Best books about fashion icons

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Fashion icons are everywhere and, admittedly, high subjective. But, a few giants in the fashion world maintain tried-and-true staying power through their timeless and iconic style.  Here are the best books to celebrate them.

50 Fashion Designers You Should Know by Simone Werle
This gorgeous and unpretentious book showcases the most influential fashion designers of the past century.

Diana Vreeland: Empress of Fashion by Amanda Mackenzie Stuart
This in-depth biography of the iconic fashion editor takes readers through Vreeland’s career, philosophy, style and impact.

Elsa Schiaparelli: A Biography by Meryle Secrest
A look at Schiaparelli’s social impact through clothing that was luxurious, sexy and eccentric, and led to her widely celebrated appeal in the late 1920s and 30s.

Oscar: The Style, Inspiration and Life of Oscar de La Renta by Sarah Mower, with foreword by Anna Wintour
Oscar de la Renta remains an influential and relevant name in the fashion world after decades in the industry. In this book, his childhood and inspirations are revealed, alongside his homes, gardens, vision, humanitarian philosophies.

Did we overlook one of your favorites? Kindly let us know in the comments section so we can check it out. 


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