by Charlie Scheips (Author)
American Fashion is the definitive book on the country’s fashion culture, spanning eight decades and featuring the work of more than 100 designers. American Fashion is a visual journey through classic and fresh photographs by the century’s most outstanding photographers and illustrators, followed by essays defining nearly a century of fascinating culture, commissioned by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA).
The book begins with the work of young patriotic talent during the war years, beginning with New York and Hollywood-based designers in the 1930s. This artistic crescendo starts with the evolution of big American fashion names in the 1960s and 1970s before moving on to the successes of our country’s marquee stars in the 1980s and 1990s. The exhibition concludes with a look at emerging designers who bring their unique ideas to the rest of the world. This is the critical compendium of the rich and vibrant story that is an American fashion, chronicling the designers, icons, magazines, and events that have influenced it for more than 70 years.
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