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The Best Fashion Books Of All-Time

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What are the best books about fashion and style?” We looked at 278 of the top fashion books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

We looked at 22 different ‘Best Fashion’ book lists and came away with 278 unique titles. The top 27, all appearing on 3 or more lists, are ranked below with images, links, and summaries. The books range in subject with biographies of style icons of the past, history of style, modern fashion, and more. Whether you are new to fashion or a seasoned expert, there is bound to be something of interest below.

The remaining 251 books, all appearing on 2 or less lists, along with the sources we used, can be found in alphabetical order at the bottom of the page.
Happy Scrolling!



Top 27 Fashion Books



27 .) #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Ivania
  • Ranker
  • Style Caster

“Sophia Amoruso spent her teens hitchhiking, committing petty theft, and scrounging in dumpsters for leftover bagels. By age twenty-two she had dropped out of school, and was broke, directionless, and checking IDs in the lobby of an art school–a job she’d taken for the health insurance. It was in that lobby that Sophia decided to start selling vintage clothes on eBay.

Flash forward ten years to today, and she’s the founder and executive chairman of Nasty Gal, a $100-million-plus fashion retailer. Sophia was never a typical CEO, or a typical anything, and she’s written #GIRLBOSS for other girls like her: outsiders (and insiders) seeking a unique path to success, even when that path is windy as all hell and lined with naysayers. “

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26 .) Becoming by Cindy Crawford

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Vogue
  • InStyle
  • My Domaine

“International supermodel Cindy Crawford chronicles her life and career, sharing stories and lessons learned, and featuring her most memorable images in this New York Times bestseller. Cindy Crawford was the cornerstone of the golden age of the supermodel in the 1990s. She blazed a trail during that decade, seamlessly moving between the runway to unconventional outlets, such as cutting-edge MTV, Super Bowl commercials, and even Playboy magazine.
On the eve of her fiftieth birthday, Crawford looks back, photo shoot by photo shoot, on a remarkable career and various life lessons she absorbed. She discusses her earliest modeling years and learning how to become less self-conscious in front of a camera; trusting her own instincts about creating positive messages about a healthy and strong body image that she knew would reach women of all ages; her feelings about becoming a wife and a mother; and her thoughts about turning fifty and what she would tell her younger self if she had the chance. The photographs span her entire career, beginning from the mid 1980s, and feature unpublished images from Crawford’s personal archive in addition to images by every top name in fashion photography, including Annie Leibovitz, Arthur Elgort, Helmut Newton, Herb Ritts, Irving Penn, Patrick Demarchelier, and Richard Avedon, among others. “

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25 .) Culture to Catwalk: How World Cultures Influence Fashion by Kristin Knox

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Stylist
  • Ranker
  • Harpers Bazaar

A contemporary look at both traditional clothing and street styles from 38 countries around the world and the influence these two very different kinds of dress are having on fashion and designers today. Traditional dress from around the globe inspired the early designs of people like Coco Chanel and Christian Dior. Culture to Catwalk looks back at the roots of the industry, the backlash against brash consumerism, globalisation and ‘fast-fashion’ and that what people are wearing locally on the streets is once again influencing what stalks the catwalk (just as at the turn of the century). It features interviews and quotes from designers and brands including Hussein Chalayan, Rei Kawakubo, Sophia Kokosalaki and many more.

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24 .) I’ll Drink to That by Betty Halbreich, Rebecca Paley

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Ranker
  • Harpers Bazaar
  • Best Products

Eighty-six-year-old Betty Halbreich is a true original who could have stepped straight out of Stephen Sondheim’s repertoire. She has spent nearly forty years as the legendary personal shopper at Bergdorf Goodman, where she works with socialites, stars, and ordinary women off the street. She has helped many find their true selves through fashion, frank advice, and her own brand of wisdom. She is trusted by the most discriminating persons—including Hollywood’s top stylists—to tell them what looks best. But Halbreich’s personal transformation from cosseted young girl to fearless truth teller is the greatest makeover of her career.

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23 .) In Vogue: The Illustrated History of the World’s Most Famous Fashion Magazine by Alberto Olivia and Norberto Angeletti

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Ivania
  • Stylist
  • Alexis

In Vogue traces the history, development and influence of this media colossus—from its beginning as a social gazette in the late nineteenth century, to the exploration of modern fashion photography and new visuals in the mid-twentieth century, to its status as the top style magazine today. The book explains the makings of the magazine—from runways, to editorial meetings, to the pages of Vogue.The thoroughly researched story incorporates first-person accounts, interviews with editors and photographers, and excerpts from stories written in the magazine by many world-renowned writers, including Truman Capote, Aldous Huxley, Richard Burton, Federico Fellini, and Marcello Mastroianni. Unparalleled in its scope and exceptionally illustrated, In Vogue is sure to be among the most important publications on the subjects of culture, art, fashion, photography, and media.

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22 .) The Fashion Book by Phaidon

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Vogue
  • All Womens Talk
  • Ranker

“Spanning almost 200 years, the entire industry is represented; from clothing and footwear designers, to photographers, stylists, icons and retailers, including the new category of educational institutions that have been fundamental in the careers of many of the creative individuals.

