This lively volume celebrates the contributions to inventive fashionable living by the New York– based style innovator Opening Ceremony—a bible for the fashion-forward and culturally savvy alike. In 2002, when Carol Lim and Humberto Leon opened the downtown Manhattan retail shop Opening Ceremony, they created what has become the most innovative fashion and culture destination in New York. Bringing together the best emerging American talent with international designers and historic brands, Opening Ceremony represents the best in fashion and has played a vital role in launching the careers of many young designers. Celebrating the company’s tenth anniversary, Opening Ceremony is a visually rich documentation of Leon and Lim’s diverse inspirations, collaborators, and creative community, including Ryan McGinley, Rodarte, and Alexander Wang. A celebratory look at New York’s quintessential style headquarters, this book will captivate and inspire readers from fashion, art, music, film, and beyond.
About the Author
Opening Ceremony founders and the creative directors of Kenzo, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim are also advisers to Parsons School of Design and members of the CFDA. Terry Richardson is one of the world’s most respected and provocative photographers. Spike Jonze is an Academy Award–nominated film and music video director and producer. Chloë Sevigny is an Academy Award–nominated actress and fashion icon. Eric Wilson is a fashion reporter at the New York Times. Sally Singer is a writer and the editor-in-chief of T: The New York Times Style Magazine
Praise for Opening Ceremony…
“…an eye-popping scrapbook that—jammed with Terence Koh doodles, Terry Richardson portraits, and amusing conversations—is as enticing as a trip to the store itself.” ~W Magazine
“The scrapbook like volume has a surprisingly intimate feel making it the perfect coffee table acquisition for the street smart stylephile.” ~Details Magazine
"The title richly captures the diversity and spirit of the store's first decade through an eye-popping visual documentation." ~Sleek Magazine