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Perseus Distribution Services, 2012 - Art - 192 pages
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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Valerie Steele is chief curator and acting director, The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York. She is founder and editor of Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body and Culture.

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