Vixen Bookworm: The Top 5 Must-Read Fashion Books Of The Winter Season
We step into our designer shoes, spray on Chanel No.5, and indulge in the latest issues of Vogue, but have you ever wondered about the stories behind these and other iconic brands?
VV presents you with an all-purpose guide to the hottest fashion books of the winter season! Whether you're already an avid reader or looking to do a little research, we’ve got what you need. Featuring historical glances from world renowned fashion experts such as Tamara Mellon, Jérôme Gautier, and plenty more, get ready to bundle up with some good reads! Check out our top five picks plus one special honorable mention...
For those who are interested in the business side of fashion, this is the right book for you. Beauty Imagined: A History of the Global Beauty Industry examines the history of fashion from the 19th century to today, and its correlation with the business world on its impact on society. With the rising popularity of globalization in the Far East, the fashion business may be changing more rapidly than we think.
"There are plenty of lessons for entrepreneurs and industry executives"--Womens Wear Daily
“Carrie Bradshaw adored them; Beyoncé sang about them; princesses wear them. From the first time a pair of Jimmy Choo shoes graced the red carpet, the brand has been favored by Hollywood stars, British royalty, and the world’s most fashionable women—as well as highly coveted by millions around the world. Founded in 1996 by Tamara Mellon, Jimmy Choo is known for its glamorous, creative, and whimsical designs that have inspired legions of fans worldwide.” – Book Description via Amazon.com
Published in conjunction with the Gucci Museum in Florence, Italy, GUCCI: The Making Of offers essays, archival photographs, commentaries and authoritative anecdotes, making it the perfect book for the All-Gucci-Everything fashionista.
"This is a busy year for the Italian brand: celebrating 90 years, a new museum in Florence, Italy and this book, which shows inspirations. The piece reflects the label's roots, showing pictures of the Guccio and Rodolfo Gucci store, and more." -InStyle
A photographic novel, Chanel: The Vocabulary of Style chronicles the key elements in Coco’s designs. Well-known for her use of jersey and tweed which did away with the idea of male-definitive fabrics, these 11 chapters will touch on Coco’s earlier uses and their development over the years, perfect for the fashion historian!
Jean Paul Gaultier has wowed audiences with his wild designs since the 1970s and now it’s time for the public to discover the story behind this dubbed “L'Enfant terrible of fashion”. The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk includes unpublished illustrations, a look back to his costumes for Madonna and others, as well as over fifty interviews with Gaultier’s colleagues and muses.
A New Lanvin Coffee Table Book
Lanvin Paris is coming out with their newest coffee table book early next year! Mum's the word on details, but the Los Angeles Times has confirmed artistic director of Lanvin, Alber Elbaz, is working on a 700-page chronicle about the design of his line for the European brand. Having yet to begin production, Elbaz feels it's fitting to begin with blank pages, "That is how I start every day," he stated to the Times.