Students of fashion design are eager to explore the history of their chosen field as well as keep up with new and emerging designers. Who's Who in Fashion captures the energy, drama, and excitement of the luminaries who make up the world of fashion. Profiles include design philosophies, mentors, and sources of inspiration, tracing the careers of many of the men and women who have contributed to fashion. Not only are today's major figures and legendary designers of the past profiled, but lesser-known people and newcomers worth watching are as well. Also included are a sampling of interesting nonconformists' free spirits who prefer to work off the main fashion path. The picture would not be complete without the style-makers, those with an instinct and an eye for fashion, who interpret it for the public: the editors, photographers, artists, fashion writers, and promoters.
Highlights of the most successful names in the fashion industry, including designers of apparel and accessories for men, women, and children
Full-color photographs throughout of designers and their most influential designs
Features photographers, editors, and celebrities who have contributed to the industry
Timeline that highlights key events and fashion movements through history
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Holly Price Alford
, MFA, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Fashion Design and Merchandising and Director of Diversity for the School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University Her research focuses on nineteenth and twentieth century fashion history, and African American clothing designers, and the globalization of youth styles and trends.. She has published in the Journal of Fashion Theory and has been interviewed by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) as well as the Associated Press on historical fashion issues. She is a member of the Costume Society of America (CSA), where she serves as a board member for the Southeast Region.
, a freelance writer and fashion specialist with a background in both high-end retailing (Saks Fifth Avenue) and fashion publishing (Vogue), is based in New York City.