Evans, David Kimber
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Asin: 0817442324
Catlog: Book (2004-06-01)
Publisher: Amphoto Books
Sales Rank: 21212
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Book Description

Light is the key to quality glamour photography, and Lighting for Glamour Photography is for any photographer looking to take his or her glamour photography to the next level. Photographers learn how to analyze light; how to make it work for them; and ultimately, how to take better, high-quality glamour photographs. With clear and easy-to-understand diagrams next to each photo explaining how the shot was set up-the position of the lights, the filters, film, camera, and lens used-photographers will feel ready to choose the right equipment, set up their own shots, and get solid results from the beginning. This new edition has been completely updated to include information on digital photography, as well as to reflect current styles in glamour photography. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars A mix of old and new
I had been on the waiting list for this new book for several months and finally it arrived today. The key here is that it is the "revised" edition of the one printed in 1994, with about half of the images and text coming from the original book (I have them here opened side-by-side for comparison). I was disappointed in how the publisher simply scanned the old pages of photos and reprinted them with much less quality than the original printing. So going through the book, though the pictures are quite professional and the models are gorgeous, the obvious lack of print quality (quite poor actually) for half of the book is a big detractant for the viewer. The remaining new material is printed well with some stunning examples of glamour photography at its best. David and Duncan - why did you allow Amphoto to ruin your excellent past work with such sloppy printing??!! If one can get past that (and it's difficult), the context of the book is top notch with great advise and new sections on shooting digital. I had to give this book only three stars since the photographic reproduction of the original book's photos were so poor. ... Read more

23. Evening Dress
by Alexandra Black
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Asin: 0847826481
Catlog: Book (2005-01-01)
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Sales Rank: 42572
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Be a caterpillar by day and a butterfly by night, counseled the legendary designer Coco Chanel. "Nothing could be more comfortable than a caterpillar, and nothing could be more made for love than a butterfly." This high priestess of style understood what the well-dressed woman has always known: There's something special that goes on after dark.
While daywear must be practical, versatile,
and appropriate, the evening is open for interpretation, offering designers the rare opportunity to indulge their imagination and sense of festiveness and frivolity. A tribute to fashion's highest art, Evening Dress chronicles glamorous attire from ancient times up to the latest season, featuring photographs and sketches of hundreds of exquisite gowns. A celebration of this most elegant form of the sartorial arts, this lavish edition will engage, amuse, and inspire.
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24. Laetitia Casta
by Laetitia Casta
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Asin: 0670888192
Catlog: Book (1999-09-01)
Publisher: Viking Penguin Inc
Sales Rank: 242313
Average Customer Review: 4.33 out of 5 stars
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Revealing the infinite variety of the "World's Hottest Woman" (Rolling Stone)

She's the hottest French export since Brigitte Bardot. She's graced the runways of Galliano and Gaultier and appeared on hundreds of magazine covers worldwide. And in a world of gaunt, underfed, pale models, she's a bodacious, curvy, voluptuous breath of fresh air. She's Laetitia Casta. Called "the sexiest model" by Details and "the most beautiful woman in the world" by Paris Match, Laetitia Casta is on her way to becoming the supreme supermodel of the decade.

Featuring the stunning, revealing, and erotic photography of Ritts and Isserman, Laetitia is filled with the most sensuous photographs ever taken of this modern-day Aphrodite. Complete with accompanying essays on Laetitia's world and her outlook on life, and including previously unpublished photographs and a full-color poster, Laetitia is the sexiest book in bookstores this year.

Already a frequent cover girl, Laetitia is the new face of L'Oreal and a featured model for the Victoria's Secret catalog. She has starred in ads for Chanel, Ralph Lauren, Isaac Mizrahi, and several Guess campaigns. She made her screen debut in this year's film Asterix and Obelix, with Gerard Depardieu, and she has appeared in three Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues.
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3-0 out of 5 stars "Laetitia" is like a great beauty with spinach on her teeth.
Laetitia Casta is, of course, a spectacularly beautiful and shapely model, and the photographers represented in the eponymous book are among the best and most fashionable in the world. Alas, the photos are vandalized by the worst reproduction and printing quality in a photo book in recent years. Previews of the book in "Photo" and other magazines carry greatly superior reproductions of the images which here are out of focus and muddy. "Forms", by Patrick Demarchelier, carries several of the same images and a comparison of the two books is utterly humiliating for the dreadful Laetitia. As for the color images -- well, only the mini poster glued to the back cover offers anything worth viewing. Don't buy the book without seeing it first, so you can be sure of what you are -- and are not -- getting.

5-0 out of 5 stars Must have for people who appreciate beauty
This book shows the career path of arguably the most beautiful woman on the planet. When Calvin Klein was talking about 'Supermodel is dead', there came Laetitia, fresh at 16 years old. And then when all the other models are looking doped and skinny, there came Laetitia, full-bodied and absolutely voluptuous with almost no straight line visible all over her 'look'. Then she took the whole fashion world by storm. Now she is one of the most featured model on magazine covers, Victoria's Secret Catalogue and countless fashion shows around the world. If you caught her on the Late Show with Dave Berriman, you know how wonderful this young girl is. I call her 'bubbly', very cheerful, lovely smile with a positive personality.

This book, with the most gorgeous photography displays the utmost in human beauty, well, the utmost in HEALTHY human beauty.

