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50 Fashion Designers You Should Know (50 You Should Know) [Illustrated] [Paperback]

Simone Werle
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31 Mar 2010 50 You Should Know
The latest volume in Prestel's most successful series profiles the world's top 50 designers, including Armani, Balenciaga, Dior, Galliano, Givenchy, Lacroix, McCartney, McQueen, Quant, Versace and Westwood. Their careers and creations are explored through colourful, double-page spreads, with a timeline to highlight significant events in the designer's life and to outline their accomplishments and influence. Brilliant full-colour reproductions of the designer's works bring their creations to life and illustrate their remarkable contributions to the world of fashion. An essential reference for any fashion lover, student or budding designer.

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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Prestel (31 Mar 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3791344137
  • ISBN-13: 978-3791344133
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 20.3 x 24.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 211,911 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'...this title is a must-have for any self proclaimed fashionista'. --Cut Out and Keep, April 2010

'...the latest fashionista bible' --Ladies First, July 2010

'Informative and beautiful too' --The Sunday Tribune (Eire), August 8 2010

An interesting use of a timeline sets the lives and works of these designers within the major events impacting on the world. This is a stylish and well presented collection to interest all fashion aficionados. --Making Jewellery Oct 2010

Stay on top of your fashion game with this book charting top designers --Stylist, 26 January 2011

About the Author

Simone Werle is the author of Fashionista 978-3-7913-3936-8 also published by Prestel.

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4.0 out of 5 stars 50 Fashion Designers You should know 11 Mar 2013
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This book is well written and the photos give a pretty good impression of the designer. But in my opinion several great designers are missing (French/Italian and Danish e.g.) and others could have been dropped.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great stocking filler for my niece 1 Jan 2013
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I bought this along with a couple of other fashion books for my young niece who is keen to follow a career in desgin of some type or another. The book is nicely presented with two or three pages on each desgner which is just enought to get to know the basics and keep my niece interested in reading on. It is a good start to her finding out what she may be further interested in following.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good information 8 Jan 2012
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Bought as a gift, my friend seemed pleased with it and she's a fashion addict. Her teenage duaghter also read it and enjoyed it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars excellent value 14 Dec 2011
By a reader in DFW - Published on Amazon.com
Our 10-year old daughter and I enjoyed this book in a museum gift shop after seeing a Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit. (It was full price there, so we came looking here...)

Each of the 50 artists is presented in about 3-5 pages. The narrative seemed solid (pretty well-written, decent scope), and the full-color, large photos accompanying each artist (caveat - I did not read all 50, but it appeared photos of designs accompany each) add significantly to the book's value and enjoyment. Even at full price, this is a good value for anyone about 9+ years of age who finds the topic interesting. I think it would be an excellent gift choice for a preteen or high-school age student interested in fashion design.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great book for fashion lovers 12 Feb 2013
By Jaylee - Published on Amazon.com
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My 12 year old daughter wants to be a fashion designer. I bought her this book to add to her fashion library. I wanted her to know many of these designers. There are some standards such as Chanel but some more modern designers as well. She loved it and reads it all the time. I'm very happy with the book and recommend it to anyone who likes to look at fashion and wants to learn a little bit about the different designers.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book that satisfies all fashionistas at heart... 22 Aug 2012
By C Vega - Published on Amazon.com
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This book has plenty of information on all of the 50 notable designers recommended. To back this up, there are high-quality pictures of two or three of each of the designers creations. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who is wanting to learn about some of the top designers in the industry!
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By I. Schaeffer - Published on Amazon.com
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Good condition, love the content of this book. The photographs are huge and beautiful. It also has a unique timeline bar at the top of the pages showing you what was going on at that time.
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