Hailed by Vogue as the fashion bible and by Elle as the ultimate fashion reference book, "The Fashion Book" takes a fresh look at the fashion world and the people who created it. Now available in a new midi format, this inspirational reference work covers the whole industry from pioneering designers, including Coco Chanel and Issey Miyake, to influential photographers such as Richard Avedon and Helmut Newton and the people they photographed.Easy to use and filled with beautiful and memorable images, this is the perfect A-Z guide to 500 key individuals' clothes and to accessory designers, photographers, models and those iconic celebrities who have instigated or symbolize a whole fashion movement. It cuts through the conventional classifications to create juxtapositions that make fascinating and unlikely comparisons. Each entry is illustrated with a photograph or drawing that shows a quintessential aspect of the respective designer's work or style. An accompanying text describes where they fit into the fashion story and includes essential biographical information. Paperback 512pp h245mm x w210mm x s40mm 1937g illustrations First published 1998.