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CULTURE

FASHIONABLE
FRIENDS
READING
OF MITCHELL STORES

BOOKS FOR
FASHIONISTAS
This fall season, keep on
top of your fashion game
with some fascinating
reads. Ranging from
stories of iconic
designers and their
legacies to trends in
both women and mens
design, to fashions
overall impact on mass
culture, these books will
entertain and inform-and make a great gift or
a stylish addition to any
coffee table!

YVES SAINT LAURENT:


THE PERFECTION OF STYLE
BY FLORENCE MULLER

ADVANCED STYLE:
OLDER & WISER
BY ARI SETH COHEN

This book takes an intimate look at Saint


Laurent, his influences, process and rise
to become one of the most famous and
influential designers of all times. From
aspiring designer to protog of Christian
Dior, through running his own fashion
house from 1961 to 2002, Yves Saint
Laurent: The Perfection of Style takes the
reader through the late designers personal
and professional journey. Featuring never
before seen (gorgeous) sketches and
photographs, it gives a close look at his
artistic process and the meanings behind
his designs and how Saint Laurents
radical clothes for the modern woman
continue to inspire other designers and
fashion lovers around the globe.

Advanced Style: Older & Wiser is an


homage to the confidence, beauty, and
unapologetic style that can only be
achieved through experience. It features
street fashion like youve never seen it
beforefocused on the over-60 set in the
worlds most stylish locales. The ladies
(and men) followed are enjoying their later
years with grace, individuality and lots of
joie de vivre. The book includes images
from cities all over the world and shorts
essay that provide advice and secrets
from the featured women and men. The
book is based on Cohens blog Advanced
Style, which was inspired by his ineffable
grandmother, and has made appearances
in the New York Times, The Huffington
Post and other national media. An
inspiring read for fashionistas of any age!

SEX & SUITS:


THE EVOLUTION OF MODERN DRESS
BY ANNE HOLLANDER
Sex & Suits highlights the fascinating
journey and evolution of both men and
womens fashion from the medieval period
to the late 20th century. Hollander, a
historian of art and dress, investigates the
relationship between fashion and gender.
He argues that it is fact menswear that
has served as the trendsetter in fashion,
with womens usually a step or two behind.
Using the traditional male suit as an
example, she shows how the iconic form
has evolved over time, influencing and
inspiring womens styles with the use of
small alterations.

COUTURE CONFESSIONS EBOOK:


TWENTIETH-CENTURY FASHION
ICONS IN THEIR OWN WORDS
BY PAMELA GOLBIN
Couture Confessions features many of
fashions most important icons, including
Vionnet, Chanel, Dior, and Saint Laurent,
and illustrates how their influence on the
industry continues to prevail, long after
their passing. Chief curator of the Muse
de la Mode et du Textile in Paris, Goblin
provides a fresh and detailed look into
the lives of these legendary designers;
through constructing conversations in
the designers own words, she allows their
personalities to come alive throughout
the book. Beautifully designed, this book
features illustrations by internationally
known illustrator and designer, Yann
Legendre.

20TH-CENTURY FASHION:
100 YEARS OF APPAREL ADS
BY ALISON A. NIEDER
The story of modern fashion-- from
couture to mass market, this book
details fashions journey, beginning
as something only for elite members
of society, to a widespread global
phenomenon. Using 400 fashion
advertisements from the Jim
Heimann Collection, Nieder shows
the evolution of fashion over the last
100 years for both men and womens
styles as it became ingrained in the
mass culture of society. Nieder has
worked in fashion since 1985, and
is currently the executive editor of
California Apparel News, a fashion
trade publication.

I MUST TELL YOU I AM NOT REALLY AN OLD LADY; JUST CLEVERLY


DISGUISED AS ONE. ART AND COLOR KEEP ME YOUNG, KEEP
ME SANE. BE BOLD, BE ADVENTUROUS. DO PROFOUND THINGS,
DAZZLE YOURSELF AND THE WORLD. CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIETY
AND LIVE LARGE. LIFE IS SHORT, MAKE EVERY MOMENT COUNT.
SUE KREITZMAN, FROM ADVANCED STYLE: OLDER & WISER