“100 Years of Fashion” by Cally Blackman
This book documents in pictures the most exciting and diverse period in fashion: from 1900 to today, covering high society, uniforms, sportswear, streetwear, and couture. This is a wonderful book for anyone who follows fashion, as it gives you a great sense of how we got to where we are in today’s more modern trends.
“The Fashion Book (New Edition)” by Phaidon
The Fashion Book takes a fresh look at the fashion world and the people who created and inspired it. Spanning 150 years, the whole industry is represented — from pioneering designers, including Coco Chanel and Issey Miyake, to influential photographers such as Richard Avedon and Helmut Newton and the people they photographed. A really small A-Z guide of 500 of the most influential names in fashion since the 1860s. This book is like a mini encyclopedia for fashion industry.
Coco Chanel: The Illustrated World of a Fashion Icon
The 100 most quintessential moments through Chanel’s history, from Coco’s incredible life, to the impact of Karl Lagerfeld and the incredible items that have become fashion icons – the little black dress, the luxurious bags and accessories, glamorous jewellery and of course the renowned Chanel No 5 perfume. Fashion Illustrations give me life. What a beautiful book about the life of Coco Chanel and her legacy. This is perfect for anyone interested in the learning more about the iconic brand and the strong woman behind it.
Audrey and Givenchy: A Fashion Love Affair
A small sweet tribute. Legendary star Aubrey Hepburn and designer Hubert de Givenchy were a brilliant meeting of fashion-forward minds. Both became fashion icons whose collaborations influenced trends for generations to come — the words “Audrey style” still conjure images of ballet flats, little black dresses, bateau necklines, capri pants, and countless stunning fashions. It’s a fun little book; if you’re into film or vintage fashion you’ll love it.
“The Woman I Wanted to Be” by Diane von Furstenberg
One of the most influential, admired, and innovative women of our time: fashion designer, philanthropist, wife, mother, and grandmother, Diane von Furstenberg offers a book about becoming the woman she wanted to be. Very inspiring. Her story is amazing and has something for everyone. If you love fashion, you definitely should read this. This is a book about finding yourself, being fearless, trusting your instincts and having successful second and third acts. Anyone who has lost their way and needs a little inspiration should read this book, regardless of your level of interest in fashion.
“Becoming” by Cindy Crawford
This is an aesthetically beautiful book, full of gorgeous photographs, ranging across the incredible modeling career of one of the world’s biggest supermodels. A beautifully illustrated series of stories, Becoming is a smart and engaging book that sheds light into the life and work of an extraordinary woman.