Marking the significant changes on the fashion landscape since the first edition, this revision includes updates on existing entries as well as important new names who have fundamentally shaped the way we see fashion, from designers such as Nicholas Ghesquière, Gareth Pugh and Phoebe Philo, influential image makers Mert and Marcus and Mario Sorrenti, and contemporary icons Lady Gaga and Tilda Swinton, representing just a few of the many exciting new figures. New faces rub shoulders with the fashion pioneers of the original edition; such as Coco Chanel, Issey Miyake, Yves Saint Laurent, Kate Moss and Helmut Newton. In keeping in the reference style of the first edition, this new edition reflects a comprehensive view of the fashion industry today.”

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21 .) The Fashion Designer Survival Guide by Mary Gehlhar

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Fashionista
  • Style Caster
  • Ranker

“Mary Gehlhar, author, industry authority, and consultant to hundreds of designers, including Zac Posen, Twinkle by Wenlan, Rebecca Taylor, and Cloak, gives readers behind-the-scenes insights and essential business information on creating and sustaining a successful career as an independent designer.

With advice from fashion luminaries including Donna Karan, Tommy Hilfiger, Cynthia Rowley, Diane von Furstenberg, Richard Tyler, and top executives from Saks Fifth Avenue and Barneys New York, this fully updated and revised edition of The Fashion Designer Survival Guide addresses the latest trends in apparel and accessories, the newest designers, an updated introduction, and a new foreword by Diane von Furstenberg, Designer and President of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA).”

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20 .) The Glitter Plan by Pamela Skaist-Levy, Gela Nash-Taylor, and Booth Moore

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Style Caster
  • Marie Claire
  • Ivania

“While working together at a Los Angeles boutique, Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor became fast and furious friends over the impossibility of finding the perfect T-shirt. Following their vision of comfortable, fitted T-shirts, they set up shop in Gela’s one-bedroom Hollywood apartment with $200 and one rule: Whatever they did, they both had to be obsessed by it. The best friends’ project became Juicy Couture. Pam and Gela eventually sold their company to Liz Claiborne for $50 million, but not before they created a whole new genre of casual clothing that came to define California cool.

Pamela and Gela built an empire from the ground up, using themselves as models to build their patterns and placing their merchandise by storming into stores and handing out samples. They balanced careful growth with innovative tactics—sending Madonna a tracksuit with her nickname, Madge, embroidered on it—and created a unique, bold, and unconventional business plan that was all their own: the Glitter Plan.”

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19 .) Valentino – A Grand Italian Epic by Suzy Menkes, Matt Tyrnauer and Armando Chitolina

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Lists It Appears On:

  • My Domaine
  • Stylist
  • Alexis

Think Valentino: think luxury. Think elegance. Think red carpet. Fashion s most beloved upholder of refined decadence and the most exciting couturier in business is known around the globe simply by his first name. Only a few years after opening his fashion house in Rome in 1959, Valentino was already at the height of success, counting Elizabeth Taylor, Jackie Kennedy, and Audrey Hepburn among his devotees. Over forty years later, not much has changed he s still dressing the top celebrities, from Gwyneth Paltrow to J.Lo, though now his business is a major economic force in Italy and his fashion house is among the most famous in the world. Valentino has always designed clothes for glamorous and sophisticated women, never wavering from his signature style even when grunge, deconstruction, and other passing fads were all the rage. Though his couture division almost never makes a profit (his ready-to-wear lines are what fuel the business), his heart is most solidly devoted to the magnificent haute couture gowns that earned him his reputation as fashion s most talented dressmaker.

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18 .) Where’s Karl? by Stacey Caldwell

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Lists It Appears On:

  • InStyle
  • Best Products
  • Vogue

Always on the go, Karl Lagerfeld is everywhere and nowhere all at once. Now you can roll up your Alexander McQueen skull sleeves and bust out your vintage Chanel monocle as you travel around the world’s hottest fashion scenes searching for Karl. Is he at The Met Gala in New York City? Strolling Coqui Coqui Beach in Tulum? On the slopes in St. Moritz? Directing a photo shoot in Dubai? In these stunning, full-color illustrations, you’ll spot all of the industry’s finest glitterati along the way, turning this book into a full-on game of who’s who from Anna Wintour to Beyonce to Woody Allen to Kim Kardashian to Suri Cruise to Prince William, and many, many more.

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17 .) Champagne Supernovas by Maureen Callahan

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Ivania
  • Ranker
  • Harpers Bazaar
  • Who What Wear

“A glittering history of fashion in the 1990s, told through the lives of Kate Moss, Marc Jacobs, and Alexander McQueen—the three iconic personalities who defined the time.

The 1950s had rock ‘n’ roll and the 60s had the Beats. In the 70s and 80s, it was punk rock and modern art. But for the 1990s, it was all about the fashion—and Kate Moss, Marc Jacobs, and Alexander McQueen were the trio of rebel geniuses who made it great.

