From My Shelves: The Fashion Book

The Fashion Book…more like the Fashion Bible! Phaidon has managed to include over 200 years of fashion in a beautiful little book that fits in any woman’s handbag. From designers, models, and icons to photographers and even prestigious fashion colleges, The Fashion Book covers the key names in the fashion world in a mere 571 pages. Each entry includes an accompanying photograph of the individual or and illustration that pertains to the work or aesthetic of the individual. First published in 1998, The Fashion Book has seen many runways and photo-shoots since its original creation. Therefore, Phaidon created a new edition; just published in 2014. Although trends and styles have come and gone in the last seventeen year, Phaidon kept timeless icons and designers in addition to the new, fresh faces of the fashion world.

©  Mary Kate Donahue, 2015

© Mary Kate Donahue, 2015

 I could spend hours in my pajamas, simply flipping through the pages of The Fashion Book. With the turn of each page comes increased knowledge of the men and women who have shaped the well-dressed world we live in today. Some of the most notable names include; Coco Chanel, Christian Dior, Jacqueline Kennedy, Alexander McQueen, Kate Moss, Twiggy, Valentino, and so many more! Not to mention, the beautiful cover of the little work of art. The bold pink, black and white design is absolutely stunning and makes the book seem so chic.

©  Mary Kate Donahue, 2015

© Mary Kate Donahue, 2015

If you are anything like me, you absolutely love learning about the history of fashion in order to mold your sense of style. These pages have been the utmost inspiration for me since opening the book on Christmas (thank you David!). I would highly recommend adding The Fashion Book to your literature collection!


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