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McDowell, Colin

Works: 58 works in 290 publications in 5 languages and 7,439 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Pictorial works  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Humor  Portraits  Juvenile works  Dictionaries  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Creator, Editor, Other, Dancer
Classifications: GT2130, 746.92092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Colin McDowell
Most widely held works by Colin McDowell
Shoes : fashion and fantasy by Colin McDowell( Book )

34 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents over 300 illustrations of shoes and documents the fashion and fantasy of footwear
Hats : status, style, and glamour by Colin McDowell( Book )

23 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From ancient Egypt to Ascot, from Versailles to the White House lawn, McDowell presents the history and the stories of hats, hatters, and milliners and the societies they reflect
McDowell's directory of twentieth century fashion by Colin McDowell( Book )

18 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and French and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of fashion, offers brief biographical profiles of top artists, photographers, and designers and shows a variety of modern fashion
Fashion today by Colin McDowell( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colin McDowell's survey explores a range of fashions from Dior's new look to Belgian deconstructionism, Japanese futurism to British eclecticism, whilst charting and identifying the vast changes that have taken place since 1947
The man of fashion : peacock males and perfect gentlemen by Colin McDowell( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galliano by Colin McDowell( Book )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This uniquely personal book not only showcases Galliano's designs for couture clothing, but reveals his inspirations and influences, his home, haunts, travels, and friends, and his own inimitable, often outrageous personal style. Over 250 illustrations - including previously unpublished sketches - show his trademark historic-romantic look
A woman of style by Colin McDowell( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The anatomy of fashion : why we dress the way we do by Colin McDowell( Book )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why do we dress the way we do? Why has fashion changed and evolved over the centuries? How did the 3-piece suit come about? What is a ruff? Why have hemlines risen and fallen over time? Why did a suntan replace the pale, peaches-and-cream face as the sign of a high-class woman? In this book, fashion specialist Colin McDowell goes beyond standard fashion histories and narrative surveys to answer all these questions and more. Fashion is both functional and expressive we wear clothes to keep warm or for protection but they also articulate the way we feel and are often used to impress. Fashion trends are influenced by history and their social context. For example, the waistcoat is often believed to have been introduced as part of the Victorian 3-piece suit. In fact, it was brought to England by Charles II in 1666 after his restoration and return from exile at the French court. Samuel Pepys, diarist and civil servant, wrote: 'The King hath yesterday in council declared his resolution of setting a fashion for clothes which he will never alter. It will be a vest, I know not well how.' Charles wanted the new garment to be part of a restrained national dress for gentlemen and the vest flourished throughout Georgian times as a show-off garment made of rich silks and heavily embroidered, often in silver and gold
Ralph Lauren by Ralph Lauren( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ralph Lauren isn't easy to define. Unlike many designers, he is not known for a single signature look, but rather for his sweeping dreams of American living. Over the course of his career, the images of luxury, adventure, and beauty that he created have come to define American style. In this visually stunning book, Lauren speaks candidly for the first time ever about himself and his art. In part one, we get to know the designer through never-before-seen pictures of him in private life and with his family, living the lives he designs for. In his own words, we hear about his life, work, and inspiration. In the second part, Lauren displays and writes about his most important, most iconic, and most beloved work, hand-picked from hundreds of runway shows, collections, and his signature cinematic advertising campaigns
Jean Paul Gaultier by Colin McDowell( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dressed to kill : sex, power & clothes by Colin McDowell( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hundred years of royal style by Colin McDowell( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diana style by Colin McDowell( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and German and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tribute to the design efforts behind the late princess's public persona traces her transformation from an insecure and unworldly teen to a high-profile icon and the relationship between her private world and fashion choices
Forties fashion and the new look by Colin McDowell( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction by Hardy Amies; Last trumpets, first bugles - Costume of war - Life goes on - Other frontiers, other dreams - The New Look
Drawing fashion : a century of fashion illustration by Colin McDowell( Book )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and Danish and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This stunning survey reveals the genre of fashion drawing to be an art form in its own right. Drawing Fashion celebrates renowned art dealer Joëlle Chariau's unique collection of some of the most remarkable fashion illustrations from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. These original works define the fine art of illustrating fashion, from Poiret, Chanel, Balenciaga, and Dior to Comme des Garçons, McQueen, and Viktor & Rolf. This catalogue, which accompanies the exhibition at the Design Museum in London, showcases fashion illustrators at their creative heights: Lepape at the beginning of the century, Bérard in the 1930s and Forties, Cecil Beaton in the Fifties, Antonio from the Sixties to the Eighties, and current artists Mats Gustafson, François Berthoud, and Aurore de La Morinerie. In their engaging and highly informative essays, New York Times Magazine journalist Holly Brubach and London Sunday Times chief fashion writer Colin McDowell reveal how the art of drawing fashion continues to reflect not only the spirit and style of the decades, but also the wider social and cultural changes of the past century."
The literary companion to fashion by Colin McDowell( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matthew Williamson by Colin McDowell( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Matthew Williamson' is a comprehensive fashion monograph on this commercially successful young designer. The book begins with an essay by fashion historian Colin McDowell who takes us on a vivid journey through Williamson's career, from his college shows at Central St Martins in London to his first collection in 1997
The designer scam by Colin McDowell( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kritische analyse van de modewereld: de couturiers, de modepers, de marketing en de bedrijven achter de modeshows
Jimmy Choo XV by Tamara Mellon( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recognition of fifteen years of Jimmy Choo's fashions, Tamara Mellon highlights 15 of the most recognizable and iconic shoes
Betsy Hulton and Dancers( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Alternative Names
Colin McDowell British journalist and academic

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English (202)

French (12)

German (2)

Danish (1)

Italian (1)

Hats : status, style, and glamourFashion todayThe man of fashion : peacock males and perfect gentlemenGallianoA woman of styleRalph LaurenJean Paul GaultierDiana style