Atria. But when her fantasy life at Vogue came to an end, she had to find out who she was after all those years of make-believe. When joan became the first and only american woman ever to fill paris vogue's coveted position of Editor in Chief, a “figurehead in the cult of fashion and beauty, ” she had the means to recreate for her aging father, now a widower, the life he’d enjoyed during his high-flying years, a splendid illusion of glamorous excess that could not be sustained indefinitely.
Joan’s memoir tells the story of a life lived in the best places at the most interesting times: London and New York in the swinging 1960s, Rome and Milan in the dangerous 1970s, Paris in the heady 1980s and 1990s. While joan’s story is unique, her journey toward self-discovery is refreshing and universal.
The Price of Illusion: A Memoir #ad - From joan juliet buck, chronicling her quest to discover the difference between glitter and gold, and Paris, illusion and reality, New York, compulsively readable memoir: a fabulous account of four decades spent in the creative heart of London, Los Angeles, former editor-in-chief of Paris Vogue comes her dazzling, and what looks like happiness from the thing itself.
Born into a world of make-believe as the daughter of a larger-than-life film producer, Joan Juliet Buck’s childhood was a whirlwind of famous faces, ever-changing home addresses, and a fascination with the shiny surfaces of things.
1992 - The Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983Henry Holt and Co. #ad - In the face of rampant skepticism, she triumphantly reinvents a failing magazine. Here are the inside stories of vanity fair scoops and covers that sold millions―the Reagan kiss, the sensational Annie Leibovitz cover of a gloriously pregnant, the meltdown of Princess Diana's marriage to Prince Charles, naked Demi Moore.
She survives the politics, the intrigue, and the attempts to derail her by a simple stratagem: succeeding. Named one of the best books of 2017 by Time, People, Amazon. Com, the guardian, the economist, paste magazine, Entertainment Weekly, & VogueTina Brown kept delicious daily diaries throughout her eight spectacular years as editor-in-chief of Vanity Fair.
1992 - The Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983 #ad - Summoned from london in hopes that she can save condé nast's troubled new flagship Vanity Fair, Tina Brown is immediately plunged into the maelstrom of the competitive New York media world and the backstabbing rivalries at the court of the planet's slickest, most glamour-focused magazine company. In the diary's cinematic pages, the drama, the comedy, and the struggle of running an "it" magazine come to life.
. Today they provide an incendiary portrait of the flash and dash and power brokering of the Excessive Eighties in New York and Hollywood. The vanity fair diaries is the story of an Englishwoman barely out of her twenties who arrives in New York City with a dream. Brown's vanity fair diaries is also a woman's journey, their prematurely born son, of making a home in a new country and of the deep bonds with her husband, and their daughter.
Astute, open-hearted, often riotously funny, Tina Brown's The Vanity Fair Diaries is a compulsively fascinating and intimate chronicle of a woman's life in a glittering era.
Bunny Mellon: The Life of an American Style LegendGrand Central Publishing #ad - An instant new york times bestseller * an amazon best book of the month in biographies & memoirsa new biography of bunny mellon, diplomacy, operating in the high-level arenas of politics, the style icon and American aristocrat who designed the White House Rose Garden for her friend JFK and served as a living witness to 20th Century American history, art and fashion.
Bunny mellon, who died in 2014 at age 103, was press-shy during her lifetime. With the co-operation of bunny mellon's family, author Meryl Gordon received access to thousands of pages of her letters, diaries and appointment calendars and has interviewed more than 175 people to capture the spirit of this talented American original.
Fashion Climbing: A Memoir with PhotographsPenguin Press #ad - These were halcyon days when fashion was all he ate and drank. When he was broke and hungry he'd stroll past the store windows on Fifth Avenue and feed himself on beautiful things. Fashion climbing is the story of a young man striving to be the person he was born to be: a true original. This was his education, and the birth of the democratic and exuberant taste that he came to be famous for as a photographer for The New York Times.
When he arrived in New York, he reveled in people-watching. But although he was one of the city's most recognized and treasured figures, Bill was also one of its most guarded. Between these covers, an effervescent tale of a bohemian world as it once was, is an education in style, and a final gift to the readers of one of New York's great characters.
He spent his nights at opera openings and gate-crashing extravagant balls, watching how the gowns moved, where he would take note of the styles, how the jewels hung, new and old, how the hair laid on each head. Bill's mission was to bring happiness to the world by making women an inspiration to themselves and everyone who saw them.
