Fashion in Colors

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Akiko Fukai
Assouline, Jan 1, 2004 - Design - 248 pages
Conceived by the celebrated design duo Viktor & Rolf, whose audacious fashions grace runways in Paris and New York, this edition includes more than eighty works by designers such as Balenciaga, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Junya Watanabe, Yohji Yamamoto, Madeleine Vionnet, Vivienne Westwood, Azzedine Alaia, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Viktor & Rolf, and Rei Kawakubo, most of them from KCI's permanent collections. Featuring essays that discuss the influence of color on fashion and society by scholars including Akiko Fukai (Chief Curator, KCI), Lourdes Font (Assistant Professor, Fashion Institute of Technology), Claude Levi-Strauss, and Barbara Bloemink (Curatorial Director, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum), Fashion in Colors also includes designer profiles and an extended interview with Viktor & Rolf. Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, is the only museum in the United States devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design. The Museum Presents compelling perspectives on the impact of design on daily life through its educational programs, exhibitions, and publications. Cooper-Hewitt is housed in the historic Andrew Carnegie Mansion in New York City.

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Akiko Fukai Chief Curator The Kyoto Costume Institute
Lourdes Font Assistant Professor Fashion Institute of Technology

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