BEIRUT: What Cameron Silver, fashion historian and philanthropist, does not know about fashion is not worth knowing. Named one of Time magazine’s 25 Most Influential Names and Faces in Fashion in 2002, Silver is regarded as one of the top vintage experts in the world. Silver was in Beirut last week to sign the second edition of his book “Decades: A Century of Fashion.” The coffee table book showcases the most significant fashion of the 20th century. It’s heralded as a fashion bible, and includes original designer sketches and patterns, as well as photos of rare couture as styled decades ago and today. The book also holds contributions from and interviews with style icons, fashion editors and designers.