Doubleday; 1st Edition edition (2 Jun. 2008)
Isis Audio Book on CD, read by Hilary Neville, 2009
Romantic, turreted, ancient, Madresfield Court has been the home of the Lygon family for over 900 years. Beneath the Malvern Hills, it is a lived-in family home in which the heraldic sits next to the domestic. The Lygons were the inspiration and model for the doomed Marchmain family in Evelyn Wagh's Brideshead Revisited: Waugh was a regular visitor in the 1930s, one in a long line of writers, composers, painters, royals and rebels who passed through Madresfield's doors. Drawing on a unique and virtually unknown archive that dates back to the Conquest, Jane Mulvagh illuminates a rich and dramatic history.
Softback 2009 Black Swan
Vivienne Westwood: An Unfashionable Life
The first biographical portrait of one of England’s great eccentrics and leading fashion designers – the outrageously controversial fashion anarchist, agent provocateur and sacred cow of the international fashion world, Vivienne Westwood. Jane Mulvagh reveals the truth behind the bizarre and often controversial public image. Speaking to Westwood herself, her friends,lovers, colleagues, rivals, admirers and tractors, and drawing on her own expertise as a fashion historian, she has created a portrait as rich, distinctive and constantly surprising as her subject's character and work.
Harper Collins; First Edition edition (7 Sept. 1998)
HarperCollins; New Ed edition (22 July 2011)
Costume Jewelry in Vogue
With a preface by Paloma Picasso, this book offers a pioneering look at the subject of costume jewellery as it became highly collectable. With 345 of Vogue's lavish illustrations, 64 of which are in colour, it presents a comprehensive and informative summary from 1909 to 1989. The most famous names such as Gripoix, di Verdura and Schlumberger, Giorgio di Sant' Angelo, Bullyboy, Schiaparelli and Coco Chanel are celebrated in this review of artful plastic, fakery and bling.
Thames & Hudson Ltd (26 Sept. 1988)
The Vogue Book of 20th Century Fashion
An encyclopaedic look at 80 years of fashion through the back issues of Vogue magazine - indisputably the most valuable record of high fashion through the century. The forward is by Valerie D Mendes, director of the V&A museum's fashion department. Clothes are discussed in the historical context of prevailing social, economic and artistic trends. Season by season, Mulvagh offers a crystal clear picture of the evolution of style, illustrated by photographs and drawings from all the fashionable capitals. Of invaluable interest to students, social historians, costume designers and the general reader.
Hardback. 400 pages.
Viking; First Edition edition (17 Oct. 1988)
The architectural heritage of Newport, Rhode Island encompasses the rich and lively history of the people who have lived there. Simple clapboard houses and religious buildings exist in the same context as the opulent summer cottages and mansions, built with the finest materials available. The celebrated and the infamous contributed to Newport's growth, from its early days as a trading centre to its development as a major summer resort colony to its most recent incarnation as a model for preservation efforts.
Rizzoli International Publications; 01 edition (1 Jan. 1989)
Photography by Roberto Schezen, text by Jane Mulvagh