Chosen Books

Invited designers and commentators have chosen these as the books that inspire them and that have shaped their worldview or their ideas about design.
80 books
The Surreal Body Wood, Ghislaine Comments:
Adorned in Dreams: Fashion and Modernity Wilson, Elizabeth
Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution Weber, Caroline
As Seen in BLITZ: Fashioning ‘80s Style Webb, Iain R.
The Savile Row Story Walker, Richard
Allure Vreeland, Diana et al.
Gravures Militaires von Escher, Albert
Fashion Zeitgeist Vinken, Barbara
The Unexpurgated Beaton Vickers, Hugo
Patronen = Patterns Verhelst, Bob et al.
Costume Patterns and Designs Tilke, Max
A.L.T. 365+ Talley, André Leon
A Queer History of Fashion Steele, Valerie
Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion Steele, Valerie
Yohji Yamamoto: Talking to Myself Sozzani, ed., Carla
Yves Saint Laurent Saint Laurent, Yves et al.
Are Clothes Modern? Rudofsky, Bernard
Shoes: A History from Sandals to Sneakers Riello, Giorgio et al.
Yves Saint Laurent: A Biography Rawsthorn, Alice
The Complete Costume History Racinet, Auguste
King of Fashion: The Autobiography of Paul Poiret Poiret, Paul
Jewels and Jewellery Phillips, Clare
Fashioning the Bourgeoisie: A History of Clothing in the Nineteenth Century Perrot, Phillippe
Fashion and Armour in Renaissance Europe Patterson, Angus
Dior Palmer, Alexandra
Antonio Lopez: Fashion, Art, Sex and Disco Padiha, Roger et al.
Seventeenth-Century Women’s Dress Patterns North, Susan et al.
Women Then: Photographs 1954–1969 Morton, Julia et al.
The Dandy: Brummell to Beerbohm Moers, Ellen
Balenciaga Miller, Lesley Ellis
Ascher: Fabric, Art, Fashion Mendes, Valerie D. et al.
Madame Grès: Sphinx of Fashion Mears, Patricia
Underwear: Fashion in Detail Lynn, Eleri
Backstage Dior Lowit, Roxanne
Chic Clicks Lehmann, Ulrich
American Fashion Lee, Sarah Tomerlin
Dressed: A Century of Hollywood Costume Design Landis, Deborah Nadoolman
Issey Miyake: East Meets West Koike, ed., Kazuko
Fashioning Fiction in Photography since 1990 Kismaric, Susan et al.
Women Designers in the USA, 1900–2000 Kirkham, Pat
Beau Brummell: The Ultimate Man of Style Kelly, Ian
Comme des Garçons Kawakubo, Rei
(un)Fashion Kalman, Tibor et al.
Les styles Jullian, Philippe
Hats: An Anthology Jones, Stephen et al.
How to Dress for Success Head, Edith et al.
Zandra Rhodes de la Haye, Amy
Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Fashion in Detail Hart, Avril et al.
Histoire du costume Hansen, Henny Harald
So Far So Goude Goude, Jean-Paul
Tony Duquette Goodman, Wendy et al.
The World of Gloria Vanderbilt Goodman, Wendy et al.
Paris Couture—Années Trente Garnier, Guillaume
Rudi Gernreich—Fashion Will Go Out of Fashion Felderer, Brigitte
Fashion at the Edge Evans, Caroline
Hussein Chalayan Evans, Caroline et al.
The Beautiful Fall Drake, Alicia
Double-Face: The Story about Fashion and Art from Mohammed to Warhol Doswald, Christoph
Minimalism and Fashion: Reduction in the Postmodern Era Dimant, Elyssa
Mariano Fortuny de Osma, Guillermo
Beaton: The Art of the Scrapbook Danziger, James N.
World Dress Fashion in Detail Crill, Rosemary et al.
The Secrets of Vacheron Constantin Cologni, Franco et al.
The Genius of Charles James Coleman, Elizabeth A.
Spectres: When Fashion Turns Back Clark, Judith
Gypset Travel Chaplin, Julia
V&A Pattern: Boxed Set Chang, Yueh-Siang et al.
Lace: From the Victoria and Albert Museum Browne, Clare
Fashion’s World Cities Breward, Christopher et al.
Balenciaga and Spain Bowles, Hamish
Histoire du costume en occident Boucher, François
Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Bolton, Andrew
The Glass of Fashion Beaton, Cecil
The Best of Beaton Beaton, Cecil et al.
100 Years of Western Wear Beard, Tyler
Système de la Mode (The Fashion System) Barthes, Roland
Avedon: Photographs, 1947–1977 Avedon, Richard
Patterns of Fashion: The Cut and Construction of Clothes for Men and Women c. 1560–1620 Arnold, Janet
Conformismo e Trasgressione Andreoli, Annamaria
Magnificence of the Tsars Amelëkhina, Svetlana A.
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