the new fashion book

the book of fashion new edition


Today the new edition of  The Fashion Book by Phaidon has launched.  The original version was released 15 years ago, and today it has been updated as an A-Z guide to 500 designers, models, photographers, and influential style icons spanning over a century.

According to Phaidon, “each entry is illustrated with a photograph or drawing that shows a quintessential aspect of their respective work or style, along with accompanying text describing where they fit into the fashion story and includes essential biographical information”.

With 72 additions to the book from the original version, I like that it has kept a nice balance of historical fashion influencers who helped make the fashion industry what it is today, such as Coco Chanel,  Elsa Schiaparelli and Karl Lagerfield, and has brought in some newer and current designers with their own distinct points of view such as Vivienne Westwood and Alexander Wang.  Photographers such as Richard Avedon and Helmut Newton are also included along with some of today’s fashion icons such as Lady Gaga and David Beckham.  A nice mix of talent responsible for shaping the ever changing fashion industry over the years.  I would imagine for a designer, photographer or celebrity icon you definitely know you’ve made it in the world of fashion when you are included in this incredible guide.

In addition to being a great reference, with it’s beautifully designed cover it makes for a perfect coffee table book, which is exactly where I plan on placing mine {on my coffee table}!

Wishing you a beautiful Monday.


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About Emmanuelle

Event Planning & Public Relations in the Boston Area specializing in fashion, beauty, textiles & consumer goods.
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One Response to the new fashion book

  1. Christiane says:

    Wow amazing book.
    Perfect gift.

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