Monday, April 12, 2010

Fashion Book Shopping is Grand



We got to take a little trip this month up to the Indianapolis Museum of Art. And as ever, the visit was a treat. While our visit fell between fashion and textile exhibits,we has a picnic on the grounds, and found a selection of great little fashion books in the museum gift shop, a great cup of coffee, wonderful art, the fabulous grounds of the Lily house and a too brief tour of the Lily home. Plus a fine dinner out in the Fountain Square are. It was a treat.

Fashion books are like hen's teeth in our area. So we hit the museum shop and these are the too few books I brought back:

A short but thorough bio of Balenciaga and his house with loads of photos. Easy to read, straightforward and affordable.

And a selection of the small books from the Assouline series on Poiret, Gres and the Little Black Dress. Fun, quick reads, not a lot of text, and heavy on the photos.

What did I leave? Coffee table size books on Balenciaga and Dior, more of this small series, another series on decades of costume history, modern Japanese fashion, and several more. I will just have to take more money next time.

5 comments:

Catwalk Creative Vintage said...

What a great selection of books! I've been meaning to search out a good book on Balenciaga so you've saved me some time. I'm putting it on my list of books. Thanks for the information. :)

Amy said...

Wow!! Bio of Balenciaga and his house with loads of photos. You got all things I was looking for. You been reading my mind or WHAT??? LoL!

Brett Sutcliffe said...

Who can have that white dress? It likes every woman's dream dress.

Michelle said...

WoW..Book with breathtaking illustrations, examines Balenciaga’s design and business!!

Fashion Hour said...

What a great selection of books!Book with breathtaking illustrations, examines Balenciaga’s design and business!!I love it very much.

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