Fashion Masters from A to Z, the Etro Edition

From Azzedine Alaïa through Alexander McQueen to Yves Saint Laurent and more, a century’s worth of fashion greats from the permanent collection of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology are celebrated in Taschen‘s limited-edition volume. Photographs of over 500 garments selected from the Museum’s permanent collection illuminate each of the featured designers, while texts by the curators explain why each designer is important in fashion history and what is special about the individual pieces featured. Director and chief curator Valerie Steele and contributor Suzy Menkes provide a history of this museum’s role in the world of fashion scholarship and preservation in this limited Paisley Designer Edition.

Practically synonymous with the Etro name, the five Paisley motifs selected by Veronica Etro for the Etro Edition of 2,000 numbered copies are classic examples of the distinct droplet-shaped vegetable decoration.

Orders placed online will be fulfilled with one of the pictured Etro fabrics. Each Designer Edition (a total of 11,000 copies) is bound in a fabric created by one of six designers —Akris, Etro, Stella McCartney, Missoni, Prada, and Diane von Furstenberg—and comes in a Plexiglas box.

Crafted by hand at a bindery in the heart of Italy, and stamped with a unique number, every copy is an instant classic, and an addition to your fashion library that is truly one-of-a-kind. Get your copy here.