The publishing is a collaboration with the Council of Fashion Designers of America and provides an "in-depth view of the many facets of the kaleidoscope of American fashion." The books celebrate the history of American fashion design and provide an "exclusive behind-the-runway glimpses into the private lives of the most acclaimed American designers."
American Fashion Designers at Home by Rima Suqi takes readers into the private homes of more than 100 members of the Council of Fashion Designers of America. Among these homes is the "classic elegance of Carolina Herrera’s Louis XV–influenced 1850s town house to the pink-mirrored, flower-filled flat of Betsey Johnson." And there is Ralph Lauren and the Brazilian Carlos Miele, to name some of the male fashion designers.
Author Rima Suqi describes the book as "the ultimate voyeuristic journey."
Beginning with the New York and Hollywood-based designers of the 1930s, the book illuminates the work of emerging patriotic talent during the war years. This creative crescendo continues with the evolution of the major names in American fashion during 1960s and 1970s and goes on to explore the achievements of our country’s marquee stars of the 1980s and 1990s. [The volume] culminates with a look at contemporary talents who export their individual visions internationally. Chronicling the designers, icons, publications, and events that shaped fashion for more than 70 years, this is the essential compendium of the rich and vivid story that is American fashion.