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
Magnificence of the Tsars
Svetlana A. Amelekhina
Conformismo e Trasgressione
Annamaria Andreoli
Patterns of Fashion: The Cut and Construction of Clothes for Men and Women c. 1560–1620
Janet Arnold
Système de la Mode (The Fashion System)
Roland Barthes
100 Years of Western Wear
Tyler Beard
The Glass of Fashion
Cecil Beaton
The Best of Beaton
Cecil Beaton et al.
Histoire du costume en occident
François Boucher
Fashion’s World Cities
Christopher Breward et al.
Lace: From the Victoria and Albert Museum
Clare Browne
V&A Pattern: Boxed Set
Yueh-Siang Chang et al.
Spectres: When Fashion Turns Back
Judith Clark
The Genius of Charles James
Elizabeth Ann Coleman
The Secrets of Vacheron Constantin
Franco Cologni et al.
World Dress Fashion in Detail
Rosemary Crill et al.
Beaton: The Art of the Scrapbook
James N. Danziger
Mariano Fortuny
Guillermo De Osma
Minimalism and Fashion: Reduction in the Postmodern Era
Elyssa Dimant
Double-Face: The Story about Fashion and Art from Mohammed to Warhol
Christoph Doswald, ed.
Fashion at the Edge
Caroline Evans
Hussein Chalayan
Caroline Evans et al.
Rudi Gernreich—Fashion Will Go Out of Fashion
Brigitte Felderer
Paris Couture—Années Trente
Guillaume Garnier
The World of Gloria Vanderbilt
Wendy Goodman et al.
Histoire du costume
Henny Harald Hansen
Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Fashion in Detail
Avril Hart et al.
Zandra Rhodes
Amy de la Haye
How to Dress for Success
Edith Head et al.
Hats: An Anthology
Stephen Jones et al.
Comme des Garçons
Rei Kawakubo
Beau Brummell: The Ultimate Man of Style
Ian Kelly
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