Nothing Is Lost
You know her profiles and cultural critiques from the glossy pages of The New York Times Magazine and Vanity Fair—now the best of Ingrid Sischy’s intimate chronicles of fashion, art, and celebrity from the 1980s through 2015 are compiled in this can’t-miss collection. Featuring interviews with iconic designers like Alexander McQueen, Miuccia Prada, and Calvin Klein, Sischy’s eye for detail and vivid portraits will invite you into the lives and minds of some of our generation’s greatest designers.
Photographer Bill Cunningham, also known as fabulous hat designer William J., chronicles his upbringing and rise to fame in this memoir replete with beautiful photographs. Cunningham was born and raised in an Irish family near Boston, but he always dreamed of living a life of fashion. In the end, Cunningham was able to live the life he always wanted, albeit a guarded one—he wrote this candid memoir and stored it away. It was only after his death that it was published.
The Sartorialist: X
When Scott Schuman started his New York street-style blog ten years ago, he couldn’t know that his portraits of everyday looks would become an essential part of the fashion conversation. In this visually stunning book—the third of his Sartorialist series—Schuman takes us around the world, from traditional fashion hot spots like New York, London, and Milan, to newer scenes like in Peru, India, Dubai, and South Africa. It’s a total feast for the eyes, sure to make your Fashion Week heart skip a beat.
In the Name of Gucci
Did you know Aldo Gucci, the man behind the famous Gucci brand, had a secret love child? Neither did we, until we read this memoir by Patricia Gucci, the daughter of Aldo and his secret lover, Bruna. While the couple’s love may have been a secret, Patricia still had a relationship with her father and got an inside look at how he ran the eponymous business. This memoir dives into her family’s complicated relationships, as well as she became a part of the family business.
Donna Karan may have grown up in a family that was entrenched in the fashion industry (her father was a tailor and her mother a showroom model on New York’s Seventh Avenue), but all she wanted to do was sing and dance. In My Journey, she shares how she went from an awkward teenager to an intern for Anne Klein to one of the biggest names in women’s clothing. Karan also delves into her philanthropic path, from her early days as an advocate for AIDS awareness to the creation of her Urban Zen foundation, which focuses on education and healthcare initiatives.
Even if don’t have front row seats to ogle designs marching down the Fashion Week runway—and instead obsessively click through street style-photos on the internet—we feel you. Try reading a few of our favorite fashion books from some of the most stylish people in the biz: they’ll make you feel like you have an exclusive backstage pass to the most sought-after show of the season.