The Fashion Book Conceived and edited by Phaidon Editors

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The iconic bestseller - showcasing more than 500 of fashion's greatest names by A- Z - now updated in a stunning new edition

Fully revised and updated for 2020, this new edition of Phaidon's iconic global bestseller The Fashion Book takes a fresh look at the fashion world and the people who created and inspired it. Spanning almost 200 years, the entire industry is represented: from designers to photographers, stylists, and retailers, as well as editors and creative directors. Marking significant changes on the fashion landscape, this revised edition features important new names who have fundamentally shaped the way we see fashion in recent years, including Virgil Abloh, Gosha, and Alessandro Michele, influential image-maker Petra Collins, model and contemporary icon Rihanna, and Leandra Medine, alongside fashion pioneers of the previous edition such as Coco Chanel, Issey Miyake, Kate Moss, Erdem, and Richard Avedon. This bestselling - and now updated - classic volume remains a comprehensive and definitive view of the fashion industry today.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 290 x 250 mm (11 3/8 x 9 7/8 in)
  • Pages: 584 pp
  • Illustrations: 568 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9781838661106

Conceieved and edited by Phaidon editors

"A must for every self-respecting and dedicated follower of fashion."—Sunday Telegraph Magazine

"It is probably the most comprehensive fashion encyclopedia for general consumption available. A must-buy for the fashion obsessive."—Independent on Saturday

"A masterly encyclopedia."—Tatler

"A feast of fashion and cheaper by far than a designer garment."—The Big Issue

"An excellent guide to fashion in all its diversity."—Irish Times

"At last, at last, at last our prayers have been answered. Phaidon have come up with every fashion lover's dream, The Fashion Book, both beautiful and faultless."—What's On in London

"The fashion bible."—Vogue

"The ultimate fashion reference book."—Elle

"The Style Bible... An essential coffee table bible."—Vantage Magazine

"Lavishly illustrated and updated to include today's hottest talent, it's a must for fashion obsessives."—Marie Claire

"Devotees of fashion, photography and style will covet The Fashion Book... An A-Z compendium of the creative minds and talents who have helped shape the way we see fashion... Quintessential."—Vanity Fair

"The Fashion Book, aka The Fashion Bible... The bona-fide guide to the industry... An essential and detailed exposé of the most powerful people within the art and business of fashion..."—Kensington & Chelsea Magazine

"A big old treat of a book."—The Observer Magazine

"The fashion lover's ultimate almanac."—

"Vogue declare it the fashion bible and Elle call it the definitive resource, what's clear is the coffee-table tome is undeniably the most authoritative tome on fashion and beyond."— Inside Out, TopShop Blog

"It's no secret that Phaidon's epic The Fashion Book, first released in 1998, is an authoritative resource for industry insiders and fans alike. Now the coffee-table tome has been given new life with a definitive updated addition..."—Style

"The Fashion Book is the authoritative resource on absolutely everyone and anyone who's meant anything to fashion as we know it today."—Linda Fargo

"An A-Z 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

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