Elvis Style: From Zoot Suits to Jumpsuits celebrates the innovative style-world of Elvis Presley - the man who singlehandedly changed the way that America, and much of the world beyond, dressed. The comprehensive, full cover book highlights not only the impact that Elvis made during his lifetime, but also his enduring influence on contemporary design culture – from pop stars and high-end fashion houses, to contemporary Rockabilly-fused street style. Elvis Style focuses on Elvis’ wonderfully expressive hairstyles, clothes, cars, and interiors, offering the reader an intriguing and insightful journey though the crazy, cool and at times kitsch world of a true megastar.
Elvis Style speaks to a number of leading design experts to shed fresh light on Elvis’ design choices and influence. These include Sex & the City stylist Patricia Fields, Academy Award winning costume designer Mark Bridges, Elvis’ personal car-customizer George Barris, and Hal Lansky of Lansky Bros (Elvis’ favourite tailoring house), who has written the foreword.
Elvis Style includes over 175 photos, many of which show rarely seen before Elvis-worn garments, interiors and cars from The King’s extensive private collection.
Zoey Goto is a fashion and design journalist, writing for many of the leading international magazines including GQ, GQ Style, NME, Elle and Numero. Assignments have included interviewing the actor Benedict Cumberbatch on the set of Sherlock, visiting the world's most expensive tailoring house in Naples and reporting from the front row of London Fashion Week. For over a decade, Elvis Style has been a work in progress, as the author embarked on research trips taking her from an imitation of Graceland in the suburbs of Denmark, to The Deep South where she met Elvis’ tailor, had lunch with Elvis’ neighbour Al Green, and slept in Elvis' teenage bedroom.
"Elvis's influence on men's style is incalculable. You can still see his legacy everywhere - that indefinable but instantly recognizable point where preppy meets rocker meets work-wear meets tailoring"
Alex Bilmes, Esquire editor.
"I hope that through Elvis Style, Elvis’ impact on current fashion can be illuminated for a new generation"
Hal Lansky, Lansky Bros, Clothier to The King.
"Any serious Elvis library should have a copy in its collection"
Elvis Information Network.
"Elvis Style: From Zoot Suits to Jumpsuits is the perfect summer read - not only for the avid Elvis fan, but also for those interested in the history of American style"
Denim Therapy blog
"This book is certainly worth the price tag – I enjoyed it from start to finish"
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