Ever wondered if everyone in fashion is high on drugs and full of champagne? Or what makes a supermodel so super and a designer too hot to touch? Then this fabulous read is the book for you.
This book is a treat for any fashion lover with an interest what goes on behind the scenes in the glitzy and exciting world of fashion. Using a world-renowned anonymous fashion source, this book is a real account of what goes on behind the scenes. Fashion Babylon is set over 6 months in the life of an aspiring fashion designer. It starts at the end of one catwalk show, and explains how a fashion collection is put together, from the rail of found objects, to how it gets on to the catwalk, into the shops and onto the covers of a magazine.
Witty, naughty and full of gripping detail, Fashion Babylon explains the mark -ups, talks you through fashion's two seasons and unlocks the truth about the money and commerce behind one of the most international, lucrative and secretive of businesses. Who goes to the shows, where they sit and whose backside do you need to kiss to get there? This is a world where women get paid tens of thousands for getting dressed in the morning and where a wrong shirt length can cost you your career and land you on the worst dressed list.
I loved this book as it's a fabulous glimpse into what goes on behind the scenes of the London fashion scene. I enjoyed trying to figure out who the characters really were.
Fashion Babylon has something for the simple follower of fashion as well as the hardcore fashionista, and will forever change the way you sashay into your local boutique, flick through the pages of Vogue and covet that designer handbag .