Tartan: romancing the plaid
William “Braveheart” Wallace did battle in it. Queen Victoria decked Balmoral in it. Madonna donned it to strut around the stage. Tartan, the beloved symbol of kin, clan and nation to the Scots, has evolved into the one of the world’s favorite fabrics. Serving as inspiration for designers of everything from haute couture to furniture, tartan mania is in full swing. Fashion world insiders Jeffrey Banks and Doria de La Chapelle have written the definitive book on tartan, bringing together a dizzying array of images to tell the story of tartan’s humble beginnings to its current status as the ultimate emblem of great taste and high fashion. In addition to chronicling tartan enthusiasts from every age–including the incomparably fashionable Duke of Windsor whose closet was jam-packed with tartan kilts–Tartan profiles the designers who’ve made tartan an integral part of their work, from punk-inspired provocateurs Vivienne Westwood, Jean-Paul Gaultier, and Alexander McQueen to the more refined fashions of titan Ralph Lauren and Burberry. The perfect mix of a fashion and lifestyle book, this volume explores the global phenomena of tartan mania.
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Review: Tartan: Romancing the PlaidUser Review - Muffy Kroha - Goodreads
Expensive and it doesn't really deliver- It is Ok - but not great- Maybe the world of plaid doesn't have as much to offer as I thought it would- Usually plaid inspires me over the edge but I am not ... Read full review
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Tartan: A Complete History and Visual Guide ...
Iain Zaczek,Charles Phillips
No preview available - 2004