London 2000. Fashion Today is a highly illustrated survey of modern fashion. Its informative style guides the reader through an era that begins with Christian Dior’s 1947 collection. The second half of twenthieth century has witnessed a dramatic structural shift. For the first time in history, fashion has become central to the existence of vast numbers of all ages and social backgrounds. For many, especially the young, it has developed into an obsession. Fashion Today explains the complexity of contemporary fashion in a way tha is free from jargon, making it a book that is essential reading for all those who are interested in fashion and the role it plays in modern culture. Text engl.