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8 Fashion Books to Add to Your Collection

The new year is upon us, but many of us are still spending most of our time inside. Why not spruce up your coffee tables or bookshelves and invest in these timeless, gorgeous fashion books? Not only are these fascinating and instructive, but they are also pieces of art.
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1. Chanel 3-Book Slipcase (New Edition)

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This set includes three volumes: Chanel Fashion, Chanel Jewelry and Watches, and Chanel Fragrances and Beauty. These celebrate the iconic Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, from her sophisticated clothes to her jewellery, watches, and fragrances. 

The beautiful illustrations will transport you to a world of wonder, elegance, and unlimited creativity. 

2. Dior by Christian Dior

 

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This book was published in celebration of the seventieth anniversary of the creation of Dior. The most timeless and iconic designs are featured in this beautifully sequenced book. 

3. Paul Smith Limited Edition

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Calling all Paul Smith lovers. This limited edition of the monograph is signed and comes with a Polaroid print taken by Sir Paul! Each photograph is unique, and the silky cover with embroidered typography is simply beautiful. Discover all about his first show in Paris, his Floral Street store in London, the stripe, and his recent collections. 

4. Grace: The American Vogue Years

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Calling all Paul Smith lovers. This limited edition of the monograph is signed and comes with a Polaroid print taken by Sir Paul! Each photograph is unique, and the softcover with embroidered typography is merely beautiful. Discover all about his first show in Paris, his Floral Street store in London, the stripe, and his recent collections. 

5. The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion by Antwaun Sargent

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Antwaun Sargent examines the Black body's role in the marketplace, the interaction between fashion, culture, and art when making an image, and institutional barriers. This beautifully illustrated book includes some of the most talented contemporary fashion photographers such as Tyler Mitchell, Campbell Addy, and Nadine Ijewere. 

 

6. Paul’s Book by Collier Schorr

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This book explores the relationship between photographer and model and the magic that happens when the two collaborate. Collier Schorr met Paul Hameline in New York in 2015. Together they did a project that lasted two years, which started in Paris. Together they create a conversation that searches to understand each other's fascinations.

7. Yves Saint Laurent: The Impossible Collection

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In this book, Assouline curated the 100 most significant signature pieces from Yves Saint Laurent. The pieces range from his very first looks to his departure from Dior and his final couture presentation. Complimentary white gloves and a signature canvas tote bag are included in each purchase.

8. Peter Lindberg On Fashion Photography

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Four decades of timeless fashion photography are combined in this beautiful book. The German photographer's humanism and innovative approach to taking photos is showcased throughout more than 300 images, including some which have never seen before.

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