The Book: BLACK. Masters of Black in Fashion & Costume

Dear Shaded Viewers,

It will not come as a surprise…I really love the book: BLACK. I just received it today and it is giving me great pleasure. The book traces the roles that black has played in western wardrobes over recent centuries. Few colors have evoked such divergent connotations, from vector of death and loss to symbol of wealth, piety and even rebellion.

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The book illustrates various phases in black's history with examples from painting, historical costume and contemporary fashion.

The catalogue is published on the occasion of the exhibition BLACK, Masters of Black in Fashion & Costume at MoMu until 08/08/2010

I'm looking forward to seeing the exhibition next month. I'm also looking forward to watching the longest school show on the planet.



Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.