For Christmas I received "The Stephen Sprouse Book", now I'm not going to lie I am not too familiar with him, maybe heard of him once or twice, but I'm always up to learning new things about fashion designers of course. My mom had found out about this book when she was reading my Teen Vogue Handbook, "I always have reference books around. This book on Stephen Sprouse is a must read for anyone aspiring to work in fashion." -Amy Astley, so my mom decided I should have it, good choice mom!
As soon as I looked at the book I knew I was going to enjoy it, how can you not - it comes in four different colors all of which are neon, with a metallic silver cover and pages sprayed neon it definitely catches your attention.
Most of the book is pictures either Sprouse himself took - mostly polaroids (which is another big plus for me), pictures of his collections, sketches or pictures of him with Debbie Harry, model Teri Toye, ANDY WARHOL, and more! I was completely inspired by reading his story and how he was basically the Andy Warhol of the 80s, taking Andy's prints and paintings and being the only one allowed to make fabrics off of them. Creating the "head-to-toe" look of one pattern down the whole body, or one color (which is very 60s mod in my opinion). There is a certain edge to Stephen that is completely different then everything I have exposed myself too before - I loved learning about him and where his inspiration came from - mainly Debbie Harry, Edie Sedgwick, Jim Morrison, and Andy Warhol. The book is filled with quotes from close friends and family as well as others in the business like Marc Jacobs (ah). Marc loved Stephen's work and eventually got stephen to collaborate with him for Louis Vuitton's 2000 collection. I know this is mostly ramble but there is too much in the book to talk about! Definatley go check it out if you can, it's amazing!