If you’re looking for a way to elevate your contemporary living room a bit and want to make it feel a bit more luxurious, try adding a few coffee table books to your space! Hardcover fashion books always make a statement with their attention-grabbing covers and iconic topics. Flip through decades of fashion in just a few minutes, while also getting some serious style inspiration from the top designers in the world.
Whether you’re looking for new coffee table decor or airport reading material, these fashion-themed books released over the last year are ones to keep hot on the radar.
The most enchanting fashion books are glossy, beautiful, substantial and impossible to put down.
The Illustrated History of the World’s Most Famous Fashion Magazine, Alberto Oliva and Norberto Angeletti
A compelling look at the evolution of Vogue from struggling society journal to one of the most powerful fashion symbols in the world. Includes iconic covers and shoots by Edward Steichen, Irving Penn, Annie Leibovitz and more.
Harper’s Bazaar Greatest Hits, Glenda Bailey
Harper’s Bazaar editor-in-chief Glenda Bailey presents some of magazine’s best and most outrageous celebrity shoots spanning a decade of glamour and chaos. Think Naomi Campbell racing a cheetah in Africa, Agyness Deyn honouring Michael Jackson and so on.
A Grand Italian Epic, Suzy Menkes, Matt Tyrnauer and Armando Chitolina
A suitably glamorous homage to Valentino’s illustrious career, comprising sketches, documentary photography, newspaper archives and interviews with 20 of the designer’s closest friends.
Mulberry: The Book, Venetia Dearden
To celebrate its 40th anniversary the luxury brand is giving us an inside look at the magical world of Mulberry, with 480 pages of glossy, behind-the-scenes photographs from the last three years.
Irreverent, Carine Roitfeld
An elegant visual history tracing the 30-year career of Carine Roitfeld – model, fashion writer and former editor-in-chief of French Vogue. Roitfeld’s famed sense of subversion is celebrated throughout.
Mario Testino: Portraits, Mario Testino
Testino’s talents are further heralded in this anthology of his most striking images, from the rich and famous to unnamed “portraits of desire.”
Veruschka, Vera Lehndorff and David Wills
A tour de force between author David Wills and Veruschka, this vertible treasure box of interviews, photographs and memoirs charts the German supermodel’s incredible life, including details of her iconic shoots with Irving Penn, Rubartelli and more.
Tom Ford, Bridget Foley
A complete catalogue of the designer’s work for both Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent, chronicling his transformation of the Gucci brand over the past decade and his vision for its future.
Be Dazzled! Norman Hartnell, Sixty Years of Glamorous Fashion, Michael Pick
Drawings, fabric designs and vintage photographs celebrating the work of high society wedding dress designer Michael Pick, famed for his prestiguous clientele (including Queen Elizabeth II, whose 1947 wedding gown he created).
Chanel Three Book Set, Francois Baudot and Francoise Aveline
This three-book set examines Chanel’s everlasting legacy via the creative trilogy that made her brand famous; fashion, jewellery and perfume.
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