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the Killer detail

defining moments in fashion

Sartorialist Icons from Cary Grant to Kate Moss

by François Armanet & Élisabeth Quin

foreword by Azzedine Alaïa

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Within these details lies the beauty of gestures that leave their imprint on the present and that stand the test of times. François Armanet & Élisabeth Quin

 

 

An impeccable lesson in style through the lens of the icons of our times, from Ingrid Bergman to Louise Bourgeois, from Greta Garbo to Patty Smith, from Sophia Loren to Dennis Hopper. This volume examines the most influential stars of the twentieth century and the “killer detail” that made them stand out and for which they would forever be remembered. It is a particular feature that catches the eye, encapsulates an attitude, or refines a style, distinguishing the wearer from the crowd. The Killer Detail is a veritable fashion show featuring writers, artists, performers, and models who all left their mark on the twentieth century as bellwethers of style. The accessories, the coats, the suits, the undergarments, the shirts and even the headgear which made them so familiar to us, are reported with accurancy. These are the individuals who dared to invent new perspectives in fashion and adopted fresh trends that would be reinvented by others continually for years to come.

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the Killer detail

defining moments in fashion

Sartorialist Icons from Cary Grant to Kate Moss

by François Armanet & Élisabeth Quin

foreword by Azzedine Alaïa

19, 5 x 26,5 cm, 264 pp, 45 euro

Flammarion ed.

On sale at 10 Corso Como Bookshop

Posted on: Friday, December 6th, 2013

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