Colin McDowell, the "Sunday Times" senior fashion writer, Creative Director of Fashion Fringe, and Artistic Director of the Edinburgh Fashion Festival, is one of the fashion world's most respected commentators. His previous books include "Ralph Lauren" (2005), "Manolo Blahnik" (2000), "Fashion Today" (2000), "John Galliano" (1998), and his trailblazing "Directory of Twentieth Century Fashion" (1984).
"She was a symbol of what one meant when one spoke of icons. She was a mentor to women and she set standards." --Donna Karan "She was shaping up to be a world figure in fashion before her death. She had the power of celebrity without trying." --Bruce Oldfield "She could give any supermodel or actress a run for her money." --Jacques Azagury "She understood innately the power of the language of clothes." --Jasper Conran