A Front Row Seat

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Kirstin Sinclair Foreword by Erin O'Connor

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Territory: USA & Canada
Size: 8.25 in x 10.75 in
Pages: 304
Illustrations: 400 color
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RRP $49.95

  • A rare glimpse into the life of the people setting the trends and making the fashions
  • Presents seven years of documentary catwalk shots from New York, London, Milan and Paris
  • Key icons from the fashion industry; Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, Kate Moss, Claudia Schiffer but also the newcomers such as Agyness Deyn, Lily Cole, Gareth Pugh, Scarlett Johanssen

The book would bring a touch of sophistication to anyone s coffee table and makes the perfect gift for fashionistas. If you can't get a ticket to any of the forthcoming shows, this book might just console you!
- Fashion Angel

What owning this book says about you: You re a fashion show insider. You are a style maven and know much more than just clothes on a runway. You re schooled in who s who, what s what, and what people should be wearing in the runway hierarchy. If you re not any of those things, you will be after reading this book.

What will people say?: That beautiful book looks so chic! You must know so much about fashion shows.

How this book will make your fashion brain grow: A fashion show year book of sorts, the book has the who s who at many a show, expanding your fashionista rolodex by hundreds. There are also great street style shots that will get you out of any fashion version of writer s block.

- Zimbio.com

"A Front Row Seat gathers the best of her work into one glorious compendium that brings readers into the heart of the action. Featuring hundreds of lush color photos, the book opens with a chapter devoted to front row celebrities...Kirstin's catwalk images are particularly striking"
- The Fashion Informer

"I am rarely front of house, I am always backstage. The adrenaline is amazing; placing the hats just-so, tweaking a veil, shoving in another flower, crossing my fingers and praying that my confections don't fall off! Those last moments as the girls line up backstage is the most exciting time of the entire creative process; six months condensed into a few seconds; like bolts of lightning speeding onto the runway. This book captures that moment." Stephen Jones OBE

Through a series of candid photographs taken over the last 7 years covering all the different elements that make up the catwalk shows - Backstage, Front Row, Catwalk and Street Style - the uninitiated viewer will get an insight into the chaos that makes up the apparently glamorous world of fashion shows!

Unlike many shots from the shows published in women's fashion magazines, this book allows the reader to be a fly on the wall, portraying the reality of the fashion world in a documentary style.

Featuring quotes from several industry professionals and reporters- make up artists, hair stylists, models, editors, designers and bloggers- this title communicates in a contemporary vernacular to capture the way that fashion is expressed and recorded in today's world of social networking and blogging, the popularity of which has instigated a huge change in the layman's ability to break into the fashion world.

Firmly in tune with the current vibe and with a definite London edginess, A Front Row Seat is a sensational design statement in itself.

Published to accompany an exhibition at The Fashion and Textile Museum.

Backstage; The Front Row; The Catwalk; Street Style; The Models off Duty.

Kirstin Sinclair is a well-known photographer on the catwalk circuit and street style scene and between fashion seasons shoots fashion in the Studio and on location. Her work has appeared in British Vogue, British Elle, Elle Collections and Bristish Grazia Magazines, as well as on www.elleuk.com, www.vogue.co.uk, www.graziadaily.co.uk, www.netaporter.com and www.asos.com. She has also worked with clients such as Louis Vuitton, Topshop, Miss Selfridge and The Fashion and Textile Museum.

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