|About the Book|
While women have always had a role in the fashion industry, traditionally they worked as models or behind the scenes- the top designers tended to be men. The likes of Coco Chanel and Mary Quant were the bold exceptions to the rule. Today the male domination of fashion design is ending, and women have the momentum, not just at the head of fashion houses. Vivienne Westwood, Stella McCartney and Donatella Versace make fashion headlines, but women are also setting the agenda as stylists, fashion editors and bloggers. So now is the time to celebrate women in fashion, particularly those who over the years have courted scandal and even danger. In Fashion’s Most Dangerous Women Harriet Worsley explores the careers of 60 of the most intriguing and rebellious women who have shaken up the fashion world, whether on account of their bold vision or for setting new trends and challenging convention. From Madame Vionnet, who introduced sensual draping, to Diana Vreeland, the outspoken doyenne of American fashion, to Sarah Burton, who has calmly taken the reins at McQueen and Anna Dello Russo, the editor-at-large of Vogue Japan these are the most fashion-forward of fashionistas.