Can you imagine life without fashion? Without all those specific details that help us express ourselves? Although it is clear that the styles are fleeting, at the same time they are inspiring and fun, and the stories behind their creators are great “material” for recounting over coffee with friends. Many books have been written that talk about the history of fashion and the influences that created the timeless pieces that we still love today. And the creative people who materialized them from their ideas are special people who are worth learning from. Therefore, we have chosen the most charming fashion books that, if you haven’t read them yet, you must include them in your list of books to read this summer. And if you are, remind yourself why you love them. Have fun and get informed with fashion classics.
1. The Little Dictionary of Fashion – Christian Dior
All the secrets of graceful style are in this book. Here you’ll find everything about what’s behind the French ladies’ style we love so much. Tips on formal dressing for special occasions, tying scarves or headscarves, combining materials, patterns and colors, discover all the little tricks and rules for flawless style in this classic fashion book by the greats of world fashion.
2. The Little Black Book of Style – Nina Garcia
Every fashion lover knows how important it is to harmonize your personal style with current fashion trends. But find out how to achieve it in this interesting read by Nina Garcia. Building a style with a personal touch is a lifelong process, so it is important to get acquainted with tips on how to maintain a style that suits you perfectly throughout your life. “Fashion passes, but style is eternal.”
3. “Alexander McQueen” -Claire Wilcox
Here, the story of the creative vision and business success of a man who pushed the boundaries is intertwined. His special energy, attitudes and sensibility translated into creations that are admired by the whole world are fashion content that you should definitely not miss. Eccentric, shocking and unusual, Alexander has entered eternity, and the ideas and aesthetics of his creation have been immortalized through the story of Claire Wilcox.
4. The Beautiful Fall: Fashion, Genius and Glorious Excess in 1970s Paris – Alicia Drake
In 1950s Paris, Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld were friends, the rising stars of the fashion world. But by the late sixties, the city was invaded by a new mood of liberation and hedonism, and dominated by intrigue, infidelities, addiction and parties. Each designer created his own mesmerizing world, so vivid and seductive that people were drawn to the power, charisma and fame, and it was to make them bitter rivals. “The Beautiful Fall” is a dazzling expose of an era and the story of the two men who were its essence and who remain its most singular survivors.
5. D.V. – Diana Vreeland
Get to know one of the most famous fashion editors of all time, Diana Vreeland, on a personal level through several narrated adventures and anecdotes. D.V. is the mesmerizing autobiography of one of the 20th century’s greatest fashion icons, Diana Vreeland, the one-time fashion editor of Harper’s Bazaar and editor-in-chief of Vogue, whose incomparable style-sense, genius, and flair helped define the world of haute couture for fifty years. The incomparable D.V. proves herself a brilliant raconteur as she carries the reader along on her whirlwind life—from English palaces to the nightclubs of Paris in the 1930s to the heart of New York high society, hobnobbing with everyone who was anyone, from Queen Mary to Clark Gable to Coco Chanel.
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