5-0 out of 5 stars beautiful
This book let all my dreams come true. The best Laetitia pictures, her views on life/career, and what the designers think of her. This is the best book I have of art and she is indeed the best model ever. Everyone should be able to adleast see this book once in their lives to see what perfection is.

5-0 out of 5 stars the most gorgeous of God's creation
A beautiful woman is God's ultimate creation and gift to mankind. Laetitia Casta stands above as the most gorgeous female of her generation. Only Raquel Welch of the last generation or Sofia Loren of the generation before that can challenge Laetitia as the most gorgeous woman since the invention of the photograph. I am not interested in Laetitia's inner beauty or her mind. I admire her for the work of art that she is. With the help of make-up artists and photographers, this book presents to us the ultimate beauty. Laetitia's physical beauty surpasses the art of a Rembrant, the music of Wagner, the poetry of Dante, or the sculpture of Michael Angelo.

5-0 out of 5 stars intelligence
Laetitia has such a beautiful heart, I am so pleased to see that she hasnt changed such a positive oulook on life. Brilliant book, I almost love her body as much as she does. ... Read more

25. Exhibitionism
by Christopher Makos, Calvin Klein, Glenn Albin
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Asin: 157687222X
Catlog: Book (2004-09-01)
Publisher: Glitterati Incorporated
Sales Rank: 27355
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During his long and successful career, Christopher Makos has photographed the most beloved and intriguing icons of our time-Mick Jagger, Elizabeth Taylor, Salvador Dalí, John Lennon, and Andy Warhol, to name just a few. Now in a unique and original collaboration, Exhibitionism marks the genius of two of the world's most stylish and impeccable artists-Makos and Calvin Klein-convening to create a daringly evocative and intimately sensual portraiture of the male form. This extraordinary visual conversation began with Calvin Klein's visit to the photographer's studio, where the designer encountered a different side of the acclaimed photographer renowned for his images of Andy Warhol. Klein-one of the most influential fashion designers of the twentieth century-discovered a series of evocative portraits and powerful images that became the seed for this visually stunning project. Featuring over one hundred fifty photographs, ranging from brilliantly crisp black-and-whites to luscious colors to softly muted sepia-tones, Makos' photographs convey sophistication and naïveté in seamless combination. These incredible images do more than just accentuate the nubile qualities of beautiful bodies; they also elevate and personalize our timeless fascination with the erotic. Here, Makos seductively lures the viewer into a celebration of all that is intimately desired in and aroused by the male form in a manner so sensitive that it appeals to men and women alike.With each photograph hand-selected by both Makos and Klein, Exhibitionism is the most intimate reflection of their collaborative vision, and unlike anything seen on the market today. Calvin Klein has reached the pinnacle of success in the fashion world due, in large part, to his fluid ability to think "big picture" over the long-term, while also maintaining a profound attention for detail. The worlds of Makos and Klein intertwine in this exceptional exploration.Klein's sense of style and art and Makos' photographic eye pace, magnify, and inform each other. The result is a book every bit as sexy, intriguing, and daring as the men who created it. ... Read more

26. Complete Guide for Models: Inside Advice from Industry Pros
by Eric Bean, Jenni Bidner
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Asin: 1579905765
Catlog: Book (2004-09-05)
Publisher: A Lark Photography Book
Sales Rank: 274278
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This book delivers candid, specific inside information about how to get
started in
the competitive field of modeling, whether you're male or female or the
parent of a potential child model. The advice comes from those in the know, including successful models and modeling agents, casting directors, magazine editors,
makeup artists, photographers, and health professionals. These experts debunk
myths about the profession and shed light on common scams that plague the
industry. Get the scoop on everything from being discovered to maintaining a
long-lasting career. Go behind the scenes on a New York City fashion shoot to find
out what it's really like. Whether you dream of becoming the next supermodel, or just hope to supplement your income with exciting modeling work, this is the book for you.
Beauty is just one trait of a successful model, find out the other 12 traits, along with important information on the business of modeling, from getting an agent, developing your portfolio, make-up advice, and more. A range of model specialties are covered in detail, including:babies and children, teens, men's division, women's division, runway, commercial, mature and classic, plus sizes, swimsuit, body and fitness, and more. Co-author Eric Bean is a successful fashion photographer in New York City, and has worked with top models and agents for over two decades. Jen Bidner is the author of over a dozen books in related fields.
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27. SuicideGirls
by Missy Suicide
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Asin: 1932595031
Catlog: Book (2004-06-01)
Publisher: Feral House
Sales Rank: 3681
Average Customer Review: 4.78 out of 5 stars
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Book Description

The SuicideGirls adult-entertainment website mixes the edginess, smarts, and attitude of the best alternative music and culture sites with an unapologetic, grassroots approach to sexuality. It is "empowered erotica," in which women outside of mainstream culture showcase their unique personal styles on their own pages, where they put up sexy pinup-style photos of themselves, post a personal profile, and keep online journals in which they discuss daily experiences (both naughty and nice). In this way, they are in charge of their own image and how they are represented. The Girls are from all over the world, including the United States, Canada, England, Finland, and Sweden. In addition to journal entries selected from the site and over 200 artful X-rated color photos, the book contains an introduction by Missy Suicide about how she got involved with this revolutionary culture and started the website. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Nude Vamps & Vixens
The SuicideGirls book is indicative of a new style of erotic photography emerging in society, changing the face of art, pin-up modeling, and modern-day softcore porn moguls such as Playboy.

