Fashion Designers A-Z. Prada Edition - Reviews

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“A who’s who of style royalty.”— Stylist, London, United Kingdom
"From corsets to leather pants, much has transpired in the past two centuries of fashion — and now, with this month’s release of Dr. Valerie Steele’s Fashion Designers A-Z, you can flip through the decades with some of the world’s greatest designers. From Adrian to Balenciaga, Chanel to Dior, all the way through Yohji Yamamoto and Zoran, Steele, director and chief curator of The Museum at FIT, and her team have created a visually stunning chronicle, which includes photographs of selected garments from the museum’s permanent collection."— Nylon Magazine, New York, United States
"Soni capi di grandi fashion designer, intesi come punti di riferimento dello stile. Selezionati nella collezione permanente del Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, sono stati trasformati in una sorta di abbecedario della creatività. Raccolto in Fashion Designers A-Z (da novembre, TASCHEN), volume in edizione limitata, solo 11mila copie, proposto con sei cover in tessuto griffate da: Etro, Missioni, Prada, Stella McCartney, Akris e Diane von Fürstenberg."— Sette - Il Corriere della Sera, Milano, Italy
"Because everything is better as a giant monograph, FIT's permanent collection is getting the coffee-table treatment. In Fashion Designers AZ (TASCHEN) the esteemed museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology examines its own important pieces by the likes of Azzedine Alaïa, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Coco Chanel, Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent, and Vivienne Westwood. Mining their cultural significance and providing historical perspective are the museum's chief curator and force of nature, Valerie Steele, and the IHT's Suzy Menkes."—, United States
“Now come two new surveys with markedly different perspectives, beginning with Fashion Designers A-Z from TASCHEN, an extraordinarily lavish overview of the archives of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology. The 654-page, $350 book comes in multiple editions, with covers by Stella McCartney, Diane von Furstenberg, Etro and others, one bound in Miuccia Prada’s banana print from spring 2011. While conceived to include only 100 designers, the end tally, after much hand-wringing and additional acquisitions, was 103. This includes the obvious ones (Alaïa, Chanel, Poiret) and some younger labels like Rodarte and Undercover, reflecting the ever-changing nature of the archives. ‘A fashion collection is like a shark,’ said Valerie Steele, the museum’s chief curator. ‘It has to keep moving or it dies.’”— New York Times, New York, United States
“A wonderful consideration of both the museum (Fashion Institute of Technology) and its most precious and influential pieces, presented in a clever A to Z format which guides readers from one designer to the next…”— AnOther Magazine, London, United Kingdom
“The book is Fashion Designers A – Z, in six separate specially designed editions, bound in a fabric design created by one of those six designers: Akris, Etro, Stella McCartney, Missoni, Prada, and Diane von Furstenberg... It’s a coffee table book that could use its own coffee table. It’s heavy and deserves a lot of space just to remain open, like a piece of art. It’s beautifully photographed…a century’s worth of creations by the great designers of the 20th century from Adrian to Balenciaga, Chanel, Dior, Yamamoto and Zoran, photographs of more than 500 garments. It’s a very special gift for a very special friend (not to mention your special Self). Frankly, I wanted it on sight. It’s a beautiful document of fashion’s eye on the century.”— New York Social Diary, New York, United States
Fashion Designers A-Z is truly a beautiful book – a luscious voyage with designer greats of the 20th and 21st centuries who have changed the fashion landscape. TASCHEN, the German book company, has published this fascinating and stunning edition…Fashion Designers A-Z is a one-of-a-kind book – crafted by hand in Italy and individually stamped. It’s a remarkable visualisation of fashion, social history, and a poignant tribute to fashion creators.”— Eyestylist, London, United Kingdom
“Educate yourself on the subject of vintage fashion with TASCHEN’s marvelous new and comprehensive tome Fashion Designers A-Z…every copy is an instant classic, and an addition to your fashion library that is one-of-a-kind.”— Absolutely Kensington, London, United Kingdom
“Offers us more inside into this fast paced world than one could hope for…Rest assured that no leaf has been left unturned.”— MOJEH, United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates
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Fashion Designers A-Z. Prada Edition (XL-Format)

Fashion Designers A-Z. Prada Edition

Valerie Steele, et al., Suzy Menkes
Hardcover in acrylic slipcase, 10.3 x 13.2 in., 654 pages
$ 350
Multilingual Edition: English, French, German
Availability: In Stock
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Fashion Designers A-Z. Akris Edition (XL-Format)
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Hardcover in acrylic slipcase, 10.3 x 13.2 in., 654 pages
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Fashion Designers A-Z. Etro Edition (XL-Format)
Fashion Designers A-Z. Etro Edition
Hardcover in acrylic slipcase, 10.3 x 13.2 in., 654 pages
$ 350