A collection of fashion books for every Sauce reader to get into!
It’s more than refreshing to pick up a book in replace of your phone or laptop, especially when it comes to a topic as versatile as fashion. Instead of scrolling through the latest designer collections online to keep up, we are indulging in these 5 books, old and new to satisfy our fashion knowledge cravings.
Whether they’re on your bedside, on the coffee table or squeezed into your handbag, add these fashion classics to your winter reading list. We love you will love as them as much as we do!
1. D.V by Diana Vreeland
It’s a brilliant biography of the legendary Bazaar fashion editor and columnist Diana Vreeland (1936-1932). Describing fascinating dinner parties with Coco Chanel, outrageous fashion and colour theory, Vreeland’s fabulous life is told in her own perspectives, making it all the more intriguing.
Available here, $25 for hardback cover
2. Women in Clothes by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits and Leanne Shapton
Curious of Cindy Sherman’s perspective of fashion? What was Tavi Gevinson’s first ever investment item? In this fascinating book, Heti, Julavits and Shapton survey over 600 women on their personal feelings towards style, trends and everything fashion.
Available here, $20 for paperback cover
3. Grace: A Memoir by Grace Coddington
Follow the dazzling story of the flame-haired icon, Grace Coddington, through vintage photographs, exclusive anecdotes from the likes of Jerry Hall and Tom Ford and witty conversation during her 50 years of fashion. As the creative mogul of Vogue US for decades this one is not to be missed!
Available here, $50 for hardback cover
4. Tales From the Back Row by Amy Odell
A fashion book dedicated to the behind the scenes drama, Cosmopolitan.com's editor Amy Odell describes the fashion world through a series of funny anecdotes which reveal the pretty and not-so-pretty expedites a young woman makes to navigate through the industry: notorious for its craziness and glamour.
Available here, $21 for paperback cover
5. The Little Dictionary of Fashion: A Guide to Dress Sense for Every Woman by Christian Dior
"Simplicity, good taste and grooming are the three fundamentals of good dressing” is the motto for this gorgeous, 1960’s guide filled with fashion terminology and tips for every woman. The timeless advice of Christian Dior throughout this little book can still be applied to this day. A timeless adition to your book shelf!
Available here, $13 for hardback cover
6. Icons of Men's Style by Josh Sims
Renowned fashion journalist Josh Sims provides a detailed history behind staple menswear items- all which are modelled by the likes of James Bond, Steve McQueen and other well known stylish men. Get to know the stories behind the dinner suit and men’s sunglasses through Sim's classic insight and stunning vintage fashion photography.
Available here, $50 for paperback cover
7. Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion by Elizabeth L. Cline
Say good bye to your fast fashion addiction with Overdressed, a hugely popular guide which traces that cheap, trendy and toss-able wardrobe piece down to its slave labour origin. An ethical wake up call for fashion lovers, this quick read teaches consumers how to support sustainable, innovative brands and to create clothes from scratch.
Available here, $16 for hardback cover
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Words | Aasha Samara Nimo