Veteran style and pop culture journalist Maureen Callahan takes you back to the 90s, to the moment when supermodel glamazons gave way to heroin chic, the alternative became the mainstream, and fashion became the cradle for the most exciting artistic and cultural innovations of the age. Packed with dishy stories of some of the most celebrated personalities of the day, Champagne Supernovas gives you the inside scoop from designers like Anna Sui and Isaac Mizrahi; scenesters like Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth and Sassy magazine’s Jane Pratt; plus a bevy of supermodels, stylists, editors, photographers, confidantes, club kids, and scenesters. They’ll discuss why Kate Moss and Johnny Depp broke up, how Marc Jacobs came through the crucible of the AIDS crisis, and what really drove Alexander McQueen to suicide.”

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16 .) Dior by Dior: The Autobiography of Christian Dior by Christian Dior

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Ivania
  • Le Souk
  • Vogue
  • Fashionista

Christian Dior (1905–1957) rocketed to fame with his first collection in 1947 when the “New Look” took the world by storm. This charming autobiography gives fascinating and detailed insight into the workings of a great fashion house, while revealing the private man behind the high-profile establishment. It is also a unique portrait of classic Paris haute couture of the 1950s. Dior details his childhood in Granville, the family and friends closest to him, and his most difficult years and sudden success, as well as his sources of inspiration and creative processes.

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15 .) Gods and Kings: The Rise and Fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano by Dana Thomas

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Fashionista
  • Ivania
  • Who What Wear
  • Marie Claire

“In the mid-1990s, John Galliano and Alexander McQueen exploded onto a fashion scene that was in an artistic and economic rut. Their daring visions shook the establishment out of its bourgeois, minimalist stupor with vibrant, sexy designs and theatrical runway shows. By the end of the decade, each had been hired to run one of couture’s most storied houses, Galliano at Dior and McQueen at Givenchy. They were icons of a new generation of rock-star designers who headlined the transformation of luxury fashion from a small clutch of family-owned businesses into a global, multibillion-dollar corporate industry. But the pace was unsustainable. In 2010, McQueen took his own life. A year later, Galliano was fired in the wake of an alcohol-fueled, anti-Semitic diatribe.

In her groundbreaking work Gods and Kings, acclaimed fashion journalist Dana Thomas tells the true story of two unforgettable artists. In so doing, she pulls back the curtain on the revolution that has remade high fashion over the last two decades—and the price it demanded from the very ones who saved it.”

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14 .) Influence by Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Ranker
  • Stylist
  • All Womens Talk
  • My Domaine

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13 .) Love Style Life by Garance Doré

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Vogue
  • Best Products
  • My Domaine
  • Lifestyle

Garance Doré, the voice and vision behind her eponymous blog, has captivated millions of readers worldwide with her fresh and appealing approach to style through storytelling. This gorgeously illustrated book takes readers on a unique narrative journey that blends Garance’s inimitable photography and illustrations with the candid, hard-won wisdom drawn from her life and her travels. Infused with her Left Bank sensibility, the eclecticism of her adopted city of New York, and the wild, passionate spirit of her native Corsica, Love Style Life is a backstage pass behind fashion’s frontlines, peppered with French-girl-next-door wit and advice on everything from mixing J.Crew with Chanel, to falling in love, to pursuing a life and career that is the perfect reflection of you.

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12 .) The End of Fashion: How Marketing Changed the Clothing Business Forever by Teri Agins

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Style Caster
  • Forbes
  • Fashionista
  • Who What Wear

The time when “fashion” was defined by French designers whose clothes could be afforded only by elite has ended. Now designers take their cues from mainstream consumers and creativity is channeled more into mass-marketing clothes than into designing them. Indeed, one need look no further than the Gap to see proof of this. In The End of Fashion, Wall Street Journal, reporter Teri Agins astutely explores this seminal change, laying bare all aspects of the fashion industry from manufacturing, retailing, anmd licensing to image making and financing. Here as well are fascinating insider vignettes that show Donna Karan fighting with financiers,the rivalry between Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger, and the commitment to haute conture that sent Isaac Mizrahi’s business spiraling.

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11 .) The Little Black Book of Style by Nina Garcia

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Ranker
  • Stylist
  • All Womens Talk
  • Alexis

From Nina Garcia—fashion judge on Bravo’s hit Project Runway and author of Style Strategy and The One Hundred—comes her wildly popular New York Times bestseller The Little Black Book of Style. Here, in one indispensible volume, are Nina’s ultimate rules of style to help you uncover your own signature look.

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10 .) The Sartorialist by Scott Schuman

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Stylist
  • Chapters
  • Lifestyle
  • Best Products

His much-loved blog, thesartorialist.com, remains one of the most-read in the fashion world and continues to grow in popularity as Scott travels further and more widely. This book emcompasses the diverse style and visual attitude of people as far afield as Japan, Korea, London, Milan, New York, Paris, and beyond.

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9 .) The Woman I Wanted to Be by Diane Von Furstenberg

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Ivania
  • Harpers Bazaar
  • Who What Wear
  • Marie Claire

“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.

Diane von Furstenberg started out with a suitcase full of jersey dresses and an idea of who she wanted to be—in her words, “the kind of woman who is independent and who doesn’t rely on a man to pay her bills.” She has since become that woman, establishing herself as a global brand and a major force in the fashion industry, all the while raising a family and maintaining “my children are my greatest creation.””