Filled with pages of glamorous nude and semi-nude portraits, the models depicted are sensual, playful women, empowered by their sexuality. Atypical of most erotic photography, the SuicideGirls models are pierced, tattooed, dyed, taped, shaved, chained and otherwise exemplify an aesthetic born out of the alternative underground scene.

The book is prefaced with an introduction by Missy Suicide, the photographer for the book, and details the inspiration that made the book, the photographs, and the related website spring to life. The first 100 pages document Missy's photographic efforts, showcasing some of her more captivating shots from her work over the years. The last 50 pages feature stats written by the girls themselves, accompanied by self-portraits and journal entries showing off the diverse personalities and nationalities inherent in the book.

As an artist, I find the beauty of the SuicideGirls breathtaking, and find it difficult not to whip out a sketchpad every time I see the photographs. I recommend this book to anyone who appreciates female sexuality and nude art--you're sure not to be disappointed by the revolution that is the SuicideGirls.

5-0 out of 5 stars Even better in print!
I've been looking forward to the SuicideGirls book for months now. When I finally got my copy I was pleasantly surprised at how good the pictures look in print. The quality is first-rate, with beautiful colors, nice shiny glossy pages, and a sturdy binding that seems worth much more than the super-cheap price. The book is divided into two sections: the first is pictures that Missy Suicide shot of the SuicideGirls and the second is self-portraits and profiles done by the girls themselves. If you like the SuicideGirls website, or even if you know nothing about the site but like beautiful pin-up photography of unique women, this book is for you!

5-0 out of 5 stars If i only had a coffee table....
This is the book version of the website. The glossy pages are covered with your nongarden variety pin ups that will no doubt rock your world. I love it. Finally someone is publishing beautiful pictures of girls with brains in there heads instead on saline in their boobs. This book is for girls and guys who think that hardheaded opinated fring of society chicks are the best thing since s.. cake.

5-0 out of 5 stars COULD SOMEONE HELP ME
I just recently discovered Suicide Girls online, and must say I'm very impressed. Suicide Girls is so much better than Playboy, for it displays MY type of girl: tattooed and pierced. But enough of that, I've noticed that some of the most attractive ladies are no longer with the site, and since the site doesn't offer archives, it's hard to come across older photos. I've noticed "Mary" on the cover, thus it's safe to assume she's inside the book, but I'm really interested if any spreads of "Nala" are inside, particularly photosets of her in the purple wig. That girl's a knockout. I'd appreciate the help, it really help to pursuade me to purchase the book. Thanks.

5-0 out of 5 stars SuicideGirls Book Excellent
The Internet phenomenon of is now available in the real world -- as a book. Glossy portraits of the girls adorn each page. Half the book are personal pages for the SG's -- journal entries, more pictures, facts and so on. The book is excellent! ... Read more

28. A Comprehensive Guide to Digital Glamour Photography (Digital Photography)
by Duncan Evans
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Asin: 2884790470
Catlog: Book (2005-03-28)
Publisher: AVA Publishing
Sales Rank: 182310
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Illustrated with photographs of beautiful models from around the globe, this stylish, sophisticated guide shows digital camera owners how to create the glamourous look seen in the world's top magazines. The story of each photo is told in three parts: Shoot provides technical and creative information on how the image was captured; Enhance explains how the photographer used the computer to set a mood, eliminate distortion, adjust color, erase blemishes, or simulate an exotic location; and Enjoy discusses the hardware and software used to achieve perfect reproduction, on paper or on the Internet.
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29. Fashion Photography Now
by Catherine Chermayeff
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Asin: 0810927128
Catlog: Book (2000-10-01)
Publisher: Harry N Abrams
Sales Rank: 664961
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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"Fashion photography seeks out the voyeur in all of us.. . . It plays with our dreams."

-Catherine ChermayeffTraditional fashion photography was always about making the clothes look beautiful and flattering. "Today, fashion photography is more about innuendo. It captures a mood, a moment," explains Catherine Chermayeff, author of this stylish book-a compilation of some of the most innovative and provocative fashion photography of the past two years.Fashion photography-both editorial and advertising-has attained cult status; gallery and auction sales of fashion photographs are at an all-time high. From the work of familiar names such as Peter Lindbergh, Paolo Roversi, and Ellen von Unwerth to up-and-coming talents such as Kent Baker, Jeff Minton, and Carmen Freudenthal, from the digitally altered images of Lillian Bassman to the stripped-down look of collaborators Alex + Laila, the pictures in this seductive book offer mystery, fantasy, cultural diversity, desire, oddity, and whimsy.CATHERINE CHERMAYEFF is former picture editor of Fortune and the former director of special projects at Magnum Photos. In 1990 she co-founded Umbra, a book-packaging company. She is a partner in i2i, where she directs the fashion photography division. The daughter of graphic designer Ivan Chermayeff, she lives in New York City with her husband and their two children.100 photographs in full color, 81/4 x 83/4" ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars gorgeous collection for the fashion avant garde
Shying away from the standard sort of fashion photography (read: flawless and posed) seen in most collections, this book compiles fabulous work by both prominent and up and coming photographers. Pulling shots from the pages of international magazines, as well as a handful of unpublished works, Chermayeff has presented a myriad of lovely contemporary images. The paper stock used is fantastic, the color saturation first-rate. Whether for the rabid fashionista, the art collector, or the photography buff, this tome makes a stylish gift. Those with an eye for photography can see that these phtotgraphers will be the Irving Penn's, the Horst's, and the Scavullo's of the 21st century. ... Read more

30. X-Ray
by Francois Nars
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Asin: 1576870634
Catlog: Book (1999-11-01)
Publisher: powerHouse Books
Sales Rank: 483893
Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars
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World renowned makeup artist Francois Nars started photographing just two years ago. Deciding to art direct his own marketing campaign, Nars started casting and shooting models. The results were smashing: soon ads appeared in W, Harpers Bazaar, and Allure, featuring stunning full-frame images of strikingly elegant women, in very untraditional casting, showcasing his new, blazing hot NARS line of cosmetics.

