Iconic designer’s “scrapbook”

Fashion icon Celia Birtwell is one of the UK’s most popular textile designers, a style-setting fashion designer and muse and confidant to the painter David Hockney. Recently, Birtwell designed several best-selling collections for the ever hip Top Shop. Her various fashion and home products are available online at her shop in Notting Hill.
 
Her new book Celia Birtwell (text by Dominique Lutyens)explores her creative process and documents her meteoric career.
 
The full-colour coffee table book feature photos of Celia’s friends. Her work brought her into the orbit of Manolo Blanik, Paloma Picasso, and other creative luminaries. The book has the feeling of a personal scrap book.
 
With her (then-) husband, fashion designer Ossie Clark, she helped design romantic, feminine bohemian dresses that defined the era.
 
The book contains gorgeous photos of her colourful prints and whimsical fashion sketches, as well as many of the portraits David Hockney made of her over the years.
 
Celia Birtwell the book is a feast for the eye as well as an intimate look at a truly creative force. It will captivate anyone who loves fashion and design. This book would also be a wonderful gift for any budding designer or dedicated fashionista.
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