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I know it has been mentioned but Fashion Babylon really is a good read. Its a sort of hybrid of factual anecdotes and a novel at the same time. It revolves around a young designer in London and everything they face. Id say it was worth a read.

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I freaking love this book. I'll post pictures if I have the time.



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not sure of my fave fashion book ever, but i'm positive that the worst fashion book i ever read was :
The End of Fashion: How Marketing Changed the Clothing Business Forever
by Teri Agins

terribly missleading book, avoid at all costs
Lena, I read The End of Fashion, and I'm not sure why you say it is misleading? I really thought the book was great

Anyway, I like these books:

Fashion Babylon by Imogen Edwards Jones
The Beautiful Fall by Alicia Drake
Some Like it Haute by Julie K.L. Dam

I'm in the middle of The Beautiful Fall right now

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Books on Fashion designers
Hello Guys,

I don't know if there is yet a thread about so called fashion books...
But I would like to know if there are more books about the big fashions houses...
I already own some of them, like Gucci by Gucci, Tom Ford - Tom Ford or Louis Vuitton.
I hope you get what i mean...
Thanks for your help!

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Do you mean books specifically on fashion designers? There are some books, which cover many designers
There are some good ones mentioned here
http://www.thefashionspot.com/forums...ook-26178.html

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My friend is going to London at December and I want her to bring some fashion related books mentioned here Ordering from Amazon is too pricey for Russia What do you think she can find in bookshops?

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A.L.T. 365 by Andre Leon Talley and Effortless Style by June Ambrose.

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100 fashion designers and 10 curators - i hope i didn't misspell it
That's one of my favourites as well.

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A.L.T. 365 by Andre Leon Talley and Effortless Style by June Ambrose.
Thanks. I'm making the list, she will be packed with books only on her way home

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"Mémoire de la mode"
A very good collection about designers, style, magazines, etc ,that surely many TFS members know, but not yet mentionned in this thread.
"Mémoire de la mode" éditions Assouline
I have read some of them, always interesting with beautiful iconography.
Because this collection lasted for ten years some titles have run out.
The covers of some of them:


all images © "Mémoire de la mode",éditions Assouline

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The Rise of Fashion: A Reader, edited by Daniel Leonhard Purdy.
This collection is a dream for someone who loves both fashion and social science. It includes writings by J-J Rousseau, Hegel, Georg Simmel, Thorstein Veblen, and many others. These prominent minds have thought about questions like what fashion does, what clothes should look like, and why fashions change. I LOVE THIS BOOK!

Deluxe: How Luxury Lost its Luster, by Dana Thomas.
Describes the history of luxury and high fashion, the globalization of luxury, and where luxury has been going. Gives examples based on such fashion houses as Prada, Chanel, and Hermes.

Also, I echo those who said The End of Fashion by Teri Agins.

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My current fave: the new Lanvin book..
This now replaces my Shocking: Schiaparelli book as my new fave..This book (which is about $30 cheaper thru Amazon) does a great job at showing how Elbaz's work follows in the same spirit as Jeanne Lanvin's original creations..Plus, the text is very well-written, with details such as personal life, how she differed from the other designers of her time, and various sources of inspiration, not to mention countless images from the house's archives...Loving it!

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My friend whom I asked to buy some fashion related books during her trip to London sent me SMS that there are no any fashion books I asked her about!!!! How can it be! May be she is going to the wrong book stores?

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Fashion books are pretty specialized, so I would think that she'd need to go to some book stores that specialized in fashion books ... perhaps in or near fashion colleges or in the fashion district (do they even have a fashion district in London?).

I know that there are lots of choices in in the book store in the California Apparel Mart in L.A. ... which is a big building in the fashion district here, where there are lots of designers, wholesalers and showrooms. So perhaps London has something similar?

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