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Museum Publications

The Museum at FIT offers publications to accompany many of its exhibitions. The museum also produces brochures for each exhibition, which are provided free upon visiting the museum.

American Beauty

American Beauty: Aesthetics and Innovation in Fashion by Patricia Mears, Yale University Press, 2009.

 

 

China Chic

China Chic: East Meets West by Valerie Steele and John S. Major, Yale University Press, 1999. 

 

 

the corset

The Corset: A Cultural History by Valerie Steele, Yale University Press, 2003.

 

 

Dance and Fashion book cover MFIT

Dance & Fashion  by Valerie Steele, Yale University Press, 2014.

 

 

Daphne Guiness book cover MFIT

Daphne Guinness by Valerie Steele, Yale University Press, 2011.

 

 

denim: Fashion's frontier

Denim: Fashion's Frontier by Emma McClendon; with a foreword by Fred Dennis; Yale University Press, 2016.

 

 

Elegance in an Age of Crisis

Elegance in an Age of Crisis: Fashions of the 1930s edited by Patricia Mears and G. Bruce Boyer, Yale University Press, 2014.

 

 

Expedition: Fashion from the Extreme book cover

Expedition: Fashion from the Extreme by Patricia Mears, Thames & Hudson, 2017.

 

 

Exposed: A History of Lingerie book cover

Exposed: A History  of Lingerie by Colleen Hill, Yale University Press, 2014.

 

 

Fairy Tale Fashion book cover

Fairy Tale Fashion by Colleen Hill, Yale University Press, 2016. 

 

 

Fashion A-Z book cover

Fashion Designers A-Z by Valerie Steele with an introduction by Suzy Menkes, TASCHEN, 2012.

 

 

Fashion, Italian Style

Fashion, Italian Style, by Valerie Steele, Yale University Press, 2003. 

 

 

Fashion Underground: The World of Susanne Bartsch

Fashion Underground: The World of Susanne Bartsch by Valerie Steele and Melissa Marra, Yale University Press, 2015.

 

 

50 years of fashion

Fifty Years of Fashion: New Look to Now by Valerie Steele, Yale University Press; New Ed edition, 2000. 

 

 

gothic: dark glamour book

Gothic: Dark Glamour by Valerie Steele, Jennifer Park, and Patricia Mears, Yale University Press, 2008.
/// Received an honorable mention in the 2009 AAM Museum Publications Design Competition.

 

 
AAM Honorable mention
Isabel Toledo: Fashion from the Inside Out

Isabel Toledo: Fashion from the Inside Out by Valerie Steele and Patricia Mears, Yale University Press, 2009.

 

 

ivy style book

Ivy Style by Patricia Mears, Christopher Breward, G. Bruce Boyer, Christian Chensvold, Masafumi Monden, and Peter McNeil, Yale University Press, 2012.

 

 

Japan Fashion Now Book Cover

Japan Fashion Now by Valerie Steele, Patricia Mears, Yuniya Kawamura, and Hiroshi Narumi, Yale University Press, 2010.

 

 

Madame Grès: Sphinx of FashionMme Gres AAM award

Madame Grès: Sphinx of Fashion by Patricia Mears, Yale University Press, 2008.
/// Received First Prize in the 2009 AAM Museum Publications Design Competition.

 

 

Paris Fashion book cover

Paris Fashion by Valerie Steele, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2017. (Revised)
Paris Fashion
by Valerie Steele, Berg Publishers, 1998. (1st Edition) 

 

 

Paris Refashioned Cover

Paris Refashioned, 1957–1968 by Colleen Hill, Yale University Press, 2017.

 

 

Queer Histoy of FashionCSA award 2014

A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk edited by Valerie Steele, Yale University Press, 2013.
/// Winner of the 2014 Millia Davenport Publication Award from the Costume Society of America. 

 

 

Ralph Rucci: Art of Weightlessness

Ralph Rucci: The Art of Weightlessness by Valerie Steele, Patricia Mears, and Clare Sauro, Yale University Press, 2007.

 

 

Shoe Obession book cover

Shoe Obsession by Valerie Steele and Colleen Hill, Yale University Press, 2013.

 

 

shoes: a lexicon of style

Shoes: A Lexicon of Style by Valerie Steele, Rizzoli, 1999. 

 

 

YSL Halston book cover

Yves Saint Laurent + Halston: Fashioning the 70s by Patricia Mears and Emma McClendon, Yale University Press, 2015. 

 

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