Norell : Master of American Fashion - the exhibition catalogue from The Museum at The Fashion Institute of Technology available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Norell : Master of American Fashion

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'There are libraries filled with books that celebrate the glories of fashion, but there are scant few books that can sit beside Norell: Master of American Fashion' - New York Journal of Books

A handsome book book about the American couturier Norman Norell

Norman Norell (1900-1972), the first American designer to employ couture techniques, made dresses, coats, and suits that critics deemed the equal of Paris, earning him the sobriquet the American Balenciaga. Norell showed the world that American design could climb to great heights by producing collection after collection that was both elegant and practical. He single-handedly shaped the character of the ready-to-wear industry and served as a role model to younger generations of American designers.

This handsome book, the exhibition catalogue for a show at MFIT, brings together first-hand recollections with highly readable essays filled with insightful observations including a foreword by designer, Ralph Rucci and an afterword by Norelli collector, Kenneth Pool. The book is the first monographic study of this groundbreaking designer also includes beautiful images from the Norell archives as well as from two of the most celebrated and iconic of American fashion illustrators of the 20th century, Michael Vollbracht and Kenneth Paul Block.

Highly recommended for anyone interested in design and the history of fashion.

  • Author: Jeffrey Banks
  • Hardcover: 224 pages | 200 colour and black and white photos
  • Date published:  February 2018
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0847861248
  • Product Dimensions: 30.5 x 24.1 cm

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