Fashion Babylon

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Simon and Schuster, Feb 5, 2008 - Business & Economics - 336 pages
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CAUTION: Reading this book will forever change the way you peruse the racks at Bergdorf's or flip through the pages of Vogue.

Taking the reader through six months in a designer's life, Fashion Babylon follows an anonymous A-list British fashion designer looking to break out across the pond. Structured around three of the annual "must" industry events, this irresistible work of reportage goes inside the well-cut seams of the fashion world, where women are paid tens of thousands of dollars for simply getting dressed and where a wrong skirt length can cost you your career. You'll find out how a collection is put together -- from the objects of inspiration to the catwalk, into the shops and, hopefully, onto the cover of a magazine -- and learn who goes to the shows and where they sit...and whose backside they have to kiss to get there.

Witty, naughty and jam-packed with celebrity gossip, Fashion Babylon decodes the markups and the comedowns, the fabulous extremes and the shoddy shortcuts behind one of the most lucrative and secretive businesses in the world.
  

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User Review  - Heelqueen - Goodreads

I enjoyed this book. It's a good glimpse into the harsh cruel world of fashion. This is written over the space of 6 months based on real life. An honest look at the fashion industry. Read full review

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User Review  - Sian Cancea - Goodreads

A decent trashy read. Interesting to read six years after publication as everything that was on trend, current and relevant in 2006 seems so outdated! Read full review

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Imogen Edwards-Jones is the coauthor of the internationally bestselling Hotel Babylon and the novel Tuscany for Beginners. She lives in London with her husband and their baby daughter.

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