By Valerie Steele
11 x 14 in – 28 x 35 cm
192 pages | 150 illustrations | hardcover
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Known for its minimalist approach to luxury—through the use of unique fabrics, traditional couture methods, innovative technology, and modern photo-prints—Swiss label Akris has been in business for nearly a century, attracting a clientele as diverse as Condoleezza Rice, Angelina Jolie, and Princess Charlčne of Monaco. This volume encapsulates the brand’s singular aesthetic, with the many artistic references of Albert Kriemler.

Also available in German.

About the Author
Valerie Steele (PhD, Yale University) is director and chief curator of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (MFIT). Having curated more than twenty exhibitions in the past ten years, Dr. Steele also serves as editor in chief of Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body & Culture, which she founded in 1997. She has appeared on many television shows, including The Oprah Winfrey Show and Undressed. The Washington Post describes her as one of "fashion's brainiest women," and she was included in the New York Daily News list of "Fashion’s 50 Most Powerful."


Husk –“Valerie Steele: Akris”, January 2013
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Harper’s Bazaar UK – “Akris celebrates 90th birthday with coffee table book”, October 1, 2012
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Women of the Town Chicago – “The House of Akris Celebrates its 90th Anniversary at PUBLIC Chicago”, September 2012
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SOMA NY –September 2012
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Four Seasons Magazine – Akris, September 2012
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Vogue – Must Read Fashion Books for Fall, August 2012
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WWD – Akris Celebrates Past, Looks Ahead, July 2012
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Downtown Magazine – Fashion Report, July 2012
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W Magazine – The Discreet Modernist, July, 2012
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InStyle – Happy Birthday, Akris! The Brand Celebrates 90 Years with a Book, July 9, 2012
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WWD - Akris Celebrates 90, June 27, 2012
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Avenue Insider – Akris’ 90th Anniversary Week, July 9, 2012
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How Cool! Italy – Akris 1922-2012
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