Despite the title, this is not a collection of recent fashion photography. Rather, it is a visual essay on the recent blurring of lines between commercial illustrative photography and fine art photography as well as on the state of fashion and its possible meanings within contemporary culture. More than two dozen photographers-from the well-established Nan Goldin, Cindy Sherman, and Annie Leibovitz to the up-and-coming Jeff Burton, Wolfgang Tillmans, and Cathy Opie-are represented in the 231 pictures, usually presented as full-page bleeds. But the real "authors" are Nickerson, a senior fashion editor at Vogue, and Wakefield, a prominent critic of contemporary art. It is their selection and placement that result in insights about the discomfort and anxiety of youth and the arbitrariness of the traditional division of fashion and reality. An intriguing document of the most vital stream of contemporary art photography, this book belongs in all libraries collecting in that area.-Eric Bryant, "Library Journal"