Look Books: 18 Fashionable Coffee Table Books

If you have a friend who loves fashion, but you don't know her size, how about a stylish coffee table book? These display-worthy tomes remind us why we obsess over what we wear. Which one would you buy?
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  • Chanel: Collections And Creations [Hardcover]
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    Danièle Bott is a journalist specializing in fashion and beauty, who has written for Vogue and many other magazines. She is the author of Chanel: Collections and Creations .
  • Yves Saint Laurent
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    Yves Saint Laurent [Florence Chenoune, Farid Muller] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. One of the most distinctive and influential designers of the second half of the twentieth century
  • Books With Style Helmut Newton: Polaroids - No Color
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    Luckily for us, legendary photographer Helmut Newton saved his test Polaroids, allowing a privileged and rare chance to see the tests from a selection of his greatest shoots over a period of decades, including many from the TASCHEN titles SUMO, A Gun for Hire,and Work. Put together by his widow, June Newton, his collection captures the magic of Helmut Newton photo shoots as only Polaroids can. Imported, China. By Helmut Newton. Hardcover. 256 pages. Imprint: TASCHEN. ISBN: 978 3836528863 Measurements Width: 11in / 28cm Height: 9in / 23cm. Available sizes: One Size
  • BULFINCH Book
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    Features: hard cover. Depth : 0.4 inches. Height : 6.2 inches. Width : 5.9 inches.
  • Kate Spade New York: Things We Love: Twenty Years Of Inspiration, Intriguing Bits And Other Curiosities [Hardcover]
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    kate spade new york started with four people in 1993 . it ’ s grown a bit since then , but the charming dream-big , anything-is-possible mentality has stayed the same. in the last 20 years , the once-handbag company has become a global lifestyle brand with shops around the world and categories including handbags , clothing , jewelry , shoes , stationery , accessories , fragrance and home.
  • Books With Style Little Black Dress - No Color
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    An ode to the epitome of feminine fashion, Little Black Dress is full of elegant photographs that celebrate a time honored style. Curated by Andre Leon Talley, this beautiful volume is composed of a collection of images of chic celebrities and quotes from the past and present fashion elite, making this book a perfect acquisition for anyone with a penchant for fashion history and an appreciation for classic sophistication. By Andre Leon Talley. Hardcover, 184 pages. Imprint: Skira Rizzoli. 13in / 33cm x 10in / 25.5cm x 0.75in / 2cm ISBN 13: 978 0847840571. Available sizes: One Size
  • The Other Side of the Picture design by Assouline
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    The Other Side of the Picture About theBook. When he was twenty, Olivier Theyskens dropped out of design school to create his first collection. Within the next year, WomenÂ's Wear Daily head lined his Â"Star Quality,Â" Harper's Bazaar christened him an Â"Instant Icon,Â" and The New York Times singled out his work in coverage of the Metro politan MuseumÂ's Costume Institute, where it was already enshrined. That winter, Madonna wore Theyskens to the Oscars. In the decade since, he has lent his power to two international brands, Â"restoring the fortunes,Â" as Vogue put it, of the house of Rochas, and then moving on to Nina Ricci as artistic director. His work has appeared on the cover of French, British, and American Vogue worn by Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman, among other stars. Even the most casually fashion conscious consumers know his name, his striking face, and his dark, soft, and often-flattering aesthetic. In this special edition book, photographer Julien Claessens looks back at his whirlwind career thus far. Claessens, who was given unprecedented backstage access to Theyskens' fashion shows, beautifully captures the designer's romantic and mysterious oeuvre. Hardcover. 180Pages. 10 x 13.5'' 25 x 34.5cm. 150Illustrations. ISBN - 9782759404353. Photographer Julien Claessens was born 1974 in Auvergne, France. At the age of 21, he left his hometown, abandoning his art history studies, to enroll at the art academy Ecole Nationale Superieur des Arts Visuels de la Cambre in Brussels He graduated with a degree in Photography in 2000. Julien's passion for people led him to the world of fashion. His groundbreaking, original work opened doors to famed Parisian houses Nina Ricci and Chanel Parfums Beaute. Despite his increasingly high-profile assignments, portrait art remains his true love. Sally Singer is the Editor of the T: the New York Times Style Magazine
  • Phaidon The Anatomy of Fashion: Why We Dress the Way We Do
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    Why do we dress the way we do? How has fashion changed and evolved over the centuries? How did the 3-piece suit come about? Why have hemlines risen and fallen over time? In The Anatomy of Fashion , respected fashion commentator Colin McDowell goes beyond standard fashion histories and narrative surveys to answer these questions and many more. The book's unique structure takes the reader from head to toe in sections such as 'The Body Unclothed'; 'Materials and Texture'; 'Head to Waist'; 'Hips to Feet'; 'Looks and Themes in Dress'; and more. Visually rich, with over 500 photographs, illustrations, paintings, and film stills, the book includes work by designers and labels such as Ralph Lauren, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Versace, Carhartt, Diesel and more. The book's dynamic structure and layout are equally suited for browsing and for serious reference, but The Anatomy of Fashion is not simply a picture book. It is a sourcebook by one of the world's leading fashion scholars that seeks nothing less than a thorough analysis of the roots of every aspect of fashion today. Hardcover, 272 pages. Author: Colin McDowell
  • CARINE ROITFELD 'Irreverent' Retrospective Book
