In Fashion, inspiration comes from various sources. From the most unusual places or things we see while traveling to the every day life jiggle. Our minds are constantly absorbing it all. With hunger we look at the details of our surroundings to copulate the next group of ideas that could make our next best project. It is because of this that the importance of an up-to-date personal Fashion Library means so much to some of the greatest minds in the creative field.
Books serve as pillars to the Fashion Industry, be it for Fashionable decor, inspiration or just because they have that label imprinted on them that signifies “glamour”.
Here are five books that will make a great update to your Fashion Library. (See photo gallery for cover photos).
Oscar: The Style, Inspiration and Life of Oscar de La Renta
With stunning images by such master lensmen as Richard Avedon, Peter Lindbergh, Steven Meisel, and Bert Stern, along with photographs from the designer's personal archives, this book captures the unique charm that is Oscar De La Renta. Oscar opens a window on his private world, sharing his style of living and humanitarian outlook. Oscar de la Renta is a never-before-seen look at one of the world's most influential tastemakers - as timeless as the clothes he continues to design.
Rachel Zoe “ Living in Style”
I for long have admired Rachel Zoe and her work. I bought her first book when it had just came out and although I don’t watch her reality show, I follow her career as she is an inspiration to other stylists and lovers of glamour. As it’s said in her book by DVF who wrote the foreword. "Glamour is more than gold lame and fancy things, it is shine and confidence". Rachel Zoe has created a world of glamour, style that transcends beyond clothes but reaches out our everyday space in whole.
Crimes of Fashion: Three Women. One Fashion Empire. Six Claws
In this perfect titled book, Boston based writer Jonathan Sorof gives us, mystery, drama & suspense all intertwined into Fashion. I recently attended the release party in Boston where a life size portrait on oil of Jonathan was unveiled at the famous Skinners auctioneer house. Quite glamours won't you say?.
Tamara Mellon In My Shoes: A Memoir
Tamara Mellon shares the whole larger-than-life story, with shocking details that have never been presented before. From her troubled childhood to her time as a young editor at Vogue to her partnership with cobbler Jimmy Choo to her very public relationships, Mellon offers an honest and gripping account of the episodes that have made her who she is today.
Mellon grew Jimmy Choo into a billion dollar brand. She became the British prime minister’s trade envoy and was honored by the Queen with the Order of the British Empire—yet it’s her personal glamour that keeps her an object of global media fascination. Despite her eventual fame and fortune, Mellon didn’t have an easy road to success. Vogue photographed her wedding. Vanity Fair covered her divorce and the criminal trial that followed. Harper’s Bazaar toured her London town house and her New York mansion, right down to the closets. And the Wall Street Journal hinted at the real red meat: the three private equity deals, the relentless battle between “the suits” and “the creatives,” and Mellon’s triumph against a brutally hostile takeover attempt.
Charles James : Beyond Fashion (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
As we prepare for The Costume Institute Gala Benefit on May 5, we can't wait to indulge into this book...
Charles James, often considered to be America’s first couturier, was renowned in the 1940s and 1950s as a master at sculpting fabric for the female form and creating fashions that defined mid-century glamour. Although James had no formal training as a dressmaker, he created strikingly original and complex designs, including intricate ball gowns worn by members of high society in New York and Europe. From authors of the likes of Ralph Rucci, this book provides a detailed and illustrated chronology of James’ life describes his magnetic personality, his unorthodox design processes, his colorful supporters—such as Salvador Dalí, Elsa Schiaparelli, Christian Dior, and Cristobal Balenciaga—and profiles of a number of his famous clients, such as Gypsy Rose Lee.