I think the reason why I don't enjoy this book much is that it tries to cram too much information in the narrative of the protagonist and most of the effects of the shocking truths and anecdotes of the fashion industry are lost.
Using the same formula that gave rise to Hotel Babylon and Air Babylon, Imogen Edwards-Jones tried to poke fun at the European haute couture this time. Mixing facts and hearsay, the author presented to readers what makes high fashion, its designers and models tick. Readers will learn about many idiosyncrasies of the top models (e.g. Kate Moss) and designers (e.g. Marc Jacobs). Even Anna Wintour of Vogue made a cameo appearance in once scene. Again information overflow makes you wonder how much of all these is the truth.
Also, the author often inserted gossips into the conversations among the characters and sometimes you may find it a bit laboured and weird.
However, I do get some useful factual information from the book, e.g. fashion retailers mark up the wholesale price by 2.9 times; designers often refer to what was in fashion 20 years ago for inspiration of their new collection etc. Interesting ......Continua
Not really interesting as Hotel Babylon and Air Babylon
Confirms the fact that one should never spend anything on designer brands, this is certainly one industry that feeds on A LOT OF stupid people...