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8 .) Women In Clothes: Why We Wear What We Wear by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits and Leanne Shapton

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Ranker
  • Harpers Bazaar
  • Marie Claire
  • Lifestyle

“Women in Clothes is a book unlike any other. It is essentially a conversation among hundreds of women of all nationalities—famous, anonymous, religious, secular, married, single, young, old—on the subject of clothing, and how the garments we put on every day define and shape our lives.

It began with a survey. The editors composed a list of more than fifty questions designed to prompt women to think more deeply about their personal style. Writers, activists, and artists including Cindy Sherman, Kim Gordon, Kalpona Akter, Sarah Nicole Prickett, Tavi Gevinson, Miranda July, Roxane Gay, Lena Dunham, and Molly Ringwald answered these questions with photographs, interviews, personal testimonies, and illustrations.”

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7 .) Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty by Andrew Bolton

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Le Souk
  • My Domaine
  • Vogue
  • Lifestyle
  • Ranker

“Arguably the most influential, imaginative, and provocative designer of his generation, Alexander McQueen both challenged and expanded fashion conventions to express ideas about race, class, sexuality, religion, and the environment.

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty examines the full breadth of the designer’s career, from the start of his fledgling label to the triumphs of his own world-renowned London house. It features his most iconic and radical designs, revealing how McQueen adapted and combined the fundamentals of Savile Row tailoring, the specialized techniques of haute couture, and technological innovation to achieve his distinctive aesthetic. It also focuses on the highly sophisticated narrative structures underpinning his collections and extravagant runway presentations, with their echoes of avant-garde installation and performance art.”

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6 .) Kate Moss by Mario Testino

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Alexis
  • Lifestyle
  • My Domaine
  • Stylist
  • Lifestyle

“Mario Testino is recognized as the ultimate fashion photographer of his generation but his pictures of Kate Moss transcend fashion. The result of two decades of extraordinary friendship, and phenomenal glamour, this iconic collaboration is an intimate insight into the lives and minds of two of the world’s definitive style leaders.

Follow the journey of one of fashion’s most extraordinary friendships, from early days backstage at the shows to behind-the-scenes glimpses of the ground-breaking editorials they continue to produce for the world’s most respected magazines. Many photographs have been chosen from Testino’s private archive and are published here for the first time. “

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5 .) Tom Ford by Bridget Foley

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Alexis
  • Lifestyle
  • My Domaine
  • Ranker
  • Stylist

Tom Ford has become one of fashion’s great icons. In the past decade, he transformed Gucci from a moribund accessories label into one of the sexiest fashion brands in the world. His designs have increased sales at Gucci tenfold and have helped build the Gucci brand into the luxury goods conglomerate that it is today. Ford brought a hard-edged style synonymous with 21st century glamour to his clothes, and Hollywood sat up and took note. This book is a complete catalogue of Ford’s design work for both Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent from 1994 to 2004. It chronicles not only Ford’s clothing and accessories designs for both houses, but also explores Ford’s grand vision for the complete design of a brand, including architecture, store design, and advertising. Tom Ford features more than 200 photographs by Richard Avedon, Mario Testino, Steven Meisel, Helmut Newton, Herb Ritts, Terry Richardson, Craig McDean, Todd Eberle, and numerous other photographers including many previously unpublished images. Published to coincide with his departure from Gucci, this book has been created with Ford’s full cooperation and every page reflects his exceptional taste. It is Ford’s testament to a career of singular moments reinventing the boundaries of style and sensuality in clothing.

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4 .) Grace: A Memoir by Grace Coddington

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Ivania
  • Lifestyle
  • My Domaine
  • Style Caster
  • The Huffington Post
  • Who What Wear

“Beautiful. Willful. Charming. Blunt. Grace Coddington’s extraordinary talent and fierce dedication to her work as creative director of Vogue have made her an international icon. Known through much of her career only to those behind the scenes, she might have remained fashion’s best-kept secret were it not for The September Issue, the acclaimed 2009 documentary that turned publicity-averse Grace into a sudden, reluctant celebrity. Grace’s palpable engagement with her work brought a rare insight into the passion that produces many of the magazine’s most memorable shoots.

With the witty, forthright voice that has endeared her to her colleagues and peers for more than forty years, Grace now creatively directs the reader through the storied narrative of her life so far. Evoking the time when models had to tote their own bags and props to shoots, Grace describes her early career as a model, working with such world-class photographers as David Bailey and Norman Parkinson, before she stepped behind the camera to become a fashion editor at British Vogue in the late 1960s. Here she began creating the fantasy “travelogues” that would become her trademark. In 1988 she joined American Vogue, where her breathtakingly romantic and imaginative fashion features, a sampling of which appear in this book, have become instant classics.”

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3 .) The Little Dictionary of Fashion by Christian Dior

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Lists It Appears On:

  • All Womens Talk
  • Harpers Bazaar
  • Ivania
  • Marie Claire
  • My Domaine
  • Ranker
  • Who What Wear

Christian Dior reveals the secrets of style in this charming handbook that no woman should be without. An indispensable guide that covers everything from what to wear to a wedding and how to tie a scarf to how to walk with grace, The Little Dictionary of Fashion is full of timeless tips. From afternoon frocks and accessories to traveling and tweed, Dior’s expertise ensures every girl will know the three fundamentals of fashion: simplicity, grooming, and good taste. Published for the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Golden Age of Couture exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of Dior’s “New Look” and illustrated with delightful photographs and drawings, this handbag-sized classic is the perfect gift for style-conscious women.

