By Teri Agins
The time whilst "fashion" was once outlined by way of French designers whose outfits can be afforded basically by means of elite has ended. Now designers take their cues from mainstream shoppers and creativity is channeled extra into mass-marketing outfits than into designing them. certainly, one desire glance no extra than the space to determine facts of this. In the top of favor, Wall road Journal, reporter Teri Agins astutely explores this seminal swap, laying naked all elements of the style from production, retailing, anmd licensing to snapshot making and financing. right here to boot are attention-grabbing insider vignettes that exhibit Donna Karan combating with financiers,the competition among Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger, and the dedication to haute conture that despatched Isaac Mizrahi's enterprise spiraling.