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