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Book Review: Geoffrey Beene, an American Fashion Rebel

Book Review: Geoffrey Beene, an American Fashion Rebel – Geoffrey Beene was fiercely independent, radical, subversive, and loved by ladies who lunched and underground scenesters alike. As an adventurous artist and an experimental designer, Mr. Beene (as his friends called him) helped define modern American fashion in the latter twentieth century. His designs explored the shapes and contortions of the human body using seams, geometry, and even hardware to define and insinuate the shape and scope of nature’s most proud creation. From his infamous zipper dress to the jumpsuit and bolero to his witty design details, bold prints, and contrasts, Mr. Beene’s influence rocked a new generation of designers and the closets of women across the world. Close friend and cultural maverick Kim Hastreiter recounts the life and work of a passionate artist who was as freethinking, original, and antiestablishment as they come. See also: Book Review: Inspirations Book, Room by Room See also: New Edition of Coveted, the Luxury and Design Magazine Kim Hastreiter is co-founder and editor in chief of Paper Magazine, the nation’s most successful and well-respected independent magazine on art, design, pop culture, and fashion; and of papermag.com. Hastreiter serves on the Council of Fashion Designers of…

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American Fashion Book

Today, The Best Design Books presents an in-depth view of the many facets of the kaleidoscope of American fashion. These richly illustrated volumes celebrate the history of fashion design in this country, with exclusive behind-the-runway glimpses into the private lives of the most acclaimed American designers. If you are lover of books and fashion, then this is right up your alley. American Fashion is the visual celebration of fashion. Don’t let it’s minimally decorated cover fool you. There are over 300 pages of stunning and captivating photographs. Published in 2007 and Commissioned by the Council of Fashion Designers of America, author Charlie Scheips does an excellent job of showcasing iconic clothing spanning over 70 years (ending in the 1990s) and the journey of over 100 American designers into international stardom and becoming household names. American Fashion is the ultimate volume on the history of fashion in USA, celebrating over eight decades and the work of more than 100 designers. Commissioned by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), American Fashion is a visual journey through iconic and fresh images by the century’s greatest photographers and illustrators, accompanied by essays defining nearly a century of fascinating history. Beginning with the…

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