Books & Music Books about fashion?

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  1. Hello! I’m taking a pause from shopping, but not from my love for fashion. Does anyone have any recommendations on books about fashion (especially about the history of designers)? I would love to take this time to learn more about the designers I love (Chanel, LV, Hermès, VCA, etc..) or the fashion industry. Thank you!
  2. I just started reading Gods and Kings: The Rise and Fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano. It’s about them in particular but also how high fashion changed over the last few decades.
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  3. Oh my goodness thank you!!! I’m going to look into all of these tonight :smile:
  4. It´s a great book and gives us a lot to think about! Usually I hate reading any kind of "dry facts", but in this book Dana Thomas presents loads of facts, information and even statistics wrapped up in great story-telling.
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  5. Another absolutely great book by Dana Thomas. I read and re-read it many times.
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  6. This is good.

    Some others I have enjoyed:

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  7. I didn't realize it was the same author as Deluxe! I'm enjoying Dana Thomas' style of writing, I'll check it out after.
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  8. I´ll have a look for this one! Since watching "L´ Amour Fou" I´m really in love with Yves.
  9. This one is just pictures, focused on his very first years. Good to accompany the documentary.
    But I think you in particular would love the 1971 one. This is focused on that year’s collection which was inspired by fashion from the 1940s war years.
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  10. Thank-you! This sounds great! I just ordered it from Amazon.
    After the documentation and the movie with Pierre Niney I have developped a feeling for Yves Saint Laurent. He certainly was a designer to burn for his art, driven my love and passion, not commerce. Time to find out more about him!
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    Here´s what I´m reading right now. I got the German edition which was the cheapest, but wished I had gone for the English as the quotes definetely suffer in translation.
    Except for this I´m quite happy with the book so far. The illustrations and photos could be in a bit more linear order, but the text is fine and I love that there are photos of his source books!

    This one is in the mail and I can´t wait to get it:

  12. If you want a break from just taking in information, Bringing Home The Birkin from Michael Tonello is a great insight of the life of a re seller. It even includes a wild chase and a kidnapped birkin.
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  13. If you ever get to Paris, the YSL Museum there is well worth a visit!
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