Defining designers of the 20th and 21st centuries and their
most remarkable works
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.
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
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
The Stella McCartney Edition of 2,000 numbered copies is
adorned with a Neon Abstract Print on cotton satin from her Summer
2013 collection-available in two different palettes.
to McCartney''s modern, fresh, style, the prints pop with color and
sensuality. Orders will be fulfilled with one of the 2
fabrics, selected at random.