Vogue Fashion takes a fresh look at fashion history from 1900 to today, celebrating the most significant designers, developments and movements of each decade, which all contribute to fashion as we know it. Starting from the time when Parisian haute couture houses led the way, former Vogue writer Linda Watson chronicles influences from the arrival of the flapper to modern trends to plunder the past as well as cross-blend disciplines.The A-Z section highlights over 250 of the greatest designers of the last century and the new one - men and women who have inspired, created and altered the course of fashion. Illustrated with inspirational images from the Vogue archives, Vogue Fashion features the work of iconic photographers, including Cecil Beaton, Norman Parkinson, Nick Knight, David Bailey and Mario Testino, all of whom have helped to immortalize Vogue's seminal fashion 'moments'.
Linda Watson graduated from the University of Northumbria at Newcastle in 1987 with a first-class honours degree in both fashion design and fashion history. She assisted Vivienne Westwood on two collections before spending four years as a Vogue fashion writer. On leaving Vogue, Linda Watson worked with Jean Muir. Since 1994 she has been a freelance fashion journalist, contributing to the Mail on Sunday, the Financial Times, London's Evening Standard, the Telegraph and Harpers & Queen.