This New Fashion Book Deserves A Spot On Your Reading List (& Your Coffee Table)

It’s worth the splurge.

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Scroll ahead for the recently released fashion books that should be on your radar.

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Véronique Hyland
Dress Code
On sale March 15, 2022, this collection of essays from Elle’s fashion features director unpacks the importance of what we wear and the messages it sends with a critical examination of the fashion industry.
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Relive the ‘90s supermodel days with Captivate!, a book featuring images curated by Claudia Schiffer from iconic photographers and the model’s private archive.
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Nadine Ijewere
Nadine Ijewere: Our Own Selves
This book celebrates the work of Nadine Ijewere, the first Black woman to shoot a Vogue cover, and is an insight into her “journey thus far,” she says. “My work has always had underlying themes of identity and diversity, celebrating our differences, reframing what beauty has stereotypically been, and creating a space to elevate women of color.”
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If the Oscars are your Super Bowl, you’ll love Esther Zuckerman’s illustrated deep dive into more than 90 years of Academy Awards fashion. Revisit the history through 25 essays that explore iconic fashion decisions and their cultural impact.
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Tom Ford
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American designer Tom Ford’s second book is described as a “visual ode” to his brand and the cosmetics, eyewear, menswear, and womenswear lines that encompass it. Like Ford’s debut book, this one is considered a “true collector’s item” for anyone who loves fashion.
see on barnes & noble
In this book, law professor and cultural critic Richard Thompson Ford takes readers through a history of laws of fashion dating back to the Middle Ages to “uncover and examine the canons, mores, and customs of clothing” and what they say about society.
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This retrospective, released in early 2021, details the late Virgil Abloh’s creative process while working with sportswear brand Nike to bring his vision to iconic sneaker designs.
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If you enjoy learning about fashion and its past, you’ll love this book in which author Anne Green explores the history and cultural significance of gloves, as well as dives into their recent resurgence on the runway.
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Pore over Vivienne Westwood’s legendary career with this collection of photos, which includes 40 years of catwalk photography and more than 1,000 looks by the designer.
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If you, too, are suffering from a lack of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, get your fill of the show’s incredible costumes with this book, which dives into costume designer Donna Zakowska’s process and the inspiration for the series’ wardrobe.
see on barnes & noble
Annie Leibovitz
Annie Leibovitz: Wonderland
The 350 images that make up this book (including many previously unpublished) chronicle photographer Annie Leibovitz’s “encounters with fashion” over the span of five decades.
see on barnes & noble

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