Walter Albini and His Times: All Power to the Imagination

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A lively and multifaceted portrait of a true icon of the fashion world of the 1970s. Universally renowned as the master of the total look, Walter Albini created his first collection in 1963. After a meeting with Mariuccia Mandelli he worked with the Krizia atelier and, during his latest season, beside Karl Lagerfeld. Research on dress-making and fabric is one of the all-time features of Albini’s work, to whom must be ascribed the birth of a new kind of relationship between the designer and the fabric ...
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Overview

A lively and multifaceted portrait of a true icon of the fashion world of the 1970s. Universally renowned as the master of the total look, Walter Albini created his first collection in 1963. After a meeting with Mariuccia Mandelli he worked with the Krizia atelier and, during his latest season, beside Karl Lagerfeld. Research on dress-making and fabric is one of the all-time features of Albini’s work, to whom must be ascribed the birth of a new kind of relationship between the designer and the fabric manufacturer, opening a new groupage concept for advertising on specialized periodicals. This book addresses a crucial moment in the history of fashion: the birth of prêt-à-porter with the definitive overcoming of the atelier and the achievement of a certain democracy in fashion. Walter Albini was a protagonist of this moment, aware as he was of the necessity for change and innovation in people’s taste.
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"You should really pick up this book when it drops because it looks like it is going to be a good one." ~FashionIndie.com

"The American designer Walter Albini is not a household name like Bill Blass or Geoffrey Beene, but he will be soon, if W editor in chief Stefano Tonchi has his way." ~DailyFrontRow.com

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788831799683
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Publication date: 9/7/2010
  • Pages: 242
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Maria Luisa Frisa is director of the graduate course in fashion design at the IUAV in Venice, and fashion curator of the Fondazione Pitti Discovery. She is also editor of the Mode series.

Stefano Tonchi
is the editor of T, the New York Times style magazine.
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Table of Contents

Albiniana 1

Favored by the Gods 9

Designer Superstar Life, Art, Fashion Maria Luisa Frisa Frisa, Maria Luisa 12

Camp and the International Language of 1970's Fashion Stefano Tonchi Tonchi, Stefano 15

Putting it together Christopher Breward Breward, Christopher 18

The Art of Presentation Simona Segre Reinach Reinach, Simona Segre 20

Super-Homo Mariuccia Casadio Casadio, Mariuccia 23

Out of the Atelier, into the Factory Carlo Antonelli Antonelli, Carlo 25

Drawing and Memory Ivan Paris Paris, Ivan 28

The New Escapist Cinema Gloria Banchino Banchino, Gloria 31

Born under the Sign of Pisces Mauro Tinti Tinti, Mauro 34

Fashion and Design Gabriele Monti Monti, Gabriele 36

Rewind in Fastforward Flavio Albanese Albanese, Flavio 38

Albiniana 2 Angelo Flaccavento Flaccavento, Angelo

Two-Way Mirror Angelo Flaccavento Flaccavento, Angelo 42

Past Present Angelo Flaccavento Flaccavento, Angelo 60

Black And White Angelo Flaccavento Flaccavento, Angelo 76

See Through Angelo Flaccavento Flaccavento, Angelo 88

Trans Glamour Angelo Flaccavento Flaccavento, Angelo 98

Role Play Angelo Flaccavento Flaccavento, Angelo 116

Mask Parade Angelo Flaccavento Flaccavento, Angelo 132

High Low Angelo Flaccavento Flaccavento, Angelo 140

Pop Model Angelo Flaccavento Flaccavento, Angelo 150

Self Portrait Angelo Flaccavento Flaccavento, Angelo 176

East West Angelo Flaccavento Flaccavento, Angelo 198

Biography Angelo Flaccavento Flaccavento, Angelo 227

Edited By Manuela Soldi Angelo Flaccavento Flaccavento, Angelo

Collections Angelo Flaccavento Flaccavento, Angelo 230

Edited By Manuela Soldi Angelo Flaccavento Flaccavento, Angelo

Bibliography Angelo Flaccavento Flaccavento, Angelo 237

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