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