'His genius of unstructured yet refined luxury in formal wear and sportswear is well documented here in 350 illustrations, mostly by the best fashion photographers, and through insightful essays by over a dozen curators, editors, and fashion historians. Included is a lengthy interview with the designer and even family photos' - Library Journal
Giorgio Armani is recognised as one of the most influential fashion designers of modern times. By removing excess ornament from clothing and translating traditional sportswear looks into business- and evening-wear, Armani has developed the relaxed style that defines the contemporary wardrobe.
Accompanying the landmark exhibition at the Guggenheim and Royal Academy in 2001-3, Giorgio Armani provides an in-depth look at one of Italy's most well-respected fashion designers. Featuring the most important designs of his career, this beautiful exhibition catalogue offers a thematic look at the designer's evolution and contribution to fashion and culture over the last 25 years.
The authors have traced the historical influences of Mr. Armani as well as documenting his contribution to history (both in terms of fashion and in sociological influence). The photographs are well chosen and show the broad scope of his work, providing a work of reference for fashion designers and a beautiful coffee table book for followers of fashion.
- Author: Thomas Krens, former director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Germano Celant, art historian.
- Paperback: 384 pages
- Date published: October 2003
- Condition: New
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1903973417
- Product Dimensions: 30.4 x 25 x 3.5cm