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I was just wondering if there is a consensus on the best few books about fashion? What are the must reads? Thanks a lot. Jonathan.

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http://www.amazon.co.uk/Valentino-Ma...8731145&sr=8-4
This book on Valentino is amazing in my opinion! It's full of beautiful pictures, sketches, dialogues and little scribbles and notes by the designer. I'm amazed at the quality as it isn't so expensive, but i guess that always the case with publisher Taschen.
It is a typical coffee-table book, it's big, so you (probably) won't sit down and start reading from front to back

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Also, via www.archive.org you can read the biography 'Christian Dior and I' by Christian Dior himself online! It's a great system, you can just flip through the pages by clicking if you read online
link: http://www.archive.org/details/chris...orand010865mbp
just clink on 'Read Online' or 'Pdf' on the left of the page..

It's very old, published in 1957, very worthwhile if you ask me.
It's actually being sold second hand on amazon, prices starting at 35 dollars!

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anna piaggi's fashionology (sorry if this is in the wrong section)
does anyone have this book?
is it any good?
i found it on amazon but its used and if its not its like 80 pounds!
thank you and sorry if this is in the wrong section of the forums i cant find one about books about fashion so i guessed ill post this in the magazines section)

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its a fantastic book , ive received mine today , and well worth the money

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i got this as a christmas present when it came out and I still love it

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The following are really great books..

Fashion Zeitgeist: Trends and Cycles in the Fashion System is a great book, also the Style Machine and Fashion Inside Out, one of my most memorable is Yves Saint Laurent 40 years of Fashion

very informative, all of them

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"Fashion. The key concepts" by Jennifer Craik was published this August. Excellent introduction into fashion theory.

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Does anyone know any good books on branding?

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The best stylist book I have found is the perfect fit by Lynne Marks insider guide v good

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Also re branding try Life Branding by John Michael
great book

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I Love Your Style by Amanda Brooks
I've heard the book by Amanda Brooks called I Love Your Style is a great book filled with a ton of editorial photos. It's not available until September 15th, so I don't know first hand.. but it's something to look into.

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I'm currently reading "Karl" by Paul Sahner. It's in German. I don't know whether there are translations. I guess not yet, cause it was published a month ago.

Great book It's a mixture of Lagerfelds life story and interview parts. Sahner is a German journalist who interviewed Karl Lagerfeld a million of times. It seems that the two connect well. I guess there's no breaking news though, however it's a good read.


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^Looks like I have to start learning German again, nein?

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would be a good idea

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