Recommendations : Books About Fashion & Designers

Discussion in 'Careers, Education & the Business of Fashion' started by MissKatherineA, Aug 23, 2004.

  1. MissKatherineA

    MissKatherineA New Member

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    I would love to get some reccomendations of books about fashion! Not 'chick lit' stories about adorable man-chasing single girls wearing Manolos, I want to read designer's biographies, fashion history, that kind of thing!

    Please advise! :smile:
     
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    nycgirl84 New Member

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    I quite like Key Moments in Fashion by Hamlyn. Interesting and fun to read.
     
  3. purechris

    purechris no photos, no photos

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    I read "The House of Gucci" a while ago. It's a mind boggling story about money, greed, and murder amidst the Gucci family. Reads like a novel.
    ALT: A Memoir by Andre Leon Talley
    Grace: 30 years of Fashion at Vogue--Grace Coddington
    Shocking! The Art and Fashion of Elsa Schiaparelli
    Diane--DVF's story, I think they just put out a new one called "the Wrap"

    Pick any major designer and I'm sure you can find something on Amazon.
    Happy reading
     
  4. TheSoCalledPrep

    TheSoCalledPrep New Member

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    Any of the Gucci books.

    The Life and Death of Andy Warhol.

    Fashionista by Lynn Messina.

    The Nanny Diaries by... ?

    (Okay, so the last two aren't intelligent.)
     
  5. purechris

    purechris no photos, no photos

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    Oh, I forgot to add "Fashion Victim: our love, hate relation ship with..." by Michelle Lee. Not exactly a "fashion" book, but talks about the trend markets, McFashion, sweatshops and the "dirty" side of the industry.
     
  6. MulletProof

    MulletProof Well-Known Member

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    good thread.

    is Fashion Now by Terry Jones worth buying?

    I saw it the other day and I was about to buy it but meh, I bought something else, I'll probably buy it this weekend but I'm unsure, is it good?
     
  7. faust

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    It's nothing special.
     
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    MulletProof Well-Known Member

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    Why? I just saved you $30!!!
     
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    I bought that in New York-it really made me think, actually, and I would recommend it.
     
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    MulletProof Well-Known Member

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    I thought it was good :(

    but thanx anyway, I trust in your opinion B)
     
  12. faust

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    Thanks :flower:

    It's basically a little encyclopedia style book of designers, nothing really interesting or informative unless you want general superficial knowledge.
     
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    oh I see... some basic knowledge is never too much but yeah, I'm far more interested in reading about anything 'off the radar'.
     
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    'Fashion Today' by Colin McDowell...

    I have Kit's vote on this one too :wink:
     
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    Manolo Blahnik by Colin McDowell
    Boutique, A 60s Cultural Icon - Marnie Fogg
    D.V - Diana Vreeland
    Thierry Mugler: Fashion, Fetish, Fantasy -Claude Deloffre
    Handbags: A Lexicon of Style - Valerie Steele

    All really good reading
     
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    Not the drivel Plum writes........ :lol:

    I would also like to recommend the Gucci history, extremely fascinating.

    It even contains a charming snap of where Tom Ford and his boyfriend walked their pet chiuahah.
     
  17. MissKatherineA

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    Thanks so much girls!!!

    XOXO-K
     
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    Does anyone have any opinions on the Alaia book?
     
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    "Fashion Algebra" by Anna Piaggi

    "Lagerfeld's Sketchbook"- Karl Lagerfeld with Anna Piaggi

    "Treacy"- Phillip Treacy about Isabella Blow's hats
     
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    as for Fashion Now, on Rick Owens pages, there are a few photos of Michelle Lamy wearing his stuff. we could see why he makes so narrow jackets when it comes to womens.


    btw faust, you are able to check this current issue there? it's good.

    http://www.brutusonline.com/casa/?lang=en

    art museum by Ando Tadao, his latest work

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