Joel Dinerstein is the Clark Chair of American Civilization at Tulane University and the author of several books on the concepts of American "cool," race, film noir, and popular music.
"And while it's published by none other than Rizzoli New York,
don't let the genre fool you, because this isn't your average
coffee table book. Adopting a unique scrapbook style layout
designed by famed art director Fabien Baron, this nearly
300-page walk down New York's fashion memory lane details the
entirety of Coach's journey, starting from their humble beginnings
as a quaint SoHo workshop with only six artisans to the American
fashion giant they are today"
"Dinerstein employs a rather wonderful way of telling the story of Coach by using the ever-changing landscape of New York City as the back drop to the evolution of a heritage brand. The photographs are about as wonderful as you find, and the text is straightforward and makes for an enjoyable as well as an enlightening read. . . . The book is without question a celebration of all its contents."
-New York Journal Of Books
"The book Coach: A Story of New York Cool, out today from Rizzoli, commemorates the brand's 75th anniversary as a 336-page visual history, featuring vintage photographs, design sketches, landmark editorials, and ad campaigns."
-New York Magazine
". . . traces the house's origins from a leather goods house to a commercial powerhouse."
"There's even a Rizzoli book to underscore this hip new era, Coach: A Story of New York Cool, with a foreword by Blondie's Debbie Harry. Vevers, for his part, is doing what comes naturally. "The change has been bold, but I've always felt that there's an appetite for it," he says. "And it seems to be the case. "People have responded really well to fashion from Coach," he continues."
"This year the classic American brand celebrates its 75th anniversary and, with Rizzoli, has released this collection of archival sketches, photography, and history written by designer Stuart Vevers with a foreword by Debbie Harry."
-15 of the Most Covetable Fashion Tomes to Hit Bookshelves This Year, Vogue
"There's cool, then there's New York cool. For their 75th anniversary, Coach brings their readers on a journey through the brand's legacy of defining style and leading the fashion industry. The collage cover of fashion cut-outs evokes the timelessness Coach's influence."
-E Magazine, The Entity Haute Couture
"This richly and beautifully illustrated volume features new and archival photography, design sketches, landmark editorials and ad campaigns, imagery of Coach's inspirational icons of cool, from Joe DiMaggio, Fred Astaire, Lauren Bacall, Robert Redford, and Ali McGraw, to Madonna, Prince, Chloe Grace Moretz and Zoe Kravitz, all set against the electrifying, fast-paced cityscapes of New York City, Coach's first and continuous inspiration. COACH: A STORY OF NEW YORK COOL speaks to Coach's devoted clients and fashion, style, and cultural enthusiasts alike."