Fashion books are definite staples for people who want to dive deeper into fashion and style, whether it is luxury fashion, streetwear or contemporary fashion. Fascinating behind-the-scenes details are featured within these books, ranging from personal dialogues to high-quality album-like features showcasing photographs. Whether you’re a fashion enthusiast or looking for informative and appealing coffee table decorations, keep reading for seven fashion books to add to your book collection!
Table of Contents
Book 1: Chanel: The Complete Collections (Catwalk) by Patrick Mauriès
The first book on the list is the Chanel Catwalk Book, part of a book series that features catwalk collections from various other luxury brands like Dior, Louis Vuitton, and Yves Saint Laurent. This book features every collection curated by Chanel’s previous creative director Karl Lagerfield, with the latest edition showcasing more recent collections from Chanel’s current creative director, Virginie Viard. There are illustrative catwalk photographs with short pieces of text alongside them; the images entail accessories and clothing worn on the catwalk by models. This Chanel book would surely make a great addition to your coffee table!
Book 2: Tom Ford: 10 Years by Graydon Carter and Bridget Foley
Tom Ford is unquestionably a fashion icon with his monumental work as the creative director of Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent in the early 2000s. In this book, there is an array of Ford’s previous work as creative director for luxury designer brands Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent. With over 200 images and photographs, the book showcases Ford’s accessory and clothing designs with a template for designing a brand, from advertising to store layout.
Book 3: Gucci The Making Of
Gucci: The Making Of delves into the history and origin of the luxury Italian fashion house Gucci. The book celebrates Gucci’s heritage and popularity throughout the years, featuring an array of essays, anecdotes and images. It also allows an exclusive look into the renowned fashion house with a greater depth into design inspirations and Gucci’s influence within high fashion and Hollywood. Gucci: The Making of would be a splendid addition for those wanting to learn more about Gucci and fashion enthusiasts who want to explore contemporary fashion in depth.
Book 4: “Dior Couture” by Patrick Demarchelie
This fashion book, curated by Patrick Demarchelier, features photographs of Haute Couture looks taken by Patrick Demarchelier. Dior is well-known and renowned for its innovative couture garments, and within this book, Demarchelier pays homage to the house of Dior. Showcased in the book are the gorgeous gowns created by Dior from 1947, when Christian Dior revealed his New Look collection in Paris, to the newer garments made in the present day. Dior Couture is indeed an intriguing addition for fashion lovers!
Book 5: Coco Chanel: The Illustrated World of a Fashion Icon by Megan Hess
In this book, Megan Hess (the author) features over 100 illustrations of the renowned and influential designer Coco Chanel. The book highlights moments of one of the most significant brands, from Coco’s personal life to notable items like jewellery, Chanel bags, and the Chanel No. 5 perfume, which have become icons and staples for many throughout the century. Alongside illustrations, the book features notable quotes and anecdotes from Coco and other fashion icons of the time. If you are looking for an all-around introduction to the Coco Chanel brand, you should definitely add this book to your collection.
Book 6: Little Book of Prada by Graves Laia Farran Graves
The Little Book of Prada explores the renowned brand’s growth through the years, from its origin as a leatherwear curator to the prevalent global brand it has become. This book features all things Prada, from its history and evolution to photographs of catwalks. Also showcased are unpublished archive images. If you want a compact book about Prada, then The Little Book of Prada should be a definite choice.
Book 7: Louis Vuitton: Virgil Abloh
Virgil Abloh‘s role as the menswear artistic director at Louis Vuitton was a prevalent moment within the fashion industry. Louis Vuitton: Virgil Abloh delves into Virgil Abloh’s life in the Louis Vuitton world. The book pays homage to the late designer’s work on runways, including his notable fashion moments and over 250 images showcasing his work. The book has two designs featured on the hardback cover, the first being the classic balloon cover pictured above, and the latter is the cartoon artwork cover.