If fashion is your passion then you have to get your hands on these books.
The Beautiful Fall: Fashion, Genius, and Glorious Excess in 1970s Paris
Author: Alicia Drake
In the 1970s, amid sequins and glitter, celebrities and aspirants flocked to the heart of chic, and Paris became a hothouse of revelry, intrigue, and searing ambition. At the center of it all were fashion’s most beloved luminaries – Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld, who divided Paris into two fabulous halves. Their enduring rivalry is chronicled in this dazzling exposé of an era of social ambitions, shared obsessions, and the mesmerising quest for beauty.
Dressing the Man: Mastering the Art of Permanent Fashion
Author: Alan Flusser
Alan Flusser, whose name is synonymous with taste and style, combines his encyclopaedic knowledge of men’s clothes with his signature wit and elegance to address the fundamental paradox of modern men’s fashion: Why, after men today have spent more money on clothes than in any other period of history, are there fewer well-dressed men than at any time ever before? According to him, the real challenge lies in being able to acquire the right personalised instruction.
Corsets and Codpieces: A History of Outrageous Fashion, from Roman Times to the Modern Era
Author: Karen Bowman
Karen Bowman presents a fresh look at history’s hidden fashion disasters and discovers some of the stories behind historical garments. She charts our sartorial history from the animal skins first used to cover our modesty and show off hunting skills, right up to the twentieth-century drive for practicality and comfort. Corsets and Codpieces is an exciting history of fashion trends; it reveals the flamboyant fashions adopted and discarded by our ancestors.