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Clearly, a good set of eyes edited this book. It's a tall order to choose just one image to define the many facets of a designer, model, or photographer. The choices made here are excellent and often surprising. The indomitable Coco Chanel demonstrates the ease of movement her designs afforded women by briskly swinging her arm out to one side, while Kate Moss is shown at the height of her waifdom, likely the mode in which she will best be remembered. Model Linda Evangelista is pictured with curly locks of hair. It's obvious, too, that the editors employed the haphazard juxtaposition created by the alphabetical organization. Facing entries, no matter how seemingly incongruous, are united by a visual theme to spectacular effect. The ovals made by the either screaming or yawning mouths of Kurt Cobain and his infant daughter are mirrored in a 1937 Jean Cocteau illustration of an Elsa Schiaparelli design. A model in a 1930s outfit by John-Frederics faces a portrait of post-punk design queen Betsey Johnson, whose floral outfit echoes the flowery silhouette behind the model. A troika of Robert Lee Morris bracelets matches the arcs of a bombed-out London building in a 1941 Cecil Beaton photo of a Digby Morton design. The vibrant prints of Emilio Pucci and Lilly Pulitzer fall together naturally. The reams of fabulous images and the inventive design alone make The Fashion Book a treat at any cost, but the low price-to-size ratio (like its cousins The Art Book and The Photography Book) makes it a real bargain. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This book gives me life. ugh.
I'm a fashion/fine art photographer, so this book is great for referencing as well as seeking inspiration. Read more
Book was dirty on the front cover with marks and strange gloopy sticky stuff, whilst I know it was cheap, I didn't expect 'good condition' to mean dirty.Published 5 months ago by Mrs G
Cant wait to open it just got it this morning :) early and everything!Published 6 months ago by Shauna Duffy
I was not impress when I got it the book is tiny and I don't know I just feel disappointed with this book.Published 9 months ago by G. Gales
brilliant useful book in a size that doesn't weigh you down. its perfect for students who are going home for the weekend etc and can't carry 10 super sized books! Read morePublished 11 months ago by DANA