The famed designer decided to expand his vision: create an enormous art book with over two hundred richly stylized presentations of elegance, featuring his favorite personalities from the worlds of fashion, design, film-even passersby on the street: people who personified to Nars the very notion of bold and audacious chic.

Nars then set about travelling the globe and inviting each individual to sit for him, styling each portrait session according to the sitters metier, personality, and elan. The results are simply stunning: 240 immense color portraits-creations, really-extracting the essence, as with an X ray, of the worlds most remarkable individuals: Alexandra Von Furstenberg, Alexander McQueen, Amber Valletta, Angelica Huston, Anna Sui, Betsy Bloomingdale, Boy George, Bridget Fonda, Dave Navarro, Donatella Versace, Eartha Kitt, Francesco Clemente, Grace Jones, Hamish Bowles, Isabella Rossellini, Ivanka Trump, Jacqueline de Ribes, Juliette Lewis, Kate Moss, Lauren Hutton, Lauryn Hill, Marc Jacobs, Paloma Picasso, Penny Marshall, Polly Mellen, Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece, RuPaul Charles, Stephanie Seymour, Sylvia Miles, The Divine David, Tim Burton, Verushka, and many, many others.

X-Ray is not fashion photography: it is a portraiture of style that is meta-fashion. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent example of the power of cosmetics.....
Francois Nars' first collection of portraits is a fascinating "read"(there's only a few pages of text). The images, the fantasy, the creative process are what is important.

Nars photographs his subjects simply, against a white background in most cases, although some have more extensive set work. The emphasis is on the face and of course, the makeup. The makeup is, in a word, stunning. Nars mixes wild and fanciful theatrical makeup with more subdued, practical makeup. Understandably, the wild makeup makes a deeper impression, but the range of the makeup highlights Nars' skill. My particular favorites are Shalom Harlow as Snow White(though I've seen a less graphic version of the portrait where's she's simply showing her garter, not her panties), Susan Sarandon looking stunning in wearable, pretty makeup, and the picture of a performance artist in full-body makeup with wild wig and face. There is full frontal nudity in this book, but it is not portrayed in a sexual way. In fact, if anything, many of the subjects who are fully clothed are more sexual than the nude ones.

It's hard to judge Nars' caliber as a photographer. Are the photos stunning, or is it simply what the pictures are of that makes them so intriguing? It's a fine line, but the pictures are playful, attractive, and well thought out. The subjects are famous people, many presented in a new and different way then we've seen them before. I definitely would advise people to check it out.

2-0 out of 5 stars A portrait photo book of models & adult images
This is a large 11 x 15 book of portraits of 241 subjects. The book is attractively printed in Italy. There basically is little writing: a one page introduction by Andre Leon Talley and a one page end by Nars. It is in summary not a thing of beauty but a freak show. The makeup looks like circus grease paint. Nars writes: "Though I worked for years with some of photography's greatest artists, I never planned to be a photographer. It happened naturally when I started my makeup line in 1994 and needed to create an image for the product. Having no budget for a star photographer, I decided to do it myself." Big mistake. Nars should have remained a makeup artist. His idea of portraiture is white backgrounds and light tent even lighting which really is product photography lighting. Models like Karen Elson who appears in the Nars catalogue are shown in unattractive poses sucking on a cigarette and looking plain. Joceyln Wildenstein is a subject next to a model dressed up as little red ridding hood. There is a particular attraction to head on full frontal male nudity. Grace Jones is shown grabbing her crotch. Smokey eye makeup is highlighted on the boys. And a young teen "school girl" is shown suggestively in lingerie. It is hard for me to believe that the majority of purchasers of Nars' makeup would want to look like the images in this book and I find the release of this book ironic at the same time Nars has a national magazine highlighting his digital makeovers. This is definitely an "adult" book with images some may find offensive.

4-0 out of 5 stars X - Ray
This book is amazing. The subjects used are surreal. The effect Nars gives is futuristic and sexy. His portraits are spectacular. At first glance, the collection may seem overwhelming, but concentrating on each picture made the book very enjoyable to look at. I recommend this to any collection of photography books.

