Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Top 4 Novels about Fashion

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Top 4 Novels about Fashion

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It's hard not to be enthralled by the glamorous world of fashion. Here are four of the best novels set in the exciting, cutting-edge, and sometimes cut-throat realm of the fashion industry.

It's hard not to be enthralled by the glamorous world of fashion. Here are four of the best novels set in the exciting, cutting-edge, and sometimes cut-throat realm of the fashion industry.

#4 Fashion Babylon, by Imogen Edwards-Jones

Imogen Edwards-Jones takes the reader through six months in the life of an anonymous British fashion designer in "Fashion Babylon." Based on Edward-Jones's interviews with and investigations of real fashion designers, this novel is bursting with juicy tidbits about the secret, messy lives of the big-name designers. After reading this book, you will never flip through an issue of Vogue in the same way ever again.

#3 The Devil Wears Prada, by Lauren Weisberger

Yes, we've all seen the movie, but the book is just as good, and full of juicy details about the sordid underbelly of fashion magazine life. Weisberger's novel follows the trials of Andrea, a Midwestern girl newly arrived in Manhattan and working as the assistant to the editor-in-chief of Runway magazine. …

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