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Fashion Babylon

Fashion Babylon

Edwards-Jones, Imogen

Starting at the end of one catwalk show, this book explains how a collection is put together - from the rail of found objects, to how it gets on to the catwalk, into the shops and onto the covers of a magazine

Book. English.
Published London: Corgi, 2007
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Statement of responsibility: Imogen Edwards-Jones & Anonymous
ISBN: 0552154431, 9780552154437
Note: Originally published: London: Bantam, 2006.
Physical Description: 378 p. ; 20 cm.
Subject: Fashion.; Fashion design.; Fashion merchandising.

Author note

Imogen Edwards-Jones is the co-author of the bestsellingHotel BabylonandAir Babylonas well as author ofThe Stork ClubandThe Taming of Eagles. Her fiction includesMy Canap


Hell, Shagpile, The Wendy HouseandTuscany for Beginners. Her new book,Beach Babylon, is now available from Bantam Press. Imogen lives in west London with her husband and their baby daughter.

Anonymous is a collection of high-profile insiders from the fashion industry.


"Witty and naughty, it is a must read for every fashionista"
Caroline Jowett, Daily Express||"Jaw-dropping stuff ... A real must read for anyone interested in fashion or obsessed by celebrity. Brave and brutally honest, it will have fashion's finest foaming at the mouth"
Kay Ribero, Heat||"By avoiding cliche but including colour and explaining the money, Fashion Babylon will appeal to the consumer in everyone"
Annabel Rivkin,Evening Standard||"The revelations spill out in a succession of asides from the narrator, or bitchy exchanges that leave you rubbing your hands with glee"
Lucy Davies, Evening Standard||"An enthralling book which tells you as much about human life as it does about the fickle world of fashion. Excellent!"
Western Daily Press

Back cover copy

What is fashion? Who decides what's in and what's out? Is the catwalk really that catty? Is everyone high on drugs and full of champagne? What makes a supermodel so super?

Exquisitely cut and gorgeously detailed,Fashion Babylontakes you through six months in a designer's life. It explains how the fashion business works - the mark-ups and the come-downs, the fabulous extremes and the shoddy short-cuts. Find out who goes to the shows, where they sit and whose backside they have to kiss to get there.

Whether you just like a bit of shopping or you're a hardcore fashionista,Fashion Babylonwill change the way you sashay into Topshop, flick through the pages ofVogueand worship at the temple of Harvey Nichols for ever!

'Witty and naughty, it is a must read for every fashionista'

Daily Express

'The revelations spill out in a succession of bitchy exchanges that leave you rubbing your hands with glee'

Daily Telegraph