Impact: 50 Years of the CFDA
By: Cathy Horyn (author)Hardback
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IMPACT is the definitive celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, exploring the effect of the careers of America's most influential designers over the last five decades. Anchored by Patricia Mear's illuminating essay on the history of the CFDA, the book incorporates over three hundred designer's personal statements and images. Illustrated with many never before seen images from the most important names in American fashion accompanied by insightful and reflective essays written by the designers themselves, this is the ultimate Fashion who's who and celebration of this important Fashion organisation. Accompanied by elegant photographs of career-changing moments, this book is the definitive word on the voice of American Fashion.
Cathy Horyn is an American fashion journalist, working as a critic for The New York Times where she also keeps a highly noted blog called "Cn The Runway." During the course of her career, Cathy has worked for, among others, Vanity Fair, Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. Diane von Furstenberg a Belgian-born fashion designer began designing women's clothes in 1970. She is best known for introducing the knitted jersey "wrap-dress" in 1973, an example of which, for its influence on women's fashion, is in the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 2005, the CFDA awarded her a lifetime achievement award and the following year named her president. Patricia Mears is deputy director at The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She is the author to many books, including; Madame Gras: Spinx of Fashion, American Beauty: Aesthetics and lnnocation in Fashion, Skin + Bones: Parallel Practices in Fahsion and co-author to many other titles.
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