The Best Gift To Give And Receive
Whether you’re an aspiring stylist, love a great fashion quote, or are a vintage connoisseur, today's story has a book for everyone. Click through now to see all of our picks.
We know what you’re thinking, another model book? Yes! But trust us, this isn’t your run of the mill model book, mostly because the subjects are three of fashion’s biggest muses—that would be Amber Valetta, Guinevere van Seenus, and Kate Moss, of course. Photographer Craig McDean shares 150 never-been-published images and outtakes from shoots spanning 1993 to 2005, so in a nutshell: it’s a reflection of one of the greatest fashion eras.
You don’t have to be a Chloe loyalist to enjoy this one—we promise. Not only will you discover the influence of the brand’s many designers (Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney, and Phoebe Philo are among those on the roster), but the book packs in plenty of interesting facts, too (did you know Chloe was the first high-end Paris fashion house to sell exclusively ready-to-wear clothing?).
Karl Lagerfeld may seem like a serious man behind the dark sunglasses, but in actuality, the storied designer has an incredible sense of humor and unique outlook on life and style. Filled with one outrageous and brilliant quote after another, this book will have you on the floor laughing in no time at all.
Much like what you’d expect from the magazine, this book covers everything from politics to the arts to Hollywood news from 1913 'til now. But what we really love are the original celebrity editorials, like Tina Fey’s red-white-and-blue portrait and Scarlett Johansson and Keira Knightley’s now infamous cover with Tom Ford. In other words: it’s 446 pages of awe-inspiring imagery and amusing narratives.
Stylist Lori Goldstein is the creative force behind some of fashion’s most influential images. You might recall the iconic Versace ads shot by Steven Meisel in 2000 or the ethereal Elle and Dakota Fanning W cover—that was Goldstein. Here, she revisits her iconic work spanning almost thirty years. Inside you’ll find breathtaking editorials accompanied by anecdotes from Goldstein herself. Note to anyone aspiring to be a stylist: read this first!
Icons Of Vintage Fashion: Definitive Designer Classics At Auction 1900-1990 ($37) by Penelope Blanckaert and Angele Rincheval Hernu
Do you ever wonder how curators and museums across the globe get access to the greatest vintage fashions of all time? It’s all thanks to prestigious auction houses. This book tells the story of the incredible items sold on the resale market, like Yves Saint Laurent’s Le Smoking suit and the Chanel black jacket, and 20th century style depicted in over 900 photographs. Even better: it includes a list of the best addresses for vintage shopping around the world!