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Grumbach, Didier

Works: 19 works in 67 publications in 6 languages and 963 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Interviews  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: TT504.6.F7, 746.92
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Most widely held works by Didier Grumbach
History of international fashion by Didier Grumbach( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First English translation of critically-acclaimed book opens the door to the fascinating universe of fashion. This book is not just a history of fashion from the early days of the creation of dressmaking fashion to the development of ready-to-wear manufacturing and the global enterprise it is today. Its ambition is to be the story of the creation, the evolution, and the implosion of the fashion related professions. With readable, highly-informative, and entertaining text--coupled with stunning photography--this book offers valuable insights into a profession which, unlike any other social body, is determined as much by its origins as by its economic context. Didier Grumbach walks you down the runways of fashion history and unfolds the secrets of the industry with stories and accounts from those who have played an active part in its development from the 1920s to the present. And he knows what he is talking about: he was born, grew up and made his mark in the circle that he opens for us here. For decades, he has collected archives, met with witnesses, interacted with the most influential players, and opened doors which are normally kept firmly shut. In his international bestseller, he finally offers us a 20th century illustrated history of fashion like no other--a saga, a family business, with noble fathers, prodigal sons, enthusiasms, passions, hatreds, strokes of genius and, of course, failures. The heroes are Dior, Saint Laurent, Kenzo, Sonia Rykiel, Prada, Hermès, and others. Their adventures are presented in an innovative chronological--and logical--order. From haute couture to the boom in ready-to-wear, the clothing industry, creators and designers, we witness the evolution in techniques, the shifting trends in the market, how an art matures and a culture changes. We also discover how the French ventured out of Paris to meet New York, London, Tokyo and Beijing. This book is a must for fashion lovers, professionals, and students who will find a thousand references never before presented. It will also enlighten the curious reader who wishes to go behind the scenes of this most seductive of theaters
Fashion show : Paris style by Pamela A Parmal( Book )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rich in talented designers, skilled craftsmen, and native stylishness, the City of Lights has been capital of chic since the 17th century. This book explores the ideas and inspirations motivating Paris fashion throughout the ages and investigates why, in an era of globalisation, this city remains the undisputed Mecca of great clothing design
Histoires de la mode by Didier Grumbach( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Didier Grumbach sait de quoi il parle : il est né, a grandi et s'est affirmé dans le cercle qu'il ouvre ici pour nous. Il ne s'est cependant pas contenté de convoquer ses souvenirs. Depuis des années, il accumule les archives, rencontre les témoins, franchit les portes qui d'habitude restent closes. Et il nous propose enfin une histoire de la mode au XXe siècle conçue à la manière d'une saga, d'une affaire de famille, avec ses pères nobles, ses fils prodigues, ses enthousiasmes, ses passions, ses haines, ses coups de génie, ses échecs.0Les aventures individuelles? nos " héros " s'appellent Dior, Saint Laurent, Kenzo, Sonia Rykiel, Prada ou Hermès? s'ordonnent selon une chronologie et une logique qui, jusqu'alors, n'avaient pas été établies. De la haute couture à l'explosion du prêt-à-porter, des confectionneurs, des stylistes et des créateurs, nous voyons tout à la fois évoluer les techniques, varier un marché, mûrir un art et changer une culture
Madame Grès : sculptural fashion by Alix Grès( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanies an exhibition at the MoMu Fashion Museum, Province of Antwerp from September - February 2013. A remarkable couturier, with a career spanning half a century, Madame Alix Grès (1903-1993) was known for using delicate pleats which turned ordinary fabric into Grecian-style. This is the first monograph of her extraordinary work. Madame Grès launched her design house under the name Grès in Paris in 1942. Formally trained as a sculptress, she produced haute couture designs for an array of fashionable women, including the Duchess of Windsor, Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Dolores del Rio. Her signature was cut-outs on gowns that made exposed skin part of the design, yet still had a classical, sophisticated feel. She was renowned for being the last of the haute couture houses to establish a ready-to-wear line
Tsumori Chisato by Chisato Tsumori( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first book on the work of Tsumori Chisato, a fashion designer who has gained a cult following for her uncanny ability to create clothes with a manga-bohemian charm. Tsumori Chisato scaled the commanding heights of Japanese and international fashion in the 1990s with color as the critical virtue. Reacting to the somber minimalism that is even now conjured by any mention of "serious" Japanese fashion in the West, this new world is playful, unabashedly romantic in its femininity, and awash in vivid color. By turns streetwise and homespun, Tsumori's latest collections eloquently convey the maturation of a style, one that has grown since her days of apprenticing with Issey Miyake and designing for the highly successful Issey Sport Line. Most recently applauded for a stylistic and thematic repertoire that has drawn upon Nordic, nautical, and 1970s style, her collections occupy an interstice between function and gesture. Conceived as the first comprehensive document of Tsumori Chisato's work, this book opens a door to her inner life and aspirations, giving readers a one-way ticket to destinations that exist only in Tsumori's mind. Visually stunning, this book is filled with dozens of the designer's signature illustrations and sketches, playful anecdotes, and essays by fashion critics and curators, perfectly capturing Tsumori's brilliant balance of fantasy and reality. Includes conversations between Chisato Tsumori and Kaoru Kasai and Kenzo Takada
Viktor & Rolf : haute couture book by Viktor & Rolf (Firm)( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poiret : Paul Poiret, 1879-1944 by Yvonne Deslandres( Book )

11 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in 4 languages and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paul Poiret remains unchallenged as the greatest creator of haute couture in the early years of this century. Revolutionizing the feminine shape by freeing it from the corset, he offered women simple, elegent yet opulent apparel, cut from the finest fabrics. Taking his inspiration from Africa and the Orient, Poiret created dresses which reflect the gorgeous detail and rich colours of these exotic cultures." --Book jacket
Haute Couture in Paris 1960-1968 : Illustrationen von Trude Rein( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madame Grès : sculptural fashion by Alix Grès( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue first published in French by Paris-Musées, 2011
Shiatzy Chen by Didier Grumbach( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Influenced by ancient Chinese culture and modern Western techniques, Shiatzy Chen is considered the foremost luxury Chinese designer, and the brand continues to expand throughout the world. This handsomely illustrated volume captures the essence of the exclusive label, from its intricate and unique designs and embroidery to its exquisite tailoring and craftsmanship, and beautifully presents the history of this avant-garde fashion icon"--Publisher's website
Istorii ale modei by Didier Grumbach( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in Romanian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoires de mode "pouvoir"( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Madame Grès : sculptural fashion by Didier Grumbach( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Miyake Issey exhibition : the work of Miyake Issey by Issei Miyake( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Viktor en Rolf haute couture book by Groninger Museum( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Paul Poiret: König der Mode( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Paul Poiret war von 1903 bis zum Ende des Ersten Weltkriegs der einflussreichste Modeschöpfer, nicht nur in Frankreich, sondern auf der ganzen Welt. In Paris hatte er den Beinamen "Le Magnifique", in Amerika nannten sie ihn ehrfürchtig King of Fashion, König der Mode. ..." []

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Fashion show : Paris style
Alternative Names
Didier Grumbach empresari francès

Didier Grumbach empresario francés

Didier Grumbach Frans ondernemer

Didier Grumbach French businessperson

Didier Grumbach homme d'affaires français

Дидье Грумбах предприниматель, коллекционер современного искусства

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