The best fashion books of 2012

This years was a delight for the fashion readers. Many books got published, some of them are great, some unxpected, some scandalous. From magazine’s restrospectives to fashion icons memoirs! Here, is our round up from this year’s best choices for the fashion maniacs. Take a look…

It’s the second book of photos from the famous blog Sartorialist. Scott Schuman took 40 ,exclusive, photos from men and women who have caught his attention. Plus: two covers to choose.

This fashion tale memoir of Diane Von Furstenberg tells a story of two heroines, who challenge style and protocol to create a beautiful wardrobe for women.

What anyone can say about Alexander Mc Queen ? His work in fashion is still memorable and huge. Judith Watt guide us to his early life after his graduation from Central Saint Martins to his creative empire. His inspirations and his marvelous designs.

Hold your breath: dream team of Karl Laferfeld and Carine Roitfeld revisited the  Chanel’s classic black  jacket. The biggest stars from fashion, films and music posed with the tweed jacket in front of Lagerfeld’s camera and Roitfeld’s styling. As you can imagine, it’s already a fashion thrill!

The eternal muse of photographer’s, the cover girl. Kate Moss is the only model who actually deserves a book of photographs. Inside, you can see a tone of them from Moss’s career from her early years since now. This coffee table book, with the 8 covers, has pictures from the world’s leading photographers  by the past two decades chosen by herself and edited by her ex Jefferson Hack.

Parisian fashion house Lanvin celebrates a decade with Alber Elbaz with this huge hardcover book. This tome shows a collection  from start to finish in a way that it’s never seen before. Readers can expect a rare insight into Alber’s world to see the master at work courtesy of hundreds of beautiful photos by But Sou Lai in 688 pages!

The biography of the year! For sure Grace Coddington is our favourite creative director of all time. This blunt memoir tells the story of her wonderful life. Grace describes her early career as a model to the core of Vogue’s magazine, her personal life and her memorable shoots.

Both Italian women Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada having a “conversation” about their similarities as a designers through time. This book brings these two together after the hit exchibition at the MET this year. Schiaparelli from the 20’s and Prada from the 80’s seems to have the same taste at styling, fabrics, patterns and textiles. Are you ready to listen??
This informative hardcover book delves into the rich heritage of the international brand. Marc Jacobs the craetive designer of the luxury brand shows the success of the house during his years there. Plus you can see the famous campaigns featuring Kate Moss, Beth Ditto and Madonna. If you are a fan of the brand ,this is you’re pic!
Carrie Bradshaw adored them, Beyoncé sang about them, princesses wear them. The 1996 founded company by Tamara Mellon stole hearts from the very beggining that it’s seen on red carpet. This book gives an inside eye at Mellons inspirations through company archives and the secret of how these colourful pairs turn to be the prescious ones. Technical innovations and celebrity looks are all gathered to this limited edition cofee table book. This is definately the alphabet of shoe lovers!
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