American Fashion

American Fashion

by Charlie Scheips
     
 

American Fashion is the ultimate volume on the history of fashion in this country, celebrating over eight decades and the work of more than 100 designers. Commissioned by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), American Fashion is a visual journey through iconic and fresh images by the century’s greatest photographers and illustrators,

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American Fashion is the ultimate volume on the history of fashion in this country, celebrating over eight decades and the work of more than 100 designers. Commissioned by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), American Fashion is a visual journey through iconic and fresh images by the century’s greatest photographers and illustrators, accompanied by essays defining nearly a century of fascinating history. Beginning with the New York and Hollywood-based designers of the 1930s, the book illuminates the work of emerging patriotic talent during the war years. This creative crescendo continues with the evolution of the major names in American fashion during 1960s and 1970s and goes on to explore the achievements of our country’s marquee stars of the 1980s and 1990s. American Fashion culminates with a look at contemporary talents who export their individual visions internationally. Chronicling the designers, icons, publications, and events that shaped fashion for more than 70 years, this is the essential compendium of the rich and vivid story that is American fashion.

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In the past century, fashion in America has changed from imitative to innovative—indeed, a world trend-setter. That progress is charted graphically by American Fashion, an elegant pictorial history produced by cultural historian Charlie Scheips and the prestigious Council of Fashion Designers of America. More than 300 carefully selected photographs grace a text that meticulously traces the multifarious strands of designers and influences. A large pictorial with a wide appeal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9782759401611
Publisher:
Assouline
Publication date:
09/28/2007
Pages:
319
Sales rank:
739,363
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 12.07(h) x 1.50(d)

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