7 Fashionable Coffee-Table Books to Give (and Get) This Holiday
One of the greatest collections a true fashionista prides herself on curating — in addition to her vintage jewels, lineup of killer footwear, and thrifted coats — is her well-chosen arsenal of coffee-table tomes. From designer biographies to big books of fashion-porn pics, a well-dressed literary stack could always use one more stylish spine at the very top. And these are the new titles for holiday 2018 we suggest placing there.
“The kind of beauty where you are too afraid to smile is such a bore.” Ah Liz, how we love you so. Pocket Elizabeth Taylor Wisdom: Witty and Wise Words from a True Icon ($10) chronicles the actress’ best beauty and style moments — and quotes — along with all of her most treasured diamonds. Definitely a book for that glamour-loving girl in your life.
If you’re a travel junkie who obsesses over hotel Instagram accounts and beautiful photos of wanderlust-introducing places far and wide, you need Mr & Mrs Smith’s The World’s Sexiest Bedrooms ($39) displayed prominently in your home. Considered to be the authority in luxury hospitality, the travel club for hotel lovers is celebrating their 15-year anniversary with an alluring compilation of suites meant for lovers, and the photos are beyond dreamy.
Written by industry heavyweights including Ines de la Fressange, Christene Barberich, Leandra Medine, and Jean-Paul Goude, #LoveVivier ($90) gives you a glimpse inside the wonderful life of accessories mastermind Roger Vivier. With insight from today’s most recognized fashion bloggers, you’ll finally be able understand the creative visionary behind the one-of-a-kind bags and shoes — we just can’t promise you won’t want to max out your credit card buying them all once you put this down.
Any McQueen lover is going to cherish McQueen: The Illustrated History Of The Fashion Icon ($28) — a poignant account of his life, accompanied by fanciful illustrations of his designs. From an East London boy with big dreams to one of the most accomplished fashion designers of our time… it’s impossible not to be obsessed with McQueen.
Considering they’re one of the chicest families on the planet, it’s no wonder this *close-knit* (we had to) Italian familia can cook up a storm as well. Follow their colorful life in the kitchen in The Missoni Family Table Cookbook ($50).
If you have a thing for Warhol, Interview Magazine, or pop culture and art in general, add Richard Bernstein Starmaker: Andy Warhol’s Cover Artist ($34) to your roster of must-have coffee-table books. Warhol’s longtime cover artist Richard Bernstein was the man behind those bold hyper-pigmented portraits of stars like Grace Jones, Madonna, Mick Jagger, Cher, Calvin Klein, and Michael Jackson for Interview, and now you can page through a collection of his work while reading nostalgic tidbits penned by his closest acquaintances.
“Let them eat cake!” And always wear couture. For a peek behind the decadent walls of Versailles — and a closer look at the gowns that floated through the hall of mirrors once upon a time — pick up Fashion and Versailles ($40). This mesmerizing narrative of the world’s bougiest palace (and the clothes that defined it) won’t disappoint.
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