Caroline Baker is the antidote to high fashion. As the legendary fashion editor of Nova magazine in the 1960s and ’70s, her style was quite literally cutting-edge – she famously chopped up clothes to achieve her desired looks. She is credited with challenging the status quo of the industry and society at large, and introducing street fashion to the mass market. Stylist of choice for the most dynamic designers, including Katharine Hamnett and Vivienne Westwood, Caroline has continued her trajectory as a fashion provocateur.
Her work has appeared on the pages of Vogue, Tatler and Cosmopolitan as well as The Face and i-D – and now a new generation of style-setters is looking to Baker’s back catalogue for inspiration. This 278pp book offers an in-depth overview of Baker’s work, expertly curated and considered by writer, curator and academic Iain R. Webb.