American runway 75 years of fashion and the front row

Booth Moore

Book - 2018

New York Fashion Week has served many purposes throughout its long history, but it has always remained at the center of the American fashion world. During World War II, Fashion Week challenged the dominance of French couture; in the 1970s and 1980s, it was a showcase for American sportswear stars who became household names; in the 2000s, it was the stage for celebrity designers using the runway as vehicle for entertainment; and now, it is the place to see and be seen by contemporary reality TV a...nd social media stars. Now, this illustrious history is told as it's never been told before, in a book packed with designer interviews, backstage ephemera, and exclusive photographs culled from all 75 years of New York Fashion Week. Part historical over-view, part scrapbook, and part fashion-industry field guide, American Runway will bring to life the people, places, and over-the-top runway productions of New York Fashion Week--and will sate the appetites of die-hard fashion fans and casual fashionistas alike.

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Subjects
Genres
Photobooks
Published
New York : Abrams 2018.
Language
English
Physical Description
251 pages : photographs (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliography (pages 246-247) and index.
ISBN
141972648X
9781419726484
Main Author
Booth Moore (author)
Corporate Author
Council of Fashion Designers of America (author)
Other Authors
Diane Von Furstenberg (writer of foreword)
  • American Runway: an introduction
  • Putting American fashion on the map
  • The rise of American sportswear
  • Getting organized
  • Strengthening the American position
  • The show business of Fashion Week
  • Behind the scenes
  • In their shoes
  • The rise of the show spectacular
  • Most memorable moments
  • The show must go on
  • Getting social
  • The future of the runway.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Presents an illustrated history of New York Fashion Week, including designer interviews, backstage ephemera, and exclusive photographs culled from all seventy-five years of the event.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Filled with designer interviews, backstage ephemera and exclusive photos culled from all 75 years of New York Fashion Week, a portrait of the rise of American fashion and the history of the runway brings to life the glitz, glamour, people, places and over-the-top runway productions that will delight die-hard fashion fans and fashionistas alike.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

New York Fashion Week has served many purposes throughout its long history, but it has always remained at the center of the American fashion world. During World War II, Fashion Week challenged the dominance of French couture; in the 1970s and 1980s, it was a showcase for American sportswear stars who became household names; in the 2000s, it was the stage for celebrity designers using the runway as a vehicle for entertainment; and now, it is the place to see and be seen by contemporary reality TV and social media stars. Now, this illustrious history is told as it's never been told before, in a book packed with designer interviews, backstage ephemera, and exclusive photographs culled from all 75 years of New York Fashion Week. Part historical over­view, part scrapbook, and part fashion-industry field guide, American Runway will bring to life the people, places, and over-the-top runway productions of New York Fashion Week'and will sate the appetites of die-hard fashion fans and casual fashionistas alike.