© Gladys Perint Palmer/ Assouline Publishing


U.S. LIST PRICE: $29.95 (Canada $40)UK: £19.95
6x 8 1/2; 400 PAGES

USA- Assouline Publishing, the illustrated book publishing house behind such cutting-edge titles as Rena Sindi's Be My Guest; Theme Party Savior Faire, Chef Daniel Boulud: Cooking in New York City; Brooke De Ocampo's Bright Young Things, Lee Radziwill's Happy Times, Oscar De La Renta, The T-Shirt book, Hotel Stories, In The Spirit of the Hamptons, The Allure of Women and The Little Black Dress will release Fashion People by Gladys Perint Palmer. An illustrator can capture precisely the right moment and re-create any situation even better than a photographer. An astute observer of the fashion scene since the early '80s, Gladys Perint Palmer travels frequently to Paris, Milan, London and New York, where she meets and mingles with designers, models, photographers, and celebrities. With her keen understanding of their habits, talents and personalities, she creates revealing caricatures. A delicious sashay through the fantasy world of fashion, these sketches, accompanied by her smart and witty text, form the perfect guide to learning who is who and what is what in this alternate universe. Each drawing is a story. Each story is a person. Everybody who counts in fashion is in these pages. A highly amusing book, Fashion People will be appreciated as a historical document by all those who are in the know!

Gladys Perint Palmer studied fashion design at St. Martin's School of Art in London and fashion illustration at Parsons School of Design, New York. As fashion editor of the San Francisco Examiner, she developed a fine sense of the absurd and cultivated a true appreciation of the ridiculous- prerequisites for covering the fashion capitals of New York, Milan, Paris and London, which proved fertile ground for her pen and pencil. Palmer's writing and illustrations have appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the New Yorker, Elle, Vogue, L'Officiel and Marie Claire.

Colin McDowell is a fashion historian who writes and broadcasts about both contemporary and historical costume. He is a visiting Professor at the London Institute, Chairman of the Costume Society of Great Britain and Senior Fashion writer of the London Sunday Times.

Click here to download Fashion People press release.
Click here to view book launch invitation at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Gallery at Bryant Park, February 11th 2003

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Pg. 29 John Galliano and Isabella Blow © Gladys Perint Palmer/ Assouline Publishing
Pg. 49 Patricia Field © Gladys Perint Palmer / Assouline Publishing
Pg. 70-71 Stella McCartney and Tom Ford At John Galliano Show © Gladys Perint Palmer / Assouline Publishing
Pg. 88-89 Madonna in the Front Row at Versace © Gladys Perint Palmer / Assouline Publishing
Pg. 99 Brooke Astor © Gladys Perint Palmer / Assouline Publishing
Pg. 120 Cher © Gladys Perint Palmer / Assouline Publishing
Pg. 150 Eleanor Lambert © Gladys Perint Palmer / Assouline Publishing
Pg. 186-187 Jean Paul Gaultier birthday and Missoni © Gladys Perint Palmer / Assouline Publishing
Pg. 232 (How to survive...) "service KO"
Pg. 233 "invitation" © Gladys Perint Palmer/ Assouline Publishing
Pg. 234 "Protocole" © Gladys Perint Palmer/ Assouline Publishing
Pg. 235 "Darling" © Gladys Perint Palmer/ Assouline Publishing
Pg. 245 "Arrive with a very large..." © Gladys Perint Palmer/ Assouline Publishing
Pg. 338 Polly Mellen © Gladys Perint Palmer / Assouline Publishing

NOTE: No more than two images plus cover may be used, at no larger than 1/4 of a page and cover at any size. Photo credit must appear nest to images.

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NEW YORK - Workhouse Publicity is proud to announce the opening of the Assouline Boutique at Bergdorf Goodman on the 7th Floor. The opening event was held on Thursday, November 7th and was hosted by Bergdorf Goodman, CEO Ron Frash with authors Daniel Boulud, Roxanne Lowit, Pamela Hanson, Marion Maneker, Lauren Lawrence, Kelly Killoren-Bensimon, Dominique Nabokov, Rena Sindi, Ahn Doung, Kathryn Livingston and more. The inauguration of the first Assouline boutique at Bergdorf Goodman will be followed by openings Milan, Paris, London and Berlin. An extravagant affair, the Assouline opening expects to include an impressive array of authors and more. All back catalog and present season titles will be available for purchase. For the past ten years Assouline Publishing has created unique editions dedicated to fashion, photography, design and the art of the 20th century. As a result, the spirit and savoir faire of these works have contributed to the creation of an almost immediate identification. Today, Assouline books are present in the top book markets throughout France, England and the US. Using its fame and experience, Assouline Publishing has planed a 2003 Luxury line; Special display creations linked to the universe of the book. The first of these is The Assouline Trunk, which is a traveling library trunk that consists of one hundred of Assouline¼s Memoire books about fashion designers, design, style and artists. Each are to be housed in a specialty designer trunk individually created by the famous French house of Goyard. Created in 1853, the house of Goyard is world renowned for its travel accessories, trunks and suitcases. The Assouline Trunk is offered through a limited, numbered edition of 100 and retails at $9,500, sold in New York exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman. In addition, Assouline Fine Vintage; a set of four different collections of our bestsellers and new releases, are also available. These hand-crafted wine crates are categorized by Fashion, Decoration, Art and Photography for a price of $395 each, and are available at Bergdorf Goodman, New York. These crates will include such classic titles as In the Spirit of the Hamptons by Kelly Killoren-Bensimon and Oscar de la Renta by Sarah Mower along side new titles like Be My Guest by Rena Sindi and Dressing in the Dark by Marion Maneker. The culture of beauty joins the universe of luxury. Press please contact Workhouse, Devon Mack via email

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