Fashion books


Some fashion books that are worth a try! 

The well known illustrator, Megan Hess, shows some of the most important moments of Coco Chanel, and thus being a book of fashion history, we can say!
Megan is  the official illustrator for Bloomingdales and completed the cover artwork for all of Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell’s books. She also launched Fashion House and  The Dress.

* Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon
“A rich collection of iconic and rare portraits of one of the world’s most photographed women, international film legend Audrey Hepburn. During her lifetime, Belgian-born British actress Audrey Hepburn (1929–1993), star of such films as Roman Holiday, Sabrina, Funny Face, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, My Fair Lady, Charade, and Two for the Road, was recognized around the world. Two decades after her death, Hepburn remains one of the most celebrated actresses of all time, inspiring new generations of admirers”, says amazon, where you can buy the book. 

* Valentino Mirabilia Romae
This is a homage to the beautiful city of Rome, with fashion creations and architecture. One of the biggest fashion designers in the world, and certainly someone who not only values fashion and art, but has seen a lot of everything during his lifetime.
The Dior Bar suit is one of the most influential designs in the history of fashion. On February 12, 1947, Christian Dior presented this voluminous skirt combined with a jacket featuring a tiny waist, a pronounced bust, and enhanced hips in his first collection in the salons of 30 Avenue Montaigne. After the show, the editor in chief of Harper’s Bazaar, Carmel Snow, exclaimed: “It’s quite a revolution, dear Christian! Your dresses have such a new look!” The phrase made headlines.  Source, amazon
* The Little Dictionary of Fashion: A Guide to Dress Sense for Every Woman
Christian Dior reveals the secrets of style in this charming handbook that no woman should be without. An indispensable guide that covers everything from what to wear to a wedding and how to tie a scarf to how to walk with grace, The Little Dictionary of Fashion is full of timeless tips. From afternoon frocks and accessories to traveling and tweed. (…) It seems to be really nice!

* Fifty Dresses That Changed the World
Amazon says that “You don’t have to be a fashionista or a design aficionado to adore this fascinating look at the power of one dress to change society. Filled with pages of beautiful clothes, and the famous faces (and bodies) that put them on the world stage -including Wallis Simpson, Jackie Kennedy, Twiggy and Cher and, of course, Princess Di!” This must be such a great book!
Photos courtesy of Amazon and wwd

Denise S. is the blogger behind DenisesPlanet, a blog about her adventures, studies, readings and fashion, as well. She loves shoes, travelling, roses, learning languages and sweets, among other things. Learning from people and respecting each other’s opinions are always very important for her!

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