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    Navy fabric covered retrospective book by Carine Roitfeld , edited by Olivier Zahm and Alex Wiederin. Published by Rizzoli. Essay by Cathy Horyn. Features provocative and iconic photography from Roitfeld’s career. Features pages of personal notes, cards, annotations and Roitfeld’s own wardrobe pieces. Beautifully art directed. This item can only be delivered in the UK. 367 pages Presentation box Printed in Italy.
  • Books With Style Christian Louboutin - No Color
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    "An extraordinary monograph created by Christian Louboutin, renowned for his beautifully crafted handmade shoes. This stunning volume, with a fanciful and intricate pop up, an elaborate foldout cover, and dramatic still life photography, evokes the artistry and theatricality of Louboutin's shoe designs. By Christian Louboutin. Hardcover, 304 pages. 13"" x 10.5"" x 2"" Imprint: Rizzoli ISBN 13: 978 0847836512. Available sizes: One Size"
  • Books With Style Kate Moss Paper Dolls - No Color
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    "To play dress up with Kate Moss, all you'll need is a pair of scissors. Two dolls, two poses, and tons of incredible outfits included in this adult appropriate book. * By Mel Simone Elliott. * Paperback, 16 pages. * 8"" x 12"" x 0.2"" * Imprint: I Love Mel * ISBN 13: 978 0956720832. Available sizes: One Size"
  • Abrams Avedon Fashion 1944-2000 by Vince Aletti and Carol Squiers hardcover book
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    Richard Avedon - the most influential photographer of the 20th century - has had his images featured in the world's most renowned publications including Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, Egoiste and The New Yorker. His groundbreaking pictures are instantly recognizable for the playful gestures and lively expressions he drew from his models. This visual compilation covers seven decades of his work and includes a number of rare prints from negatives and magazine pages. It makes a beautiful addition to your library or a thoughtful gift to a fan of fashion and photography.
  • Visionaire 27 Movement
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    Featuring contributions from Nick Knight, Alexander McQueen and Steven Meisel, Visionaire's 27th issue is a must for lovers of fashion and art alike. Based on the abstract notion of movement, this hardback book is filled with beautiful images, printed on translucent vellum to enhance the stop-motion effect. A 3D lenticular cover starring Kate Moss makes this limited-edition publication a truly special collector's item.. Visionaire 27 Movement.. Hardcover book.. Spiral-bound, 3D moving front and back-cover images, images printed on vellum.. Contributors include Nick Knight, Peter Saville, Alexander McQueen, Katy England.. Numbered limited edition of 6,000.. Published: 1999.. Publisher: Visionaire.
  • Alexander McQueen Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty hardcover book
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    Alexander McQueen pushed fashion design beyond its traditional parameters, and the record-breaking exhibition 'Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty', held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2011, celebrated his collections as true and breathtaking works of art. This accompanying hardcover book, including a foreword by curator Andrew Bolton and an introduction by fashion journalist Susannah Frankel, documents his extraordinary creative vision with Romanticism-themed chapters, photography by Sølve Sundsbø and quotes from the designer.
  • Random House The World According to Karl
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    In the rarefied world of fashion, Karl Lagerfeld's quick wit and silver tongue are as infamous as his dark glasses and silver pony tail. The triple-talented creative director of Chanel, Fendi and his own eponymous fashion house, Lagerfeld has consistently invented and re-invented fashion trends for half a century—proffering exacting opinion along the way. This book is a compendium of his deadpan, dead-on bons mots. A sampling of Lagerfeldisms: "I only know how to play one role: me." "Think pink. But don't wear it." "I like everything to be washable, myself included." "Change is the healthiest way to survive." "I don't recommend myself as a guest." "There is one thing I love on earth: to learn." Edited by Sandrine Gulbenkian and Jean-Christophe Napias, illustrated by Charles Ameline, forward by Patrick Mauries. Hardcover. 9.5" high x 6.5" wide 176 pages. Publisher: Flammarion.
  • Harpers Bazaar Harper's Bazaar: Greatest Hits by Glenda Bailey hardcover book
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    Harper's Bazaar: Greatest Hits by Glenda Bailey. 320-page hardcover book. Published: 2011. Publisher: Hearst Communications Inc by Abrams Books, New York. ISBN: 978-1-4197-0070-5
  • Rizzoli Dior Couture
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    Dior is one of the most revered names in fashion, the archetype of the Parisian couture house. Famous for launching the "New Look," Christian Dior's landmark first collection that marked a sea change in women's dress after the Second World War, Dior is known today for its exquisite couture line of dramatic dresses. This book comprises a portfolio of portraits of over one hundred incredible gowns from the entire era of Christian Dior haute couture, including dresses designed by Dior himself. All of the images were shot by Patrick Demarchelier, known for his exquisite fashion portraits that grace the pages of Vogue, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Glamour, and many other magazines. This book comprises a portfolio of portraits of over one hundred incredible gowns from the entire era of Christian Dior haute couture, including dresses designed by Dior himself. All of the images were shot by Patrick Demarchelier, known for his exquisite fashion portraits that grace the pages of Vogue, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Glamour, and many other magazines. Format: Hardcover. Pages: 250.

7 comments

thedarlingfashionista
Wrote one year ago
Want them all!!!

linda-caricofe
Wrote two years ago
I LOVE books

joanneinwonderland
Wrote two years ago
Sensational collection of Fashion Look books!

shift
Wrote two years ago
wonderful collection!

janephoto
Wrote two years ago
Amazing collection!!!!!!!!! ♥♥♥

ealkhaldi
Wrote two years ago
Now this is one fabulous collection! Xoxo

kittyfantastica
Wrote two years ago
I love coffee table books! Some of these are really reasonably priced!

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