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Betak: Fashion Show Revolution (Pre-order)


This title will be shipped from 4 October


Alexandre de Betak and Sally Singer


Editions:

Price: USD$100.00

Enter the world of high fashion with the creative legend who designed and directed the greatest spectacles in fashion with hundreds of unpublished behind-the-scenes images.

The New York Times describes Alexandre de Betak as 'the Fellini of fashion and the Cecil B. DeMille of the runways'. For 25 years, Betak has produced many of the fashion world's most memorable shows and events for brands as diverse as Dior and Victoria's Secret. This stunning, lavishly produced volume celebrates his career via set and show photography, as well as hundreds of unpublished behind-the-scenes images. Structured thematically to bring readers inside Betak's creative process, the book provides unrivalled insight into how fashion becomes art as well as commerce.



SPECIFICATIONS:

Format: Hardback
Size: 320 x 250 mm (12 5/8 x 9 7/8 in)
Pages: 292 pp
Illustrations: 450 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714873534

From his offices in New York, Paris, and Shanghai, Alexandre de Betak has produced over 1,000 runway shows, installations, events, and exhibits for clients such as Dior, Hussein Chalayan, Rodarte, Raf Simons for Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Berluti, H&M, and Victoria's Secret, including its webcast that famously 'broke' the internet in 2000.

Sally Singer is the digital creative director of Vogue.com and the former features director of Vogue US. She was formerly an editor at British Vogue and the London Review of Books.

"A behind-the-scenes look at the work of Alexandre de Betak, who has created some of the most memorable fashion shows of the past 25 years." —WSJ Magazine

"When fashion designers want a catwalk show of epic proportions, they turn to Alexandre de Betak. A lavish new book celebrates his visionary work." —The Sunday Times

"Bureau Betak is responsible for every detail, for transformative magic can turn a fashion show from something mundane into a wonderful, moving, memorable event." —British Vogue

"Betak is a magician of light and space and a conjurer of fantasies." —Arne Glimcher, Pace Gallery

"He does the most amazing productions there are in our business." —Mario Testino

"[R]are access to the most sophisticated fashion shows of the past 25 years from creative director and producer Alexandre de Betak." —Society Diaries

"Bureau Betak is responsible for every detail, for transformative magic can turn a fashion show from something mundane into a wonderful, moving, memorable event." —British Vogue

"Betak is a magician of light and space and a conjurer of fantasies." —Arne Glimcher, Pace Gallery

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