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Fashion & Design Books

Books We Love

Why not pick up a book on fashion or design this summer and get inspired? Check out our favorite, visually stunning tomes!

The Wonderful World of Fifi Lapin
by Fifi Lapin

Like a little whimsy with your couture? Adorably illustrated, this is the book for you. Famous for her fashion blog, Fifi Lapin is one fashionable little bunny rabbit. In her new book, she shares her fashion secrets and style advice including how to build a wardrobe without paying couture prices.

Christian Louboutin by Christian Louboutin
The brand famous for its red-soled stiletto has turned 20! Celebrating this anniversary, Christian Louboutin features 300 pages of unbelievable photography and inspiration that any fashionista would swoon over.

Kate Spade New York: Things We Love
Think Pinterest board, only better. Things We Love celebrates 20 years of the Kate Spade brand, featuring inspiring images collected by the creative team over the years. From the color red to a cute bow to handwritten notes, the things they love somehow become things you love, too!

The Fashion Book by the Editors of Phaidon Press
An excellent reference book for anyone interested in fashion, The Fashion Book catalogues from A-Z, 500 of the most important names in fashion since the 1860s. It not only covers designers, but also models and photographers.

100 Years of Fashion Illustration
by Cally Blackman

The title says it all. With 400 of the most inspiring fashion illustrations from the last 100 years, it’s difficult to put this book down. But, if you do—you just want to pick up a pencil and sketch something yourself!

Chanel: The Vocabulary of Style by Jérôme Gautier
If you like Chanel, you will adore Chanel: The Vocabulary of Style. Hundreds of images of her iconic style fill the pages, from famous photographers including Richard Avedon and Man Ray. We just can’t get enough of her jersey, tweed, LBD, and pearls!

Custom Lettering of the 40s and 50s by Rian Hughes
Can you believe there was a time when artists and typesetters created hand-drawn fonts? Award-winning graphic designer, illustrator, and comic artist, Rian Hughes brings together thousands of examples of vintage lettering from the ‘40s and ‘50s in his inspiring book.

Domino: The Book of Decorating
Someday you’re going to have your own place; this book is the perfect thing to get you thinking about it! Domino: The Book of Decorating provides helpful how-to advice and lots of great tips and tricks for making interior spaces personal and fun.

New Masters of Poster Design: Poster Design for the Next Century
by John Foster

After an absence of a few decades, the poster is back! New Masters of Poster Design features work from some of the best new designers in the world, making the case for the poster as an excellent tool for communicating a message.

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