Fashion Climbing: A Memoir with Photographs #ad - The new york times bestseller“An obscenely enjoyable romp. The new york times book reviewthe untold story of a new York City legend's education in creativity and styleFor Bill Cunningham, above all, New York City was the land of freedom, and, glamour, style. Taking on the alias William J. Because designing under his family's name would have been a disgrace to his parents--Bill became one of the era's most outlandish and celebrated hat designers, catering to movie stars, heiresses, and artists alike.
The Only Place to BeRandom House #ad - Iris bromley, gossip columnists, the unhappy daughter of a California orange juice magnate, encounters a world of film directors, models, actors, and gambling tycoons on her road to maturity.
Loulou & Yves: The Untold Story of Loulou de La Falaise and the House of Saint LaurentSt. Martin's Press #ad - Behind yves’s encomiums are a pair of aristocrat parents―loulou’s shiftless French father and menacingly chic English mother―who abandoned her to a childhood of foster care and sexual abuse; Loulou’s recurring desperation to leave Yves and go out on her own; and the grandiose myths surrounding her family.
Descending in a direct line from coco chanel and elsa schiaparelli, as the “highest of haute bohemia, she was celebrated at her death in 2011, aged just sixty-four, ” a feckless adventuress in the art of living―and the one person Yves Saint Laurent could not live without. Yves was the most influential designer of his times; possibly also the most neurasthenic.
No one interested in fashion, style, or the high-flying intrigues of café society will want to miss Christopher Petkanas’s exuberantly entertaining oral biography Loulou & Yves: The Untold Story of Loulou de La Falaise and the House of Saint Laurent. Dauntless, “in the bone” style made Loulou de La Falaise one of the great fashion firebrands of the twentieth century.
Loulou & Yves: The Untold Story of Loulou de La Falaise and the House of Saint Laurent #ad - In an exquisitely intimate, muse, sometimes painful personal and professional relationship, Loulou was his creative right hand, alter ego and the virtuoso behind all the flamboyant accessories that were a crucial component of the YSL “look. For thirty years, until his retirement in 2002, yves relied on Loulou to inspire him, make him laugh and talk him off the ledge―the enchanted formula that brought him from one historic collection to the next.
Yves’s many tributes shape loulou’s memory, as if everything there was to know about this fugitive, Giacometti-like figure could be told by her clanking bronze cuffs, towering fur toques, the turquoise boulders on her fingers and her working friendship with the man who put women in pants. Loulou felt that her life had been kidnapped by the operatic workings of the House of Saint Laurent, and in her last years faced financial ruin.
Avedon: Something PersonalSpiegel & Grau #ad - No one knew him better than did Norma Stevens, who for thirty years was his business partner and closest confidant. L. He possessed a mystique so unique it was itself a kind of genius—everyone fell under his spell. Aronson masterfully trace avedon’s life from his birth to his death, in 2004, at the age of eighty-one, while at work in Texas for The New Yorker whose first-ever staff photographer he had become in 1992.
He also went on the road to find and photograph remarkable uncelebrated faces, with an eye toward constructing a grand composite picture of America. Not unlike richard avedon’s own defining portraits, the book delivers the person beneath the surface, with all his contradictions and complexities, and in all his touching humanity.
Avedon: Something Personal #ad - Aronson. But the richard avedon the world saw was perhaps his greatest creation: he relentlessly curated his reputation and controlled his image, managing to remain, for all his exposure, among the most private of celebrities. Avedon dazzled even his most dazzling subjects. Avedon: something personal is the confiding, compelling full story of a man who for half a century was an enormous influence on both high and popular culture, on both fashion and art—to this day he remains the only artist to have had not one but two retrospectives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art during his lifetime.
In avedon: something personal—equal parts memoir, biography, and oral history, including an intimate portrait of the legendary Avedon studio—Stevens and co-author Steven M. Over six richly productive decades, iconic fashion photographs as the star photographer for Harper’s Bazaar and then Vogue, he created landmark advertising campaigns, groundbreaking books, and unforgettable portraits of everyone who was anyone.
Wear and Tear: The Threads of My LifeScribner #ad - Both of tracy’s parents, particularly her father, were known as much for what they wore as what they wrote. A candid, entertaining memoir told through clothes. Tracy peacock tynan grew up in london in the 1950’s and 60s, Vivien Leigh, privy to her parents’ glamorous parties and famous friends—Laurence Olivier, and Orson Welles.
