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The Fashion Book (New Edition) 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 clothing and footwear designers, to photographers, stylists, icons and retailers, including the new category of educational institutions that have been fundamental in the careers of many of the creative individuals.

Marking the significant changes on the fashion landscape since the first edition, this revision includes updates on existing entries as well as important new names who have fundamentally shaped the way we see fashion, from designers such as Nicholas Ghesquière, Gareth Pugh and Phoebe Philo, influential image makers Mert and Marcus and Mario Sorrenti, and contemporary icons Lady Gaga and Tilda Swinton, representing just a few of the many exciting new figures. New faces rub shoulders with the fashion pioneers of the original edition; such as Coco Chanel, Issey Miyake, Yves Saint Laurent, Kate Moss and Helmut Newton. In keeping in the reference style of the first edition, this new edition reflects a comprehensive view of the fashion industry today.

Easy to use and filled with inspirational images, The Fashion Book (New Edition) is organized as an A-Z guide of names, listing 576 entries across the categories of clothing and accessory designers, photographers, institutions, models and those iconic individuals who instigated or symbolize a whole fashion movement. Cutting through the usual classifications, and organized alphabetically, the book creates unexpected juxtapositions that make fascinating and unlikely partnerships: the powerful Anna Wintour sits opposite the pioneer of modern fashion, Charles Worth while Terry Richardson rubs shoulders with Herb Ritts, and digital print wunderkind Mary Katranzou meets Rei Kawakubo.

Each entry is illustrated with a photograph or drawing from the most important creative talents in the industry - showing a quintessential aspect of their work. An accompanying text describes where they fit into the fashion story and includes essential biographical information about the subject. In addition, The Fashion Book uses a comprehensive cross-referencing system and glossary which explain the many collaborations and techniques used in fashion, that singular business which lives somewhere between art and commerce.

"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 expose 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."-MatchesFashion.com "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

ISBN: 9780714865577
ISBN-10: 0714865575
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 576
Published: 7th October 2013
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 30.48 x 25.4  x 5.72
Weight (kg): 3.83
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition