Provides an anthology of relevant style role models to lead today's women into tomorrow. This book focuses on a category, from classic to maverick, from minimalist to bohemian. It contains numerous examples of women who wear a look well, identifying the signature articles and accessories that define it.
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Diana Vreeland, Audrey Hepburn - their names are synonymous with great style, but their looks were of an era. Woman today who emulate them risk looking dated or, worse, costumed. "The Style Mentors" is a modern woman's salvation. Author Elyssa Dimant salutes the old guard but focuses on the now, providing a rich anthology of relevant style role models to lead today's women into tomorrow. Here are the new mentors: women who possess an unerring personal sense of style that is at once of our time and uniquely their own. Each chapter focuses on a category, from classic to maverick, from minimalist to bohemian, so that readers can reference an overall look that is relevant to their particular taste. Each chapter contains numerous examples of women who wear a look well, identifying the signature articles and accessories that define it. A wealth of extra features throughout enhances the reading experience: every chapter contains a list of do's and don'ts; a sidebar of essential makeup, clothing, and accessory items; and, a Then and Now section that compares the specific style of an older icon with a contemporary one (Grace Jones and Lady Gaga; Sophia Loren and Monica Bellucci) provide a close look at the evolution of each look.
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Style never goes out of fashion and Style Mentors proves it! This book is an incredible archive of today's most stylish tastemakers worldwide and fashion icons of days past whose influence is still strong today. It's a great celebration of women and the power of enduring style. -- Lori Goldstein, stylist and Style Editor at Large, W Magazine In its profiles of contemporary women, from the relatively conventional to the most eccentric, Style Mentors is a fascinating introduction to those who have successfully negotiated the perilous challenges of fashion to achieve great personal style. -- Harold Koda, Curator-in-Charge, The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of ArtHarold Koda, Curator-in-Charge, The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of ArtHarold Koda, Curator-in-Charge, The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan The Style Mentors is a very vibrant, new take on fashion and style. Dimant's deep knowledge of fashion history combined with her contemporary perspective makes the book rich and engaging. -- Francisco Costa, Women's Creative Director, Calvin Klein Collection A beautifully illustrated volume profiling today's most stylish women with a solid nod to icons of days past-and featuring timeless styles throughout-The Style Mentors inspires us all to cultivate a more creative closet! -- Cynthia Rowley, Designer
About Elyssa Dimant
Elyssa Dimant is a fashion historian and expert in contemporary fashion studies. She serves as an adjunct professor at Parsons School of Design and the Cooper-Hewitt Masters Program in the Decorative Arts in New York, and has lectured at museums, universities, and private venues worldwide. Formerly a curatorial research associate at the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, she co-curated the 2004 exhibition "WILD: Fashion Untamed" and coauthored the accompanying catalog. The author of Style Mentors: Women Who Define the Art of Dressing Today and Minimalism and Fashion: Reduction in the Postmodern Era, The New French Couture is Dimant's fifth book. She has also contributed to numerous fashion publications, including The Spaces and Places of Fashion, The Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion, Vogue, and Elle Canada. Dimant has been featured as a fashion authority in the New York Times, W, WWD, i-D, and Numero, among others.
The Style Mentors by Elyssa Dimant
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