Scrolling through Instagram might keep you informed about the latest mini handbag or the trending jacquard patterned sweater, but if you’re looking to dive deeper into fashion’s rich history, you might consider picking up one of the zillion amazing books on the subject. However, finding the right one is no easy feat which is why we rounded up the four best fashion books of all time. So, go ahead, light a cinnamon scented candle, make your mint flavoured hot cocoa and curl up with one of these books.
The Little Dictionary Of Fashion By Christian Dior
It might have been written well over 50 years ago, but the insights Christian Dior presents in this book still hold true. In the indispensable guide, the legendary designer reveals the secrets of style that covers everything from what to wear to a wedding to how to tie a scarf. And if this still isn’t enough, it also offers a sneak-peek into what it means to live life the Dior way.
Coco Chanel: The Illustrated World Of A Fashion Icon by Megan Hess
If anybody deserves a book on their style, it’s Coco Chanel. After all, the woman did single-handedly change the way women dressed all over the globe and that’s saying something. The Illustrated World is a compilation of Megan Hess’ stunning illustrations of the 100 most quintessential moments through Chanel’s history featuring the famous LBD, the renowned Chanel No 5 perfume and more. Think of TIW as an introduction to the moments that shaped Coco and how fashion inspired and shaped her life.
Versace Catwalk: The Complete Collections
Written and compiled by renowned fashion journalist Tim Blanks, Versace Catwalk: The Complete Collections explored every single offering the Italian fashion house has ever sent down the runway. If this isn’t interesting, we don’t know what is! Having reviewed and been a part of Versace shows throughout his career, it was Donatella who requested Blanks to write the book.
Vivienne Westwood: The Complete Collections
In the course of her career, Vivienne Westwood has gifted us not only with unforgettable runway experiences, but a great number of personal style moments as well. With her, what you see is what you get- pure fashion and influenced signature style. And that is exactly what Alexander Fury’s book is all about and more. Vivienne Westwood: The Complete Collections is a retrospective of the ways in which the designer has built a career. That’s not all, the book also documents all of Westwood’s catwalk collections from 1981 till 2021. If you’re looking to understand fashion over the years, this is a great choice!
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