Fashion – that means glamour, creativity and always the expression of a certain attitude toward life. This book is devoted to the legendary world of fashion from its origins in the nineteenth century until our own time. Which social, historical and cultural developments coalesced to allow fashion to become what it is today? Which designers had especially significant impact on their fashion eras, and what did their creations look like? Informative chapters that introduce each era coupled with extensive portraits of the groundbreaking fashion icons and countless expressive photographs work together to form a comprehensive portrayal of the rapid development that took fashion from the liberation of women from the corset all the way to the creations of modern designers.
Charlotte Seeling was born in 1941 and trained as a journalist. She has since traveled around the world and made a name for herself with insightful interviews with the most diverse personalities. For many years she has been especially interested in the world of fashion. In the 1980s she was chief editor of Cosmopolitan, Vogue and the French Marie Claire. Today Charlotte Seeling lives in Mieming, Austria, writing books and serving as a consultant in the areas of lifestyle and fashion. With Fashion she has drawn on her years of experience and unique know-how to produce what is certain to become a standard work for the realm of fashion.