To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the Thom Browne brand, Phaidon publishes the first monograph of the American designer through photos of his collections and exclusive images, some of which have never been seen before, of his theatrical shows.
More than two hundred visuals of shows, for men and women, are presented on more than 400 pages and more than forty leaflets. The book is organized chronologically, with newly commissioned photographs from British photographer, Johnny Dufort, edited by Andrew Bolton, editor of the introduction, and Wendy Yu, both of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
To draw attention to detail, the monograph includes horizontally selected images. Each page of the fashion show section is separated by vellum paper, as in traditional photo albums, which gives an atmosphere of intimacy and mystery.
Thom Browne is known worldwide for having modernized the contemporary professional uniform: the suit. It reinvents traditional proportions with detailed, sometimes surreal tailoring.
When Thom Browne started making clothes in 2003, he was first celebrated for his distinctive approach to menswear, with blue, gray and white looks, most of them bearing the three-stripe branding, brand characteristics. In 2011, her eponymous label expanded into women’s ready-to-wear and accessories. His celebrity clientele includes Cardi B, Michelle Obama, LeBron James and Julia Roberts, among others.