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  • Published: 11 September 2009
  • ISBN: 9780552160681
  • Imprint: Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $32.99

Material Girl



From high fashion to high street - a peek up the skirts of the world's most glamourous industry - the inspiration behind a major TV series.

What is fashion? Who decides what's in and what's out? Is the catwalk really catty? And what's so super about supermodels?

Based entirely on true but anonymous stories, Material Girl covers six months in a designer's life and gives you exclusive access to a world where women get paid thousands for getting dressed in the morning and where the wrong shirt length can cost you your career. Tracking the development of a collection from concept to catwalk, onto the front pages of Vogue and then to the high street, it reveals the shocking mark-ups, the fabulous extremes and the shoddy shortcuts which the fashion industry would rather you didn't know about...

  • Published: 11 September 2009
  • ISBN: 9780552160681
  • Imprint: Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $32.99

About the author

Anonymous & Imogen Edwards-Jones

Imogen Edwards-Jones is the bestselling author of Hotel Babylon, Air Babylon, Fashion Babylon, Beach Babylon and Wedding Babylon, as well as novels such as My Canape Hell and Shagpile. She lives in west London with her husband and their two young children.

Praise for Material Girl

Witty and naughty, it is a must read for every fashionista

Caroline Jowett, Daily Express

Jaw-dropping stuff ... A real must read for anyone interested in fashion or obsessed by celebrity. Brave and brutally honest, it will have fashion's finest foaming at the mouth

Kay Ribero, Heat

By avoiding cliche but including colour and explaining the money, Fashion Babylon will appeal to the consumer in everyone

Annabel Rivkin,Evening Standard

The revelations spill out in a succession of asides from the narrator, or bitchy exchanges that leave you rubbing your hands with glee

Lucy Davies, Evening Standard

An enthralling book which tells you as much about human life as it does about the fickle world of fashion. Excellent!

Western Daily Press

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