Coach by Joel Dinerstein
A Story of New York Cool

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review

In the end, the reader must either be a fan of the brand, a fan of New York City, or just plain curious about how a brand evolves and how the landscape and people of New York City have morphed and evolved starting from 1941 until present day. The book is without question a celebration of all its contents.
-NY Journal of Books

Synopsis

Celebrating the seventy-fifth anniversary of this iconic luxury fashion brand, this book presents a vibrant visual survey of Coach’s continual exploration and redefinition of American style, infused with its distinctively cool New York City spirit. At the heart of Coach, arguably one the world’s most recognizable fashion brands, is its effortless New York style, cutting-edge design, craftsmanship, and authenticity. This volume explores the evolution of this American company, from its beginnings in 1941 in a small loft as a manufacturer of leather goods to its transformation into a revered international fashion and lifestyle brand. Inspired by the pulsating energy of New York City in the 1960s, the company’s owners Miles and Lillian Cahn cultivated an entirely new Coach brand that offered not only men’s leather goods, but also women’s handbags, totes, small leather goods, and other accessories envisioned by the legendary American sportswear designer Bonnie Cashin. Each creative director from Cashin to Stuart Vevers, the company’s current head of creative since 2013, continued to evolve the modern definition of "American cool" in the relaxed aesthetic and effortless style of Coach’s designs. This richly illustrated volume features both recent and archival photography, ranging from product design sketches to iconic advertising campaigns, and imagery of Coach’s inspirational references from celebrity figures to the electrifying, fast-paced cityscapes of New York City. A definitive volume of the brand’s celebrated heritage, Coach will be treasured by its devoted customers and fashion, style, and cultural enthusiasts alike.
 

About Joel Dinerstein

See more books from this Author
Stuart Vevers is the creative director of Coach.Joel Dinerstein is the Clark Chair of American Civilization at Tulane University and the author of several books on the concepts of American “cool,” race, film noir, and popular music.
Author Residence: New Orleans, LA
 
Published October 4, 2016 by Rizzoli. 290 pages
Genres: History, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction
Add Critic Review

Critic reviews for Coach
All: 1 | Positive: 1 | Negative: 0

NY Journal of Books

Above average
Reviewed by Jeffrey Felner on Nov 14 2016

In the end, the reader must either be a fan of the brand, a fan of New York City, or just plain curious about how a brand evolves and how the landscape and people of New York City have morphed and evolved starting from 1941 until present day. The book is without question a celebration of all its contents.

Read Full Review of Coach: A Story of New York Cool | See more reviews from NY Journal of Books

Rate this book!

Add Review