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Icons Of Fashion: The 20th Century by Gerda Buxbaum (Prestel Publishing) (Hardcover) From Coco Chanel to Christian Dior, Kenzo to Versace, grunge to haute couture, every period and major name in twentieth-century fashion is included in this comprehensive collection of photographs, drawings, and fascinating historical text. Organized intosections according to style, it features double-page spreads highlighting every aspect of fashion: designers, models, critics and fashion photographers. Gorgeous images by Peter Lindbergh, Nick Knight, Mario Testino, and others capture the attitudes and artistry of fashion as it evolved over the decades. As glamorous as its subject, this colorful survey will provide inspiration for anyone fascinated with the world of fashion.

Now available in an attractive and nicely priced flexi edition, this best-selling book is an opulent and absorbing overview of the fashion world throughout the twentieth century.

24-Hour Dresscode for Men by Birgit Engel (Feierabend Verlag) With this book a man is well advised around the clock. Entertaining and informative in equal measure, this volume provides outfits of good taste and style for every hour of the day. Readers learn everything there is to know about appropriate clothing and the right style on the job, in the evening, or for purely private moments. The book includes valuable tips and suggestions for combining basic garments that belong in every wardrobe, timeless classics, as well as trendy pieces in a way that underscores each man’s very individual stylen From head to foot, this is an inviting read for every situation.


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