Our favourite Aussie princess of pop has worn some iconic costumes throughout her 25 year in show business; from those golden hot-pants she barely poured herself into, to that fabulous white jumpsuit that looked as though a gust of fresh air would blow it away and leave her naked!
So it is quite fitting then that a book, chronicling the 44 year old singers fashion style has been put together, just in time for Christmas. The hardback book called Kylie/Fashion, has been created by Kylie’s creative director William Baker, who has been with the star for most of her music career. It also features a foreword by none other than the famous designer – Jean Paul Gaultier.
The book shows Ms Minogue is a variety of saucy poses and collectively features some of the songstress’s more outlandish stage costumes. Speaking of the new book, Kylie says: “This book charts my relationship with some of the most talented people in fashion throughout my career.
It makes me very proud to see gathered together all the great designers and houses I’ve worked with over the years. Looking through my personal archives has been a real trip down memory lane and it is the fashion that brings back moments and memories of the last twenty-five years. I can’t wait to share this book with the world.”
The book is being published as part of the K25 celebrations this year, and it celebrates the different fashions Kylie has worn, which have been key to her persona and performances. The book charts her numerous collaborations with the world’s great fashion designers, showcasing her best moments, whether as geisha/manga super-heroine in her ‘Impossible Princess’ era, ingénue in gold hot pants for ‘Light Years’, or Grecian winged messenger for ‘Aphrodite’.
The book was produced by Kylie in close collaboration with Thames & Hudson, and drew on her own personal archives. It features specially written texts by the most important designers and stylists Kylie has worked with throughout her career, with additional commentary and the afterword written by Kylie herself.
The book is literally packed chock full with iconic images as well as the very best rare and unseen archival photography, video outtakes, fashion sketches, designs and ephemera, and is set to be a collectors’ item for fans and fashionistas the world over.
In an interview with Metrosource.com Kylie revealed that when she pictures herself she is without clothes at all. “I’m probably naked. Probably stripped of everything and just a blank canvas. I don’t know because, obviously, I think it is within me that I am that showgirl persona.
There have been periods in my past when I haven’t worked for a bit, and I remember my girlfriends saying, ‘Can you just get a job? You’re really exhibiting yourself around here.” She added: “If I had to choose one look that would define me — I can’t. I don’t pretend to be a chameleon; I am. Even if I did not have this job, I don’t think I’d show up for work looking the same every day.”
Kylie/Fashion is available from November 19 and costs £28.00.
All images courtesy Kylie/Fashion