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The Resource Gods and kings : the rise and fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano, Dana Thomas

Gods and kings : the rise and fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano, Dana Thomas

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Gods and kings : the rise and fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano
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Gods and kings
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the rise and fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano
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Dana Thomas
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eng
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  • Analyzes the ends of two preeminent fashion designers to demonstrate how they were casualties of the war between art and commerce, chronicling their rise and achievements while sharing insights into how art has suffered at the hands of economic demands
  • More than two decades ago, John Galliano and Alexander McQueen arrived on the fashions scene when the business was in an artistic and economic rut. Both wanted to revolutionize fashion in a way no one had in decades. They shook the establishment out of its bourgeois, minimalist stupor with daring, sexy designs. They turned out landmark collections in mesmerizing, theatrical shows that retailers and critics still gush about and designers continue to reference. Their approach to fashion was wildly different--Galliano began as an illustrator, McQueen as a Savile Row tailor. Galliano led the way with his sensual bias-cut gowns and his voluptuous hourglass tailoring, which he presented in romantic storybook-like settings. McQueen, though nearly ten years younger than Galliano, was a brilliant technician and a visionary artist who brought a new reality to fashion, as well as an otherworldly beauty. For his first official collection at the tender age of twenty-three, McQueen did what few in fashion ever achieve: he invented a new silhouette, the Bumster
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Title
Gods and kings
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In her groundbreaking work, Gods and Kings, acclaimed journalist Dana Thomas tells the true story of McQueen and Galliano. In so doing, she reveals the relentless world of couture - and the price it demanded of the very ones who saved it
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collective biography
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10284555
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AZZPT
Dewey number
  • 746.9/20922
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  • portraits
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Index
index present
LC call number
TT505.A1
LC item number
T46 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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the rise and fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano
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Dana Thomas
Gods and kings : the rise and fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano, Dana Thomas
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Gods and kings : the rise and fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano, Dana Thomas
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Includes bibliographical references (page 383) and index
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ocn877911954
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Extent
422 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of chiefly color plates
Isbn
9781594204944
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portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)877911954

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