Rizzoli: Fashion

Rizzoli: Fashion is the third of four weekly editions of Dream The End's "Month of Rizzoli". It features a collection of diverse designers and fashion houses, both classic and contemporary. Dior's Haute Couture and Hussein Chalayan's avant-garde designs are displayed alongside the eclectic fashions of Mary McFadden and iconic haircuts of Vidal Sassoon. Rizzoli was founded in 1929 by Italian publisher Angelo Rizzoli and began its New York publishing operation in 1974. Since then Rizzoli New York has become the primary source for specialized art books in America and a fundamental fixture in the publishing world of New York City.

Featuring KENZO on the cover

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Antonio Lopez

Antonio Lopez, born in Puerto Rico in 1943, was an influential Warholian fashion illustrator during the 1960s, 70s, and 80s. He is well known for his illustrations which appeared in Women's Wear Daily, Vogue, the New York Times, Interview, and for high fashion labels. His vibrant drawings ushered coincided with a new youthful and sexually liberated fashion culture. He lived in Paris in the 1970s, helped to launch the careers of Jerry Hall, Grace Jones, and Jessica Lange, and worked with Karl Lagerfeld and Yves Saint Laurent. He sadly passed away from AIDS in 1987, at the age of 44.

Antonio Lopez: Fashion, Art, Sex, and Disco is the first complete monograph on Antonio Lopez. It features numerous drawings, illustrations, paintings, photographs, journals, and letters, many of which have never been seen before. It was published by Rizzoli New York in September 2012. It was written by Roger and Mauricio Padilha and features contributions by Bill Cunningham, Anna Sui, and Andre Leon Talley.

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Cristóbal Balenciaga was born in Spain in 1895. He opened his first boutique in San Sebastián in 1919, but was forced to close it when the Spanish Civil War broke out. He then moved to Paris and opened his couture house in 1937, which he would head until his retirement in1968. Balenciaga went on to dress some of the most iconic women in fashion, including the Duchess of Windsor, Pauline de Rothschild, Prince Grace of Monaco, and Diana Vreeland. Nicolas Ghesquière has been the creative director of Balenciaga since 1997.

Balenciaga and Spain was published by Skira Rizzoli in March 2011. This publication accompanies the first exhibition to consider the impact of Spain's culture, history, and art on Balenciaga. Inspirations range from religious dress and ceremony, royal history, regional costume, and dance traditions to the art of Picasso, Goya, and Velázquez and the extravagance of bullfighting. Balenciaga and Spain was written by Hamish Bowles, the European editor at large for Vogue.

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Christian Dior

Dior was started in Paris by designer Christian Dior in 1946, and it has gone on to become one of the most respected names in fashion. Dior is particularly well known for its exquisite Parisian couture. Famous for launching the "New Look", Dior's first collection marked a change in women's dress following World War II. Other than haute couture, Dior also produces ready-to-wear, men's couture, accessories, and perfume.

Dior Couture comprises a portfolio of portraits of over one hundred haute couture gowns by Dior, including gowns by Christian Dior himself. It was photographed by Patrick Demarchelier, one of fashion's best known photographers, and written by Ingrid Sischy. It was published by Rizzoli in November 2011.

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Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin was born in Paris in 1963. He attended the Academie Roederer in the late 1970s, and then traveled to Egypt and India, eventually returning to Paris in 1981. He began working for designer Charles Jourdan and met with Roger Vivier, the purported inventor of the stiletto. Louboutin spent the majority of the 1980s working as a freelance women's shoe designer for various fashion houses, including Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, and Maud Frizon. He opened his first salon in 1991, with Princess Caroline of Monaco as his first client. His handmade footwear designs are famous for their red-lacquered soles, and the brand has become synonymous with luxury worldwide.

Christian Louboutin was published by Rizzoli New York in October 2011. This monograph features an elaborate foldout cover and covers his biography, career, designs, personal life, and creative collaborations. It features the photography of Philippe Garcia David Lynch.

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Hussein Chalayan

Hussein Chalayan is one of the most innovative, experimental, and conceptual fashion designers working today. He was born in Cyprus in 1970 and moved to England with his family in 1978. He studied Fashion Design at Central Saint Martins in London. Chalayan is known for integrating technology into his designs and using inventive materials. He lives in London and shows his collections in Paris. His work has been featured in numerous museum exhibitions internationally, and he has twice been named the British Designer of the Year. In 2006, he was awarded the Member of the Order of the British Empire.

