The Designers, the Models, the Fashions of the Bryant Park Era
|Published by Running Press; Hardcover $30|
In this definitive pictorial biography of the shows, Mell’s book focuses on what’s been termed as the “Golden Era” of New York Fashion Week, the Bryant Park years from 1993-2010. Forwarded by Phillip Bloch, the 368 page book tells the story in pictures for each year, season by season with runway, backstage, front row and behind-the-scenes photos shot by two of the best photographers in the business – Randy Brooke and Roxanne Lowit.
Each season is divided into 4 sections: Trends, The Scene, New on the Scene & Fresh Faces. The book is also laced full of mini-interviews with everyone from Stan Herman, Ralph Rucci, James Aguiar, Edward Tricomi, to Barbara Berman, Robert Verdi, Narciso Rodriquez, and Maggie Rizer. The book is well researched and is extensively cross indexed. Everybody who was anybody during this period is included.
Meet author Eila Mell with special guests Narciso Rodriguez and Thakoon Panichgul as she signs copies of her new book, New York Fashion Week during Fashion’s Night Out (September 8) at Bergdorf Goodman: 7:00-8:30 pm: Fourth Floor
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About the Author: Eila Mell is a journalist who has spent many years writing about fashion, theater, and film and interviewing some of the biggest names in world of fashion and entertainment. She has appeared on nearly a hundred TV and radio shows, including The Insider and Hollywood 411. Ella lives in Manhattan.
– Ernest Schmatolla