Style File, The World’s Most Elegantly Dressed, Signed Presentation
[Signed Presentation] Udé, Iké. Style File, The World’s Most Elegantly Dressed. First Edition. 2008. Book is in very good condition; dust jacket is in very good minus condition—jacket shows mild edgewear. Book is warmly inscribed, “For Lori, with so much appreciation. Thank you! Iké Udé.” Foreword by Valerie Steele. Introduction by Harold Koda.
This image-filled book is a compendium of aRUDE Magazine “Style File” columns and fashion editorials. The opening section begins with a collection of quotes on fashion by Iké Udé. One in particular—“Style is the ultimate mode of autobiography”—sets the tone for the book, which includes a capsule profile and question-and-answer session with over fifty stylish personages, including Iris Apfel, Hamish Bowles, Ruben & Isabel Toledo, Amy Fine Collins, Anh Duong, and André Leon Talley. A spectacular production.