Morris. Bernadine. The Fashion Makers. First Edition. 1978. Book and dust jacket are both in very good minus condition. Photographs by Barbara Walz.
The decade of the 1970s was a watershed for American fashion. Until then, European designers were the marquee names. Lower down the food chain, Seventh Avenue designers knocked off French designs. It was not until the mid-1970s when designers like Halston, Bill Blass, Calvin Klein, Oscar de la Renta, and Ralph Lauren changed that. This book was one of the first to recognize the new order. It profiles fifty of the leading designers from that era, including Adolfo, Geoffrey Beene, Perry Ellis, James Galanos, Edith Head, Stan Herman, Charles James, Betsey Johnson, Donna Karan, Kenneth Jay Lane, Ralph Lauren, Mary McFadden, Elsa Peretti, Arnold Scaasi, Adele Simpson, Pauline Trigère, and Diane von Furstenberg.