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Description - AKRIS by Valerie Steele

Known for its sleek, minimalist approach to luxury - through the use of ultra-thin, natural-fiber fabrics, traditional couture methods, innovative high technology, and modern graphic patterns - Swiss label Akris has been in business for nearly a century, attracting a clientele including personalities as diverse as Condoleezza Rice, Angelina Jolie, and the Princess of Monaco. This volume encapsulates the brand's singular aesthetic, with the many artistic references of Albert Kriemler. ILLUSTRATIONS: 150 Plates

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781614280569
ISBN-10: 1614280568
Format: Hardback
(350mm x 280mm x 0mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Assouline
Publisher: Assouline
Publish Date: 27-Sep-2012
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Valerie Steele

Valerie Steele (PhD, Yale University) is director and chief curator of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (MFIT). Having curated more than twenty exhibitions in the past ten years, Dr. Steele also serves as editor in chief of Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body & Culture, which she founded in 1997. She has appeared on many television shows, including The Oprah Winfrey Show and Undressed. The Washington Post describes her as one of "fashion's brainiest women," and she was included in the New York Daily News list of "Fashion's 50 Most Powerful."

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