Hussein Chalayan was published by Rizzoli in September 2011. It was edited by Robert Violette and spans the continuum of Chalayan's innovative and groundbreaking fashion design career.

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Juergen Teller, Cindy Sherman, Marc Jacobs

Juergen Teller was born in 1964 in Erlangen, Germany. He was an apprentice bow-maker before studying photography at the Bayerische Staatslehranstalt fur Photographie in Munich. He moved to London after graduating and has exhibited internationally. He has worked with Marc Jacobs since 1997. Cindy Sherman was born in Glenridge, New Jersey in 1954. She received a BA from the University of Buffalo, New York and lives and works in New York City. Her work has been the subject of many major exhibitions internationally. Marc Jacobs was born in New York City in 1963. He graduated from Parsons in 1984 as Design Student of the Year. In 1986, he designed his first collection under the Marc Jacobs label and in 1997 signed with Louis Vuitton as Artistic Director. He lives in New York and Paris.

Juergen Teller, Cindy Sherman, Marc Jacobs was published by Rizzoli New York in April 2006 and was written by Teller, Sherman, and Jacobs. It marks the first collaboration of Cindy Sherman with another photographer. The book features Sherman and Teller dressed in pieces from Jacob's clothing line.

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Kenzo Takada, born February 27 1939 in Himeji, Japan, he attended Tokyo's Bunka Fashion College and moved to Paris in 1965. Takada staged his first show at the Vivienne Gallery in Paris in 1970. KENZO has become known for vibrant use of color and patterning. In 1999, Takada retired. Antonio Marras joined the brand in 2003 and became creative director in 2008. The duo behind Opening Ceremony, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, took over from Marras in July 2011.

Kenzo was published by Rizzoli New York in October 2010 and is the first monograph on KENZO. The volume is available in three different cover patterns that evoke the playful fashions that have become synonymous with the brand. An interior pop-up and foldout pages add to the vivacity of the book. It was written by Antonio Marras.

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Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton was a French box-maker and packer who founded the luxury brand of the same name in 1854. He was born in 1821 into a farming family. He ran away to Paris at the age of 13 and arrived two years later, becoming an apprentice at a box-making and packing workshop. In 1853, he was appointed the personal box-maker and packer of Napoleon Bonaparte's wife, Eugenie de Montijo. Improving upon the traditional round topped trunks, Vuitton introduced stackable, rectangular trunks into the market in 1858. He continued to work until his death in 1892, and the company then passed into the hands of his son Georges. The famous LV monogram canvas, featuring diamonds, circles, and flowers, was introduced in 1896. Marc Jacobs was appointed the house's first creative director in 1997 and introduced men's and women's ready-to-wear collections.

Louis Vuitton: Art, Fashion, and Architecture was published by Rizzoli New York in September 2009. It documents some of the most important collaborations between the brand and elite artists, designers, architects, and photographers.

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Madeleine Vionnet

Madeleine Vionnet was bon in Chilleurs-aux-Bois, France on June 22, 1876. She is known for being an architectural dress-maker and is credited with inventing the bias cut, aiding in the liberation of women's bodies from corsets. Vionnet became enormously successful during the 1920s, opening her venue-atelier-boutique, a collaboration between Vionnet, the architect Ferdinand Chanut, decorator Georgede Feure, and crystal sculptor René Lalique, which became known as the "Temple of Fashion" on Avenue Montaigne in Paris.

Madeleine Vionnet was edited by Pamela Goldin, a curator at the Museé des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, and photographed by Patrick Gries, one of France's most celebrated photographers. It was published by Rizzoli New York in September 2009.

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Maison Martin Margiela

Martin Margiela was born in Leuven, Belgium in 1957. He studied at Antwerp's Royal Academy of Fine Arts, graduating in 1980. He first worked in Paris under Jean Paul Gaultier and showed his first collection under his own label in 1989. Margiela is an exceptionally enigmatic figure, avoiding contact with press and remaining virtually anonymous. The fashions produced by Maison Martin Margiela are deconstructed, elegant, daring, and mysterious. Martin Margiela retired from his position as creative director in 2009, but the brand has successfully continued his legacy.

Maison Martin Margiela was published by Rizzoli New York in October 2009, and exclusively designed by Margiela. It provides a window into the intimate world of this fashion designer.

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Mary McFadden

Mary McFadden is a fashion designer, art historian, art collector, and writer. She was born in New York City in 1938 and began her career working in Public Relations at Dior and writing for Vogue in the 1960s. She began designing in the 1970s, debuting in Vogue in 1972.  Her look drew inspirations from around the globe, such as Byzantium, Greece, South America, Africa, and China. She travelled to gain inspiration and textiles, and her designs helped define the look of the 1970s. McFadden also frequently modeled her own clothes.

