Fashionista: A Century of Style Icons

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Prestel, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 173 pages
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Instead of focusing on the designers that have made their marks in the past decades, this original and inspiring portrayal of style icons features the unforgettable faces and bodies that helped propel designers into the limelight over the years. Organized by timeless style sensibilities that reflect distinctive fashion identities, the book features a wide array of fashion icons, including sophisticates such as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Audrey Hepburn, it-girls like Edie Sedgewick and Chlo Sevigny, bombshells like Marylin Monroe and Brigitte Bardot, and eccentrics like Bjork and Grace Jones. Each fashion icon is given her own generous two-page spread. Beautiful photographs illustrate how the subject personifies a certain quality of style, and fascinating texts discuss her influence and unique contributions to the world of fashion. This engaging and endlessly appealing celebration of style will please fashionistas of all ages and tastes.

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THE CLASSICS Elsa Schiaparelli 96
Audrey Hepburn 20 THE DIVAS
THE IT CIRLS Anna Piaggi 122

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About the author (2009)

A fashionista in her own right, Simone Werle has been attending fashion shows before she was invitedand writing about the fashion world for years. Her articles have appeared in Elle, Style, InStyle, and MAX, and she is the author of Fashionista (Prestel). She lives in Munich, Germany.