Following Rizzoli’s popular Fashion Lives: Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis this second volume documents a new roster of no-holds-barred interviews with the fashion industry’s most talented, successful, and iconic personalities. This new volume introduces a new format, original artwork, and more pages.
Fern Mallis is the award-winning creator of New York Fashion Week and is often called the Godmother of Fashion. She hosts the sold-out conversation series “Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis,” assembling an incredible list of guests at the 92nd Street Y. Mallis goes one-on-one with her guests in front of a live audience to discuss everything from their childhood aspirations, career struggles and triumphs, to dishing on the inner workings of the notoriously high-pressure fashion industry. No topic is off-limits.
This second volume features fifteen new, provocative, and inspiring interviews with the boldest and brightest names in the fashion world including: Christian Siriano, Billy Porter, Stan Herman, Zandra Rhodes, Bob Mackie, Iris Apfel, Tim Gunn, Leonard Lauder, Arthur Elgort, Victoria Beckham, Rosita and Angela Missoni, Bethann Hardison, and Valentino. The book also features when, by popular demand, the tables were turned and Fern Mallis was interviewed by the smart and sassy Bevy Smith. Each fashion icon shares never-before-seen personal photographs, sketches, and memorabilia to bring their story to life. For readers interested in the fashion industry, popular culture, style and design, this book takes a look behind the very public and glamorous lives of famed designers, creatives, photographers, tastemakers, and media personalities alike.