Material Girl

Material Girl

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What is fashion? Who decides what's in and what's out? Is the catwalk really catty? And what's so super about supermodels? Based entirely on true but anonymous stories, Material Girl covers six months in a designer's life and gives you exclusive access to a world where women get paid thousands for getting dressed in the morning and where the wrong shirt length can cost you your career. Tracking the development of a collection from concept to catwalk, onto the front pages of Vogue and then to the high street, it reveals the shocking mark-ups, the fabulous extremes and the shoddy shortcuts which the fashion industry would rather you didn't know about...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 127 x 198 x 23mm | 258g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Media tie-in
  • TV Tie-In
  • 0552160687
  • 9780552160681
  • 1,457,153

Review quote

"Witty and naughty, it is a must read for every fashionista" Caroline Jowett, Daily Express "Jaw-dropping stuff ... A real must read for anyone interested in fashion or obsessed by celebrity. Brave and brutally honest, it will have fashion's finest foaming at the mouth" Kay Ribero, Heat "By avoiding cliche but including colour and explaining the money, Fashion Babylon will appeal to the consumer in everyone" Annabel Rivkin,Evening Standard "The revelations spill out in a succession of asides from the narrator, or bitchy exchanges that leave you rubbing your hands with glee" Lucy Davies, Evening Standard "An enthralling book which tells you as much about human life as it does about the fickle world of fashion. Excellent!" Western Daily Pressshow more

About Imogen Edwards-Jones

Imogen Edwards-Jones is the co-author of the bestselling Babylon books as well as author of The Stork Club and The Taming of Eagles. Her fiction includes My Canape Hell, Shagpile, The Wendy House and Tuscany for Beginners. Her new book, Wedding Babylon, is now available from Bantam Press. Imogen lives in west London with her husband and their daughter. Anonymous is a collection of high-profile insiders from the fashion industry.show more

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What is fashion? Who decides what's in and what's out? Is the catwalk really catty? And what's so super about supermodels? Based entirely on true but anonymous stories, Material Girl covers six months in a designer's life and gives you exclusive access to a world where women get paid thousands for getting dressed in the morning and where the wrong shirt length can cost you your career. Tracking the development of a collection from concept to catwalk, onto the front pages of Vogue and then to the high street, it reveals the shocking mark-ups, the fabulous extremes and the shoddy shortcuts which the fashion industry would rather you didn't know about...show more

Review Text

"By avoiding cliche but including colour and explaining the money, Fashion Babylon will appeal to the consumer in everyone"show more

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1,117 ratings
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4 27% (303)
3 38% (428)
2 16% (175)
1 3% (36)
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