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WWD celebrates a century of covering the business of fashion

October 31, 2010 | 11:25 am

Dior Iconic fashion trade publication Women's Wear Daily (WWD) is celebrating its 100-year anniversary with a special issue available on newstands Monday.

The 321-page commemorative issue, which is priced at $12.95, chronicles some of fashion's most game-changing moments from the past century.

The centerpiece article, “The 100 Remarkable Moments,” takes a look at the designers, celebrities, trends and events that have shaped fashion since 1910. We're talking flappers, first ladies, the dawn of hip-hop style and style milestones such as the debut of Christian Dior's "New Look."

Other features in the issue include “We Said It,” a rundown of fashion lingo that originated at WWD (i.e., former publisher John Fairchild coined the term “Fashion Victim”); “Life and Times,” a visual history of WWD from 1910 to 2010; “Almost, Almost Famous," which rehashes early WWD interviews with some now-famous faces; and “They Said It," featuring hundreds of WWD quotes from some of the past century's most memorable personalities.

A must-read for true-blue fashion fans.

--Emili Vesilind

Photo: A page in WWD's commemorative issue showing Christian Dior in 1947. Credit: Women's Wear Daily.