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Golbin, Pamela 1970-

Works: 48 works in 150 publications in 5 languages and 2,268 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Biographies  Biography  Interviews  Pictorial works  Exhibition, pictorial works  Illustrated works  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Publishing director, Editor, Curator, Other, Organizer of meeting, wst, Author of introduction, Director
Classifications: TT504, 746.920922
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Pamela Golbin
Most widely held works by Pamela Golbin
Fashion designers by Pamela Golbin( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Artistry and social history merge in this engaging look at fabulous fashions of the post-World War II era and the influential designers who created them. Here are the fashion titans - Chanel, Dior, Armani, Rykiel, and other greats - who dress the most glamorous and powerful women in the world and the styles that are then eagerly embraced by women everywhere." "Spotlighting thirty-five international, iconic fashion greats from France, the United States, England, Italy, Germany, and Japan, an industry insider traces the development of women's fashions in the modern era - from 1947 to the present. Decade by decade, through ever-changing shifts from lower to higher hemlines, bright colors to neutrals, soft to padded shoulders, pointed to natural breasts, every style is shown. The author outlines the social climate that fostered each trend and helped define who we are or want to be - as expressed by the clothes we wear. Profiles of the designers focus on their individual contributions to fashion and analyze the progression of each career, giving readers a fresher understanding of the creative process that drives the fascinating world of fashion"--Jacket
Valentino : themes and variations by Pamela Golbin( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and German and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume focuses on Valentino's haute couture creations, highlighting the most important and iconic designs of a half-century in fashion through the recurring motifs in Valentino's work--variations on the ideas of line, surface, and volume as well as themes such as geometry, pleats, and flowers. In addition, unprecedented photography of Valentino's last collection fitting and the backstage of his runway show reveals Valentino's private world for the first time."--Jacket
Couture confessions : fashion legends in their own words by Pamela Golbin( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Late legendary couturiers of modern fashion speaking eloquently about life, design, and inspiration. Vionnet, Chanel, Dior, Saint Laurent, McQueen?these names define haute couture, and long after the designers have passed away, their influence on fashion continues to be profound. In an exceptional compilation of the original words of these couturiers, Couture Confessions provides a unique and in-depth look at the lives and work of these fashion icons. In this engaging, beautifully designed book, Pamela Golbin, acclaimed chief curator of twentieth-century fashion and textiles at Paris?s Mus?e des Arts D?coratifs, has ingeniously constructed conversations in the designers? own words that highlight their compelling personal stories as well as essential fashion "moments"?from designers Paul Poiret, Crist?bal Balenciaga, Madame Gr?s, Alexander McQueen, Madeleine Vionnet, and Gabrielle Chanel to Elsa Schiaparelli, Yves Saint Laurent, Jeanne Lanvin, Pierre Balmain, and Christian Dior. Featuring striking illustrations by internationally recognized illustrator Yann Legendre, each "interview" asks the questions every fashion lover has always wanted to ask, making these legends approachable, human, and ever more inspiring." -- from publisher's websites
Balenciaga Paris by Cristobal Balenciaga( Book )

22 editions published in 2006 in English and French and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht van de creaties van de Spaanse modeontwerper (1895-1972)
Madeleine Vionnet( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Famous for the "bias cut," Madeleine Vionnet s sophisticated approach to couture remains a pervasive influence today. Eschewing artificial and restrictive padding and stiffening, she liberated the female form with designs that integrated movement and comfort into women s fashion. She also championed unusual fabrics that were luxurious and sensual yet simple and modern - chiffon, silk, crepe de chine, gabardine, and satin. Her most revolutionary creations - the handkerchief dress, cowl neck, and halter top - cling to and seamlessly move with the wearer. Vionnet s principles of elegance, movement, architectural form, and timeless style continue to inform contemporary fashion." "This lavishly illustrated book showcases Vionnet s daringly original designs photographed especially for this book alongside original sketches and archival images by such icons as Horst and Hoyningen-Huene."--BOOK JACKET
Louis Vuitton/Marc Jacobs by Pamela Golbin( Book )

