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Five Books Every Fashion Lover Should Check Out


If you’re like me and love fashion and books almost as much as you love breathing, then this list is for you. I have compiled a list of five books for every fashion lover to sink their teeth into. These books shine a spotlight on revolutionary designers, classic dresses, and fashion icons that have changed the face of fashion. All of them are excellent to read and to display.

So grab your fall sweaters and chunky blankets, and settle down in front of the fireplace with a good cup of tea and delight in these beautiful worlds of style.


1. Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

by Andrew Bolton, Harold Koda, Tim Blanks (Contributor), Susannah Frankel (Contributor), Solve Sundsbo (Photographs)

Alexander McQueen is arguably the most imaginative designer who ever lived and this book explores his entire career’s work. You will be able to experience his provocative use of themes such as religion and sexuality in this beautifully crafted book featuring interviews and quotes from the artist himself. This book was published in conjunction with the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibition of the same name.


2. Fifty Dresses That Changed the World

by Design Museum, Michael Czerwinski

This book features 50 of the most iconic dresses worn throughout history, featuring beautiful images of celebrities and royalty. This book also features commentary on why these dresses have become so iconic in the world of fashion.


3. The Sartorialist

by Scott Schuman

This beautiful book features images of well-known icons and street fashionistas from the famous blog of the same name. With commentary from Scott Schuman himself, this book is sure to inspire new and inventive ideas for your own fashion adventures.


4. Women in Clothes

By Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits and Leanne Shapton

This book is a great collection of surveys that were given to over 600 women, including well-known names like Lena Dunham and photography and feminist icon Cindy Sherman. They answer questions about personal fashion and how to build a better closet.


5. Champagne Supernovas

By Maureen Callahan

Okay, so you love fashion, right? Do you love the 90s as well? This book is for you! It explores the 90s fashion scene including trends, models, designers and muses.

Let these books show you how fashion has evolved and how the styles from yesterday are inspiring the looks of tomorrow.

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