From the wild sixties to the sexy seventies, they ruled the world of fashion - and fashion ruled them. Mackenzie Gold - outrageous, racy, shocking, yet desperately yearning for what she can never have. She's fashion's pop queen, obsessed with designing the hottest threads on the scene. Mia Stanton - gorgeous, refined, but tormented by the most shattering hang-up a passionate woman can possess. Her designs set trends that reap fame, wealth... and the undying envy of the person who should love her the most. Coral Stanton - uninhibited, unscrupulous, untrustworthy. She's Mia's mother, the hellfire editor of a top fashion magazine, a woman prepared to pay any price to get what she wants. Set against a canvas of free love, passion, ambition and betrayal, LABELS draws you into the world of three women determined to stop at nothing to fulfil their dreams of fashion.
Harold Carlton was born in Reading, Berkshire, England. During a Design course at Saint Martin's School of Art, London, he went to Paris and was hired on the spot at Nina Ricci's fashion house as an assistant designer. He stayed a year before joining Andre Courreges, who had just left Balenciaga to start his own house.
After years in the Paris Couture, he left to illustrate for magazines and newspapers throughout the world:The London Sunday Times, Elle, The New York Times and Mademoiselle.
He also wrote articles for The Village Voice, New York. He was commissioned by British publisher Ernest Hecht to write "The Rag Dolls", an international bestseller about London fashion people.He used the pen-name of Simon Cooper.
Four bestselling novels later,he put his own name on "LABELS" a novel which sold a million copies in USA in 1988 and was translated into many languages.
"SACRIFICE" followed, selling 650,000 in USA, and he then wrote a coffee-table book history of the silk scarf for Stuart, Tabori & Chang, called "The Scarf".
His memoir of a London childhood, "The Handsomest Sons In The World" was chosen as one of the London Sunday Times' "100 Best Books of the Year" (2002).
In 2010 he returned to fiction with his "Heaven, Hell and Mademoiselle", a witty novel of the fashion world he knows so well, set in Paris, 1968. His million-selling LABELS was re-issued by Orion Books in early 2011, and he is currently writing a "fashion thriller' due for 2013.