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CARTIER DAZZLING HIGH JEWELRY AND PRECIOUS OBJECTS By François Chaille

CARTIER DAZZLING HIGH JEWELRY AND PRECIOUS OBJECTS By François Chaille Flammarion / ISBN: 978-2-08-020260-4 Previous volumes in the expansive Cartier library have presented the latest creations from this illustrious house’s High Jewelry workshop; precious stones and the craft of fine jewelry-making are at the heart of this latest volume, which also explores the fascinating narrative behind these storied creations. Notably, Cartier Dazzling reveals the history of the celebrated Romanov sapphire; its many jeweled iterations, and the fascinating lives of its owners. It opens with how Cartier uncovered the identity of the original owner— the vivacious Maria Feodorovna, mother of Tsar Nicholas II—and the dramatic details of her life—the loss of her first love and later her infant son to meningitis, her husband...

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High Jewelry And Precious Objects By Cartier

High Jewelry And Precious Objects By CartierThe Odyssey of a StyleBy Francois ChailleFlammarion, distributed by Rizzoli New York The inimitable Cartier style is the product of a wide range of inspirations and this sumptuous new volume is divided into chapters devoted to influential categories including the mystery and opulence of China, India, Africa and the Orient; the energy of striking, iconic architecture; the voluptuousness of Orchids; and the strength and grace of Panthers—one of Cartier’s most treasured signature motifs. Featuring 230 color images, many of them full-page to show every exquisite detail, this lavish book presents one hundred pieces from Cartier’s most recent collections: modern pieces of high jewelry and precious objects conceived in the spirit of Cartier’s traditional values...

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How To Read Fashion... A Crash Course in Styles, Designers, and Couture.

How To Read Fashion... A Crash Course in Styles, Designers, and Couture.By Fiona Ffoulkes, Rizzoli New York, 2013Styles are constantly changing and designers are forever recycling and reinventing.... making it hard to remember where the well-known classics come from. This book references styles of the past and explores the accessories that complete any outfit, including makeup, hair, jewelry, handbags, scarves and shoes. You'll find out which fashion house made the pantsuit acceptable evening wear and how Brigitte Bardot popularized the the bikini in Cannes. How To read Fashion uncovers the fashion secrets of the little black dress, the Birkin bag, the trench coat, and much more.This handy guide helps you to better understand fashion as it covers major fashion trends,...

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Stars In Dior

© STARS IN DIOR, Rizzoli New York, 2012Foreword by Serge Toubiana, Introduction by Florence Müller, Text by Jérôme HanoverCover: Charlize Theron, photographed by Alexi Lubomirski, wearing a dress inspired by a design from the Christian Dior Prêt-à-porter collection by John Galliano, Fall-Winter 2008. © Alexi Lubomirski.“No Dior, no Dietrich!” Marlene Dietrich famously told Alfred Hitchcock, a director to whom few would have dared dictate such a demand, but such was the glamorous actress’s devotion to Christian Dior, a dedication many stars have since found equally irresistible.Starting in 1942, the house of Dior has garnered an impressive filmography, including over 90 films dressing the most ravishing stars in cinematic history—both on and off screen.  Christian Dior was fascinated by film and most notably...

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Tamara de Lempicka: The Queen Of The Modern

Tamara de Lempicka: The Queen of the ModernEdited by Gioia MoriSkira, 2011A cosmopolitan painter and icon of the art deco movement, Tamara de Lempicka created images that became the symbols of. the "crazy" 1920s and 1930s. She was possibly that period's most brilliant exponent, cultivating her talent and building an image of an elegant and sophisticated woman... the extravagant protagonist of the European high life.Through scrupulous scientific analysis of 120 paintings and works on paper, this beautiful publication recreates the artistic atmosphere of the time, suggesting unique parallels and comparisons with contemporary works. It also offers us a cross section of the artist's lifewhich was filled with glamour and marked by the historical events of the 20th century.This beautiful book...

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