HAYASHIDA, Teruyoshi. Take Ivy.
(Zoelmond, The Netherlands): Parvenu, 2011. First Dutch edition. Unpaginated. Small quarto. First Dutch publication of this legendary cult book, the definitive document of the Ivy Style. Upon its original publication in 1965 the book set off an explosion of American-influenced “Ivy Style” fashion among students in the trendy Ginza shopping district of Tokyo. The product of four sartorial style enthusiasts, Take Ivy is a collection of candid photographs shot on the campuses of America’s elite, Ivy League universities. The series focuses on men and their clothes, perfectly encapsulating the unique academic fashion of the era. Whether lounging in the quad, studying in the library, riding bikes, in class, or at the boathouse, the subjects of Take Ivy are impeccably and distinctively dressed in the finest American-made garments of the time. A fine copy in dust jacket.