Fashion Babylon

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Atria Books,
Pub. Date:
2007.
Language:
English
Description
What is fashion? What is fashionable? Who decides what's in and what's out? Why is it green one year and blue the next? Why is one little black dress worth five thousand dollars and another worth fifty? Is the catwalk really that catty? What makes a supermodel so super?

And a designer too hot to touch? Who is making money? Who owns whom? Who hates whom? And who's in each other's pockets? The answers are all to be found in Fashion Babylon.

Taking the reader through six months in a designer's life, it explains 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. It examines who goes to the shows and where they sit...and whose backside they have to kiss to get there. Narrated from the point of view of an anonymous A-list British fashion designer looking to break out across the pond and structured around three of the annual "must" industry events in London, Paris and New York, 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.

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. Witty, naughty and packed with celebrity gossip, this book will forever change the way you peruse the racks at Bergdorf's or flip through the pages of Vogue.

More Details
ISBN:
141654318
9781416543183
Also in this Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID e185dbab-5579-86da-325e-bc89b44eba50
full_title fashion babylon
author edwards jones imogen
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-08-14 05:04:33AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Edwards-Jones, Imogen.
author_display Edwards-Jones, Imogen
available_at_arlington Central
collection_arlington Adult Fiction
detailed_location_arlington Central Adult Fiction
display_description
format_arlington Book
format_category_arlington Books
id e185dbab-5579-86da-325e-bc89b44eba50
isbn 141654318, 9781416543183
item_details ils:.b13076796|.i13186309|Central Adult Fiction|F EDWAR|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Jan 12, 2016|caf||
itype_arlington Hardback
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington F EDWAR
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover
owning_location_arlington Central
primary_isbn 141654318
publishDate 2007
record_details ils:.b13076796|Book|Books||English|Atria Books,|2007.|330 p. ; 24 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_arlington ils:.b13076796|.i13186309|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||
subject_facet Fashion -- Fiction
title_display Fashion Babylon
title_full Fashion Babylon / Imogen Edwards-Jones & Anonymous
title_short Fashion Babylon