such deliberate signification, but fashion, as art, may be the receptacle upon which viewers project their own ideologies or questions, and designers' intent is perhaps only partially relevant. Yuriko Takagi photos of "Pleats Please" collection All in all, I learned a great deal from...

While every type of shoe has its own unique back-story — the hipster'sOxford, the Sex & the City wannabe's dream Manolo Blahnik stilettos, the fashion conscious activist's TOMS — perhaps no shoe is more individually customizable than the sneaker. Everyone from skater kids to hip-hop...

If you have aCarrie Bradshaw-sized obsession with shoes, then this book is for you. Sue Hueyand Rebecca Proctor go knee deep in fabulous kicks in their New Shoes ( Laurence King Publishing ), piecing together a rich mix of sandals, boots and pumps that illustrate the blend of style, design...

Lake Bell attended the screening of "A Good Old Fashioned Orgy" on Thursday (August 25) in Los Angeles. Lake sported an edgy black cage halter dress from the Cushnie et Ochs Fall 2011 collection. Her fitted dress with a center split was styled with black metal cap toe pumps by Salvatore...

As you guys probably know, DIY fashion is an easy way to save some money on new clothes by transforming an old shirt, pair of jeans, or even an old piece of fabric into a chic new outfit! Tie dye has been popular for the past few seasons, and the hottest way to wear it is through the...

When reading through or perusing a book, I often wonder how many images an author, with a heavy heart, had to leave out of the finished publication for one reason or another. This must have been the case for Alphonso McClendon for his book, Fashion and Jazz: Dress, Identity and Subcultural...

at fashion criticism. Like me, they inevitably studied other disciplines— a foundation in the arts and humanities seems to have shaped the distinctly sociological, cultural, and interdisciplinary methods of analysis taken for granted in fine arts and literature to inform these influential...

of this information for the industry in her new book Talk About Fashion (Rizzoli Books). The book is separated into concise sections that offer everything from thechronology of twentieth century fashion trends to selecting 30 designersand exploring their important signature...

is the perfect addition to the library of any fashion fan with a penchant for words. A compilation of all the words commonly used in college and the fashion world in general, this reference is not only functional but visually stunning, utilizing beautifully illustrated diagrams and drawings...

Celebrity model Ines de la Fressange shares the secrets of the well-dressed glamour of the Parisian women in her book, Parisian Chic (RizzoliUSA). Offering specific pointers on how to dress like a Parisian, along with ways to mix high and low pieces for an effortless look and the best...

 

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