Minimalism is a philosophy of dressing that has endured for decades, and is probably best recognized today by the general public through the fashion houses of Jil Sander, Balenciaga, and Calvin Klein. This sumptuous volume is the first to examine the minimalist movement in fashion design, while addressing its confluence with and divergence from similar currents in art, architecture, and design. Organized broadly by decade, the text explores the evolving relationships and influences between fine art and the art of sartorial minimalism, and is accompanied by more than 150 breathtaking images. Minimalism and Fashion considers the work of the world's most important designers and artists in fascinating juxtaposition. The book contains creations by noteworthy designers, including Madeleine Vionnet, André Courrèges, Halston, Karl Lagerfeld, Rei Kawakubo, Miuccia Prada, Yohji Yamamoto, Helmut Lang, and many others. There are major works by key minimalist artists, such as Frank Stella, Sol LeWitt, Donald Judd, Dan Flavin, Rachel Whiteread, Peter Halley, and Jeff Koons. The volume's imagery comprises incredible editorial shots by the greatest image makers of this century and the last, including Richard Avedon, Hiro, Francesco Scavullo, Guy Bourdin, David Bailey, William Klein, Corinne Day, and Juergen Teller. The dialogue between fine art, photography, and fashion is explored in a brilliantly woven text that clarifies how each form has influenced another. With its extraordinary art and insight, this book is a must for lovers of fashion as well as fine art and photography books.