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Perry Ellis: An American Original
Written by Jeffrey Banks, Erica Lennard and Doria de La Chapelle, Foreword by Marc Jacobs
About This Book
In the late ’70s, spirited young designer, Perry Ellis introduced a fresh, witty and relaxed new sensibility to American sportswear, initially for women and a few years later, for men. The clothes were easy, oversized, slouchy, but classic at heart and they caused a sensation. Ellis, who once told the New York Times that he "always made a determined effort to do something different," did just that, creating a series of signature looks such as his “dimple” sleeves and single-cabled sweaters that set his clothes apart from everyone else’s. Nearly three decades after his untimely death, the legacy of the designer Ellis is still very much felt : PERRY ELLIS: An American Original is the first complete monograph to celebrate his exceptional career.
About the Author
Jeffrey Banks is a Coty Award–winning fashion designer of men’s and women’s apparel. He is the co-author of Tartan: Romancing the Plaid and Preppy: Cultivating Ivy Style. Erica Lennard is an internationally renowned photographer whose books include Secret Gardens of Hollywood and American Writers at Home. Doria de La Chapelle is a freelance writer who is co-author of Tartan: Romancing the Plaid and Preppy: Cultivating Ivy Style. She has written on fashion, beauty, and style for Mademoiselle and other publications. Marc Jacobs is the designer for his eponymous fashion label, and his diffusion line Marc by Marc Jacobs; and he has been Louis Vuitton’s creative director since 1997.
Doria de La Chapelle