3-0 out of 5 stars Great Makeup, ok pictures
The makeup in this book is great, the book is also great, the only thing I dont like is as a photography who does beauty photography I see no change in camera angle. All pictures are shot from one position. But all and all it is an amazing book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing- Pure talent
After looking at the amazing photographs in X-Ray, I wanted more, the book is awesome and the pictures vary vastly from page to page. I have two words for you Pure Talent! ... Read more

31. Women
by Stefan May
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Asin: 3823845764
Catlog: Book (2004-09-01)
Publisher: Teneues
Sales Rank: 14506
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Book Description

Published just last spring to follow the runaway success of Couples and Men, teNeues introduced a third collection of beautifully composed, highly erotic images from acclaimed photographer Stefan May. Now the stunning black and white photographs that revealed the beauty, sensuality, and grace of women’s bodies are available in an exquisitely produced, slip-cased collector’s edition. This volume is sure to become a treasured gift for fans of erotic photography everywhere. ... Read more

32. Horst Portraits : 60 Years of Style
by Pepper Terence
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Asin: 0810941635
Catlog: Book (2001-09-01)
Publisher: Harry N Abrams
Sales Rank: 214820
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Book Description

Horst P. Horst's images are the essence of elegance. Glamorous and sexy, they capture the celebrity and style of the 20th century. In this, the first book devoted specifically to Horst's portraits, 170 full-page photographs immortalize the actors and artists, designers and models, royalty and socialites who sat for him during his 60-year career. Coco Chanel, Joan

Crawford, Marlene Dietrich, Gertrude Stein, Salvador Dalí, Steve McQueen, Noël Coward, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Calvin Klein are just a few of those pictured. Culled from private collections as well as from the archives of American, British, and French Vogue, a number have never before been published.

Horst Portraits includes an informative introduction, extensive notes on both the subjects and the sittings, and a complete chronology.
150 photographs, 130 in duotone and 20 in full color, 212 pages, 9 x 11" ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Elegant, Stylized Classical Portraiture
Horst P. Horst was at the top of his game as a photographer for a career that spanned 60 years. The key to his appeal lies in a sound foundation in portraiture composition of the sort that the great painting masters used. To this, he added echoes of form, sensuous light and shadow, and a frequent ability to catch people at their best. While I find his faces often over or under lit for my taste, this book contains dozens of virtually flawless images that you will cherish. One of the nice elements of the book is that Mr. Horst was adept at color photography, as well as black-and-white. The book contains 130 duotone images and 20 in full color. His subjects are usually actors, models, fashion designers, and artists. The three Vogues (American, British, and French) were his most frequent employers. The volume is greatly improved by an introduction that explains how his career developed and his relationship with other photographers and magazine editors. I thought the detailed captions for the photographs were very interesting and impressive, giving the volume a depth that most fine photography books lack. The quality of the book, paper, reproduction, and design are all superb. This show will open in Boston in mid-October, and I plan to see it then!

Here are a few of my favorite images: Noel Coward, 1933; Coco Chanel, 1937; Deanna Durbin, 1936; Ethel Waters, 1939; Lud, 1938; Janet Gaynor and her husband Adrian, 1940; Merle Oberon, 1942; Salvador Dali, 1943; Muriel Maxwell, 1940; Loretta Young, 1943; Lisa Foussagrives, 1940; Gloria Vanderbilt, 1941; Carmen Dell'Orefice, 1947; Lady Diana Cooper, 1946; Rita Hayworth, 1947; Tallulah Bankhead, 1940s; Carlos Chavez, 1946; Irving Penn, 1951; Lucie Bose, 1952; Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy and her sister Lee Radziwell, 1955; Maria Callas, 1952; Franco Zeffirelli, 1964; W.H. Auden, 1970; Diana Vreeland, 1979; Kerry Harper, 1980; Duran Duran, 1986; and Catherine Bailey, 1989.

After you examine these thoughtful portraits, ask yourself what you want to learn from a portrait. Personality? Occupation? Habits? Relationships? Beliefs? Soul?

Exude your desire to connect and help others . . . so they will turn to you for aid!

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33. Handmade Shoes for Men
by Lasz Vass, Magda Molnar, Nagda Molnar, Laszlo Vass, Georg Valerius
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Asin: 3895089281
Catlog: Book (2000-01)
Publisher: Konemann
Sales Rank: 92672
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Book !
If you want to know how to make shoes or just want to know how shoes are made this is the best book that you can buy. Every page has beautiful closeup color photographs. Just by looking at the photographs alone shows you how it is done and there are many, many, photographs showing you every stage in the process of hand making a pair of men's shoes.

5-0 out of 5 stars Finally, a decent book on shoemaking
Information on shoemaking is getting difficult to find. I bought this book hoping I could learn how nice shoes are made. I was very pleased with what I learned from this book. One step further into the details, however, would have made this book the last word on the subject.

If you have a little imagination, however, it is not too hard to fill in the details. Actually, since the author is a very respected Hungarian shoemaker, I can imagine it being a difficult decision on where to draw the line between "details" and "wordiness." Do you have to talk about glue viscosity (he does) or glue recipes (he doesn't, "shop secrets"). Plenty of information is included and hundreds of excellent photos make it easy to imagine yourself right alongside a master craftsman.

Topics include:

* taking measurements
* anatomy
* shoe sizes
* history and making of lasts
* characteristics of different styles of men's dress shoes
* design of the pattern (the gist of it, anyway)
* leather tanning processes
* characteristics of different leathers
* clicking, brogueing, stitching and reinforcing of uppers
* lasting the shoe (stretching the upper around the last)
* lots of detail on tacking and stitching during the lasting process
* welting
* soling (including the shank and cork filler)
* building the heel
* ornamentation and finishing
* proper shoe care
* short bios on the greatest workshops in Europe and America

Needless to say, I learned alot. I had no idea top-end shoes use wooden pegs to hold the heels on or that broken glass and bones are common tools in the trade. This is a very nice addition to my library.

