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7 Perfect Fashion Books to Give a Fashionista for Christmas

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For those who are passionate about fashion or who want to explore their own style, fashion books become invaluable companions. Giving or treating yourself to a fashion book is an exploration of the fabrics, silhouettes and creative minds that have shaped and continue to redefine the world of fashion.

She loves the House of Chanel: the book Gabrielle Chanel

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The house of Chanel owes a lot to the innovative approach of its founder, Gabrielle Chanel (1883-1971), say " Coco Chanel ". Some of her creations, such as the suit, the little black dress or the quilted handbag, have become iconic! This work proposes to bring together its most remarkable pieces. So, he explores his fascinating and complex life, throughout a career that lasted six decades. Gabrielle Chanel aimed to design outfits primarily for herself. With her outfits adapted to an independent and active lifestyle, she brilliantly knew how to anticipate needs as well as the desires of the modern woman.

By Oriole Cullen – €45

I want to buy it now !

She is interested in punk style: the book Vivienne Westwood Fashion show

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Vivienne Westwood is one of the world's most provocative and influential creators. “ The only reason for my involvement in fashion is to destroy the word “conformism” ”, she once declared. For 40 years, she has continued to disrupt, transform and challenge the world of fashion. This work brings together his most unique creations since his first fashion show in 1981, as well as those imagined with her husband and long-time collaborator, Andreas Kronthaler.

The designer duo signs the texts of their own biographies here, while Alexander Fury presents each collection. The whole offers a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes of a highly creative fashion house. With over 1 photographs, this treasure trove of inspirations is an essential reference for all fashion professionals and admirers of Vivienne Westwood.

By Alexander Fury, Andreas Kronthaler and Vivienne Westwood – €59

I love Vivienne Westwood!

She admires the work of Maurice Renoma: the book Hors Cadre

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In 1963, Maurice opened the boutique with his brother White House Renoma: considering fashion as an art form in its own right. A vision is expressed through clothing, free from any aesthetic prejudice. At the beginning of the 1990s, he developed a passion for a new means of expression: photography. His artistic work has been exhibited in more than 150 galleries and prestigious venues in North America, Europe and Asia.

Maurice Renoma is an unclassifiable visionary. Through an “impulsive” aesthetic, he was able to create, from fashion to images, a teeming universe. Retracing its 60 years of creation as his colorful personality, such are the ambitions of this beautiful book, the first to put shed light on his entire artistic journey .

By Sonia Rachline – €69

I want it !

She is passionate about photography: the Peter Lindbergh book. On Fashion Photography

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This book brings together more than 300 photos taken from Lindbergh's forty-year career. It traces the photographer's inclination for cinema and his humanist approach, which gave life to images as much about seduction as about introspection. Among those who were photographed. We count Azzedine Alaïa, Giorgio Armani, John Galliano, Jean Paul Gaultier, Karl Lagerfeld. But still, Thierry Mugler, Yves Saint Laurent, Jil Sander et Yohji Yamamoto. A pioneer in his field, Lindbergh abandoned beauty standards. He celebrated the soul as well as the individuality of his subjects.

He was a key figure in the rise of models like Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford, Mariacarla Boscono, Lara Stone, Claudia Schiffer, Amber Valletta, Nadja Auermann and Kristen McMenamy. This edition brings together an updated introduction adapted from a 2016 interview in which the photographer talks about his first collaborations, the proximity between the commercial aspect and the fine arts and the power of storytelling, thus offering an insight behind Lindbergh's goal.

By Peter Lindbergh – €80

I would like to discover his photographs!

She loves Jacquemus: the book Le Chouchou Martin Paar

In 2017, Simon PorteJacquemus had already launched “Marseille I love you”. An edition dedicated to the Phocaean city, developed in collaboration with 14 artists. This was followed by "Pictures". A collection of photographs taken by the creator himself using his iPhone since 2010. For his third self-published work, Jacquemus joined forces with photographer Martin Parr. Known for his vernacular style that is playful, colorful and hyper-realistic. Entitled “Le Chouchou”, this magnificent 232-page book aims to document the Fall-Winter 2023/2024 fashion show of the brand, presented last July at the heart of the gardens of the Château de Versailles.

By Martin Paar – 60€

I love it, I'm buying now!

She appreciates contemporary style: the book Martin Margiela, Women's Collections 1989-2009

Martin margiela, enigmatic figure in theworld of fashion, has chosen the path of anonymity to preserve his privacy. He hides behind his creations and proudly displays a blank label. Moving from the status of “destroy” to that of “minimalist” then “conceptual”, Margiela constantly questioned the norms of fashion system. From its design to its use.

The work is the fruit of the collaboration between Martin Margiela and the Galliera Palace. He presents himself as a complete chronicle and personal story of his creative journey. Thus, he reveals the evolution of his ideas from the first to the last collection. It explores in depth the significant influence of this designer on the history of fashion.

By Alexandre Samson – €80

I'm a fan of Martin Margiela's work!

She likes perfumes: the book Guerlain, An Imparial Icon

To celebrate 170 years of Bee Bottle, “Guerlain: An Imperial Icon” sheds all light on this epic synonymous with passion, know-how et virtuoso talents. The legendary bottle was designed by Pierre-François-Pascal Guerlain for its Eau de Cologne Imperiale. Created for Empress Eugénie in 1853. Combining the beauty of luxury, artisanal quality, manual work and innovation, the Bee Bottle embodies the values ​​of tradition and excellence. Symbol of exceptional know-how. The countless bottles reflect the unique personality of a House of perfumes, care and makeup who plays with the codes of his time.

By Laurence Benaïm – €105

I really like Guerlain perfumes!

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