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13 Essential Fashion Coffee Table Books

Stylish quarantine reading.

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As an increasing number of cities around the world crack down on public gatherings and close non-essential businesses, chances are you’re passing at least some of your time at home by tackling a book list. Lucky for readers who are also fashion lovers, coffee table books are a format ideally suited to compiling fashion photography or delving into the history of a particular designer.

Luxury lifestyle publisher Assouline is behind several landmark compendiums including Dior: Christian Dior 1947-1957 and Chanel: The Impossible Collection, the latter belonging to Assouline’s ultra high-end series of editions dedicated to iconic names in art and design.

If you’re looking to read up on the history of fashion, Rizzoli‘s Fashion Forward: 300 Years of Fashion chronicles the evolution of fashion from the 17th century to today. Similarly historical, This Is Not Fashion: Streetwear Past, Present and Future examines the importance of streetwear and its transformation from sub-culture to multi-million-dollar industry.

 Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty is a comprehensive overview of McQueen’s career that was released in tandem with the Metropolitan Museum of Art‘s exhibition on the late designer. If you’re interested in learning more about another fashion icon, Naomi CampbellSupreme Models is the first book entirely devoted to the most iconic black models of past and present and their impact on the industry. 

Keep reading for essential fashion coffee table books that every sartorial enthusiast should own.

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

Andrew Bolton
‘Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty’
$34.98 USD
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Chanel: The Impossible Collection

Alexander Fury
‘Chanel: The Impossible Collection’
$895 USD
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Dior: Christian Dior 1947-1957

Olivier Saillard
‘Dior: Christian Dior 1947-1957’
$195 USD
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Fashion Forward: 300 Years of Fashion

Pierré Berge; Denis Bruna; Olivier Gabet; Pamela Golbin
‘Fashion Forward: 300 Years of Fashion’
$64.80 USD
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Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue

Grace Coddington
‘Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue’
$64.80 USD
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Gucci: The Making Of

Peter Arnell; Frida Giannini; Katie Grand
‘Gucci: The Making Of’
$65 USD
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Kate: The Kate Moss Book

Fabien Baron; Jefferson Hack; Kate Moss
‘Kate: The Kate Moss Book’
$61.78 USD
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Prada: The Complete Collections

Susannah Frankel
‘Prada: The Complete Collections’
$49.87 USD
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Sneakers

Rodrigo Corral; Alex French; Howie Kahn
‘Sneakers’
$24.74 USD
WalmartWalmart 

Sneakers: Complete Limited Edition Guide

U-Dox
‘Sneakers: The Complete Limited Editions Guide’
$25.82 USD
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This Is Not Fashion: Streetwear Past, Present and Future

King Adz; Wilma Stone
‘This Is Not Fashion: Streetwear Past, Present and Future’
$24.70 USD
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Supreme Models: Iconic Black Women Who Revolutionized Fashion

Marcellas Reynolds
‘Supreme Models: Iconic Black Women Who Revolutionized Fashion’
$50 USD
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Yves Saint Laurent: The Scandal Collection, 1971

Olivier Saillard; Dominique Veillon
‘Yves Saint Laurent: The Scandal Collection, 1971’
$40 USD
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