Fashionisto: A Century of Style Icons

Fashionisto: A Century of Style Icons

by Simone Werle
     
 

This look at male trendsetters of the past century brings together fifty well-known and occasionally surprising figures who have made their mark on the world.
What makes a man a fashionisto? Swagger, elegance, daring, perhaps a really well cut suit. The actors, designers, crooners and legends portrayed in this collection are fashion forward men who possess some

Overview

This look at male trendsetters of the past century brings together fifty well-known and occasionally surprising figures who have made their mark on the world.
What makes a man a fashionisto? Swagger, elegance, daring, perhaps a really well cut suit. The actors, designers, crooners and legends portrayed in this collection are fashion forward men who possess some or all of the above—and they have it in spades. Fred Astaire and Bryan Ferry, Truman Capote and Che Guevara, George Clooney and Boy George all find a place in this fun and fascinating exploration of what makes a man into an icon. From Oscar Wilde's penchant for velvet to Don Johnson's Miami style, the cool aloofness of Johnny Depp and Kurt Cobain, or the characters of Ziggy Stardust and James Bond— all are featured in double page spreads with glossy full color pictures and Simone Werle's acute observations, anecdotes, and historical insight. As fun as it is informative, this glossy, smart book will attract anyone interested in how the clothes can make the man.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783791344768
Publisher:
Prestel Publishing
Publication date:
11/10/2010
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

A fashionista in her own right, SIMONE WERLE was attending fashion shows before she was invited—and writing about the fashion world for years. Her articles have appeared in Elle, Style, and InStyle, and she is the author of Fashionista (Prestel). She lives in Munich, Germany.

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