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Take a Page From Fall's Chicest Reads

Nov 4 2013 - 12:35pm

Summer reading lists may be mandatory, but beach lit has nothing on the joy of a great Autumn page-turner. From Simon Doonan's craziest industry exploits to a glittering archive of Stuart Weitzman's heels and Giancarlo Giammetti's heavyweight autobiography, give your bookshelf a back-to-school makeover with fashion's freshest titles!

Dior Glamour

Mark Shaw captures Dior's glamorous decades of the '50s and '60s [1] ($115) — hence the title.

Alexander McQueen Working Process

In 2008, Alexander McQueen gave photographer Nick Waplington exclusive access to the backstage process [2] ($60) at his The Horn of Plenty show. It turned out to be his final collection, and this stunning book remains a documentation of his last work.

Avedon Fashion

This gorgeous collection [3] ($82) of 20th-century fashion photographs taken by Richard Avedon for every publication from Harper's Bazaar to The New Yorker is begging to land on your coffee table!

Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!

The name pretty much says it all here in the photographic roundup [4] ($60) of one of fashion's most outrageous muses.

Perry Ellis: An American Original

Celebrating the iconic sportswear designer in illustrations and photos, the monograph [5] ($47) charts Ellis's career from 1976 to 1986.

The Cheap Chica's Guide to Style

Proof that [6] ($25) great style doesn't need to be expensive!

The Dirty Side of Glamour: Tyler Shields

Francesca Eastwood writes the foreword for the mid-November release from the provocative artist [7] ($25), who rose to fame after photographing Eastwood burning an Hermès Birkin.

The Fashion Book

The definitive style encyclopedia [8] ($43) spans the A-Z of the industry. Fully updated, there's good reason Vogue dubbed this tome "the fashion bible."


Giancarlo Giammetti — the man who goes quite simply as privategg [9] on Instagram — is letting us into his glamorous and elusive world with the forthcoming Private [10] ($250).

Louis Vuitton City Bags: A Natural History

In this beautiful coffee-table book [11] ($85), Louis Vuitton examines the evolution of travel and the label's innovative bag shapes from a natural-history point of view.

Do You Speak Shoe Lover?

If a pair of pointy-toe heels sends shivers down your spine like only love at first sight can, you'll definitely relate to DSW's book of quotes [12] ($17).


If anyone knows about being It, Alexa Chung does. The fashion favorite shares a collection [13] ($30) of personal writings, photos, and sketches in her debut book.

Lee Miller in Fashion

Prepare to marvel at the surrealist photography of model and muse Lee Miller in this black and white archival beauty [14] ($25).

Season of Change

In Season of Change [15] ($15), founder and Style Coalition CEO Yuli Ziv asks, "Why does an everyday object used by the entire human race see so little innovation?" For that answer, you'll have to pick up this in-depth analysis of tech's trends and fashion's future!

The World According to Karl

Who wouldn't want to live in The World According to Karl? With this sleek compilation of quotes [16] ($18), now you can!

The Asylum

Join the always-witty Simon Doonan on his insane exploits [17] ($17) through the fashion industry in The Asylum — namely, the time he was summoned aboard Valentino's yacht.

Style Is Instinct

With a foreword by Steven Meisel, the stylist's anthology [18] ($65) features stunning images of her collaborations with some of the world's finest photographers.

Living in Style

Living In Style is not only Rachel Zoe [19]'s way of being, it's also the name of her lifestyle how-to [20] ($20).

Art & Sole

Pure eye candy! Jane Gershon Weitzman's Art & Soul catalogues the Stuart Weitzman archives [21] ($21) and features 150 pairs of gorgeous accessories.

Seeking Love. Finding Overalls.

Parachute pants, lamé, embarrassing stories — what else would you expect from the blogging style sensation's Man Repeller literary foray [22] ($16)?

The Truth About Style

Stacy London always gives it to us like it is [23], and she holds nothing back in her style instruction manual [24] ($12).

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