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50 Fashion Designers You Should Know Book Review

Score of the Week: 50 Fashion Designers You Should Know

Wanna meet my lastest fashion-book crush? 50 Fashion Designers You Should Know (approx $15), by Simone Werle, is jam-packed with fashion information, but still small enough to carry in your handbag for a read on the bus/train/plane. It's literally a who's who of fashion from some of the first big fashion designers like Paul Poiret and Madeleine Vionnet, to more modern names still working today including Stella McCartney and Marc Jacobs. For each designer, Werle provides a one page summary of their work and a timeline charting their lifetime in relation to other key figures and events of the era. There are also beautiful carefully chosen images showing examples of each designers work. It's easy to read and a great resource for those looking to expand their knowledge of fashion history. The names chosen are interesting and are a good representation of the past 120 years in fashion design. In other words, my kind of text book!

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