Fashion Babylon

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Transworld, Aug 31, 2011 - Design - 384 pages

What is fashion? What is fashionable? Who decides what is in? What is out? Why is it green one year, and blue the next? Why is one little black dress worth three thousand pounds and another thirty quid? Is the catwalk that catty? Is everyone high on drugs and full of champagne? What makes a supermodel so super? And a designer too hot to touch? Who is making the money? Who owns who? Who hates who? And who's in each other's pocket?
Following in the glamourous footsteps of Hotel Babylon and Air Babylon, Fashion Babylon will get under the well-cut skin of the fashion industry. Using a world renowned source, Fashion Babylon will take you through six months in a designer's life. Starting at the end of one catwalk show, it will explain how a collection is put together - from the rail of found objects, to how it gets on to the catwalk, into the shops and onto the covers of a magazine. It will tell you who goes to the shows, where they sit and whose backside one needs to kiss to get there. It will introduce you to a host of places and characters, it will take you into a world where women get paid tens of thousands for getting dressed in the morning and where a wrong shirt length can cost you your career.
Witty, naughty and full of gripping detail Fashion Babylon will explain the mark -ups, talk you through fashion's two seasons and discuss the money and commerce behind one of the most international, lucrative and secretive of businesses. With something for the simple follower of fashion as well as the hardcore fashionista, Fashion Babylon will change the way you sashay into Top Shop, flick through the pages of Vogue and enter the portals of Harvey Nichols forever.

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User Review  - lovelytreez - LibraryThing

Just an ok read for me, more like a collection of snippets of gossip from a the tabloids. I really enjoyed Hotel Bablyon and was disappointed in this one. Read full review

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User Review  - mazda502001 - LibraryThing

Enjoyed this book as much as Hotel and Air Babylon - an eye-opener of the fashion world. Back Cover Blurb: Following in the glamorous footsteps of Hotel Babylon and Air Babylon, Fashion Babylon gets ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Imogen Edwards-Jones is the co-author of the bestselling Hotel Babylon and Air Babylon as well as author of The Stork Club and The Taming of Eagles. Her fiction includes My Canap Hell, Shagpile, The Wendy House and Tuscany for Beginners. Her new book, Beach Babylon, is now available from Bantam Press. Imogen lives in west London with her husband and their baby daughter.

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