I’m super fan of fashion books. Feeling the paper, to turn the page over and over again, to make notes and especially to feel reading. Clearly, I have also made user, with the new technologies of the e-book. But, each format has its pros and cons. I could not pick one of them.
Researching fashion books I have found a wide variety of very interesting material. Are you one of those who like to rummage through libraries and research into the fascinating world of fashion? I have prepared a list of those who, for me, are the indispensable fashion books.
–Fashion: A journey through 150 years in the fashion world, where Charlotte Seeling, proposes a fascinating journey to the present. A book to consult again and again and learn about this wide universe.
–Memos: Diana Vreeland The notes are compiled in a book from the hand of one of his grandchildren. Some of them dictated from the office of Vogue (editor in chief from 1963 to 1971) and others also from her building on Park Avenue.
–Cristóbal Balenciaga: the story of the great Spanish master sewing. In 1936 he settled in Paris and in a few months, the great success of his first collection enrolled him among the big names of international fashion. Its origins, professional development and its final consecration in the city of light.
–Alexander McQueen: The book published by the V&A after the magnificent exhibition at the museum. I have had the pleasure to go to the exhibition, but if you couldn’t go, well worth having a copy.
–Discovering Coco: Known as the most comprehensive and relevant biography of the great Coco Chanel written by Edmonde Charles-Roux. Just for that fact, you should have it in your library.
–Grace: Memories of Vogue creative director Grace Coddington- and right hand of Anna Wintour. After winning a modeling contest of Vogue in 1959, her life changed. Her experience as a fashion editor in the 70s and 80s, later as creative director and finally as head of styling at Vogue.
–The Parisian Inès de la Fressange: a guide made with style to enjoy a city with style, Paris. Indispensable for a super chic travel.
–Living in style. Inspiration and tips for Glamour everyday: is the 2nd book of Rachel Zoe, stylist famous.
–How To Be Parisian: Caroline de Maigret, the emissary of the French style write a manual of Parisian woman with Anne Berest, Sophie and Audrey Diwan Mas. To understand more about the “Parisian je ne sais quoi”.
–It: Alexa Chung book tells about her artwork, photographs, personal advice to wear and intimate reflections about life, love, cinema and music.
–Man Repeller: Seeking Love. Finding Overalls: The Adventures of fashion blogger Leandra Medine with hits and misses about fashion and above all with humor, true to form.
–Simply Lovely Pepa is the 2nd book Alexandra Pereira, one of the Spanish it girl proposes a style guide and which are her favorite places in Madrid and Barcelona.