Celia Birtwell is one of Britain's best-known, best-loved designers. This lavish, multi-layered book - the first to be published on Celia - delves into her work and eventful life. The book conjures up all the personal warmth and visual intricacy of a family scrapbook: it features intimate photographs of Celia, her family and friends from her own albums and archive, her drawings, her charmingly idiosyncratic, fashion sketches and a multitude of examples of her fashion and home fabrics.Her bohemian lifestyle in the 60s and 70s, which saw her hanging out with such colourful personalities as Manolo Blahnik, the Beatles, Mick and Bianca Jagger and Paloma Picasso, is brought to life through stylish photographs from the time. Her ongoing relationship with Hockney both as friend and muse, is illustrated by his personal photographs, drawings and paintings of her, including the sketches that led to Mr & Mrs Clark and Percy, recently voted one of the nation's favourite paintings. Celia's renaissance in the Noughties has seen two sell-out collections of frocks for TopShop as well as a plethora of her prints on a wide variety of items. This special edition box set with beautifully designed cloth cover includes a signed copy of the book along with a scarf designed just for this limited edition of 250 copies - shortly to be a much-sought after collector's item.
To celebrate the launch of Celia Birtwell's long-awaited memoir, Quadrille Publishing created a limited special edition of 250 copies. The cloth covered box houses a copy of Celia Birtwell and a bespoke scarf designed by Celia. If you didn't know it already, Celia Birtwell is iconic.She has long dominated the global arts scene and her joyful prints adorn the homes and wardrobes of both young and old. If it's in at TopShop it's in everywhere! This lavish, multi-layered book is a balanced insight into the professional and personal life of one of Britain's best-known and best-loved designers. Artistic minds are given plenty of nourishment with examples of her fashion and home fabrics. Prints that we so desperately crave.
However, what makes this book so irresistible is the feeling of intimacy you get when flicking through it. With pages embellished with Celia's own drawings and charmingly idiosyncratic fashion sketches you may feel as though you've secretly stumbled across her very own intricate scrapbook.
The photographs of family and friends, taken from her own archive and album, showcase the journey that took Celia from her home in Manchester through to London. Prepare to feel perhaps slightly envious when re-living her bohemian 60s and 70s alongside such colourful companions as Manolo Blanik, Paloma Picasso and the Beatles. Well, did you expect anything less from.
A true darling of the "in" crowd? In addition to Celia's own personal touches.
David Hockney beautifully illustrates their on-going relationship through his photographs, drawings and paintings of her, including the sketches that led to the widely adored. Mr & Mrs Clark and Percy painting.The opportunity to take a look at the incredible and vivid life of one of the nations favourite designers and to also own one of her infamous pieces makes Celia, as always, irresistible. Colourful, quirky as a teenage scrapbook... Each page blooming with identifiably Birtwell motifs... Visually luxurious and warmly intimate. Celia is a droll observer. Her work is always lively and'pretty. Celia's designs are heaven. They are original, beautiful and like works of art.
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