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
Zandra Rhodes
Amy de la Haye
Yves Saint Laurent
Yves Saint
Yohji Yamamoto: Talking to Myself
Carla Sozzani, ed.
The World of Gloria Vanderbilt
Wendy Goodman et al.
World Dress Fashion in Detail
Rosemary Crill et al.
Women Then: Photographs 1954–1969
Julia Morton et al.
Women Designers in the USA, 1900–2000
Pat Kirkham, ed.
V&A Pattern: Boxed Set
Yueh-Siang Chang et al.
The Unexpurgated Beaton
Hugo Vickers, ed.
Underwear: Fashion in Detail
Eleri Lynn
Système de la Mode (The Fashion System)
Roland Barthes
The Surreal Body
Ghislaine Wood
Spectres: When Fashion Turns Back
Judith Clark
Shoes: A History from Sandals to Sneakers
Giorgio Riello et al.
Seventeenth-Century Women’s Dress Patterns
Susan North et al.
Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Fashion in Detail
Avril Hart et al.
The Secrets of Vacheron Constantin
Franco Cologni et al.
The Savile Row Story
Richard Walker
Rudi Gernreich—Fashion Will Go Out of Fashion
Brigitte Felderer
A Queer History of Fashion
Valerie Steele, ed.
Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution
Caroline Weber
Patterns of Fashion: The Cut and Construction of Clothes for Men and Women c. 1560–1620
Janet Arnold
Patronen = Patterns
Bob Verhelst et al.
Paris Couture—Années Trente
Guillaume Garnier
100 Years of Western Wear
Tyler Beard
Minimalism and Fashion: Reduction in the Postmodern Era
Elyssa Dimant
Mariano Fortuny
Guillermo De Osma
Magnificence of the Tsars
Svetlana A. Amelekhina
Madame Grès: Sphinx of Fashion
Patricia Mears
Lace: From the Victoria and Albert Museum
Clare Browne
King of Fashion: The Autobiography of Paul Poiret
Paul Poiret
Jewels and Jewellery
Clare Phillips
Issey Miyake: East Meets West
Kazuko Koike, ed.
Hussein Chalayan
Caroline Evans et al.
How to Dress for Success
Edith Head et al.
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