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Alix Browne is currently the Features Director at W Magazine. She is an adjunct professor at the School of Visual Arts in NYC in the Fashion Photography Program. She has formerly worked as Deputy Design Editor for The New York Times Style Magazine; Style Editor for The New York Times Sunday Magazine and was a founding editor and Editor in Chief of V Magazine.


"As fall unfurls, glossy and gorgeous coffee table books appear"
-The New York Times

"A new book celebrates the most electrifying fashion shows of recent history, recasting the runway as seductive art performance."
-Interview Magazine

". . . should be read by all involved with fashion, including lecturers and mentors for students."
-Colin McDowell, BusinessofFashion.com

"At its core, Runway is about the times in recent fashion when "you had to be there." As paper-and-ink, it leaves us wishing we could have been. It is a lucid presentation of contemporary history that arouses wistfulness and invites us to dream."
-Crush Fanzine

"Without question, the cast of characters reads like a who's who of fashion over the past quarter of a century."
-Jeffrey Felner, New York Journal of Books

"Editor Alix Browne's study of how the most progressive fashion designers have pioneered the idea of using a show or presentation as a means of creative expression."
-15 of the Most Covetable Fashion Tomes to Hit Bookshelves This Year, Vogue

"Holiday books: From 250-ton icebergs flown in from Scandinavia to sets adorned in more than a million real flowers, fashion shows are more than a simple parade of next season's clothing: They're a means by which to make manifest a designer's all-encompassing vision. In Runway: The Spectacle of Fashion, author and features director at W magazine Alix Browne highlights shows from Chanel, Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs, and more to explore the most significant and sensational productions from the last two decades of catwalk history."

"...chronicles the stand-outs, from models floating down a Milanese canal at Carol Christian's Poell's 2004 show to the moving escalators at spring 2013 Louis Vuitton."

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