14 October 2010

New book - Couture in the 21st Century !

Book fans rejoice ‘coz we’ve got good news! We’ve just had word of a splendid new book from Harrods Publishing: Couture in the 21st Century! The book focuses on the revival among today’s best designers, Roland Mouret, Paul Smith, Erdem and Hannah Marshall of using the skills and techniques of the golden age of couture as practiced by the original couturiers such as Paul Poiret, Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Elsa Schiaparelli, and Coco Chanel. It's simply beyond gorgeous.

The book, which is written by editor of Harrods Magazine, Deborah Bee, is made up of interviews with fashion luminaries including, Giorgio Armani, Oscar de la Renta and Paul Smith, as well as fresh faces such as Erdem and Hannah Marshall. But OF COURSE no coffee table tome is complete without fabulously glossy photography, which has been provided by the brilliant and prolific Rankin, who has snapped a brand new portrait for each of the interviewees. Can you identify the six designers above? Let us know below if you think you have cracked it!

Book available at Harrods.com

- Naomi Attwood

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