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Top 10 Fashion Books 2016

Perfect for students looking to get their start within the industry or for people with an eye on style, our choice of fashion books consists of how-to guides, historical comparisons, and masses of great pictures. Whether you are significantly thinking about coming into this relatively aggressive field or just looking for some tips on how to dressed for success, one of these books will see you right.

Tom FordThe Little Dictionary of Fashion: A Guide to Dress Sense for Every WomanYves Saint LaurentThat's What Fashion Is: Lessons and Stories from My Nonstop, Mostly Glamorous Life in StyleFashion: The Definitive History of Costume and Style100 Years of FashionChanel: Fashion/ Fine Jewellery/ Perfume (Set of 3 Books)Vogue: The CoversFashion Illustration: Inspiration and TechniqueThe Fashion Designer Survival Guide, Revised and Expanded Edition: Start and Run Your Own Fashion Business


#10.The Fashion Designer Survival Guide, Revised and Expanded Edition: Start and Run Your Own Fashion Business


Mary Gehlhar, author, industry authority, and consultant to hundreds of designers, including Zac Posen, Twinkle by Wenlan, Rebecca Taylor, and Cloak, gives readers behind-the-scenes insights and essential business information on creating and sustaining a successful career as an independent designer.


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#9.Fashion Illustration: Inspiration and Technique


Anna Kiper has been a technical designers, forecaster, illustrator, couture designer and professor of fashion. She has worked at both Calvin Klein and Mondi, and now designs for Maggie Norris Couture. She also carries a full teaching schedule at Parson's and FIT in New York, where she lives.


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#8.Vogue: The Covers


This is easily one of the most beautiful fashion books that I've seen. The photos are gorgeous and of the highest quality. The book offers loads of fantastic covers showing the evolving world of fashion illustration and photography starting with Vogue's very first issue to the most recent ones. All the covers have captions showing their dates and the name of the photographers who shot them. This is a highly recommended book for anyone who appreciates fine books and beautiful photography. It also compliments the previous books chronicling the covers of both British and French Vogue. Also, the ready-to-frame covers at the end of the book add a really nice touch.


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#7.Chanel: Fashion/ Fine Jewellery/ Perfume (Set of 3 Books)


Self-inventor extraordinaire, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel revolutionized the lifestyle of her time by inventing a modern concept of luxury. She set her stamp on the 20th century, promoting a new feminine silhouette both sophisticated and discreet. This modern attitude of understated luxe thrives today thanks to the creative talents of Karl Lagerfeld, artistic director since 1983, who has reinvigorated the house by reinventing its famous signatures season after season.


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#6.100 Years of Fashion


This book documents in pictures the most exciting and diverse period in fashion: from 1900 to today, covering high society, uniforms, sportswear, streetwear, and couture. It will appeal to everyone with an interest in fashion as well as students Over 400 photographs and illustrations, many published for the first time, tell the stylish story of a fashion revolution.


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#5.Fashion: The Definitive History of Costume and Style


Tracing the evolution of fashion — from the early draped fabrics of ancient times to the catwalk couture of today — Fashion: The Definitive History of Costume and Style is a stunningly illustrated guide to more than three thousand years of shifting trends and innovative developments in the world of clothing.


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#4.That's What Fashion Is: Lessons and Stories from My Nonstop, Mostly Glamorous Life in Style


Joe Zee, the Editor in Chief of Yahoo Style, former creative director of ELLE magazine, and lifestylist on the new syndicated daytime talk show FAB Life, takes readers behind the scenes of the crazy and wonderful world of fashion in That's What Fashion Is, packed with never-before-seen color photographs from Joe's personal collection.


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#3.Yves Saint Laurent


One of the most distinctive and influential designers of the second half of the twentieth century, Yves Saint Laurent takes his place in the pantheon of French couturiers, alongside Coco Chanel, Christian Dior, and Jeanne Lanvin. Yves Saint Laurent, the first comprehensive retrospective of his life’s work, will accompany an exhibition of some 250 garments from the collection of the Fondation Pierre Bergé–Yves Saint Laurent at the Petit Palais in Paris.


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#2.The Little Dictionary of Fashion: A Guide to Dress Sense for Every Woman


Christian Dior was born in France in 1905. After serving as an officer during World War II, he opened The House of Dior in 1946 and launched the “New Look” in 1947. Dior brought the center of the fashion world back to Paris, where he reigned over the fashion world until his death in 1957.


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#1.Tom Ford


Tom Ford has become one of fashion's great icons. In the past decade, he transformed Gucci from a moribund accessories label into one of the sexiest fashion brands in the world. His designs have increased sales at Gucci tenfold and have helped build the Gucci brand into the luxury goods conglomerate that it is today. Ford brought a hard-edged style synonymous with 21st century glamour to his clothes, and Hollywood sat up and took note.


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