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The Resource Charles James : portrait of an unreasonable man : fame, fashion, art, Michèle Gerber Klein ; foreword by Harold Koda

Charles James : portrait of an unreasonable man : fame, fashion, art, Michèle Gerber Klein ; foreword by Harold Koda

Label
Charles James : portrait of an unreasonable man : fame, fashion, art
Title
Charles James
Title remainder
portrait of an unreasonable man : fame, fashion, art
Statement of responsibility
Michèle Gerber Klein ; foreword by Harold Koda
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Inspired by the discovery of long-overlooked interviews conducted just before his death, this is the first biography of the visionary fashion designer Charles James. Christian Dior described him as the inspiration for the "New Look." Salvador Dal<U+00d4>i called his work "soft sculpture," and Virginia Woolf exclaimed, "He is a genius." As George Bernard Shaw tells us, only unreasonable men change the world. This portrait of the life and times of Charles James--winner of two Coty awards, and the subject of a 2014 Metropolitan Museum of Art show--draws on the glamour of Europe in the 1930s, and the dazzle of New York City from the '40s through the '70s as it travels with James from his birth to privilege in England in 1906 and follows his career through his complex and turbulent relationships with exceptional women such as Elsa Schiaparelli and Eleanor Lambert, ending with his penurious death in New York's fabled Chelsea Hotel. As engrossing as a novel, as dramatic as grand opera, James's story will provoke, rivet, and inspire."--Inside dust jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
TOH
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gerber Klein, Michèle,
Dewey number
  • 746.9/2092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
TT505.J36
LC item number
G56 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Koda, Harold,
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • James, Charles
  • Schiaparelli, Elsa
  • Rosse, Anne Messel
  • Arden, Elizabeth
  • Rogers, Millicent
  • Warhol, Andy
  • Menil, Dominique de
  • Hearst, Austine McDonnell
  • Lambert, Eleanor
  • James, Nancy
  • Fashion designers
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Label
Charles James : portrait of an unreasonable man : fame, fashion, art, Michèle Gerber Klein ; foreword by Harold Koda
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-232) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
In the beginning: between Europe and America-- Art and invention: Elsa Schiaparelli -- Fairy tales for the future: Anne, Countess of Rosse -- Setting up shop: Elizabeth Arden -- Immortality: Millicent Rogers -- Beyond fashion: Modess, Andy Warhol, and Dominique de Menil -- Apotheosis: Austine Hearst -- Nemesis: Eleanor Lambert -- The last muse: Nancy James -- After all
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 254 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780847861453
Lccn
2017958943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • on1027048603
  • (OCoLC)1027048603
  • 2411725
Label
Charles James : portrait of an unreasonable man : fame, fashion, art, Michèle Gerber Klein ; foreword by Harold Koda
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-232) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
In the beginning: between Europe and America-- Art and invention: Elsa Schiaparelli -- Fairy tales for the future: Anne, Countess of Rosse -- Setting up shop: Elizabeth Arden -- Immortality: Millicent Rogers -- Beyond fashion: Modess, Andy Warhol, and Dominique de Menil -- Apotheosis: Austine Hearst -- Nemesis: Eleanor Lambert -- The last muse: Nancy James -- After all
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 254 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780847861453
Lccn
2017958943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • on1027048603
  • (OCoLC)1027048603
  • 2411725

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