Read - December 21, 2015

Christmas 2015: 10 fashion books to gift

copertinalibriThere is not much time left until Christmas and the rush to buy holiday gifts is more and more frantic. You don’t know what to get your fashion-addict friend? The answer is easier than you think: a fashion book! The selection is wide: from photographic volumes to designers bios and unseen shots of models that made the history of fashion, your best friend will greatly appreciate your present. here’s the list of 10 fashion books to gift this Christmas 2015. Which one would you keep by your bedside?

Tears and Tears, David Bailey (58,00€). Unreleased shots from one of the best photographers of his generation, who captured beauties such as Kate Moss and Mick Jagger.

Dior New looks, Jerome Gautier (Thames & Hudson, $90.00). Nearly unseen images that made the history of fashion photography illustrating the special link between Dior and great fashion photographers from 1947 to present-day.

Swarovski: celebrating a history of collaborations in fashion, jewellery, performance and design, Nadja Swarovski, Suzy Menkes (Rizzoli, 80,56€). The book includes an amazing iconographic archive that narrates 120 years of the history of Swarovski creative collaborations. From Dior to Chanel and Prada, from Ron Arad and Yves Béhar, Swarovski collaborations have reached any field.

World Tour: Vintage Hotel Labels from the Collection of Gaston-Louis Vuitton, Francisca Matteoli (59,56€). Show me your luggage and I’ll tell you who you are: this was Louis Vuitton’s slogan in the Twenties and this books pays homage to the travels and feelings of Gaston, the grandson of Louis Vuitton.

Grace: a memoir, Grace Coddington (28,69€). The biography of the former model who became one of the world most influential fashion editors contributing to the success of Vogue.

The Moss Book, Kate Moss (58,43€). A photo-biography of the model turned into ultimate fashion icon. The best shots of an incredible career.

Culture to Catwalks, Kristin Knox ($30,94). A book that witnesses how photo after photo contemporary designers draw inspiration from the culture and costumes of other civilizations, from kimonos to African fabrics.

Diana Vreeland, Diana Vreeland (Harper Collins, $14,34). The amazing biography of last century’s most eclectic fashion editor. A life journey through her life stories, from the parties with Coco Chanel to her theories on life and fashion.

Shocking life, Elsa Schiaparelli (10,87€). A deep and charming biography that narrates the most hidden sides of the designer, from her friendship with Salvador Dalì until her very first creation.

The Woman I Wanted To Be, Diane von Furstenberg (Simon & Schuster, 15,91 dollars). She needs no introduction: she is simply one of the most influential and fascinating women of the fashion system. Her book narrates her long journey to become the woman she is today, the story of her career and personal thoughts. A sort of introspective path of someone who really made it!

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