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