Buying clothes for fashion nerds a tough thing to do. Personal style is just that – personal – so you may not be totally sure whether they’ll like what you buy, if it will fit correctly, or if it’s even something they want to have in their wardrobe. So if you’re going to get something for the fashion lover in your life, go the safe route and get her a gift she can proudly show off every day of the week.
The number one book on my wish list this season is Grace: A Memoir by Grace Coddington, creative director at Vogue. Not only is she one of the strongest women in the fashion realm, but she is an artist in her own right, sketching models on the runway and creating whimsical editorials in Vogue each month. And now, she can add writing to one of her many talents.
After visiting the In Your Face exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, I have been fascinated with the illuminating way Mario Testino photographs his subjects. In his new coffee table book, Kate Moss, Testino pays tribute to his greatest muse with some of his most famous collaborations with the supermodel, as well as images from his personal archive that are seeing the light for the very first time.
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We lost one of the greatest artists of our time almost three years ago, and in his honor, Judith Watt takes a look at the life of a “sartorial genius” in Alexander McQueen: The Life and the Legacy. From his early days in East London to his shocking death in 2010, this biography unveils the passion and immense creativity that McQueen possessed throughout his rise to the top.
They had me instantly hooked with Lady Gaga on the cover in her Hello Kitty bow, but there’s far more in this book than meets the crazy eyeball eyeshadow. In Icons: The Celebrity Exposures of Markus and Indrani, we take a look at the work of the fashion photography dream team Markus Klinko and Idrani from the last 17 years, with more than 250 glamorous and glossy photos paired with stories about the authors and their subjects.
With the success of his first eponymous book featuring the best of the best of The Sartorialist street style, Scott Schuman is back with another 500-page edition of photos from around the world. The Sartorialist: Closer is the ultimate go-to guide for style inspiration.