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100 Ideas That Changed Fashion, by Harriet Worsley, Laurence King Publishing, 214 pages, $33.95 THE modern fashion world is an every changing multi-billion dollar industry.

100 Ideas That Changed Fashion, by Harriet Worsley, Laurence King Publishing, 214 pages, $33.95

THE modern fashion world is an every changing multi-billion dollar industry.

The trends and new concepts that spark new direction can have a profound effect.

In this entertaining retrospective, author Harriet Worsley offers up 100 ideas and examines the impact they had on the world of fashion.

Some of the topics may seem casual and unimportant today but when they were created they were often seen as shocking new concepts. Women wearing pants, bikinis, jeans all caused a huge stir when first put forward as new fashions.

Worsley includes things beyond clothing that changed the fashion scene, such as Vogue magazine, pop stars, the zipper, celebrities and brand culture.

In the descriptions Worsley examines the specific reference and then broadens her scope to look at the impact on the fashion world. She may start writing about Chanel No. 5 as being the world's most famous fragrance but then goes on to talk about the evolution of the perfume industry.

Filled with colour photographs, Worsley's book makes for a unique look at the things which shaped the growth of modern fashion.

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