Mod New York: Fashion Takes a Trip
Phyllis Magidson and Donald Albrecht
The Monacelli Press, 2017
8.5 x 11.5 inches
Hardcover, 160 pages
Produced to accompany a major exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York, this book traces the dramatic trends and innovations that transformed the fashion world between 1960 and 1973—contextualized by the larger social and cultural shifts of that era.

The garments, largely drawn from the museum’s own collection, are divided between four chapters, which are defined both chronologically and thematically. The silhouetted garments are often juxtaposed with historical photography and advertising containing similar garments. Interwoven through the book are four illustrated essays discussing the momentous societal changes underlying the evolving fashions, including the rise of women’s liberation and African-American consciousness.