Feb 17, 2015
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"Fashion Lives: Fashion Icons" goes behind the scenes with Fern Mallis

Feb 17, 2015

A new book, penned by the creator and organizer of New York's Fashion Week is due for release on April 14.

Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, Andre Leon Talley are among the 19 style-making celebrities that come under Mallis's radar in this compelling anthology of no-holds-barred interviews.

US designer Donna Karan, just one of the designers mentioned in the new "Fashion Lives: Fashion Icons" with Fern Mallis | Photo: AFP /Emmanuel Dunand

A foreword by Ralph Lauren and a host of never-before-seen personal photographs make this required reading for fashion lovers.

"Fashion Lives: Fashion Icons" introduces readers to the real artists behind these very public figures via profound, funny, and provocative discussions ranging from childhood inspirations to nitty-gritty industry details to advice on how to succeed in the fashion business today.

Fern Mallis's Q&A format combines the intimate approach of a tête-à-tête with the dynamics of a live audience, sparking candid and inspiring conversations.

The author has been an industry game changer in the fashion and design world for more than 30 years.

Mallis was senior vice president at IMG Fashion and executive director of the CFDA, and recipient of numerous industry awards, including the 2012 Fashion Industry Lifetime Achievement Award from Pratt Institute, and the 2013 FIT President's Lifetime Achievement Award.

"Fashion Lives: Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis" is published by Rizzoli ($55)

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