5 Books About Fashion to Read This Winter

January 6, 2023

Cold winter evenings it’s that time of the year when you are sitting near a cozy fireplace at your country house on the outskirts of Paris, or inside of a Manhattan apartment somewhere on the 110 floor, or in any other home of any other part the world. When there’s such a frosty weather outside, sometimes you just want to pour yourself a glass of wine and read some enjoyable book. So, The Fashiongton Post decided to share with you a selection of five books about fashion that we love.

1) The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed by Sara Gay Forden

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The book offers an intriguing point of view on one of the most known Italian families that formed the fashion industry in the 20th century. The book also covers the story behind the murder of Maurizio Gucci with details about the fashion label’s history and unique styling techniques.

2) On the Street: Five Decades of Iconic Photography by Bill Cunningham

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Bill Cunningham’s street fashion photography captured the evolution of style, of trends, and of the everyday, both in New York City and in Paris. But his work also shows that street style is not only about fashion — it’s about the people and the changing culture. The book includes some rare photographs never published before.

3) Chanel: Collections and Creations by Danièle Bott

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Inspired by the House’s signature fragrance, the legendary ‘Chanel No 5’, the book explores the threads from past to present to show how Chanel rediscovered and reinvented the fashion world. This visual journey is enhanced by previously unpublished archive photographs, original drawings, as well as glorious images from some of the greatest names in fashion photography.

4) Tokyo Diaries by André Príncipe & Marco Martins

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During a month and in a totally improvised way, two Portuguese filmmakers shot hours of 16mm footage and thousands of Tokyo street photographs of their daily life as well as their encounters with photographers such as Nobuyoshi Araki, Daido Moriyama, Takuma Nakahira, Hiromix, Kohei Yoshiyuki and Kajii Syoin.

5) The Rolex Story by Franz-Christoph Heel

Rolex Story book

The brand with the crown is recognized worldwide for their quality and luxury timepieces. In little more than one hundred years, it has become one of the most successful and innovative watch brands on the planet. Read the true brand’s story which will shock and surprise you almost from the first pages of this book.