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2 .) D.V. by Diana Vreeland

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Alexis
  • Forbes
  • Harpers Bazaar
  • My Domaine
  • Ranker
  • Style Caster
  • The Huffington Post
  • Who What Wear

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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1 .) The Beautiful Fall: Fashion, Genius, and Glorious Excess in 1970s Paris by Alicia Drake

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Alexis
  • Fashionista
  • Forbes
  • Harpers Bazaar
  • Ranker
  • Stylist
  • The Huffington Post
  • Who What Wear

In the 1970s, Paris fashion exploded like a champagne bottle left out in the sun. Amid sequins and longing, celebrities and aspirants flocked to the heart of chic, and Paris became a hothouse of revelry, intrigue, and searing ambition. At the center of it all were fashion’s most beloved luminaries – Yves Saint Laurent, the reclusive enfant terrible, and Karl Lagerfeld, the flamboyant freelancer with a talent for reinvention – and they divided Paris into two fabulous halves. Their enduring rivalry is chronicled in this dazzling exposé of an era: of social ambitions, shared obsessions, and the mesmerizing quest for beauty.

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28A.L.T.: A MemoirAndre Leon TalleyStyle Caster
Forbes
29Advanced StyleAri Seth CohenMy Domaine
Marie Claire
30ChanelAxel MadsenRanker
Forbes
31Chanel Three Book SetFrancois Baudot and Francoise AvelineStylist
My Domaine
32Chanel: The Vocabulary of StyleJerome GautierIvania
Ranker
33Charles James: Beyond FashionHarold Koda and Jan ReederIvania
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34Christian Lacroix and the Tale of Sleeping BeautyCamilla MortonStylist
Alexis
35Coco Chanel: The Illustrated World of a Fashion IconMEGAN HESSVogue
InStyle
36Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its LusterDana ThomasFashionista
Forbes
37Dior: The New Look RevolutionFLORENCE MULLER, CONTRIBUTIONVogue
InStyle
38Elsa Schiaparelli: A BiographyMeryle SecrestRanker
Who What Wear
39Emilio PucciVanessa FriedmanStylist
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40FacehunterYvan RodicStylist
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41FashionChristopher BrewardStylist
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42Fashion Designers’ SketchbooksHywel DaviesStylist
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InStyle
44Harper’s Bazaar Greatest HitsGlenda BaileyStylist
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45Hijacking the Runway: How Celebrities Are Stealing the Spotlight From DesignersTeri AginsFashionista
Ranker
46How to Dress for SuccessEdith Head with Joe HyamsRanker
Harpers Bazaar
47HOW TO TIE A SCARFPotter StyleNY Times
Chapters
48If You Have to Cry Go OutsideKelly CutroneStyle Caster
The Huffington Post
49Images of Women IIPeter LindberghInStyle
My Domaine
50In My Shoes: A MemoirTamara MellonStyle Caster
Marie Claire
51Kate Spade New York: All in Good TasteKate Spade New YorkBest Products
Chapters
52Man Repeller: Seeking Love, Finding OverallsLeandra MedineLifestyle
Style Caster
53Manolo Blahnik: Fleeting, Gestures and ObsessionsInStyle
Vogue
54Manolo’s New ShoesManolo Blahník and Suzy MenkesStylist
Alexis
55Marc Jacobs (Memoirs)Bridget FoleyRanker
Harpers Bazaar
56Mario TestinoMario TestinoAlexis
Stylist
57Mulberry: The BookVenetia DeardenStylist
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58My JourneyDonna KaranVogue
Best Products
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Vogue
60PradaspherePRADAInStyle
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61Savage BeautyHarold KodaStylist
Alexis
62Street StyleTed PolhemusStylist
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63The Battle of Versailles: The Night American Fashion Stumbled into the Spotlight and Made HistoryRobin GivhanMarie Claire
Fashionista
64The Glass of FashionCecil BeatonRanker
Harpers Bazaar
65The Sartorialist: CloserScott SchumanChapters
Alexis
66The World According To KarlIvania
Marie Claire
67Valentino: Mirabilia RomaeVogue
InStyle
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68100 Contemporary Fashion DesignersTerry JonesStylist
69100 DressesHarold KodaStylist
70100 Years of FashionCally BlackmanRanker
71100 Years of MenswearCally BlackmanStylist
7250 Sports WaresMel ByarsRanker
739 HeadsNancy RiegelmanRanker
74A Dash of DaringPenelope RowlandsHarpers Bazaar
75A Dedicated Follower of FashionMarie Claire
76A Dictionary of Costume and FashionMary Brooks PickenRanker
77A Guide to Fashion SewingConnie Amaden-CrawfordStylist
78A Vintage AffairPop Sugar
79Always Pack a Party DressAmanda BrooksBest Products
80Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration: Featuring the Very Best in Ethical Fashion DesignAmelia GregoryStylist
81AMERICAN DREAMERTommy Hilfiger with Peter KnoblerNY Times
82American FashionCharlie ScheipsRanker
83American Style And SpiritThe Culture Trip
84Another Fashion BookJefferson HackStylist
85Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an IconVogue
86Avedon Fashion 1944-2000Richard AvedonStylist
87Backstage DiorRoxanne LowitStylist
88Be Dazzled! Norman HartnellSixty Years of Glamorous FashionStylist
89Beauty and the BeeneLaura JacobsRanker
90Bergdorf BlondesPop Sugar
