Donald Albrecht

Mod New York:
Fashion Takes a Trip

Museum of the City of New York and The Monacelli Press
2017

Published to coincide with the Mod New York: Fashion Takes a Trip exhibition, this 164-page book traced the arc of 1960s and early 1970s fashion with 200 illustrations of historically significant designs by Halston, Geoffrey Beene, Rudi Gernreich, Yves Saint Laurent, André Courrèges, Norman Norell, and Bill Blass, among many others. Authoritative essays by well-known fashion historians Phyllis Magidson, Hazel Clark, Sarah Gordon, and Caroline Rennolds Milbank explored the ways in which fashion expressed radical movements from feminism to Afro-centrism as well as new trends in retailing. Of special note was Kwame S. Brathwaite’s essay on the Grandassa Models and “Black is Beautiful” movement, which was illustrated with photographs by his father, Kwame Brathwaite.

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Credits
Editors: Donald Albrecht and Phyllis Magidson
Designer: Yve Ludwig
Publishers: Museum of the City of New York and The Monacelli Press