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The Fashion Book - Mini Edition


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This highly illustrated coffee-table book celebrates 20th-century fashion in style. It is a virtual cavalcade of the most successful names in the fashion industry and highlights a host of designers, models, illustrators, photographers, milliners, tailors, cosmetics and makeup artists, hairdressers, publishers and editors, and fashion icons, including Armani, Avedon, Cartier, Ferragamo, Gucci, Twiggy, Vreeland, and James Dean, to name a few. Alphabetical entries cite contributions to the industry. The biographical information is kept to a bare minimum, and there is no traditional subject index linking similar entries together, although this is partly accomplished by guides at the end of each entry. The book concludes with a glossary of movements, genres, and technical terms, as well as a directory of museums and galleries. This lightweight treatment is reluctantly recommended as a popular culture item.‘Stephen Allan Patrick, East Tennessee State Univ. Lib., Johnson City

'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)

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