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Preface; List of Designers and Curators; 100 Designers; Index
Tim Blanks (London) hosts Fashion File, a magazine-style TV show, which takes an enthusiastic but clear-eyed view of the fashion world. Patricia Carta (Sao Paulo) is managing director of Carta Editorial, the Brazilian publisher of Vogue, Casa Vogue and Vogue Men. Ulrich Lehmann (London) is tutor of the post-graduate course in History of Design, run jointly by the Royal College of Art and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Alexander McQueen (London) is one of the most famous and respected international fashion designers in the world. Arianne Phillips (Los Angeles) works as a costume designer in Los Angeles and collaborates with Madonna, styling her for film, music videos, the theatre and the concert stage. Harriet Quick (London) is fashion features editor of British Vogue. Stephen Todd (Paris) is editorial director for a collection of fashion and culture publications produced by Editions Dit-Voir, France. Kyoichi Tsuzuki (Tokyo) is a writer editor and photographer. In 2003 the Center National de la Photographie in Paris and London's Photographers' Gallery exhibited his portraits of obsessive Japanese consumers. Walter Van Beirendonck (Antwerp) is a Belgian fashion designer and professor in the fashion department at Antwerp's Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Brana Wolf (New York) is fashion editor-at-large for Harper's Bazaar in New York and collaborates as a stylist with Steven Meisel for Italian Vogue.
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