Author(s): Linda Watson
Featuring 75 of the world's most legendary designers, this book presents the story of fashion through the fascinating personal lives and innovative collections that have shaped the field over the past century. Arranged in a broadly chronological order, this compelling book outlines the impact that inventive individuals have had on the development of fashion. Using boxed features to display key dates in the designers' careers, the text - written by an expert fashion journalist and historian - delves into the visions behind their most creative and inspirational work. Combining stunning visuals of both exciting and rare designs with insightful text, this is an inspiring guide to the designers whose vision has forged new pathways in fashion design development and forever changed the way we dress today.
Linda Watson worked at Vogue as a fashion writer for four years, as well as assisting Vivienne Westwood on two collections. She is now a freelance fashion journalist, contributing to the Mail on Sunday, the Financial Times, London's Evening Standard, the Telegraph and Harpers & Queen. She is the author of Vogue Fashion and Vogue on Vivienne Westwood.