Fashionisto: A  Century of Style Icons

Fashionisto: A Century of Style Icons


By (author) Simone Werle


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  • Publisher: PRESTEL
  • Format: Hardback | 172 pages
  • Dimensions: 200mm x 244mm x 22mm | 862g
  • Publication date: 10 November 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Munich
  • ISBN 10: 3791344765
  • ISBN 13: 9783791344768
  • Illustrations note: 200
  • Sales rank: 794,767

Product description

What makes a man a fashionisto? Swagger, elegance, daring, perhaps a really well cut suit. The actors, designers, crooners and legends portrayed in this collection are fashion forward men who possess some or all of the above-and they have it in spades. Fred Astaire and Bryan Ferry, Truman Capote and Che Guevara, George Clooney and Boy George all find a place in this fun and fascinating exploration of what makes a man into an icon. From Oscar Wilde's penchant for velvet to Don Johnson's Miami style, the cool aloofness of Johnny Depp and Kurt Cobain, or the characters of Ziggy Stardust and James Bond- all are featured in double page spreads with glossy full color pictures and Simon Werle's acute observations, anecdotes, and historical insight. As fun as it is informative, this glossy, smart book will attract anyone interested in how the clothes can make the man.

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Author information

A fashionista in her own right, SIMONE WERLE is a Munich-based journalist who has been writing about fashion for years. Her articles have appeared in Elle, Style, and InStyle, and she is the author of Fashionista (Prestel).

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This look at male trendsetters of the past century brings together fifty well-known and occasionally surprising figures who have made their mark on the world.