Giorgio Armani

Giorgio Armani

by Germano Celant, Harold Koda
     
 

Elegant and unprecedented, this lavish volume accompanies a major exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, exploring the life and work fo the highly influential fashion designer Giorgio Armani.

Armani has been universally credited with both radically changing the rules of contemporary fashion and, by removing excess ornament and translating

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Elegant and unprecedented, this lavish volume accompanies a major exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, exploring the life and work fo the highly influential fashion designer Giorgio Armani.

Armani has been universally credited with both radically changing the rules of contemporary fashion and, by removing excess ornament and translating traditional sportswear looks into business and evening wear, creating a timeless version of modern dress. A wealth of illustrations, including editorial and advertising shots and new, specially commissioned photographs, chart the evolution of Armani's designs from the earliest sketches to their carefully orchestrated presentation as finished work.

Celebrated authors from the worlds of fashion, film, art, and design analyze the scope of Armani's achievement and his cultural and sociological impact on the ways both women and men dress today. In addition, personal photographs of Armani's houses and travels offer an intimate look at the man behind the fashion legend.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Library Journal
Italian designer Giorgio Armani's label has retained its status for 25 years, and it is still revered by celebrities and celebrity watchers alike. Now Armani has received the ultimate kudos, a retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum in New York and this luxurious exhibition catalog. Readers will recall Richard Gere in Armani clothes in American Gigolo (1980), but Armani's importance to men's and women's fashions goes beyond film. His genius of unstructured yet refined luxury in formal wear and sportswear is well documented here in 350 illustrations, mostly by the best fashion photographers, and through insightful essays by over a dozen curators, editors, and fashion historians. Included is a lengthy interview with the designer and even family photos. The variety of layouts allows this thick book to avoid monotony, but tiny 1" thumbnail photos of celebrities wearing Armani are downright annoying. One can't see any details! Though there is no index, the extensive notes and bibliography enable further research. Recommended for all fashion collections. Therese Duzinkiewcz Baker, Western Kentucky Univ. Libs., Bowling Green Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810969278
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
10.38(w) x 12.20(h) x 1.70(d)

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