Preppy: Cultivating Ivy Style


“Preppy has always been acknowledged as an inherently American phenomenon, a fashion—or anti-fashion as some have called it—whose imagery perpetually connects us to idyllic college days, sport, and the spirit and vitality of youth.”
Jeffrey Banks

From the authors that brought you Tartan: Romancing the Plaid, comes the new definitive volume from Rizzoli on the history of the roots, growth, and offshoots of the quintessentially American preppy style. Preppy: Cultivating Ivy Style, by co-authors Jeffrey Banks and Doria de La Chapelle (with a forward by Lilly Pulitzer no less), is a stunning tribute to an American phenomenon brimming with vintage ads illustrating prep life and gorgeous photographs (familiar and never-before-published alike)—photos which we're proud to say include several of Fred's very own. If you look closely enough, you may even spot Fred's ankles...ankles about which de La Chapelle muses, “Maybe the ankle really is the new erogenous zone."