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Steven Stipelman

Steven Stipelman is a professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology. He has taught at Parsons School of Design and Marist College and has conducted workshops at colleges and universities around the country. In addition to working as staff illustrator at Henri Bendel in New York City, Stipelman was a fashion artist at Women&s Wear Daily for 25 years. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Illustrating Fashion : Concept to Creation

Fairchild Books, 2017

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...Think of a magnificent ballgown, a swashbuckling cape, or an extravagant caftan. The bulky shape the black Balenciaga coat creates over a slim body has a rich excess and an abundance of fabric. These types of garments are difficult to draw,...

The Private Life of Paris

Valerie Steele

Often quoted in media, Valerie Steele has been the subject of profiles in Forbes and The New York Times, and was listed in the New York Daily News “Fashion’s 50 Most Powerful.” She is Director and Chief Curator of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (MFIT) and has curated more than 20 exhibitions in the past ten years. She is also Editor-in-chief of Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body & Culture (Berg) and the author of numerous books, including Gothic: Dark Glamour; The Corset: A Cultural History; Paris Fashion; Fifty Years of Fashion: New Look to Now; Fetish: Fashion, Sex and Power; and Women of Fashion: 20th-Century Designers. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paris Fashion : A Cultural History

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2017

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...Alfred Stevens, The Cup of Tea, c. 1874–1878. Oil on panel. Musée royal de Mariemont, Morlanwelz. © Musée royal de Mariemont—Photo M. Lechien. Dans ces sphères élevés le role de la femme est tout de charme et de seduction. Elle n...