Hailed by Vogue as 'the fashion bible' and by Elle as 'the ultimate fashion reference book', The Fashion Book takes a fresh look at the fashion world and the people who created it. Now available in a pocket-sized mini format, this inspirational reference work covers the whole industry -- from pioneering designers, including Coco Chanel and Issey Miyake, to influential photographers such as Richard Avedon and Helmut Newton and the people they photographed. Easy to use and filled with beautiful and memorable images, it is an A to Z guide to 500 key individuals -- clothes and accessory designers, photographers, models and those iconic celebrities who instigated or symbolize a whole fashion movement. It cuts through the usual classifications and creates juxtapositions that make fascinating and unlikely partnerships. Each entry is illustrated with a photograph or drawing which shows a quintessential aspect of their work or style. An accompanying text describes where they fit into the fashion story and includes essential biographical information. In addition, a comprehensive cross-referencing system and glossary help to explain the many collaborations and techniques used in the fashion business. Exceptional value for money, this handy new mini edition is a must for all followers of fashion.