4-0 out of 5 stars superb features on the world's most famous workshops
This book is about bespoke handmade shoes for men - but not about any of the major ready-made brands. The book presents a great introduction to the more than 200 steps from measuring your feet to the finished shoe. Chapters include taking size, making lasts, the different shoe styles, the different parts of the shoes and how to care for your custom-made shoes. The book also includes superb features on the world's most famous workshops including Lobb, Berluti and Vogel. The author Laszlo Vass is the owner of the well-known Vass shoe workshop in the center of Budapest, Hungary. If you are a shoe connaisseur or affictionado and also think that "elegance begins with shoes" then this book is the right choice for you.

4-0 out of 5 stars Pretty good book
A 20th century "how to" in the manner of old-time works by Rees, Leno, Devlin , and so forth. This work examines first the history and basic technology of handmade shoemaking, with gorgeous photographs, and fairly clear text (particularly considering that it's a translation). It then takes a quick trot through the crème of the big-name shoemaking firms still in operation today, and concludes with a heartfelt tribute to shoemaking as an art form. As an overview of the trade, this work is more than adequate, although for someone not engrossed in the topic, the jumping back and forth between topics can be a little distracting. The author's knowledge of shoemaking history is fairly standard, with many of the traditional old shoemaking chestnuts reappearing here. The author's discussion of techniques is a trifle problematical, in that he does not indicate the universality of the techniques and tools (for example, not all handmade shoemakers use needles or wax made by the recipe shown) - but this is a common failing in shoemaking texts,and certainly nothing to count against the text. Having gotten down this far, you are likely wondering why I gave the book this high a marking if I was this critical of it - it's the pictures. The text could be gibberish and the pictures would make it worth the price. The text is pretty good, which makes it more than worth the price.

5-0 out of 5 stars Solid information on handmade men's shoes
This is an excellent primer. I would fault it only for too little on styles and their place in the well dressed man's wardrobe and for leaving out Roman Vaingauz at Vincent and Edgar in New York City, very probably the premier shoemaker of our time. Professional jealousy? ... Read more

34. Irving Penn : A Career in Photography
by Colin Westerbeck
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Asin: 082122459X
Catlog: Book (1997-11-01)
Publisher: Bulfinch
Sales Rank: 46879
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Terrific
Great book for anybody interested in Penn's wor ... Read more

35. The Complete Book of Hairstyling
by Charles Worthington
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Asin: 1552975762
Catlog: Book (2002-03-01)
Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd
Sales Rank: 17813
Average Customer Review: 3.33 out of 5 stars
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"I defy anyone to underestimate the power of hair and its ability to transform the way you look and feel!" says internationally-renowned hairdresser, Charles Worthington. Drawing on his experience and his team of stylists, The Complete Book of Hairstyling makes fabulous hair accessible to everyone every day of the year. Filled with creative hairstyles, easy-to-follow instructions, valuable tips and salon secrets, The Complete Book of Hairstyling is an indispensable hair bible for all women. This wealth of knowledge is supplemented by the fun and fictional story of four young women as they pursue their careers and love lives and solve their own hair dilemmas. You'll never have a bad hair day again!

Features include: - over 100 fabulous and achievable hairstyles to suit every occasion: city hair, big date hair, vacation hair and big day hair - color and cut advice for all face shapes, hair types and skin tones - hair and styling basics - updos do's and don'ts - tips on maintaining peak condition hair for vacations - simple ways to 'jazz up' hairstyles to create unique looks - everyday hair problems and solutions - S.O.S. emergency quick fixes for vacations, weddings and work - tips on the right kinds of hair products to use for peak condition hair

The Complete Book of Hairstyling is illustrated with hundreds of specially commissioned photographs and illustrations. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars I love this book!
I don't know why it was given one star by the other reviewer. It has many up-to-date, step-by-step instructions on how to do over 100 different, modern styles. Unlike other book that have ugly styles, these are hip for clubbing, work, different locations, weddings, fun, and vintage. I'm excited to try the different styles out. Every style I've tried so far has worked and looked like I spent a lot of time! Not all styles are time-consuming, like the other review said. It is faster to blow-dry your hair w/ a product than airdry it anyway. The negative reviewer was confused or needs to buy a good hairdryer. The products make the hair. By the way, a really good book on haircare products w/o breaking your wallet is "Don't go shopping for haircare products w/o me". These styles seem to be targeted to Jr High, college, and older women as well. It's not for little girl styles. I'm excited to try the dreadlocks!

3-0 out of 5 stars Um....
This book wasn't the best one I've read about hairstyling. The book does give a few good hair-care tips, but many of the styles in here are a little difficult to do and I don't think anyone who isn't good at hairstyling would be able to do them without help. Most of the styles in this book are for special occassions like weddings, dates, and vacations. "The Complete Book of Hairstyling" would be a good book if you want to find a style for one of the occasions above, but other then that, it would be wise to skip this book.

3-0 out of 5 stars Complete book of hairstyling
I found this book informative and interesting, but it wasn't quite what I was looking for. If you looking for a step by step book, Hair: A Book of Braiding and Styles/Book and 3 Scrunchies
by Anne Akers Johnson looks like it would be more help.

