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Covering everyone from Azzedine Alaïa to Yohji Yamamoto, this is an indispensable guide to the creative world of fashion.

This encyclopedic volume contains over 150 entries on key designers and styles, with multiple images and a comprehensive text for each one. It is an authoritative reference work as well as an inspirational showcase, with over 500 photographs and original illustrations.

Whether you want to know the history behind the most creative designers and successful brands, or understand haute couture and innovative youth countercultures, this tome includes it all: the key designers, movements and style icons that have shaped the history of international fashion from the 1860s to today.