Mary McFadden

Mary McFadden is a fashion designer, art historian, art collector, and writer. She was born in New York City in 1938 and began her career working in Public Relations at Dior and writing for Vogue in the 1960s. She began designing in the 1970s, debuting in Vogue in 1972.  Her look drew inspirations from around the globe, such as Byzantium, Greece, South America, Africa, and China. She travelled to gain inspiration and textiles, and her designs helped define the look of the 1970s. McFadden also frequently modeled her own clothes.

Mary McFadden was published by Rizzoli in April 2012. It celebrates her inspirit and breadth as a taste maker and collector. It was written by McFadden.

Mary McFadden is featured in Edition: Rizzoli: Fashion

Quilted and Hand-Painted Silk From the Java Collection. courtesy of Lolly Koon
McFadden Modeling Turqoise Tibetan Earrings. courtesy of Mary McFadden
Hand-Dyed and Embossed with Gold Dress From The Fire Collection. courtesy of Lolly Koon
Embroidery From The Java Collection. courtesy of Lolly Koon
Colorful Roundels of Embroidery on Quilted Black Silk. courtesy of Lolly Koon
Beaded and Sequined Jacket From The American Indian Collection. courtesy of Lolly Koon