3-0 out of 5 stars compleat book of hairstyle
good condition , not enough step by step graphics, other then that its a good book

1-0 out of 5 stars Buy this book to be told what you are doing wrong
The tips in this book are not for real people, they are written for people who have too much time and money to spend on their hair. I do not know anyone who actually has the time to wash, condition and blow dry their hair in the manner detailed in this book, let alone style it. The author makes it sound like you MUST blow dry your hair and coat it with expensive styling products in order for it to be healthy; there is something wrong with that thinking. If you have the time and the money to spend hours on your hair, this book is for you. ... Read more

36. Peter Lindbergh: Stories
by Peter Lindbergh, Wim Wenders
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Asin: 1892041642
Catlog: Book (2002-08-01)
Publisher: Arena Editions
Sales Rank: 522463
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Known as "the poet of glamour" and "the man who adores women," Peter Lindbergh has been a driving force in the world of fashion and the evolution of the supermodel. He has approached his shoots as fashion "stories," working almost like a movie director on a set. This book features not only Lindbergh’s print photo campaigns but also the outtakes, Polaroids, and scouting photos of the photographer’s "little films" that have redefined fashion photography with their compelling realism and depth of emotion. The 250 color and duotone photos feature never-before-published images of Milla Jovovich, Kate Moss, Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, Helena Christensen, Cindy Crawford, and Amber Valletta. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
Peter Lindbergh's earlier books are far superior to this. Maybe I am missing something here but this book isn't really "Stories" at all. I thought the stories would be mysterious, enchanting, romantic, sensual or at least interesting photographs. Nothing here is. Everything is overly contrived including a ridiculous invasion by midgets in flying saucers. Really!? ...

True there are a few, very few in my opinion, gorgeous pictures of beautiful models. Most of the models have disgusting cigarettes hanging from their lips or dangling from their fingers -- not very sexy. In fact this book seems more a tribute to the Marlboro man than to the beauty of his models.

Wim Wenders wrote the introduction and I admire and respect his work very much. He apparently sees things in this book that I am clearly missing. I have paged through this book three times now to see if I could "get it". I don't. Wenders introduction drones on with the continuing question "How does Peter Lindbergh do it?" I don't know what Lindbergh has done except contrive and exaggerate to absurdity. I am disappointed.

The fashion industry is largely based on hype. Evidently, those working in that industry begin to believe all this hype themselves. Perhaps that is what has happened to Lindbergh, he believes everything he puts out is a masterpiece -- it isn't.

4-0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected
I was a bit disappointed by this book. I am a huge fan of Lindbergh and have followed his work for years in various magazines. I have all books; I can say that I am VERY familiar with his work. I thought this book was going to be a more of "behind the scenes". It's not. It does have out takes, Polaroid's, and a collage of written letters that are mostly eligible. I had hope there word be some views by Lindbergh on his "little films". There were none. There is a long-winded intro by Wim Wenders. I'm not sure why they picked him. I guess simply cause they're German. The work that is shown in this book really isn't his strongest. Images of Women, another Lindbergh book, can clearly demonstrate this. For all the people interested in Models, Milla Jovovich is the star of the book. There must be at least 50 pages of her. All in all this book really is beautiful but in comparison to Images of Women, it simple lacks. ... Read more

37. Western Shirts: A Classic American Fashion
by Steve Weil, Dan De Weese, DAN DEWEESE
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Asin: 1586852485
Catlog: Book (2004-11-26)
Publisher: Gibbs Smith Publishers
Sales Rank: 256916
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The great American western shirt is no longer hiding in the back of grandpa’s closet—it is now a highly collectible piece of American fashion history, a treasured piece of Western Americana. Western Shirts: A Classic American Fashion is the resource on understanding the history behind these uniquely American pieces of art, and on what to look for in collecting them, because while fashion trends may come and go, quality design and construction are always recognizable. The book contains a complete list of 250 western shirt labels to help identify the manufacturer and date of your finds, and though many of the early brands are gone, this survey of makers and their designs covers the quality of design, workmanship and materials of the different brands on the market from the last 70 years. The good old shirts get bought by collectors and go out of circulation, which is why this book is so necessary—and so cool.

With chapters on:-The History of Western Shirts-Vintage Shirts as Collectables-Design Elements of Western Shirts-The Manufacturers (including Miller Western Wear, Rockmount Ranch Wear Mfg. Co., H Bar C, Levi Strauss & Co., Karman Inc., etc.)-Importance of Labels in Dating Vintage Shirts-Sources of Vintage Western Shirts

Steve Weil is the third generation to run his family’s firm, Rockmount Ranch Wear Mfg. Co. His love for vintage Western wear began in high school when he raided his grandfather’s closet for shirts from the 40's. Today he heads the company and is responsible for all design of the brand’s many lines. Steve lives in Denver with his wife and son. G. Daniel DeWeese was raised on a ranch near the Black Hills in South Dakota. Dan studied creative writing at the University of South Dakota before going to West Africa with the Peace Corps. Dan has worn Western shirts all his life. He lives with his wife in Minnesota. ... Read more

38. Complete Guide to Beauty & Glamor Photography
by Jon Gray
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Catlog: Book (2003-08-01)
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Learn how to take great beauty and glamour shots with this practical guide from professional photographer and teacher,Jon Gray.

Beauty and glamour photographs require the same technical skills as any other area of portraiture ­ strong compositions, competent use of lighting, an awareness of how to pose your model to the best effect. The best shots also demonstrate a creative flair on the part of the photographer that goes way beyond mere titillation.

In this beautifully illustrated guide, Jon Gray explores both the techniques and the aesthetics of his subject ­ creating a book that is both informative and a joy to look at.

Covering everything from easy-to-replicate studio poses and lighting set-ups to exotic location work, Beauty and Glamour Photography is guaranteed to give your photography that all-important creative edge.

