Taschen "Fashion Designers"

Taschen "Fashion Designers"

250.00

Explore a century of fashion’s greatest: photographs of over 500 garments from the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology’s permanent collection illuminate more than 100 designers and their resonating influence on fashion history, with the most remarkable pieces explored in their own right. An instant classic, this limited title is bound in a colorful array of 20 different zigzag-striped knits from the Missoni archives.
From Azzedine Alaïa, Cristóbal Balenciaga, and Coco Chanel, to Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent, and Vivienne Westwooda century’s worth of fashion greats from the permanent collection of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology are celebrated in this limited-edition volume. Photographs of over 500 garments selected from the Museum’s permanent collection illuminate each of the featured designers, while texts by the curators explain why each designer is important in fashion history and what is special about the individual pieces featured. In her introductory essay, director and chief curator Valerie Steele writes about the rise of the fashion museum, and the emergence of the fashion exhibition as a popular and controversial phenomenon; and both Steele and contributor Suzy Menkes provide a history of this museum’s role in the world of fashion scholarship and preservation.

Fashion Designers A–Z is available as a series of six Designer Editions. Each edition (a total of 11,000 copies) is bound in a fabric created by one of six designers—Akris, Etro, Stella McCartney, Missoni, Prada, and Diane von Furstenberg—and comes in a Plexiglas box. Crafted by hand at a bindery in the heart of Italy, and stamped with a unique number, every copy is an instant classic, and an addition to your fashion library that is truly one-of-a-kind.

For the covers of the Missoni Edition, limited to just 2,000 numbered copies, the Missoni family selected a colorful array of 20 different zigzag-striped knit from its vast archives. The fabrics exemplify the company’s optimistic, playful approach to pattern since the 1970s. Due to the high number of fabric options, not all are pictured here.

Add To Cart