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Inventive, enigmatic, and supremely creative, Stephen Sprouse made art and clothing that captured the mood of the eighties. One of the first American designers to mix graffiti and a punk aesthetic with fashion, Sprouse manipulated conventional notions of style, and his unique sensibility has inspired designers from John Galliano to Raf Simmons to Marc Jacobs. Sprouse’s car ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published January 13th 2009 by Rizzoli
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My bias toward oral histories is this: they can be the most nostalgic, fluffy, self-important saccharin out there. Contributors, usually in the twilight of their influence, see this little trip down memory lane as means to remind the world just how special they – and their friends – once were, and thereby, to quote Woody Allen, “romanticize it all out of proportion.” (NB. This phenomenon is especially prevalent among books concerning rock movements and fashion people. Trust. I’ve read more than ...more
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Shelves: art-design, style
Stephen Sprouse took polaroid pictures, blew them up, printed on fabric, & made outfits for debbie harry, of television scan lines. If that wasn't the future circa 1984 (actual, not Orwellian), than I don't know what is.

& his handwriting was f-cking ace.
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