1. Where’s Karl? by Stacey Caldwell & Ajiri Aki
As a former Editor-in-Chief of Vogue, Diana Vreeland had a very large presence in the fashion industry. In this autobiography you can read about how, throughout her life, Vreeland became an influential voice of fashion and even helped to launch the careers of today’s top designer, such as Oscar de la Renta and Manolo Blahnik. Watch the film The First Monday in May (currently still available on Netflix Canada), which documented the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 2015 Costume Institute Gala, to see how she also influenced the MET.
3. The Little Dictionary of Fashion by Christian Dior
Be warned, the “little” part of this dictionary by Dior is actually quite true. This hardcover copy from Indigo measures at about 7 inches high, 5 ½ inches wide and it’s only 128 pages long! It’s not your ordinary dictionary and, with a more affordable price tag than Dior’s other merchandise, this book is another way to own something by the famed designer.
4. 100 Years of Fashion by Cally Blackman
One hundred years is a very long time in an industry that is always changing. Covering fashion from 1900 to 2012, 100 Years of Fashion contains pictures of everything from couture dresses, to streetwear and even sportswear! Whether you’re a design student or someone who is really into fashion, this book is a beautiful example of the influence fashion has had on society throughout the years
5. Yves Saint Laurent by Farid Chenoune
At $95, Yves Saint Laurent is the most expensive book within this list. This book will take you through Yves Saint Laurent’s life work from when he was working under Christian Dior, as he became the next head of the House of Dior, to the opening of his own store in France. With amazing photographs, this book is well worth the higher price tag, but that’s the same for many other YSL products. Go and check out Farid’s other books on the House of Dior and Jean Paul Gaultier!
Stay fashionable with your home decor by adding these books to your collection! They can make your coffee table look smart and chic and will leave your guests thoroughly entertained.
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Written by Nicky Toor