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Charlotte Crosland

Must-Have Fashion Coffee Table Books

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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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  • Dior by Christian Dior

    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, luxdeco.com

     

  • The Rihanna Book

    The Rihanna Book

    If you’re a fan of Rihanna, then this 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, £70, harveynichols.com

  • Fashion In LA

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

    Fashion in LA, Phaidon, £65,  phaidon.com

  • Yves Saint Laurent Catwalk

    Yves Saint Laurent Catwalk

    Fashion historians and fans of the prodigious designer will love this hot-pink tome, cataloguing the entirety of Yves Saint Laurent’s iconic haute couture collections. Featuring everything from the Mondrian dresses to the Ballet Russes Collection and Le Smoking, a landmark show which forever altered women’s eveningwear, the book conveys the spectacle of the shows and sheds light on the rich cultural history behind the clothes.

    Yves Saint Laurent Catwalk, Thames & Hudson, £48, thamesandhudson.com

  • Stories From The Influencer Next Door

    LIKEtoKNOW.it: Stories From The Influencer Next Door

    From the brand that revolutionised social media-influenced shopping, this beautiful book from the editors of LIKEtoKNOW.it 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.

    LIKEtoKNOW.it: Stories From The Influencer Next Door, £29.99, amazon.co.uk

  • The Little Black Jacket

    The Little Black Jacket

    This beautifully-shot volume is a tribute to one of fashion’s most enduring staples: Chanel’s little black jacket. Styled by ex-Vogue Paris editor Carine Roitfeld, a host of familiar faces from the worlds of art, music and fashion – including Tilda Swinton, Yoko Ono and Kanye West, to name a few – are photographed by Karl Lagerfeld wearing the timeless garment in every way imaginable.

    The Little Black Jacket, Steidl, £265,  amazon.co.uk

  • Dior

    Christian Dior

    Following the spectacular Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibition, 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 the House of Dior’s history is the ideal keep-sake for any haute-couture enthusiast.

    Christian Dior, V&A, £25, vam.ac.uk

  • Marc Jacobs Illustrated

    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, uk.phaidon.com

  • The Impossible Collection of Fashion

    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, harveynichols.com

  • Mary Quant Exhibition Book

    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, vam.ac.uk

  • Kaiser Karl

    Kaiser Karl: The Life of Karl Lagerfeld

    A year ago, the fashion world lost one of its visionaries. In this bestselling intimate biography, recently translated into English, French investigative journalist Raphaelle Bacque interviews several of Karl Lagerfeld’s confidants, colleagues and employers to find out more about the man behind the iconic black sunglasses.

    Kaiser Karl, ACC Art Books, £18; accartbooks.com

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