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A GLOBAL PHENOMENON

Plunkett / Ashcraft

Cosplay World

Filled with striking images of costume play from around the world, this definitive look at the global phenomenon known as “cosplay” examines its evolution from the fringes of society to the spotlight of modern culture.

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THE ART OF THE HIGH-HEELED SHOE

Lisa Small

Killer Heels

This gorgeous book explores the fashion world’s most coveted and iconic object. More than 160 spectacular shoe designs—from sixteenth-century Venetian platforms to twenty-first-century Christian Louboutins—play with the cultural and artistic possibilities of the high heel, and push the limits of functionality and beauty.

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FASHION ICONS THROUGHOUT HISTORY

Jennifer Croll

Fashion that Changed the World

What did Vogue’s first cover look like? When did film stars become part of the fashion industry? What led to the development of ready-to-wear clothing? How did the paintings of Mondrian, Dalí and Warhol end up on the runway? These and other questions are answered in this eye-opening book.

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MODERN MANICURE

Nails

The manicure as we know it has been around for less than a century, but it’s become a major presence in the culture of fashion. This first definitive history of the manicure looks at the myriad ways in which the adorned fingernail has served as an expression of the individual and the times.

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