Cecil beaton and Katharine Hepburn were her godparents. These stylish showbiz people were role models for Tracy, who became a clotheshorse at a young age. Tracy was named after katherine Hepburn’s character, in the classic film, Tracy Lord, The Philadelphia Story. Tracy’s father, kenneth tynan, the observer, was a powerful theater critic and writer for the Evening Standard, and The New Yorker.
She tackles issues big and small using clothes as an entrée—relationships, marriage, children, her parent’s decline and deaths, and her work as a costume designer are all recounted with humor, with insight, blended families, stepchildren, and with the special joy that can only come from finding the perfect outfit.
Wear and Tear: The Threads of My Life #ad - Her mother was elaine dundy, a successful novelist and biographer, whose works have recently been revived by The New York Review of Books. In the tynans’ social circles, style was essential, and Tracy had firm ideas about her own clothing for as long as she can remember. She recalls her father’s dandy attire and her mother’s Pucci dresses, her father’s prodigious talents and celebrity lifestyle, as well as her parents’ rancorous marriage and divorce, and her mother’s lifelong struggle with addiction.
When tracy started writing about her life she found that clothing was the focus of many of her stories.
I.M.: A MemoirFlatiron Books #ad - He tells what it was like to be an out gay man in a homophobic age and to witness the ravaging effects of the AIDS epidemic. Brimming with intimate details and inimitable wit, Isaac's narrative reveals not just the glamour of his years, but the grit beneath the glitz. Until now. In I. M. Isaac mizrahi offers a poignant, candid, and touching look back on his life so far.
In his elegant memoir, insomnia, Isaac delves into his lifelong battles with weight, and depression. Illuminates deep emotional truths. Scribner. Instant new york times bestseller“in I. M. Isaac mizrahi puts his life to paper with the same mix of spirit and wryness as the designs he popularized. Vanity fairisaac mizrahi is sui generis: designer, cabaret performer, talk-show host, a TV celebrity.
I.M.: A Memoir #ad - Yet ever since he shot to fame in the late 1980s, the private Isaac Mizrahi has remained under wraps. Rich with memorable stories from in and out of the spotlight, I. M. I. M.
Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess MargaretFarrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - Peter sellers was madly in love with her. Francis Bacon heckled her. Scribner. Andy Warhol photographed her. One friend said he had never known an unhappier woman. By the time of her death in 2002, she had come to personify disappointment. Princess margaret aroused passion and indignation in equal measures. In her 1950s heyday, she was seen as one of the most glamorous and desirable women in the world.
The wisdom of the book, and the artistry, is in how Brown subtly expands his lens from Margaret’s misbehavior. She iced out Princess Diana and humiliated Elizabeth Taylor. Combining interviews, parodies, lists, announcements, diaries, and essays, parallel lives, Craig Brown’s Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret is a kaleidoscopic experiment in biography and a witty meditation on fame and art, catalogues, snobbery and deference, dreams, bohemia and high society.
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Bill Cunningham: On the Street: Five Decades of Iconic PhotographyClarkson Potter #ad - I. M. A memoir hardcover - February 26, 2019. Here you’ll find cunningham’s distinctive chronicling of the 1980s transit strike, the rise of 1990s casual Fridays, the sadness that fell over the city following 9/11, the onset of selfies, Inauguration Day 2009, and many other significant moments. This enduring portfolio is enriched by essays that provide a revealing portrait of Cunningham and a few of his many fascinations and influences, Guy Trebay, contributed by Cathy Horyn, Tiina Loite, Ruth La Ferla, and a much favored subject, Jacob Bernstein, Penelope Green, Vanessa Friedman, Anna Wintour.
New york times bestseller • the first published collection of photographs by the icon of street style, bringing together favorites published in The New York Times alongside never-before-seen work across five decades. A dazzling kaleidoscope from the gaze of an artist who saw beauty at every turn. André leon talley bill cunningham’s photography captured the evolution of style, of trends, and of the everyday, both in New York City and in Paris.
Bill Cunningham: On the Street: Five Decades of Iconic Photography #ad - More than anything, on the Street is a timeless representation of Cunningham’s commitment to capturing the here and now. An absolute delight. People Scribner. But his work also shows that street style is not only about fashion; it’s about the people and the changing culture. These photographs—many never before seen, others having originally appeared in The New York Times and elsewhere—move from decade to decade, beginning in the 1970s and continuing until Cunningham’s death in 2016.