CLAUDE MONTANA FASHION RADICAL

Claude Montana - Marielle Cro
Thames & Hudson
2011
ISBN 9780500515396
Hardcover
Language English
192 pages

Disponibilità: Disponibile

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Claude Montana played a key role in the fashions of the 1980s and ’90s, and – with fashion’s recent return to harder edges – has again become an inspiration for many contemporary fashion designers. The Montana woman embodied razor-sharp tailoring and strong silhouettes with dramatic proportions and masculine lines, enlivened with an astonishing mix of detail and bold hues. Materials, colours and cut were all vehicles for his genius, and it was the Lanvin period in the early 1990s that marked the absolute high point of his creativity. Claude Montana looks at the principles and practices that underpin the Montana universe, the fundamentals of a unique style and dazzling originality. It records many conversations with Claude Montana himself that help us to understand the forces that have shaped his work, while scores of catwalk images and reproductions of his sketches reveal the energy and singularity of his vision. Scattered throughout these pages are intimate comments, moving testimonies and observations by those who have accompanied the designer – among others, the photographers Dominique Issermann, Tyen and Paolo Roversi, the embroiderer François Lesage, the designer Alain Mikli and the make-up artist Olivier Echaudemaison.