In the blockbuster hit, “The Devil Wears Prada,” Andrea Saks made the petty mistake of undermining fashion and deducing it into just “stuff.” It was also in that scene that her boss, Miranda Priestly, subtly (but with a vicious undertone) lectured her on the socio-economic relevance and importance of fashion through the retail degradation of the color cerulean. Whew! And just like this story’s protagonist, many might argue that fashion is merely a projection of one’s vanity through designer frocks and overpriced shoes.
Anyway, if you happen to agree with the fashion oblivious Andy—don’t worry, we won’t go Miranda Priestly on you. However, we did prepare a lineup of bestseller hardbounds and paperbacks that would help you touch up on your fashion knowledge. And since it’s the season of giving, these stylish reads will also make the perfect holiday gifts for your fashion-savvy friends!
Like most fashion literates, picture yourself enjoying a cup of coffee while reading through the fashion history via the memoirs of our beloved fashion legends like Diana Vreeleand, Diane Von Furstenberg, and Grace Coddington.
Ever been in a fashion rut or wondered what pieces should a sartorial closet be composed of? Then these books on closet building and styling by Liz Uy, Jenni Epperson, Rachel Zoe, Nina Garcia, and Christian Dior are the answer to your basic fashion dilemmas. Don’t worry, they’re proven and tested, best sellers, even.
Like a museum, these books hold pieces of history in their pages. Stories of designers and their collections told through words and photographs, these hardbounds would surely widen your knowledge on a whole era of fashion. See the iconic masterpieces of Salvacion Lim Higgins, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Kate Spade, Vogue and The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute.
Click on the photo gallery and take your pick from these fashionable books to indulge in this holiday season.