New York fashion week starts this week. For an unadulterated perspective of the fashion industry, pick up a vintage copy of Chic Savages, written by the legendary WWD and W publisher John Fairchild. Packed with witty and acerbic anecdotes of Fairchild's days covering designers-on-the-rise like Yves Saint Laurent, Bill Blass and Calvin Klein and the stylish ladies who loved them — Nancy Reagan, Nan Kempner and the like — it's as fun a fashion read now as it was in 1989.