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Hardcover in acrylic slipcase, 10.3 x 13.2 in., 654 pages
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 one-of-a-kind addition to all fashion libraries.
- From Azzedine Alaïa, Cristóbal Balenciaga, and Coco Chanel to Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent, and Vivienne Westwood, a 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.
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