19 editions published in 2012 in 3 languages and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fascinating publication presents the roles two men have played in turning a small workshop in nineteenth-century Paris into one of the most successful and recognized brands in the world. Known for both craftsmanship and must-have high design, Louis Vuitton the luxury house was started by its eponymous founder in 1854. The first half of this publication traces the innovations by Vuitton, who turned the little-known guild profession of emballeur (packer) into the foremost luxury trunk maker in Paris, with a clientele that included in his lifetime the French nobility as well as the elite of a prosperous empire. Prime and never-before-seen examples of Vuitton's craftsmanship, along with the fashion that went into them, are the highlights of these chapters. The second half of the book examines the role of Marc Jacobs as Louis Vuitton's creative director (since 1997), who took the Louis Vuitton house into a new era with a series of collaborations with artists and designers--such as Takashi Murakami, Richard Prince, and Stephen Sprouse--as well as designing a line of highly successful and desired clothing for the company. By examining two divergent but often similar careers one hundred years apart, "Louis Vuitton / Marc Jacobs" is not only a layered study of the evolution of a luxury brand in the past 150 years but also a celebration of technical and design innovations in the new century
Dries Van Noten by Pamela Golbin( Book )

14 editions published in 2014 in 3 languages and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dries Van Noten is an icon of Antwerp Fashion. Being part of the Antwerp 6, he became prominent in the international fashion world by the end of the eighties. Described by the NY Times as "one of fashion's most cerebral designers", he won the International Award of the Council of Fashion Designers of America in 2008. This volume shows the range and diversity of his collections to date, revealing his sources of inspiration, using a range of creative mediums (paintings, fashion, photography, music, personal photographs) to illustrate this and really get inside the mind of the fashion designer, from concept to construction"--Provided by
Hussein Chalayan by Hussein Chalayan( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in French and English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The comprehensive book on the visionary Hussein Chalayan, one of the most innovative, experimental, and conceptual fashion designers working today. Internationally acclaimed, Hussein Chalayan is known for his inventive use of materials and integration of new technology into his designs. He is also celebrated for putting the creative process itself on view. Some of his best-known designs include a paper dress that can be folded into an envelope and airmailed, armchair covers that transform into dresses, and a coffee table that reveals itself to be a wooden skirt. Original and groundbreaking, his designs are also pretty and modern, and this book explores that continuum. Featuring Chalayan's complete body of fashion and creative work--including his installations, videos, and photographs"--Publisher's web site
Madeleine Vionnet : puriste de la mode by Madeleine Vionnet( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in French and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Balenciaga Paris by Pamela Golbin( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paris : les boulevards by Pamela Golbin( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pulled from the shelf of a rare-book store, Paris: Les Boulevards is a true gem that was forgotten for well over a century but will now enchant readers once again in this charming edition. The romantic buildings and vibrant street culture of Paris make it one of the most enjoyable cities in the world for strolling and people watching. This volume by Charles Franck captures just that feeling through delicate drawings that evoke the panoramic cityscapes-- with eleven pull-out gatefolds-- of the most gorgeous Parisian boulevards in Victorian-era illustrations
Nancy Gonzalez : Colombia, New York by Pamela Golbin( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When one thinks of the crocodile bag, one name comes to mind. Nancy Gonzalez has become the it brand of fashionistas. It may be the natural wonders and warm culture of Gonzalezs native Colombia, from which she draws inspiration, or the exquisite craftsmanship and rich textures of her designs
Fashion icons : masterpieces from the collection of the Musée des arts décoratifs, Paris by Musée des arts décoratifs (France)( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Supporting pamphlet of an exhibition held at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, from 25 October 2014 until 15 February 2015
Fashion forward : trois siècles de mode : [exposition tenue à Paris, Musée des arts décoratifs, du 7 avril au 14 août 2016]( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Garde-robes : intimités dévoilées, de Cléo de Mérode à ... by Musée de la mode et du textile( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Valentino : retrospective : past, present, future by Pamela Golbin( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Valentino : temi e variazioni by Pamela Golbin( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in Italian and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Valentino : thèmes et variations by Pamela Golbin( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madeleine Vionnet ; [accompanies the exhibition "Madeleine Vionnet, puriste de la mode", Musée de la Mode et du Textile, Paris, 24.6.2009-31.1.2010] by Pamela Golbin( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'homme paré by Pamela Golbin( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Fashion designers
Valentino : themes and variationsBalenciaga ParisMadeleine VionnetLouis Vuitton/Marc JacobsHussein ChalayanBalenciaga ParisNancy Gonzalez : Colombia, New YorkMadeleine Vionnet ; [accompanies the exhibition "Madeleine Vionnet, puriste de la mode", Musée de la Mode et du Textile, Paris, 24.6.2009-31.1.2010]
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French (39)

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