The Fashion Book New Edition


This new and updated edition of The Fashion Book captures the history of fashion in one beautiful package, described by Vogue as ‘the fashion Bible’


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Price: USD$59.95


 

Overview
  • This new and updated edition of The Fashion Book captures the history of fashion in one beautiful package, described by Vogue as ‘the fashion Bible’
  • Spanning almost 200 years The Fashion Book contains all the biggest and brightest names in fashion – including designers, photographers, style icons, models and retailers
  • Each entry is illustrated with a piece that demonstrates the most iconic aspect of the subject’s work or style, accompanied by a short, accessible text providing detailed background and context
  • The essential guide to navigating the fashion world, The Fashion Book presents the giants of fashion history including Coco Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld alongside key designers of today such as Alexander Wang and Phoebe Philo, photographers such as Richard Avedon and Helmut Newton are joined by Mert & Marcus and Terry Richardson, while Isabella Blow, Lady Gaga and David Beckham join the ranks of the most influential style icons
  • Features a specially commissioned cover by celebrated fashion illustrator Mats Gustafson (b.1951). Known throughout the industry for his elegant watercolours, Gustafson has worked with some of the greatest names in fashion, including Hermès, Tiffany & Co., Yohji Yamamoto and Comme des Garçons



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About the book
Hailed by Vogue as the fashion bible and by Elle as the ultimate fashion reference book, The Fashion Book takes a fresh look at the fashion world and the people who created it. Easy to use and filled with beautiful and memorable images, it is the perfect A-Z guide to 500 key clothes and accessory designers, photographers, models and iconic celebrities who make up the fashion industry.

In its entirety, The Fashion Book takes a fresh look at the fashion world of today and tomorrow, through the people who created and inspired it. Spanning 150 years, the entire industry is represented - from pioneering designers, including Coco Chanel and Issey Miyake, to influential photographers such as Richard Avedon and Helmut Newton and the people they photographed. This essential sourcebook cuts through the conventional classifications to create juxtapositions that make fascinating and unlikely comparisons: Elsa Schiaparelli sits opposite Claudia Schiffer while Vivienne Westwood rubs shoulders with Oscar Wilde.

Each entry is illustrated with a photograph or drawing that shows a quintessential aspect of the respective designer's work or style. An accompanying text describes where they fit into the fashion story and includes essential biographical information. In addition, a comprehensive cross-referencing system and glossary help to explain the countless collaborations and techniques used in the fashion business: a melting-pot of an industry that is forever wavering somewhere between art and commerce.



In The Press
'An AZ of everything you could wish to know about the past 140 years of fashion. Models, moguls, designers and photographers are profiled and cross-referenced in this indispensable survey.' Harpers & Queen

'The fashion bible.' Vogue

'The ultimate fashion reference book.' Elle


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