Do you want to read some good-quality fashion books? Then check out our suggestions!


Are you a book lover and, at the same time, a fashion enthusiast? Here’s a list of ten fashion books you should definitely read!

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Champagne Supernovas

Among the best fashion books to read, there is Champagne Supernovas, by Maureen Callahan. This book highlights the main changes in the fashion field during the 90s, whose dictates are still ruling nowadays. The most iconic people of that period, who contributed to the renewal of fashion, were Kate Moss, Marc Jacobs and Alexander McQueen.

Coco chanel: revolutionary woman

This volume by Chiara Pasqualetti has recently been published (January 2021), exactly fifty years after the death of Coco Chanel. Full of vintage photographs, illustrations and drawings, this precious volume celebrates the figure of an extraordinary woman: from her difficult childhood to her brilliant intuitions.

We were given the opportunity to interview Chiara Pasqualetti, check out our article!

D.V.

D.V. is an interesting autobiography by Diana Vreeland, the legendary Vogue’s editor-in-chief, whose style, ideas, creativity and originality left a significant mark in the fashion business.

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Among the best fashion books, there is Georg Simmel’s essay Fashion. It is an intense reflection about the sociological aspects of fashion. According to Simmel, two essential human features make fashion industry necessary: the need of being part of a group and, at the same time, the need of standing out.

Gods And Kings: The Rise And Fall Of Alexander McQueen And John Galliano

Dana Thomas’s book, published in 2015, is about two icons of the fashion design system, Alexander McQueen and John Galliano, and the essential contributions they gave to the luxury fashion business.

LITTLE DICTIONARY OF FASHION: A GUIDE TO DRESS SENSE FOR EVERY WOMAN

Written by the legendary Christian Dior, one of the most iconic fashion designers of all time, Little Dictionary Of Fashion is a guide that gives precious fashion advice for every occasion. Here’s a quote: “Don’t buy much but make sure that what you buy is good.”

THE BEAUTIFUL FALL: FASHION, GENIUS, AND GLORIOUS EXCESS IN 1970S PARIS

Alicia Drake’s book is an interesting representation of the Parisian fashion atmosphere during the 70s, when Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld were making the history of fashion.

The End Of Fashion

Teri Agins’s book is an accurate insight into the relationship between the world of marketing and the clothing industry. Published in 1999, it’s still very useful to understand today’s fashion business strategies.

the fashion system

Roland Barthes’s The Fashion System, published in 1967, is an interesting study about the industry of fashion, focused on its language, its expressions and its social meanings. His accurate reflection is about the dressing and the undressing, exhibitionism and shame, to mention some themes.

The House Of Gucci

If you want to add some mystery to your reading, The House of Gucci is the right book for you. Written by Sara Gay Forden, it tells the story of one of the most famous and powerful Italian families, the Gucci, whose fashion empire has always been influenced and strictly connected to the difficult familiar relationships.


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