Mary McFadden was published by Rizzoli in April 2012. It celebrates her inspirit and breadth as a taste maker and collector. It was written by McFadden.

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Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren, born October 14, 1939, is an American fashion designer, most known for his Polo Ralph Lauren clothing label. In 1967, he opened a necktie store selling his uniquely designed ties, under the trademark Polo. In the ensuing years Polo evolved into a full menswear brand, earning the brand the COTY Award in 1970. The now iconic short-sleeved polo shirt was first released in 1972. The brand has become associated with depicting a sweeping picture of American life. In 2010, French President Nicolas Sarkozy honored Ralph Lauren with the Chevalier de la Legion d'honneur. Ralph Lauren is the only designer to receive the CFDA's four highest honors: Womenswear Designer of the Year, Menswear Designer of the Year, Retailer of the Year, and Lifetime Achievement.

Ralph Lauren was published by Rizzoli in October 2007. This monograph features intimate views into Lauren's life and his designs.

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Rick Owens

Rick Owens is an American fashion designer. He studied pattern-making at Otis/Parsons for two years before dropping out. He established his own label in 1994 in Los Angeles, which was picked up by Barneys in 1999, and in 2002 the CFDA awarded him with a Perry Ellis Award for emerging talent. In 2007, he won a Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award. Owens now works out of Paris. His designs are known for their modern, edgy, "grunge meets glamour" aesthetic.

Rick Owens was published by Rizzoli New York in October 2011. It was written by Owens and features contributions from Francesco Bonami, Olivier Zahm, and Maria Luisa Frisa.

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Tom Ford

Tom Ford, born as Thomas Carlyle Ford in 1961 in Austin, Texas is an American fashion designer. He moved to New York to study art history at New York University. Only a year into his studies, Ford dropped out of NYU and enrolled at Parsons The New School for Design, earning a degree in architecture. After graduating, and with little experience in fashion Ford landed a job with the sportswear designer Cathy Hardwick as a design assistant. Two years later, he joined Perry Elilis. In 1990 he moved to Milan, Italy to work for Gucci and was named Design Director in 1992. He was promoted to Creative Director in 1994 and received the International Award from the CFDA the next year. When Gucci acquired Yves Saint Lauren in 1999, Ford was named as its Creative Director as well. In 2004, Ford resigned from Gucci, and would go on to release his own menswear brand Tom Ford in 2006. In 2005, Ford founded his own film production company, FADE TO BLACK and in 2009, released his film, A Single Man, based on a novel by Christopher Isherwood.

Tom Ford was written by Ford and Bridget Foley and was published by Rizzoli New York in November 2004. It catalogues Ford's work for Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent and was published to commemorate his departure from Gucci.

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Valentina Nicholaevna Sanina Schlee was a fashion designer in New York from the 1920s through the 1950s. She was born in Kiev, Ukraine in 1899 and immigrated to New York at the outset of the Russian Revolution. She became well known for her turbans and flowing dresses, utilizing the bias cuts of Madeleine Vionnet. She constructed elegant, modern, and exotic dresses for famous women, such as Katharine Hepburn, Greta Garbo, Gloria Swanson, Millicent Rogers, and Audrey Hepburn. She died in September 1989.

Valentina: American Couture and the Cult of Celebrity was published by Rizzoli New York in February 2009 in association with the Museum of the City of New York's exhibition Valentina: New York Couture and the Cult of the Celebrity. It was written by Kohle Yohannan, the curator and design historian.

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Vidal Sassoon

Vidal Sassoon, a master hairstylist and philanthropist, was born in the East End of London in 1928. Inspired by Bauhaus architecture, his career took off following the Nancy Kwan bob in 1963 and the boyish five-point haircut that cleared class and sexual distinctions. Low maintenance hairstyles signaled a cultural release from the restraints of social strata. In his Bond Street salon, both ladies and shop girls had their hair trimmed side by side. In 2009, he was made a Commander of the British Empire.

Vidal Sassoon: How One Man Changed the World with a Pair of Scissors was published by Rizzoli New York in October 2012. It combines fashion photography, candid snapshots, and recollections by Sassoon and members of his circle, such as David Bailey, Terence Donovan, and Mary Quant. It was written by Vidal Sassoon and Michael Gordon, the founded of Bumble and bumble, and features a forward by Grace Coddington.

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