91Blogging Your Way to the Front RowYuli ZivStyle Caster
92Blow By BlowDetmar BlowForbes
93Bottega Veneta: Art of CollaborationVogue
94CARTIER PANTHÈREBÉRÉNICE GEOFFROY-SCHNEITER, VIVIENNE BECKER, JOANNA HARDY, ANDRÉ LEON TALLEYInStyle
95Cecil Beaton: The Art of the ScrapbookJames DanzigerStylist
96Celia BirtwellCelia Birtwell and Dominic LutyensStylist
97Chanel Little Black JacketKarl Lagerfeld and Carine RoitfeldAlexis
98Chanel par Willy RizzoVogue
99Chic SavagesJohn FairchildForbes
100CHLOE: ATTITUDESSARAH MOWERIvania
101Cleopatra’s Nose: 39 Varieties Of DesireJudith ThurmanForbes
102CloserScott SchumanThe Huffington Post
103Confessions of a ShopaholicPop Sugar
104Costume & Fashion: A Concise HistoryJames LaverStylist
105Couture Sewing TechniquesClaire B. ShaefferRanker
106Couture: the Great DesignersCaroline Rennolds MilbankRanker
107Cowboy Kate and Other StoriesSam HaskinsStylist
108Creative Fashion DrawingNoel Chapman; Judith CreekRanker
109CUPCAKES AND CASHMERE: A GUIDE FOR DEFINING YOUR…Emily SchumanChapters
110Design-It-Yourself Clothes: Patternmaking SimplifiedCal PatchRanker
111Designers on Instagram: #fashionCFDA members and Steven KolbRanker
112Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to TravelLisa I VreelandStylist
113Diane von FurstenbergThe Woman I Wanted to BeLe Souk
114Different Like CocoElizabeth MatthewsRanker
115DOMINOthe editors of dominoNY Times
116Draping for Apparel DesignHelen Joseph ArmstrongRanker
117Dressed: A Century of Hollywood Costume DesignDeborah Nadoolman LandisFashionista
118Dressing the Man: Mastering the Art of Permanent FashionAlan FlusserRanker
119Fabric GlossaryMary HumphriesRanker
120FabricsAnn LadburyRanker
121Face Paint: The Story Of MakeupMarie Claire
122FashionWill FergusonRanker
123FashionAkiko FukaiStylist
124Fashion A to ZAlex Newman and Zakee ShariffThe Huffington Post
125Fashion BabylonPop Sugar
126Fashion Design Course: Principles, Practice, and Techniques: A Practical Guide for Aspiring Fashion DesignersSteven FaermRanker
127Fashion Designer Drawing TechniquesRanker
128Fashion Designer’s Resource BookSamata AngelRanker
129Fashion for Jewels: 100 Years of Styles and IconsCarol WooltonStylist
130FASHION GAME BOOK: A WORLD HISTORY OF 20TH CENTURY FASHIONFLORENCE MULLERAll Womens Talk
131Fashion Illustration by Fashion DesignersLaird BorrelliStylist
132Fashion Illustration: Inspiration and TechniqueAnna KiperRanker
133Fashion in FilmThe Culture Trip
134Fashion Portfolio: Design & PresentationAnna KiperRanker
135FASHION SINCE 1900Ivania
136Fashion TodayColin McDowellRanker
137Fashion Volume IIAkiko FukaiStylist
138FASHION: A HISTORY FROM THE 18th TO THE 20th CENTURYIvania
139Fashion: An AnthologyMadeleine GinsburgCecil BeatonRanker
140Fashion: The Definitive History of Costume and StyleDK PublishingRanker
141Fendi by Karl LagerfeldVogue
142Flats: Technical Drawing for FashionBasia SzkutnickaRanker
143Fresh FruitsShoichi AokiStylist
144Frida KahloSusana Martinez VidalMy Domaine
145From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy CombatantPop Sugar
146GallianoColin McDowellStylist
147GiseleVogue
148Gloss: The Work of Chris von WangenheimVogue
149Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at VogueVogue
150Gucci: The Making OfFrida GianniniStylist
151HARPER’S BAZAAR GREAT STYLEJENNY LEVINAll Womens Talk
152Harper’s Bazaar ModelsDerek BlasbergMy Domaine
153Helmut NewtonSUMOStylist
154High Heels: FashionFemininity & SeductionStylist
155Hip Hop Raised MeThe Culture Trip
156How Patterns Work: The Fundamental Principles of Pattern Making and Sewing in Fashion DesignAssembil BooksRanker
157HOW TO BE PARISIAN WHEREVER YOU AREIvania
158How to Draft Basic PatternsLee GrossRanker
159How to Look Expensive: A Beauty Editor’s Secrets to Getting Gorgeous without Breaking the BankAndrea Pomerantz LustigRanker
160How to Make Sewing PatternsDonald H. McCunnRanker
161How to Read Fashion: A Crash Course in Styles, Designers, and CoutureFiona FfoulkesRanker
162How to Set Up and Run a Fashion LabelToby MeadowsStyle Caster
163How to Start a Home-based Fashion Design BusinessAngela WolfRanker
164I Just Graduated.. Now What?Katherine SchwarzeneggerStyle Caster
165ImpactPatricia MearsMy Domaine
166IN FASHIONANNEMARIE IVERSONAll Womens Talk
167In Her ShoesPop Sugar
168In My FashionVogue
169IrreverentCarine RoitfeldStylist
170Isabella BlowMartina RinkStylist
171ITAlexa ChungChapters
172JOHN DERIAN PICTURE BOOKJohn DerianNY Times
173KATE: THE KATE MOSS BOOKIvania
174L’enfance de ChanelVogue
175Leave Your MarkAliza LichtBest Products
176LESSONS FROM MADAME CHICIvania
177Life In Color: The Visual Therapy Guide to the Perfect PaletteMarie Claire
178Lipstick JunglePop Sugar
179LOUIS VUITTON WINDOWSVANESSA FRIEDMANInStyle
180Make Your Own Patterns: An Easy Step-by-Step Guide to Making Over 60 Dressmaking PatternsRene BerghRanker
181Marc Jacobs Advertising 1998-2009Juergen TellerStylist
182Men of StyleThe Culture Trip
183Model As Muse: Embodying FashionHarold KodaStylist
184MODERN CIVILITYCynthia W. LettNY Times
185Ms Wiz SupermodelTerence BlackerRanker
186My Favourite DressGity MonsefStylist
187Naked FashionSafia MinneyStylist
188Nature in DesignAlan PowersRanker
189New African FashionHelen JenningsStylist
190Nice Is Just a Place in France: How to Win at Basically EverythingThe BetchesStyle Caster
191Nick KnightNick KnightStylist
