Lauren Goldstein Crowe has written about the fashion industry for the last 20 years. She was most recently the writer of Fashion Inc., a daily online column about the fashion and luxury goods industries for Conde Nast Portfolio. Her first book, The Towering World of Jimmy Choo, was published by Bloomsbury in April 2009. Her second, a profile of the fashion muse Isabella Blow was published by St. Martin's Press in December 2010. Her third, 50 Shades, a collection of photographs of celebrities wearing sunglasses, was published in Autumn 2012 by Reel Art Press. Previously she was a Senior Writer at Time magazine in London. At Time Lauren wrote two cover stories: The Guys From Gucci was a detailed look at how Tom Ford and Domenico De Sole turned around the ailing fashion house and made it one of the industry's great success stories. The story also marked the first time that Ford and De Sole had ever been photographed together and it was the first time that a fashion CEO appeared on the cover of Time. Ralph's European Invasion detailed the plans of America's largest fashion designer, Ralph Lauren, for building his business in Europe. She also conceived and launched Time's first-ever fashion supplement, Time Style + Design. Now produced in New York, Style + Design comes out five times a year and reaches an audience of over two million readers. In June 2003, Lauren won Time Inc.'s highest honor, The President's Award, for her work on the special. Prior to Time, Lauren was a writer at Fortune magazine in New York where she covered fashion and luxury goods. She came to Fortune from Fairchild Publication's DNR, a weekly trade paper covering men's fashion, where she served as the European Collections Editor. Lauren has written freelance articles in a wide variety of newspapers and magazines including Paris Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, the New York Times, British Vogue, the Financial Times and the Times. She has appeared as a fashion expert on CNN and Bloomberg Television and has been interviewed for numerous radio programs in the US and the UK, including the BBC World Service. Lauren has a master's degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and undergraduate degrees in English and History from the University of Wisconsin--Madison. Lauren is American and has lived in London since 2000.