Fashion Together by Lou Stoppard
Fashion's Most Extraordinary Duos on the Art of Collaboration

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Overall Fashion Together is worth the read if you have the time. Each of the interviews is handled independently with nothing tying them together except the common thread of fashion and thus is easily put down and picked up at one’s leisure.
-NY Journal of Books

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Fashion is often seen as an industry of eccentric personalities and unique, exceptional talents but it's the collaborators, rather than the individuals, who underpin the industry and inspire this book. This stylish volume, compiled by Lou Stoppard, editor-at-large of London's SHOWstudio, delves into the behind-the-scenes worlds of the fashion industry's most intriguing partnerships to explore what, exactly, makes these pairs such magical duos. Featuring eighteen illuminating conversations led by Stoppard, Fashion Together: Fashion's Most Extraordinary Duos on the Art of Collaboration reveals the secrets behind leading fashion luminaries such as Vivienne Westwood and Andreas Kronthaler, Marc Jacobs and Katie Grand, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Rick Owens and Michèle Lamy, and Stephen Jones and Thom Browne. Never-before-seen photographs and sketches, handwritten notes, and fashion editorials showcase each duo's most memorable work. Profound, funny, and provocative, the conversations range from childhood inspirations to nitty-gritty industry details to advice on how to succeed in the fashion business today. 
 
Names featured are: Marc Jacobs and Katie Grand
, Rick Owens and Michèle Lamy
, Nick Knight and Daphne Guinness
, Riccardo Tisci and Mariacarla Boscono, 
Jonathan Anderson and Benjamin Bruno
, Shaun Leane on Alexander McQueen
. Kim Jones and Alister Mackie, 
Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren
, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, 
Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, 
Carol Lim and Humberto Leon
, Gareth Pugh and Ruth Hogben, 
Philip Treacy on Isabella Blow
, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott
, Thom Browne and Stephen Jones
, Katie Hillier and Luella Bartley, 
Iris Van Herpen and Philip Beesley, and
 Vivienne Westwood and Andreas Kronthaler.
 

About Lou Stoppard

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Lou Stoppard is London-based SHOWstudio’s editor-at-large and a freelance writer and curator. She has written for the Financial Times, Elle, and Vogue and is a contributing editor at British GQ. Andrew Bolton is curator of the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Author Residence: London, England
 
Published October 24, 2017 by Rizzoli. 304 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Arts & Photography.
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Reviewed by Jeffrey Felner on Oct 16 2017

Overall Fashion Together is worth the read if you have the time. Each of the interviews is handled independently with nothing tying them together except the common thread of fashion and thus is easily put down and picked up at one’s leisure.

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