Thursday, Oct 20, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
A stunning work on contemporary fashion spectacles showcasing the most innovative and creative runway shows of the last twenty years. In recent years, as fashion shows have become a part of our collective imagination and an important part of contemporary culture, blockbuster productions have redefined the runway show as a form of entertainment and creativity on par with the clothes themselves.
Throughout her career working for magazines like Harper’s Bazaar, V, and T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Alix Browne, who is now the Features Director of W, has been enthralled by the emotion, contextual acuity, and the artistry of the runway show. Rather than compiling a top-100 list, Browne spotlights memorable productions from the past twenty years, deftly charting a progression in fashion and revealing the incredible range of vision designers have brought to bear.
This book focuses on designers for whom fashion and the mode of presenting it have held equal significance: Alexander McQueen, Martin Margiela, Hussein Chalayan, Viktor & Rolf, Marc Jacobs, Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel, Raf Simons, Thom Browne, and Imitation of Christ, among them.
The book’s designer Francesca Grassi has produced a custom dust jacket and zine especially for the Dashwood booksigning featuring the seminal Spring 1990 Maison Martin Margiela runway show.