Fashion Designers A-Z. Akris EditionEdition of 2,000Hardcover in acrylic slipcase, 10.3 x 13.2 in., 18.85 lb, 654 pages750Edition: English, French, German Availability: Sold Out
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Limited Edition of 2,000 copies, numbered and bound in fabric created by the designer
Fashion Designers A-Z. Akris Edition750
Defining designers of the 20th and 21st centuries and their most remarkable works
Fashion Designers A–Z is available as a series of six Designer Editions. Each edition (a total of 11,000 copies) is bound in a fabric created by one of six designers—Akris, Etro, Stella McCartney, Missoni, Prada, and Diane von Furstenberg—and comes in a Plexiglas box. Crafted by hand at a bindery in the heart of Italy and stamped with a unique number, every copy is an instant classic, and an addition to your fashion library that is truly one of a kind.
Reprinted especially for the Akris Edition of 2,000 copies, designer Albert Kriemler’s iconic “Grand Prix” digital photo print was created for his Akris Spring/Summer collection 2012. “In the spirit of the devil-may-care elegance of John Frankenheimer’s 1966 movie Grand Prix” (Kriemler), the race cars whizzing by on silk crêpe found a suitable patroness: H.S.H. Princess Charlene of Monaco wore an Akris shift dress with the “Grand Prix” print to the Formula One races in Monte Carlo.
Robert Nippoldt is a German graphic designer, illustrator, and book artist. He is best known for his award-winning books Gangster, Jazz and Hollywood about America in the 1920s and 1930s. His studio is located at the very hip old depot of Muenster.
The contributing author
Unquestionably a leader in the global fashion press, Suzy Menkes is International Vogue Editor at Condé Nast International. Her work appears on the websites of 23 international editions of Vogue in 16 languages. She is also a leading Instagram influencer. Among the world’s most influential fashion critics, she is an officer of the Order of the British Empire as well as a chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur. She lives and works in London and Paris. @SuzyMenkesVogue
The editor and author
Valerie Steele is director and chief curator of The Museum at FIT and founding editor of Fashion Theory. Described in The Washington Post as one of “fashion’s brainiest women” and by Suzy Menkes as “the Freud of fashion,” Steele combines serious scholarship (and a Yale Ph.D.) with a rare ability to communicate with general audiences. As author, curator, editor, and public intellectual, Steele has been instrumental in creating the modern field of fashion studies.
Fashion Designers A-Z. Akris EditionEdition of 2,000Hardcover in acrylic slipcase, 26.2 x 33.6 cm, 8.55 kg, 654 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-2822-1Edition: English, French, German