Fashion & Beauty

Legaspi: Larry Legaspi, the 70s, and the Future of Fashion

The first volume documenting the life and work of Larry Legaspi, the designer behind the iconic looks for musical acts including KISS, LaBelle, George Clinton, and Parliament.

One of the unsung heroes of fashion in the '70s, Larry Legaspi was a designer ahead of his time. Crafting a space-age look in silver and black leather, Legaspi created the look for the defining musical acts of the era, including KISS, Labelle, George Clinton, and Parliament. Dying of AIDS in 2001, Legaspi left twin legacies as both designer and curator that remain largely unexplored. This volume, authored by Rick Owens, fills in crucial gaps in the knowledge of Legaspi's work and impact on the fashion world, while providing a dynamic visual presentation of the life and work of a legend. Filled with a blend of previously unpublished photographs of Legaspi's creations as well as new images of Owens's work, this stunning volume tells the story of the designer's subversive sensibility. An essay by André Leon Talley and interviews with Patti LaBelle, Paul Stanley, Valerie Legaspi, and Pat Cleveland offer a intimate glimpse into Legaspi's world.

About The Author

Rick Owens is an American fashion designer and winner of a Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award.
Paul Stanley is a musician, singer, and songwriter, best known for his work in KISS.
Patti LaBelle is an American singer and actress.
Pat Cleveland is an acclaimed fashion model.
André Leon Talley is a writer and former editor at large of Vogue

  • Publish Date: September 03, 2019
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Design - Fashion & Accessories
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 12 x 12
  • Pages: 144
  • US Price: $75.00
  • CDN Price: $100.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-6706-6


"The second book being released today, LEGASPI, details the life of Larry Legaspi, a fashion designer from the ’80s who created looks for some of the most iconic performers of the decade – notably US rock band KISS – and had a profound impact on Owens too." —HIGH SNOBIETY

Author Bookshelf: Rick Owens

Author Bookshelf: Paul Stanley

Author Bookshelf: André Leon Talley