Fashion's Front Line: Fashion Show Photography from the Runway to Backstage

October 31, 2020
Fashion's Front Line: Fashion Show Photography from the Runway to Backstage

Before the live streaming of international fashion shows and theinstant publication of runway images online, the collections werestrictly ‘invitation only’. It was the photographer, runway'sunsung hero, who allowed us a glimpse of an exclusive andfascinating spectacle.A visual journey through three decades of photographing runwayshows in Paris, Milan, London and New York, Fashion's FrontLine showcases dazzling images taken by long-serving catwalkphotographer Niall McInerney, whose life's work has beenpainstakingly preserved and made available through BloomsburyPublishing's Fashion Photography Archive. Giving readers thecomplete picture, the book captures many rare and never-before-seenimages of iconic moments on the runway as well as famous faces onthe front row and the buzzing atmosphere backstage.With commentary from the photographer himself, as well asinterviews with top international fashion insiders, Fashion'sFront Line is a unique window onto the world of late20th-century fashion. As good as a front row ticket, this book willbe a must-have for fashion lovers.Interviewees include:Designer Antony Price; model agent Sarah Doukas; PR and lifestyleguru Lynne Franks; hair stylist Sam McKnight; director ofphotography Simon Chaudoir; editors and fashion commentators CarynFranklin, Debbi Mason, Kathryn Samuel, Elizabeth Walker, BrendaPolan and Iain R. Webb; photographers Andrew Lamb, Niall McInerney,Chris Moore, Anthea Simms and Mitchell Sams; set designer and artdirector Simon Costin; fashion consultant and former show producerMikel Rosen; show producer John Walford; and digital entrepreneurJonathan Chippindale.