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The fashion book

The fashion book

Hailed by Vogueas the fashion bible and by Elleas the ultimate fashion reference book, The Fashion Booktakes a fresh look at the fashion world and the people who created it. Now available in a pocket-sized mini format, this inspirational reference work covers the whole industry from pioneering designers, including Coco Chanel and Issey Miyake, to influential photographers such as Richard Avedon and Helmut Newton and the people they photographed. Easy to use and filled with beautiful and memorable images, this is the perfect A-Z guide to 500 key individuals' clothes and to accessory designers, photographers, models and those iconic celebrities who have instigated or symbolize a whole fashion movement. It cuts through the conventional classifications to create juxtapositions that make fascinating and unlikely comparisons. 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. Exceptional value for money, this handy new mini edition is a must for all followers of fashion

Book. English.
Mini ed.
Published London: Phaidon, 2001
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ISBN: 0714841188, 9780714841182
Note: Previous ed. in larger format: London: Phaidon, 1998.
Physical Description: 520p. : ill. (chiefly col.), facsims. (some col.), ports. (some col.) ; 17 cm.
Subject: Fashion.; Fashion designers.; Fashion History.


'A must for every self-respecting and dedicated follower of fashion.' (Sunday Telegraph Magazine) ||'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) ||'It is probably the most comprehensive fashion encyclopaedia for general consumption available. A must-buy for the fashion obsessive.' (Independent on Saturday) ||'A masterly encyclopaedia.' (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)