Featuring drawings and pencil sketches from world-renowned brands and designers, this encyclopedic account offers a complete overview of the origins of fashion, reaching back to the history of various styles and examining the artistic currents that influenced them. Updated to include entries on the latest significant industry trends, as well as expanded entries on timeless classics, this edition explains 4,500 terms in concise journalistic language to appeal tobothcasual fansand serious fashion enthusiasts. With more than 100 contributorsincluding bestselling author Beppe Severgnini, Giulio Alberoni, tennis player and author Gianni Clerici, and fashion journalists Irene Bignardi and Isabella Bossi Fedrigottithis comprehensive resource spotlights courtiers, trademarks of pret-a-porter, fashion schools, shoe designers, models, and covergirls, icons of elegance, and much more."
- Paperback | 1368 pages
- 142.24 x 218.44 x 55.88mm | 1,292.73g
- 01 Nov 2010
- Baldini Castoldi Dalai
- Milano, Italy
- black & white illustrations
About Guido Vergani
Guido Verganiwas an Italian journalist, fashionexpert, and special correspondent who reported on Milan as one of the world capitals of fashion. Antony Shugaar is a translator, a freelance journalist who has written for the "Boston Globe" and the "Washington Post," and the author of "New York: The City That Never Sleeps." He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia."