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Books We Covet – Fashion Masterpieces from 20th and 21st CenturiesTuesday 6 June 2017
Fashion Masterpieces from 20th and 21st Centuries was reprinted specially for the Akris Edition of 2,000 copies, featuring designer Albert Kriemler´s iconic Grand Prix digital photo that was created for his Akris Spring/Summer collection 2012. “In the spirit of the devil-may-care elegance of John Frankenheimer´s 1966 movie Grand Prix”, says Kriemler. The race cars on silk crêpe found a suitable patroness: H.S.H. Princess Charlène of Monaco that wore an Akris shift dress with the “Grand Prix” print to the Formula One races in Monte Carlo.
This limited edition volume celebrates names like Christian Dior, Azzedine Alaïa, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Coco Chanel, Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent, Gianfranco Gerrè and Vivienne Westwood, a century’s worth of fashion greats from the permanent collection of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
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Director and Chief Curator Valerie Steele wrote the introduction 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.
Inside this masterpiece, you’ll find photographs of over 500 garments selected from the Museum’s permanent collection that features some of the greatest fashion designers ever! Texts by the curators explain why each designer is important in fashion history and what is special about the individual pieces featured.
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 so you’ll find covers by Akris, Etro, Stella McCartney, Missoni, Prada, and Diane von Furstenberg, in a Plexiglas box wich was 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.
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