Curator, editor, writer, and former model, Daniela Morera is the New York correspondent for Italian Vogue, L' Uomo Vogue, Casa Vogue, Vogue Bambini, and Vogue Gioiello. Curator of the exhibition "The Andy Warhol Show" (La Triennale museum, Milan, 2004) and editor of the catalogue The Andy Warhol Show (Skira, 2005), Morera also starred alongside Jean Michel Basquiat in the cult movie "Downtown 81." Phyllis Magidson is the Curator of Costumes and Textiles of the Museum of the City of New York. Her recent gallery exhibitions include The World of D.D. and Leslie Tillett, Notorious & Notable: Famous American Women of Style, Valentina: American Couture and the Cult of Celebrity and Paris New York: Design, Fashion, Culture 1925-1940. Glenn O'Brien is a famous author, essayist, and bon vivant. He was the editor of Andy Warhol's Interview and the New York bureau chief of Rolling Stone. He produced and starred in Glenn O'Brien's TV Party and wrote and produced the film Downtown 81, starring Jean-Michel Basquiat. Fashion historian and fashion consultant Laird Persson-Borrelli is the author of five books including The Cocktail Dress (Collins Design, 2009).
"The take away on the book is simply that it is a love letter to a designer who...has finally been recognized for the contribution he made to the continuum of fashion history." New York Journal of Books ..".captures the energy and vibrancy of the designer's American fashions during his rise to stardom in the 1970s." Essence