- Publication Date: March 7, 2017
- Imprint: Abrams Books
- Trim Size: 11 x 8 1⁄4
- ISBN: 978-1-4197-1936-3
- Page Count: 288
- Illustrations: 250 color and black-and-white photographs
- Rights: World English
Since opening her first shop in Paris in 1975, agnès b. has been dedicated to creating timeless designs. Snap cardigans, striped T-shirts, strapless dresses, mini skirts, leather pants—each of her unforgettable pieces mixes classical influences with street style. This richly illustrated clothbound book explores her signature approach to design, the history of the brand, and her continuing influence, which extends beyond fashion to the worlds of art, film, publishing, and music. Presenting design sketches, press clippings, photographs by agnès b., and the work of photographers such as Peter Lindbergh, Dominique Issermann, Ellen von Unwerth, Bruce Weber, Gilles Bensimon, and Jean-Baptiste Mondino, agnès b.: l'histoire celebrates the complexity and creativity of the agnès b. universe.
About the author
agnès b. opened her first shop on rue du Jour in Paris in 1975. Today, agnès b. continues to design each collection that bears her name, including accessories, watches, jewelry, and sunglasses. The company has more than 330 retail outlets throughout the world.
Florence Ben Sadoun is a journalist and film critic at Elle magazine. She has collaborated with Europe1 and France Culture to produce several radio shows and is the author of the novel La Fausse Veuve.