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
Adorned in Dreams: Fashion and Modernity
Elizabeth Wilson
American Fashion
Sarah Tomerlin Lee, ed.
Antonio Lopez: Fashion, Art, Sex and Disco
Roger Padiha et al.
As Seen in BLITZ: Fashioning ‘80s Style
Iain R. Webb
Ascher: Fabric, Art, Fashion
Valerie D. Mendes et al.
Beaton: The Art of the Scrapbook
James N. Danziger
Beau Brummell: The Ultimate Man of Style
Ian Kelly
The Best of Beaton
Cecil Beaton et al.
Chic Clicks
Ulrich Lehmann et al.
Comme des Garçons
Rei Kawakubo
The Complete Costume History
Auguste Racinet
Conformismo e Trasgressione
Annamaria Andreoli
Costume Patterns and Designs
Max Tilke
The Dandy: Brummell to Beerbohm
Ellen Moers
Double-Face: The Story about Fashion and Art from Mohammed to Warhol
Christoph Doswald, ed.
Dressed: A Century of Hollywood Costume Design
Deborah Nadoolman Landis
Fashion and Armour in Renaissance Europe
Angus Patterson
Fashion at the Edge
Caroline Evans
Fashion Zeitgeist
Barbara Vinken
Fashioning Fiction in Photography since 1990
Susan Kismaric et al.
Fashioning the Bourgeoisie: A History of Clothing in the Nineteenth Century
Philippe Perrot
Fashion’s World Cities
Christopher Breward et al.
The Genius of Charles James
Elizabeth Ann Coleman
The Glass of Fashion
Cecil Beaton
Gravures Militaires
Alberto von Escher
Hats: An Anthology
Stephen Jones et al.
Histoire du costume
Henny Harald Hansen
Histoire du costume en occident
François Boucher