Fashion Underground

Shopping Cart Notice

Due to a shopping cart issue, we have disabled the ability to purchase book titles online via our website. During this outage, please use one of our retail partner links available on each book title page OR place your order directly from our fulfillment warehouse, Triliteral, by calling 1-800-405-1619. If you have received a promotional code for an event or conference purchase, please mention it when placing your order.
 
Please note that the Triliteral Call Center is open Monday thru Friday, 9 am to 5 pm EST. Due to the influx of calls, wait times may be longer than usual. We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience.

The World of Susanne Bartsch

Valerie Steele and Melissa Marra; With Susanne Bartsch and Waleed Khairzada

View Inside Format: Hardcover
Price: $50.00
YUP
Our shopping cart does not support Safari. Please use another browser before attempting to purchase.

A lavishly illustrated tribute to one of the most remarkable self-invented personalities on the New York fashion scene

Susanne Bartsch has been the queen of New York City nightlife since the 1980s when she first became famous for spectacular parties, where a diverse crowd brought fashion to the level of performance art. Her most important party was undoubtedly the 1989 Love Ball, a pioneering AIDS benefit that brought the fashion world together. The Love Ball was followed by other parties, which ultimately raised more than $2.5 million for AIDS research and advocacy. Over the years, Bartsch has had a profound impact on the world of fashion and visual culture. She has been a retailer, a fashion show organizer, a muse, and a catalyst. As Holly Brubach wrote in her 1991 New Yorker profile, “If there is a theme that runs through the various jobs Bartsch has held, it is perhaps a fascination with the way people present themselves—with the clothes and the part they play in people’s imagination.”
 
Fashion Underground: The World of Susanne Bartsch features approximately 80 looks from Bartsch’s personal collection of clothing and accessories, including designs by Rachel Auburn, Body Map, Leigh Bowery, John Galliano, Jean Paul Gaultier, Thierry Mugler, Mr. Pearl, Vivienne Westwood, Zaldy, and many others. Dazzling color photographs allow readers to witness the incredible art of transformation. 

Valerie Steele is director and chief curator and Melissa Marra is associate curator of education and public programs, both at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York.

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
(September 2015–December 2015)

“With eye-popping looks by BodyMap, Leigh Bowery, John Galliano, Jean Paul Gaultier, Thierry Mugler, Mr. Pearl, Vivienne Westwood and many others vogueing from the pages, you’ll feel like you’re people watching at one of Bartsch’s legendary parties.”—Tony Bravo, The San Francisco Chronicle
ISBN: 9780300214628
Publication Date: October 27, 2015
Co-publisher: Published in association with The Fashion Institute of Technology
168 pages, 9 x 11
250 color illus.
Ralph Rucci

The Art of Weightlessness

Valerie Steele, Patricia Mears, and Clare Sauro

View details
Japan Fashion Now

Valerie Steele with Patricia Mears, Yuniya Kawamura, and Hi

...
View details
Daphne Guinness

Valerie Steele and Daphne Guinness

View details
Shoe Obsession

Valerie Steele and Colleen Hill

View details
Dance and Fashion

Edited by Valerie Steele; With contributions by Mary Davis,

...
View details
Exposed

A History of Lingerie

Colleen Hill; With an introduction by Valerie Steele

View details