A Visible Man


I set out to bring the ‘othered’ to the table. We’re here to inspire and give people something to dream about as well as a sense of the possible here and now. ‘A Visible Man’ traces an astonishing journey into one of the world’s most exclusive industries. Edward Enninful candidly shares how as a Black, gay, working-class refugee, he found in fashion not only a home, but the freedom to share with people the world as he saw it. Written with style, grace and heart, this is the story of a visionary who changed not only an industry, but how we understand beauty.

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* THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER ** A BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK *‘I wish he could be editor of the world!’ GRAHAM NORTON‘Enjoy it. Share it.’ IDRIS ELBA‘Inspirational . . . and it’s not just for people in fashion’ CLAUDIA WINKLEMAN‘One of the most inspirational books I’ve ever read’ CHRIS EVANS‘Inspiring and fascinating’ BERNARDINE EVARISTO‘Courageously truthful’ SALMAN RUSHDIE‘Edward Enninful is a pioneer’ ELIZABETH DAYWhy look back when you can look forward? Why look in when you can look out? Where’s the next evolution? I throw everything into my work, but once it’s done, I’m really more concerned with what’s new. The future is my thing.Edward Enninful has lived an extraordinary life.Here, for the first time, he shares the inspiring story of his journey, beginning in a childhood bedroom in Ghana overlooking firing squads, to arriving in 1990s London as an asylum seeker, to today setting the cultural agenda as the first Black editor-in-chief of British Vogue. His covers have changed our understanding of beauty and desirability. Featuring exclusively African models, first responders, global activists and the oldest cover star at age 85, they have also broken sales records. This is the story of how he did it.A Visible Man is the story of a husband, son, brother, friend – and icon. Taking us from the neon thrills of Soho clubs to nights spent on friends’ sofas, this is the story of Edward’s phenomenal grit and determination: through fame and failures, joy and loss, ill health and addiction, heartbreak and coming out. It’s the story of one man’s revolutionary mission to change how we see the world, showing how unwavering passion and perseverance can allow anyone to make their mark.

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Weight 640 g
Dimensions 23.4 × 15.3 × 3.2 cm






xv, 265 , 32 unnumbered of plates




070.41092 (edition:23)


General – Trade / Code: K


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