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In Publications | Archivist Editions on Shirin Guild


Shirin Guild | Photo: Vivien Solari by Joachim Mueller Ruchholtz | Archivist Evidence Issue

"Born in 1946, Shirin Guild grew up in Iran, and lived in London and New York for a time. Before the Iranian Revolution of 1979, she moved to Los Angeles to settle with her first husband, with whom she had two sons. It was in Beverly Hills that Guild first discovered clothes by a group of then-unknown Japanese designers, hanging in a boutique on Camden Drive. Looking through a photo album from the time, she stops on a picture of herself wearing a half-sequined, velvet dinner jacket with an embroidered dragon crawling down the front. “Kansai Yamamoto!” she sighs." Read Dal Chodha's introduction profile on Another Magazine of designer Shirin Guild, whose instinct for simplicity established her a cult status. Want it all? Archivist Evidence issue is available now through our store.