You'd think that it would have existed before now, but it didn't. Before Charlie Scheips was commissioned by the Council of Fashion Designers of America to put together his new book, American Fashion, $32, there was no tome chronicling the rich history of American Fashion.
Happily, and thanks to Mr. Scheips, the nation's contributions to fashion since 1929, from the fingertips of Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan, Mary McFadden, and more, are now at your fingertips. And lots of pretty pictures are promised as well. So if you're going to stick your nose in a good book, why not make it this one?