192Oh So Pretty: Punk in Print 1976-80The Culture Trip
193Out of FashionCarol Ann DuffyRanker
194Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap FashionElizabeth L. ClineFashionista
195PARIS STREET STYLE: A GUIDE TO EFFORTLESS CHICIsabelle ThomasChapters
196Pattern Magic: Stretch FabricsTomoka NakamichiRanker
197Pattern MakingJames RitchieJames RitchieDennic Chunman LoRanker
198Patternmaking for Fashion DesignHelen Joseph ArmstrongRanker
199Peter Lindbergh, A Different Vision on Fashion PhotographyVogue
200PHARRELL: PLACES AND SPACES I’VE BEENPharrell WilliamsChapters
201PradaMiuccia Prada and Patrizio BertelliStylist
202Pret – A – PorteaThe Culture Trip
203PRIMATES OF PARK AVENUENY Times
204Principles of Flat Pattern DesignNora M. MacDonaldRanker
205Professional Sewing Techniques for DesignersJJulie ColeRanker
206Purple Anthology: Art Prose Fashion Music Architecture SexOlivier Zahm and Elein FleissStylist
207Refinery29: Style StalkingPiera Gelardi and Christene BarberichRanker
208Robes of SplendorGeorge Horse-CaptureRanker
209Rock HudsonDavid BretRanker
210Rodarte: Mondo RodarteCatherine Opie and Alex SothStylist
211Schiaparelli & Prada: Impossible ConversationsAndrew BoltonAlexis
212ScruplesPop Sugar
213Secrets of StylistsSasha Charnin MorrisonStyle Caster
214Shocking LifeElsa SchiaparelliHarpers Bazaar
215ShopgirlPop Sugar
216Slim Aarons: WomenThe Culture Trip
217STONEDAja RadenNY Times
218StyleElsa KlenschRanker
219STYLE BOOK: FASHIONABLE INSPIRATIONSelizabeth walkerChapters
220Style Tribes: The Fashion of SubculturesThe Culture Trip
221Stylist: The Interpreters of FashionSarah MowerStylist
222SWANS: LEGENDS OF THE JET SOCIETYIvania
223TABLE MANNERSJeremiah Tower. IllustratedNY Times
224Tales From the Back RowAmy OdellBest Products
225TextilesSara J. KadolphRanker
226That Extra Half An InchMarie Claire
227The Art of Fashion DrapingConnie Amaden-CrawfordRanker
228The Book of the CourtierMarie Claire
229The Complete Photo Guide to Perfect FittingSarah VeblenRanker
230The Costume HistoryAuguste RacinetStylist
231The Devil Wears PradaPop Sugar
232The Editor’s EyeConde NastAlexis
233The Encyclopedia of Fashion Illustration TechniquesCarol A. NunnellyRanker
234The Fairchild Dictionary of FashionCharlotte Mankey CalasibettaStylist
235The Fashion Design Reference & Specification Book: Everything Fashion Designers Need to Know Every DayJay Calderin and Laura VolpintestaRanker
236The Fashion Designer’s Textile Directory: A Guide to Fabrics’ Properties, Characteristics, and Garment-Design PotentialGail BaughRanker
237The Fashion Designer’s Directory of Shape And StyleSimon Travers-Spencer and Zarida ZamanRanker
238The Fashion Resource Book: Resource for DesignRobert Leach and Shelley FoxRanker
239The Fashion Sketchpad: 420 Figure Templates for Designing Looks and Building Your PortfolioTamar DanielRanker
240The Fashion SystemRoland BarthesFashionista
241THE HERMES SCARF: HISTORY & MYSTIQUENadine ColenoChapters
242The House of Viktor & RolfCaroline Evans and Susannah FrankelStylist
243The House of WorthPortrait of an archiveLe Souk
244The Killer Detail: Defining Moments In FashionMarie Claire
245The Knockoff: A NovelLucy SykesRanker
246The Ladies’ ParadisePop Sugar
247The Language of FashionRoland BarthesStylist
248The New Complete Guide to Sewing: Step-by-Step Techniques for Making Clothes and Home AccessoriesReader’s DigestRanker
249THE ONE HUNDRED: A GUIDE TO PIECES EVERY STYLISH WOMAN MUST OWNNINA GARCIAAll Womens Talk
250The PANTONE Fashion Sketchpad: 420 Figure Templates and 60 PANTONE Color Palettes for Designing Looks and Building Your PortfolioPantone LLC and Tamar DanielRanker
251The Pattern Making Primer: All You Need to Know About Designing, Adapting, and Customizing Sewing PatternsJo BarnfieldRanker
252THE RESIDENCEKate Andersen BrowerNY Times
253The Secret Lives of DressesPop Sugar
254The Shirtmaking Workbook: Pattern, Design, and Construction Resources – More than 100 Pattern Downloads for Collars, Cuffs & PlacketsDavid CoffinRanker
255The Stephen Sprouse BookRoger Padilha and Mauricio PadilhaStylist
256THE STYLE MENTORS: WOMEN WHO DEFINE THE ART OF…Elyssa DimantChapters
257The Teen Vogue HandbookTeen VogueStyle Caster
258The Vogue FactorKirstie ClementsThe Huffington Post
259The Way We Wore: A Life In ThreadsRobert ElmsStylist
260This Bearded LifeThe Culture Trip
261Tim Gunn’s Fashion Bible: The Fascinating History of Everything in Your ClosetTim GunnRanker
262Tim Walker: StorytellerTim WalkerLifestyle
263Tory Burch: In ColorTory Burch and Nandini WolfeRanker
264Total LivingHerbert MuschampRanker
265True British: Alice TemperleyAlice TemperleyStylist
266Ugly BeautyRuth BrandonForbes
267UNMENTIONABLENY Times
268Valentino: At The Emperor’s TableValentino Garavani and André Leon TalleyRanker
269VALENTINO: THEMES AND VARIATIONSIvania
270VANITY FAIR 100 YEARSIvania
271VeruschkaVera Lehndorff and David WillsStylist
272Vogue and The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute: Parties, Exhibitions, PeopleHamish Bowles and Chloe MalleRanker
273Vogue CoversVogue
274Vogue: The Editor’s EyeConde NastWho What Wear
275W: The First 40 YearsStefano Tonchi and Christopher BagleyAlexis
276Why Fashion MattersFrances CornerLifestyle
277Women In This TownGiuseppe SantamariaBest Products
278Yves Saint LaurentAlice RawsthornRanker


