NEW YORK, NY - Throughout her career, stylist Lori Goldstein has been a visionary behind countless unforgettable images that have served as fashion templates that have withstood the test of time. Before reality shows catapulted stylists to household named fame, Lori Goldstein created a historic body of work while working alongside some of the world's best known photographers to bring to life pictures that were game changers in fashion and entertainment.
In LORI GOLDSTEIN: Style Is Instinct (Harper Design; November 1, 2013; ISBN: 978-0062113276; $80.00US), with a foreword by photographer Steven Meisel, the stylist presents a comprehensive volume of her work, an arresting visual anthology of more than 200 full-color photographs by many of the world's top photographers— Meisel, Avedon, Bruce Weber, Mario Testino, and Annie Leibovitz among them—complemented by Goldstein's personal anecdotes about the styling process as well as behind-the-scenes stories of numerous shoots.
The list of Goldstein's contributions to pop culture is seemingly endless. Goldstein styled a nude, pregnant Demi Moore for Vanity Fair in 1991, an image that literally became a culture-defining phenomenon. She was also responsible for the styling of Madonna's 1994 “Take a Bow” video, which marked a significant transition in Madonna's image to a bona fide global superstar, and won Goldstein VH1's Fashion and Media award for best stylist. Then there was the February 2010 W Magazine Rihanna cover story shot by Craig McDean, looking white hot and set to kick off an international tour for her multiplatinum album, Rated R. There's even the June 2013 cover of Vogue Italia's “Health & Beauty” issue with supermodel Gisele Bündchen, photographed by Steven Meisel. And that's just for starters.
“Everything goes with anything” is the credo that has come to define Lori's aesthetic signature, as well as the scope and depth of her career, which has included working with hundreds of celebrities from Michael Jackson, Ellen DeGeneres, Scarlett Johansson, and Cate Blanchett to Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling. Lori's extensive portfolio has included collaborating with photographers Hedi Slimane, Michael Thompson, Inez and Vinoodh, Terry Richardson, and Patrick Demarchelier among many others ; styling for designers Donatella Versace and Vera Wang; working on some of the most memorable and influential fashion advertising campaigns for The Gap, American Express, and Versace; serving as fashion editor-at-large at ELLE Magazine; and launching LOGO by Lori Goldstein, the successful exclusive collection for QVC.
What makes this book so unique is that the content is deeply personal, informative, and compelling. Goldstein writes about her creative process, behind-the-scenes stories, her approach to the work, and her point of view on what defines beauty. LORI GOLDSTEIN: Style Is Instinct is sure to be a must-have treasure for fashionistas and anyone interested in entertainment and pop cultural history.
About the author:
Lori Goldstein is one of fashion's most well-respected editors and stylists. A contributing fashion editor to many magazines over the years, including Italian and Japanese Vogue, Allure, Elle, and W magazine, she began her career working with Annie Leibovitz in 1985, first as a contributing editor for Vanity Fair and later on for various advertising campaigns, including American Express and the Gap. Her collaborations with designers and brands include Versace, Vera Wang, and Carolina Herrera. She also designs LOGO, an exclusive clothing line for QVC. She lives in New York City.