Top 10 Books About Fashion
Amidst the pandemic people resort to scrolling and designing the existing patterns on the internet. Here are the top 10 book on fashion that could open up a new arena for you that we recommend:
- The Little Dictionary of Fashion by Christian Dior– In The Little Fashion Dictionary, Dior compiles with style and sophistication an alphabetical guide/dictionary to dressing. The book contains tips on style, starting with “Accent” (the little personal touch that makes a dress your own dress) and ending with “Zest” (that is the secret of beauty and fashion, too). Dior wrote the book so that if she follows the basic rules of a woman, it would be ‘possible for a woman to be elegant without spending very much money on her clothes.
2. Fashion India by Phyllida Jay –In the world of fashion, India is a rising star. The country’s designers are increasingly securing India’s position in the future of fashion, building on an inimitable creative inheritance stretching back thousands of years. Larger cities such as Delhi and Mumbai are no longer the sole players, as Pune and Bangalore are becoming increasingly popular, home to Lakmé Fashion Week and already destinations for the fashion elite. Young designers across India are reacting to the opportunities offered by the rising influence. The book focuses on deconstructing and improving the above mentioned concerns.
3. Coco Chanel: The Illustrated World of a Fashion Icon by Megan Hess – Fashion is ever-changing, inspired by the main designers who catch a moment in history and the most influential influence on women’s fashion in the twentieth century is arguably Coco Chanel. Coco Chanel: The Illustrated World of a Fashion Icon is a series of the amazing illustrations of Megan Hess of the 100 most quintessential moments in the history of Chanel, from the incredible life of Coco, to the influence of Karl Lagerfeld and the amazing things that have become fashion icons.
4. The Art of Dressing Curves by Tziporah Salamon–The Art of Dressing Curves provides the confidence and know-how for plus-size women to dress beautifully for their unique body type. The Art of Dressing Curves is beautifully crafted, packed with high-fashion imagery, and written in Susan’s down-to-earth, open, and enthusiastic voice, telling the tale of her journey to self-acceptance and detailing her seamless dressing formula that has made some of the most popular curvy women in music, film, and fashion look glamorous in the spotlight.
5. The End of Fashion by Teri Agins – The time when “fashion” was represented by French designers whose clothes were only available to the elite has ended. Designers are now taking their cues from retail buyers, and creativity is channeled more into apparel for mass marketing than into clothing design.
6. Shocking Life by Elsa Schiaparelli –The fascinating autobiography of Schiaparelli charts her rise from a rat-infested apartment resident to a designer to the stars. In March 2007, this publication coinGrace now creatively leads the reader through the storied story of her life so far with the humorous, forthright voice that has endeared her to her colleagues and peers for more than forty years. Grace describes her early career as a model, working with world-class photographers including David Bailey and Norman Parkinson, until she went behind the camera to become a fashion editor at British Vogue in late 1966, evoking the period when models had to tote their own bags and props for shoots suicided with ‘Surreal Stuff’ at V&A.
7. Grace: A Memoir by Grace Coddington – Grace now creatively leads the reader through the storied story of her life so far with the humorous, forthright voice that has endeared her to her colleagues and peers for more than forty years. Grace describes her early career as a model, working with world-class photographers including David Bailey and Norman Parkinson, until she went behind the camera to become a fashion editor at British Vogue in late 1966, evoking the period when models had to tote their own bags and props for shoots.
8. The Beautiful Fall by Alicia Drake – Drake offers a sublime and dramatic tale of Paris’ high-chic fashion wars of the 1970s, where a turbulent decade collided and sparked two titanic geniuses and competitors, Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagefeld
9. Indian fashion – tradition,innovation and style – This ground-breaking book does not simply apply the theory of western fashion to an Indian context, but facilitates a comprehensive understanding of how fashion in India is made, worn, displayed and perceived.
10. Charles James : Designer in Detail by Timothy A Long:James’ reputation is reexamined in this novel, the first in a new series, and his most stunning designs are analyzed in detailed detail, exposing his geometric rigor and passion for materials. This is the perfect introduction to James’s incredible work with sketches, new garment photography, and archival content.