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8 Must-Have Fashion Coffee Table Books

From Christian Dior and Mary Quant to Rihanna's most iconic looks...

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Upgrade your coffee table and style expertise with these beautiful fashion-themed books…

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    The Rihanna Book

    If you’re a fan of Rihanna, then this brand-new visual autobiography is a must-have. Over 1,000 images provide a glimpse into the personal world of the Bajan mega-star, from her time spent growing up in Barbados, to a behind the scenes look at her global tours. The 504-page picture book also looks back on some of the Fenty designer’s most iconic fashion moments and accomplishments.

    The Rihanna Book, Phaidon, £105,


    Dior by Christian Dior

    A stunning collection of Dior’s most spectacular and quintessential designs, this special volume – the first in a celebratory series commemorating each designer at the helm of the iconic house – features 500 pages of glorious garments, captivating commentary and photography, and 400 insightful illustrations.

    Dior by Christian Dior, Assouline, £150,



    Fashion In LA

    A cool and contemporary coffee table book to brighten up any landing, lounge or living area, Fashion in LA details the fascinating buzz surrounding Los Angeles’ eclectic fashion scene.

    Fashion in LA, Phaidon. Pre-order now at

  •   Stories From The Influencer Next Door

    From the brand that revolutionised social media-influenced shopping, this beautiful book from the editors of showcases aesthetic images of over 100 global influencers – think Molly Sims, Louise Roe and Nastia Liukin – detailing each of their journeys to fashion and Instagram stardom. Stories From The Influencer Next Door, £20.99,


    Christian Dior

    Following the spectacular Christian Dior:Designer of Dreams exhibition which took place over the summer – the V&A’s most prodigious and visited fashion showcase to date – it was only apt that a beautiful book be made in honour of the extraordinary exhibition highlights. From breath-taking gowns, to authentic design sketches and phenomenal fashion photography, this enchanting volume celebrating House of Dior’s history is the ideal keep-sake for any haute-couture enthusiast.

    Christian Dior, V&A, £25,


    Marc Jacobs Illustrated

    A beautifully inspiring and creative book exploring the marvellous world of Marc Jacobs, Marc Jacobs Illustrated contains over 50 works designed by the American fashion icon, all artistically illustrated by former model and US Vogue’s creative director, Grace Coddington.

    Marc Jacobs Illustrated, Phaidon, £39.95,


    The Impossible Collection of Fashion

    Renowned fashion historian Valerie Steele reveals her pick of the 100 most awe-inspiring dresses which made an impact or revolutionised the world of fashion, from an iconic 80s evening gown by Issey Miyake, to trailblazing designs from the likes of Valentino, Pucci and Dior.

    The Impossible Collection of Fashion, Assouline, £650,


    Mary Quant

    Another stunning exhibition-inspired book from the V&A, Mary Quant explores the fashion icon’s trailblazing career and prominence in the 1960s – namely, the mini skirt – showcasing never-before-seen fashion photography and captivating designs.

    Mary Quant,V&A, £25,