Jon Gray has been a professional photographer for 25 years. He specializes in glamour, beauty, fashion and advertising photography and numbers Vogue, Armani and Gucci among his clients. He teaches fashion and advertising photography at the American University in London and presents workshops for Bowens lighting, Mamiya cameras, Lastolite, and Fuji film. He also gives lectures and workshops to professional organizations, colleges and universities in both the UK and the USA. Jon lives in London. ... Read more

39. Marc Jacobs
by Bridget Foley
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Catlog: Book (2004-11-15)
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40. Jackie: The Clothes of Camelot
by Jay Mulvaney
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Asin: 0312281978
Catlog: Book (2001-05-01)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Sales Rank: 74193
Average Customer Review: 4.73 out of 5 stars
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Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis is the ultimate American fashion icon.Jay Mulvaney, author of Kennedy Weddings, celebrates her unique style in this lavishly illustrated book.

JACKIE: The Clothes of Camelot is a richly illustrated history of those magical years when the Kennedys captivated a nation and the world.Her glamour was electric, her style imaginative, and the effect was brilliant. Jacqueline Kennedy's fashions from the White House years, over two hundred outfits, are illustrated with three hundred photographs, in both black and white and color, many previously unpublished or rarely seen. Also included are photographs of jewelry and accessories as well as memorabilia, all exploring the continuing impact of Jackie's fashion sensibility on our culture.

The range of illustrations and text is broad, including:

Early Fashion Influences
The Inauguration Ensembles
Gowns for State Events
The Wardrobe for State Visits Abroad
Private Living and Casual Wear
French Designers: Haute Couture in the White House
November 1963
Mrs. Onassis and the Post-Camelot Years

JACKIE: The Clothes of Camelot is a striking portrait of an unforgettable fashion legend.
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5-0 out of 5 stars A GLORIOUS look at the fashion life of a legend...
JACKIE THE CLOTHES OF CAMELOT is a work of perfection from the very first page (when you open the book there are some gorgeous "extra" photos of Jackie to the very last page where there's a very touching picture of Jackie taken a few days before her death...looking peaceful, serene and beautiful.

I've read all three of the books that have recently come out on this subject and, while they all are good, this one is the BEST BY FAR. Jacqueline Kennedy the White House Years, the official catalogue, is just that, a catalogue, and not a book and it doesn't include MOST of the clothes that Jackie wore during her time in the White House. What's even more confusing is that the book doesn't include all of the interesting documentation about her work in the White House that is included in the exhibit at the Met. Why is that I wonder? And Jackie Style is a stylish book, but a little to flip for my taste and it barely skims the surface of Jackie's extraordinary life and has a sparse set of photographs, although some of them are rarely seen, it's because they frankly aren't that good...

But this book is wonderful...dozens and dozens of wonderful photographs, with vivid color and including her entire White House years, a look at her early years and the fashion influences that helped shape her style. It also includes a section on her post-Camelot years where we can see Jackie age so gracefully...

Then there are the stories of her life, and her remarkable contributions to American culture and history. These stories are so interesting, written with wit, insight and a lot of inside information.

This book is a WINNER!

Jay Mulvaney has worked magic in his tribute to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. This book, with a huge number of never before seen photos, is like an illustrated history of the Camelot era...and the book brings the romance, hope and promise of those times back to life, in black and white and vivid color.

More than the pictures though, are the words...choice little stories that recount the history behind Jackie's wonderful work in the White House...each "photo caption" (it seems unfair to call them that, they're so much more) is a little vignette that illustrates in words what the photographs show us.

Jackie did so much in such a short period of time, and this book captures her magical essence...

Truly a MUST HAVE for anyone interested in Jackie, in fashion, in history, in style and beauty.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent record of 60's style as seen thru the eyes of JO
I am not a die-hard Jackie O fan, but I love fashion in general. I have always thought of Jackie O as a fashion icon, and wanted to learn more about her. Until now, I have never seen a book that pictorally does her sense of style justice. However, in this book there are enough photographs both in black and white and in color to satisfy any fashion junkie or Jackie O fan. No matter what the situation, Jackie O was always appropriately and fashionably attired. This book does an excellent job of showing this by portraying her clothing choices through the years and in a variety of categories. This book does not go into great detail about Jackie O as a person or historical figure, I don't think it was written with those objectives in mind, but it should satisfy the fashion cravings of most people. I highly recommend it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Chic at its best!
Who else, in all the other First Ladies, could have worn all those beautiful clothes with the chic and style Jackie had! Not many I guess. In this beautiful book, there are some never seen before pictures, that demonstrates what elegance in fashion is all about. It will take a long time before we can see that again in the White House. I treasure that book that makes me relive that unique period of refinement and class that once was in the White House, thanks to Jackie!

2-0 out of 5 stars Not worthy
I reckon this book doesn't worthy the money if you already have "A Thousand Days of Magic: Dressing Jackie Kennedy for the White House" by Oleg Cassini, or if you don't have "A Thousand Days of Magic", I strongly recommend it instead of this one. 90% of the pictures and sketches of Jackie's clothes are also included in "A thousand Days of Magic", which provides a much larger collection of her wardrobes/pictures and more detailed illustration of the design and her style. The outline and paper quality of "A Thousand Days of Magic" are also much better than this one, which is poorly presented by surrounding the pictures with lots of words. I very much regret that I bought this book :( ... Read more

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