Von Azzedine Alaïa, Cristóbal Balenciaga und Coco Chanel bis hin zu Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent und Vivienne Westwood stellt diese neue Ausgabe von Fashion Designers A-Z anhand von über 500 Kleidungsstücken aus der ständigen Sammlung des Museums im New Yorker Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) die bedeutendsten Modeschöpferinnen und Modeschöpfer der letzten 100 Jahre vor. Ein Jahrhundert fantastischer Mode, zusammengestellt von Museumschefin Valerie Steele.
Valerie Steele is director and chief curator of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology and founding editor of Fashion Theory. Described in The Washington Post as one of "fashion's brainiest women" and by Suzy Menkes as "the Freud of fashion," Steele combines serious scholarship (and a Yale Ph.D.) with a rare ability to communicate with general audiences. As author, curator, editor, and public intellectual, Steele has been instrumental in creating the modern field of fashion studies. Undisputed doyenne of the international fashion press, Suzy Menkes is head fashion editor of the International Herald Tribune. Among the world's most influential fashion critics, she is an officer of the Order of the British Empire as well as a chevalier of the L gion d'Honneur. She lives and works in Paris.
"A wonderful consideration of both the Fashion Institute of Technology and its most precious and influential pieces, presented in a clever A to Z format which guides readers from one designer to the next..."
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