If you're a fashion fan or not, 50 Fashion Designers You Should Know by Prestel, will let you explore the world of high fashion and expensive price tags, providing you with a crash course in to everything couture.
Featuring the 50 most prestigious, influential and iconic fashion designers from across history and around the globe, this book provides photographs, biographies and a timeline, so you can swot up and know your stuff. Showcasing the likes of Oscar De La Renta, Coco's successor Karl Largerfeld, Valentino, Ralph Lauren, Jean Paul Gautier, Stella McCartney, queen of British fashion Vivienne Westwood and many more.
With fashion and designers spanning the centuries, this title is a must have for any self proclaimed fashionista.
You can pick up a copy of the book from Prestel now.
This accessible and beautifully illustrated book
brings together the most important designers
who have moved fashion forward over the past
century. Fifty major fashion designers are profiled in this book in fullcolor spreads that showcase their most memorable creations. Red carpet regulars such as Armani, Prada, Calvin Klein, and Dolce & Gabbana are included, as well as the classic clothiers Christian Dior, Karl Lagerfeld, and Oscar de La Renta. While some of these designers have designed for the masses Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan, Diane von Furstenberg others prefer the fierce over the functional: Jean-Paul Gaultier, Vivienne Westwood, and Helmut Lang, for instance. Readers will learn how the early twentieth-century designers such as Coco Chanel and Andre Courrages made fashion history, and discover who s making it now: Stella McCartney, Marc Jacobs, and Tom Ford, to name a few. A celebration of diversity and innovation and an essential handbook to a century of fashion, this exciting and informative look into the world of style will delight readers of every taste and age.