Essential Fashion Books For The Fashionista

I love books! And as a fashion blogger, it will come as no surprise to you that I love fashion books. Not only are they glossy, beautiful and look stylish on a coffee table, they are also interesting and educational. From the history of fashion through the decades to fashion-defining photography and biographies, there are many great books on fashion to choose from.

Here’s my pick of essential fashion books for the fashionista.

100 Years of Fashion

100 Years of Fashion by Cally Blackman 

This book documents in pictures the most exciting and diverse period in fashion: from 1900 to today, covering high society, uniforms, sportswear, streetwear. and couture. It will appeal to everyone with an interest in fashion as well as students.

50 Fashion Designers You Should know

50 Fashion Designers You Should Know by Simone Werle

The latest volume in Prestel’s most successful series profiles the world’s top 50 designers, including Armani, Balenciaga, Dior, Galliano, Givenchy, Lacroix, McCartney, McQueen, Quant, Versace and Westwood.


The Fashion Book

The Fashion Book by Caroline Kinneberg, Laura Gardner, Phaidon Editors

The Fashion Book takes a fresh look at the fashion world and the people who created and inspired it.

Chanel: Collections and Creations

Chanel: Collections and creations by Danièle Bott

Chanel’s combination of tradition, originality and style has always made it the most seductive of brands. Here the House of Chanel opens its private archives, revealing a galaxy of brilliant designs created by Coco Chanel from 1920 onwards.

Dior Couture by Demarchelier

Dior Couture by Demarchelier

Dior is one of the most revered names in fashion, the archetype of the Parisian couture house. Famous for launching the “New Look,” Christian Dior’s landmark first collection that marked a sea change in women’s dress after the Second World War, Dior is known today for its exquisite couture line of dramatic dresses.


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