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D.V.
Diana Vreeland - 2011-04-19 (first published in 1984)
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“An evening with D.V. is almost as marvelous as an evening with D.V. [herself]—same magic, same spontaneity and, above all, never a boring moment.”—Bill BlassD.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 in...
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Grace
A Memoir
Grace Coddington - 2012-11-22
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There are giants in the world of fashion, and then there is Grace Coddington. Grace: A Memoir chronicles a life in Vogue, offers readers a bird’s-eye view into an influential industry, and paints a stylish portrait of a creative genius at work and play....
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The Beautiful Fall
Fashion, Genius, and Glorious Excess in 1970s Paris
Alicia Drake - 2007-09-06 (first published in 2006)
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Drake presents a sublime and dramatic narrative about the high-chic fashion wars of 1970s Paris where two titanic geniuses and rivals, Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagefeld, collided and sparked a tumultuous decade....
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The End of Fashion
How Marketing Changed the Clothing Business Forever
Teri Agins - 2000-08-22 (first published in 1999)
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A solid, hard-hitting, and uncompromising journalistic look at the fashion industry.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, on...
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The Little Dictionary of Fashion
A Guide to Dress Sense for Every Woman
Christian Dior - 2007-11-01 (first published in 1954)
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Originally published: London: Cassell, 1954....
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To Die for
Is Fashion Wearing Out the World?
Lucy Siegle - 2011-05-01 (first published in 2008)
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An expose of the fashion industry written by the Observer's 'Ethical Living' columnist, portraying current practice as inhumane and environmentally devastating. Siegle believes that, in spite of current problems, it is possible to be an 'ethical fashionista', and she sets out her ideas on how such a situation could be achieved."...
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Supreme Models
Iconic Black Women Who Revolutionized Fashion
Marcellas Reynolds - 2019-10-08
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The first-ever book celebrating black models, filled with revealing essays, interviews, and stunning photographs  To date, there has never been a book devoted exclusively to black models. Supreme Models fills that void, paying tribute to black models past and present: from the first to be featured in catalogs and on magazine covers, like Iman, Beve...
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Fashionopolis
The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes
Dana Thomas - 2019-09-03
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An investigation into the damage wrought by the colossal clothing industry and the grassroots, high-tech, international movement fighting to reform itWhat should I wear? It's one of the fundamental questions we ask ourselves every day. More than ever, we are told it should be something new. Today, the clothing industry churns out 80 billion garment...
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Tom Ford
Tom Ford - 2008-11-04 (first published in 2004)
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Tom Ford has become one of fashion's great icons. 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 21s...
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The New Black Vanguard
Photography Between Art and Fashion
Antwaun Sargent - 2019-10-29
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In The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion, curator and critic Antwaun Sargent addresses a radical transformation taking place in fashion and art today. The featuring of the Black figure and Black runway and cover models in the media and art has been one marker of increasingly inclusive fashion and art communities. More critical...
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Overdressed
Elizabeth L. Cline - 2013-08-27
Wardrobe Crisis by Clare Press
The Vanity Fair Diaries by Tina Brown
The House of Gucci by Sara G. Forden
Naked Fashion by Safia Minney
Chic Savages by John Fairchild
Dapper Dan by Daniel R. Day
Walking with the Muses by Pat Cleveland
Stitched Up by Tansy E. Hoskins
The Glass of Fashion by Cecil Beaton
Alexander McQueen by Andrew Wilson
Advanced Style by Ari Seth Cohen
Bill Cunningham by New York Times
Slow Fashion by Safia Minney
The Battle of Versailles by Robin Givhan
A.L.T. by Andre Leon Talley
Simply Halston by Steven Gaines
Coco Chanel by Justine Picardie
Fashion Climbing by Bill Cunningham
Fashion and Sustainability by Kate Fletcher
Iris Apfel by Iris Apfel
The Rihanna Book by Rihanna
The Dress by Megan Hess
Avedon Fashion 1944-2000 by Carol Squiers
Virgil Abloh by Michael Darling
Valentino by Pamela Golbin
The Golden Thread by Kassia St. Clair
Sustainable Fashion and Textiles by Kate Fletcher
The Wedding Dress by Eleanor Thompson
The Fashion Chronicles by Amber Butchart
Modesty by Hafsa Lodi
The Little Black Jacket by Karl Lagerfeld
The Sustainable Fashion Handbook by Sandy Black
Gods and Kings by Dana Thomas
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The Fashion Designer Survival Guide by Mary Gehlhar
The Sartorialist by Scott Schuman
Louis Vuitton by Paul-Gerard Pasols
Peter Lindbergh. A Different Vision on Fashion Photography by Thierry-Maxime Loriot
Fashion Victims by Alison Matthews David
The Conscious Closet by Elizabeth L. Cline
Brown Bohemians by Vanessa Vernon
Visionaries by Frankel Susannah
How to Read a Dress by Lydia Edwards
The Chiffon Trenches by André Leon Talley
Influence by Mary Kate Olsen
LIKEtoKNOW.it by Liketoknow. It
The Coveteur by Stephanie Mark
Dior by Dior Deluxe Edition by Christian Dior
Deluxe by Dana Thomas
Isabella Blow by Lauren Goldstein Crowe
Love Style Life by Garance Dore
The One Hundred by Nina Garcia
The Master of Us All by Mary Blume
If You Have to Cry, Go Outside by Kelly Cutrone
The Price of Illusion by Joan Juliet Buck
A Dedicated Follower of Fashion by Holly Brubach
Style A to Zoe by Rachel Zoe
The Little Black Book of Style by Nina Garcia
Champagne Supernovas by Maureen Callahan
The Birth of Cool by Carol Tulloch
Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
Humans of New York by Brandon Stanton
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Cradle to Cradle by Michael Braungart
Wine Simple by Aldo Sohm
Face Forward by Kevyn Aucoin
Coco Chanel by Megan Hess
Patternmaking for Fashion Design by Helen Joseph Armstrong
Edie by Jean Stein
Fashion by Publishing
The Teen Vogue Handbook by Teen Vogue
Vanity Fair by Graydon Carter
100 Years of Fashion by Cally Blackman
The Cartiers by Francesca Cartier Brickell
Dressing the Man by Alan Flusser
Chanel by Daniele Bott
Vintage Black Glamour by Nichelle Gainer
Andy Warhol by Richard B. Woodward
Helmut Newton. SUMO. Revised by June Newton by Helmut Newton
In Vogue by Alberto Oliva
Nothing Fancy by Alison Roman
Vogue by Dodie Kazanjian