22 Best Fashion Book Sources/Lists



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Alexis 20 Best Fashion Coffee Table Books
All Womens Talk 8GREAT MUST-HAVE BOOKS ON FASHION YOU OUGHT TO READ …
Best Products 11 Inspiring Fashion Books to Stock Your Shelf With
Chapters BEST BOOKS FOR FASHION LOVERS
Fashionista 12 BOOKS TO READ IF YOU WANT TO WORK IN FASHION
Forbes 10 Essential Books For The Fashion Set
Harpers Bazaar READING LIST: 13 FIRST-RATE FASHION BOOKS
InStyle The 11 Fashion Coffee Table Books That Make the BestGifts
Ivania BEST FASHION BOOKS EVERY FASHIONISTA SHOULD OWN
Le Souk Five Best Fashion Books Of All Time
Lifestyle The Very Best Fashion Books To Add To Your Reading List
Marie Claire 15 Books on Style That Will Change Your Life
My Domaine The Coffee-Table Books Every Fashion Lover Has in Her Home
NY Times Fashion, Manners and Customs
Pop Sugar The 12 Fiction Books Any True Fashion Girl Needs to Read
Ranker The Best Books About Fashion Design
Style Caster Want to Work in Fashion? 16 Books to Read Immediately
Stylist 65 fabulous fashion books
The Culture Trip The Best Fashion And Style Books To Buy This Christmas
The Huffington Post Best Fashion Books: The 7 Titles You Need To Read If You Want To Work In The Industry
Vogue The fashion books you need on your coffee table
Who What Wear 10 Books That Are Crucial to Your Fashion Education