‘Cool’ Is the Fashion History Text You Wish You Used in Class

‘Cool’ Is the Fashion History Text You Wish You Used in Class

Get all the details about your new favorite fashion encyclopedia.

Get all the details about your new favorite fashion encyclopedia.

Text: Jake Viswanath

If you’ve ever wanted to have a personal fashion history lesson but don’t have the time or patience to be in a classroom again, this is the book for you. This week, Cool: Style, Sound, and Subversion was released by authors, editors, and creative directors Greg Foley and Andrew Luecke, giving you a vast encyclopedia of youth subcultures and street styles throughout the years. The pseudo-textbook covers everything from the fashion of '20s flappers to '50s greasers, the Deadheads of the '70s, and the seapunk craze of today, looking at them through a political, social, and creative lens.

The book features contributions from major artists and fashion influencers like A$AP Rocky, Kelis, Nile Rodgers, Susanne Bartsch, Fischerspooner, and the late Glenn O’Brien. In addition, each decade represented in the book has corresponding playlists, filled with era-defining music curated by celebrity contributors. The major creation will be celebrated with a launch party and book signing with Foley and Luecke tonight at the Bookmarc store in New York. Get all the details below.

Cool: Style, Sound, and Subversion is available now from Rizzoli.

Credits: Photo: Rizzoli

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