All I want for Christmas is…a fashion book!

We all have a fashionista on our gifts list. But sometimes it’s tricky to buy a piece of clothing or an accessory, as she might already have them! This year has been a very prolific year for fashion books. Many great photographers, designers, top models and fashion houses have created big coffee table decorative books. This might be a very good option for a fashionista that has it all!


1- Louis Vuitton / Marc Jacobs: In Association with the Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris

Marc Jacobs, since coming to the French label in 1997, has done a lot to the image of the brand. Its spring and summer 2013 collection didn’t even involve the famous LV monogram! He modernised the iconic brand, and diversified it from its leather suitcases. He is now the master of worldwide trends almost every season.

This book, of a little more than 300 pages, is full of gorgeous pictures and relates both the stories of Louis Vuitton, the founder, and of Marc Jacobs, its current creative director.

Louis Vuitton Marc Jacobs


2- Grace: A Memoir

This red hair, that we learned to love by the film September Issue, is better known as the right arm of Anna Wintour, the editor in chief of Vogue USA.

At age 70, she assembles a book that goes through all the evolution of fashion, as she as come to know it. She has been the creative director at Vogue for 20 years, and, in the beginning of her career, has been a model in the UK and in America. In the book, there are a lot of funny anecdotes about designers, models and celebrities, stories about famous editorials and, of course, a biographical part.

Grace Coddington


3- Alexander McQueen: The Life And The Legacy

After his death in 2010, books about Lee Alexander McQueen were becoming a trend by themselves. In 2011, it’s the great exposition, Savage Beauty, that brought its lot of fashion books too.

So what does this one has to offer that is new? Well, as a matter of fact, many things. In this book, written by Judith Watt, we discover many new facts about the life of Alexander McQueen. Illustrations from his very own sketch books complement the text, as well as many fashion editorials and pictures from catwalks.

Alexander McQueen


4- In vogue: The Editor’s eye

The documentary took the air at the beginning of December on HBO. But The editor’s eye is also a book!

They have the same objective: demonstrate the crucial role of Vogue in shaping the American fashion style.

As for the book, we see the vision of 8 of the biggest collaborators ever at the American magazine, such as Grace Coddington and Polly Mellen. Pictures from many of the greatest pictures ever published, taken by Richard Avedon, Annie Leibovitz or Irving Penn, among others, illustrate the texts.

The Editor's eye


5- Kate Moss Book

If there is one model we all know, it’s her.

The Kate Moss book comes in 8 different covers, shot by Mario Testino, Corinne Day, Inez & Vinoodh, Craig McDean, Mert & Marcus, David Sims, Mario Sorrenti, and Juergen Teller. You won’t know which you’re getting, until you receive it!

The book retraces the career of the top model. She begun as the girl with potential, and she is now one of the most iconic models ever.

Obviously, many fashion editorials shot by the greatest complement the text, but we can also discover never-before-seen photos, from her own private collection. This in itself is worth a look!

Kate Moss Book

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