WOLMAN, Baron. Rags.
(No place): Stratus Books, 2020. First edition. Quarto. Lavish box set containing exact replicas of all 13 original issues of Rags plus 5 additional issues including facsimiles of both prototype issues, the original prospectus, marketing booklet, and a “archive” issue containing never before published material. Published to commemorate the 5oth anniversary of the original publication. From raging against the fashion fascism of office dress codes to pioneering street style, Rags was the short-lived anti-establishment magazine that defined the countercultural spirit of the early 70s. Dubbed the Rolling Stone of fashion, the San Francisco-based title was published by the music magazine’s legendary photographer Baron Wolman, along with editors Mary Peacock and Daphne Davis, and took aim at the mainstream industry to promote fashion that was inherently DIY. This massive publication also includes an embroidered patch, two stickers, 4″x9” postcard, pin, an original 1970 sheet of Rags stationary from Baron Wolman’s archive and a signed 8×10” photo of The Sanchez Twins by Wolman together with a separate 254-page softcover book, The Very Best of Rags, featuring an introduction by Wolman, with an accompanying essay by fashion historian, Laura McLaws Helms. All items housed in a bespoke clamshell box with silver stamped accents. Published in an edition of just 50 copies signed by Baron Wolman and Dagon James who has edited this edition.
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