The Fashion Conspiracy: A Remarkable Journey Through the Empires of Fashion

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From the catwalks of Paris to the sweatshops of South Korea; from Seventh Avenue glitz to Tokyo new-wave...The sophisticated brokings of the fashion conspiracy have generated a powerful new force in the world economy; designer money. Nicholas Coleridge presents a fascinating portrait of the jet-setting matrons who are the gurus and tyrants of the fashion press; of fashion legends like Paloma Picasso and Tina Chow; of the top store buyers who command $700 million a season. He probes the incredible world of the designer billionaires like Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein and Yves St Laurent whose fashion empires are richer than entire Third World countries. Here are the jealousies, the glamour, the buccaneering, the espionage and the razzmatazz in a witty and penetrating guide to an extraordinary world.

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Renowned magazine editor and reporter Nicholas Coleridge interviewedmore than 400 people in 14 countries to write this comprhensive behind-the-scenes look at the dazzling circus of international fashion. In his report from the front, Coleridge takes us on a fascinating tour down the catwalks of Paris, through the sweatshops of Korea, past the glitz of New York's 7th Avenue, around the showrooms of London and Milan and along the boutiques of rodeo Drive. And Coleridge weaves it all into a witty, entertaining tale, an engrossing account of this glamorous, opulent, intrigue-filled worl of clothing and style. 24 pg. black and whte photo insert.

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