7 fashion books

Like nations, every fashion house has its history, from its founders to its style and current creative directors. It’s interesting to see their development throughout time, their breakthroughs, their achievements and the way they changed fashion. I would love to own every single one of these and more.

Lanvin – Dean Merceron, Alber Elbaz, Harold Koba
We all love Alber Elbaz contemporary collections but I’m not sure we all know Lanvin’s founder designs. This book showcases every step of the house from the beginning under Jeanne’s Lanvin creativity and up to date to Alber Elbaz.
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Dior – Farid Chenoune
For hundred pages of Haute Couture, reviews, super models from Suzy Parker to Kate Moss, reviews and quotes from Christian Dior and the those who designed for the house, including Yves Saint Laurent, Gianfranco Ferre and John Galliano.

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Valentino: Themes and Variations-Pamela Golbin
Gorgeous gowns are Valentino’s signature, but there is more to that…
“Original sketches, behind-the-scenes runway images, photos of fittings, and the atelier at work, as well as his ad campaigns over the years, celebrate this legendary talent in all his glory.” ~Southern Accents Review

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Chanel Danielle Bott
Words are unnecessary .
A lush visual selection from the Chanel archive—essential reading for fashionistas and design aficionados everywhere.

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Louis vuitton – Jill Gasparina
I think it’s one of the most reconzible brands together with Chanel. You can’t miss the LV monogram.

“At a whopping 400 pages, including three book-in-books, “Louis Vuitton: Art, Fashion and Architecture” is a rich brew of all the house’s creative associations…” ~Hint MagazineImage and video hosting by TinyPic

Balenciaga – Pamela Golbin
The book covers all collections from 1937 to 2006 of the house, from Cristobal Balenciaga’s golden period to its revivel by Nicolas Ghesquière.

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Ysl – Florence Muller, Farid Chenoune
From his early days working under Dior and heading the House of Dior after his mentor’s death, to the opening of his first prêt a porter shop on the Rive Gauche and the debut of the Le Smoking tuxedo, to the muses he adored, Loulou de la Falaise and Catherine Deneuve among them, this volume reveals the breadth and scope of the designer’s entire career.

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16 thoughts on “7 fashion books

  • mscharmschic July 26, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    Great book choices!

  • Oana R July 26, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    Valentino mi-a placut intotdeauna.Am cateva lecturi superficiale la activ,dar istoricul ar arata bine in biblioteca mea.De altfel si celelalte.Se pare ca moda ne instiga la citit.
    Eram convinsa ca miroase bine parfumul.:) Sa-l folosesti sanatoasa!

  • FashionistaSil July 26, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    Imi place subiectul pe care l-ai abordat, ah as vrea de aici cel mai mult cartile despre Chanel, Lanvin si Balenciaga:X

  • Bella July 26, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    I like your blog a lot.

  • Raluka Afronie July 26, 2010 at 8:14 pm


  • Anda Zelenca July 26, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Chiar mi-as dori sa le citesc pe toate! De fapt, sa le detin! 🙂

  • Raluka Afronie July 26, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    ai primit o leapsa de la mine..chiar mi-ar placea sa ne-o impartasesti tuturor;)kisssses

  • Chic 'n Cheap Living July 27, 2010 at 3:40 am

    Great selection – the Lanvin and Valentino ones would be perfect on my coffee table! Bookmarking now!

  • Jesson And Rey Ann July 27, 2010 at 6:37 am

    great post, nice dress!

  • La petite Lou'lou July 27, 2010 at 8:44 am

    Imi plac lucrurile pe care le publici! Este o selectie buna si, cred eu, de folos pentru formarea unei culturi in domeniul modei!

  • janettaylor July 27, 2010 at 9:04 am

    Mhmmmm…I want them all! 🙂

  • AH July 27, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    oh, great post – i want them all!

  • Wicked Halo July 27, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    good choices, I particularly like the covers of the first four books, they're a piece of eye candy in itself!

  • marius July 28, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    super carti!Stii cumva de unde le-as putea achizitiona? Eventual si niste preturi aproximative! Iti multumesc !

  • fesaninmaiaiz July 28, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    @marius: de pe amazon, preturile variaza intre 20$-120$

  • Fé... August 1, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    I'm drooling over all of them! Thanks for sharing, dearie…

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