I picked Fashion Babylon back in 2006 after reading Hotel Babylon, which I really liked. Written by British author and journalist Imogen Edwards-Jones and Anonymous, Fashion Babylon is a witty and easy-to-read-impossible-to-put-down novel that sounds more like a daily dairy of a London fashion designer.
According to Edwards-Jones her top three sources were “all very high profile and very much at the top of the fashion world” with one of them working in Vogue.
It’s a must read if you crave all the gossip and facts behind glamorous facade of the fashion industry, want to hear stories about IT bags and people, where and when you need to be if you dream of becoming the next top model, how much your favourite Chanel perfume really cost, and that vintage isn’t just a pretty dress from the past and cabbage isn’t just a crunchy vegetable.
The things you discover aren’t something a fashion insider would just share with you, unless, of course, you are best mates, so Fashion Babylon really is a great book for all the mere mortals (including yours truly) with insatiable curiosity for fashion.