Perry Ellis Book
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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 elses. 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.
- The beautifully illustrated book showcases Ellis designs through a combination of photography and sketches. Providing an insightful look at each season of his career from 1976 to 1986
- Offering readers unique access to editorial and ad campaign photographs from the archives of brilliant photographer Erica Lennard with whom Ellis worked almost exclusively. Included here are ephemera a treasure trove of drawings and never-before-published photos from the personal collections of the designers friends and family
- Adding insight to Ellis unique aesthetic while solidifying his place as one of the key contemporary designers of American fashion.