Top 10 Best Books to Read in Fashion Photography - October 2021



The fashion photography book genre is all about displaying clothes, accessories, and trendy fashion items. Fashion photographers select exotic locations to enhance the clothing and fashion of models. Moreover, this genre exhibits styling trends in different regions of the world. Mostly, fashion magazines and advertisements need this type of photography. Modern photography shoots depict the physical quality and formal appearance of garments. These photographs help viewers to get insights into trendy fashion. So, people can select their desirable fashion outfits. Some people like to design their outfits by getting ideas from these photographs. Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Fashion Photography.

1. Chanel: Collections and Creations


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Fashion Photography - October 2021

Chanel's combination of tradition, originality and style has always made it the most seductive of brands. Here the House of Chanel opens its private archives, revealing a galaxy of brilliant designs created by Coco Chanel from the 1920s onwards, and now reinterpreted to become the motifs for brand new garments, accessories and beauty products. Inspired by the House's signature fragrance, the legendary ‘Chanel No 5’, the book explores five central themes – the suit, the camellia, jewelry, fragrances and make-up, and the little black dress – and follows the threads from past to present to show how these key items have been rediscovered and reinvented by fashion designers working in the footsteps of their illustrious predecessors. This visual journey is enhanced by previously unpublished archive photographs and original drawings by Karl Lagerfeld, as well as glorious images from some of the greatest names in fashion photography. Dazzling clothes, intricate accessories, beautiful models and timeless design leave no doubt as to the lasting fame of the brand and embody everything that has come to symbolize the magic of Chanel. llustrations: 159

  • Author: Daniele Bott
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson; 1st Edition (January 1, 2007)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Graphic Design
  • ISBN: 978-0500513606
  • Dimensions: 9.9 x 1 x 11.3 inches

                 

2. Tom Ford


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Fashion Photography - October 2021

Tom Ford has become one of fashion's great icons. He transformed Gucci from a moribund accessories label into one of the sexiest fashion brands in the world. His designs have increased sales at Gucci tenfold and have helped build the Gucci brand into the luxury goods conglomerate that it is today. Ford brought a hard-edged style synonymous with 21st century glamour to his clothes, and Hollywood sat up and took note. This book is a complete catalogue of Ford's design work for both Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent from 1994 to 2004. It chronicles not only Ford's clothing and accessories designs for both houses, but also explores Ford's grand vision for the complete design of a brand, including architecture, store design, and advertising. Tom Ford features more than 200 photographs by Richard Avedon, Mario Testino, Steven Meisel, Helmut Newton, Herb Ritts, Terry Richardson, Craig McDean, Todd Eberle, and numerous other photographers including many previously unpublished images. Published to coincide with his departure from Gucci, this book has been created with Ford's full cooperation and every page reflects his exceptional taste. It is Ford's testament to a career of singular moments reinventing the boundaries of style and sensuality in clothing.

  • Author: Tom Ford
  • Publisher: Rizzoli; Slp edition (November 4, 2008)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Graphic Design
  • ISBN: 978-0847826698
  • Dimensions: 11.4 x 2.23 x 14.8 inches

                 

3. HRH: So Many Thoughts on Royal Style


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Fashion Photography - October 2021

**THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER** Veteran style journalist Elizabeth Holmes expands her popular Instagram series, So Many Thoughts , into a nuanced look at the fashion and branding of the four most influential members of the British Royal Family: Queen Elizabeth II; Diana, Princess of Wales; Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge; and Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex. Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle are global style icons, their every fashion choice chronicled and celebrated. With all eyes on them, the duchesses select clothes that send a message about their values, interests, and priorities. Their thoughtful sartorial strategies follow in the footsteps of Queen Elizabeth II and Diana, Princess of Wales, two towering figures known for using their personal style to great acclaim. With one section devoted to each woman, HRH is a celebration of their stories and their style, pairing hundreds of gorgeous photographs with extensive research. A picture emerges of the British monarchy’s evolution and the power of royal fashion, showing there’s always more than what meets the eye.

  • Author: Elizabeth Holmes
  • Publisher: Celadon Books (November 17, 2020)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Photography & Video
  • ISBN: 978-1250625083
  • Dimensions: 7.27 x 0.97 x 9.29 inches

                 

4. Sneaker Freaker. The Ultimate Sneaker Book


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Fashion Photography - October 2021

Back in 2002, Simon “Woody” Wood was dreaming up schemes to get free sneakers. Two weeks later, he was the proud owner of Sneaker Freaker and his life was never the same. From its early roots as a punk-style fanzine to today’s super-slick print and online operations, the fiercely independent publication has documented every collab, custom, limited edition, retro reissue, Quickstrike, Hyperstrike, and Tier Zero sneaker released over the last 15 years. Woody’s original premise that Sneaker Freaker would be “funny and serious, meaningful and pointless at the same time” has certainly been vindicated in The Ultimate Sneaker Book. With more than 650 pages jam-packed with insider knowledge and his own irreverent observations, the insane historical detail and otaku-level minutiae is beyond obsessive. Traversing 100 years of history, each chapter paints a rollicking picture of the sneaker industry’s evolution. Air Max, Air Force, Adi Dassler, Converse, Kanye, Dapper Dan, Dee Brown, Michael Jordan, and Yeezy―along with obscure treasures like Troop, Airwalk, and Vision Street Wear―are all exhaustively documented. This is a definitive source of knowledge. This is… The Ultimate Sneaker Book!

  • Author: Simon Wood
  • Publisher: TASCHEN (November 27, 2018)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Photography & Video
  • ISBN: 978-3836572231
  • Dimensions: 8.82 x 1.77 x 12.76 inches

                 

5. Shoes Page-A-Day Gallery Calendar 2022: A Tribute to the World's Most Amazing Footwear


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Fashion Photography - October 2021

Shoe lovers, indulge your obsession.   Fantasize about stepping out in Aminah Abdul Jillil’s exquisite “Tuxedo” sandal with crystal-studded bow. Or Ganor Dominic’s calf-hair mule with mask-embossed vamp and jeweled buckle. Or a classic Terry de Havilland suede and leather applique platform pump. Plus funky sneakers, outrageous boots, and shoes that are pure art, like Carolin Holzhuber’s “Symbiosis” cantilevered mules. This calendar is a tribute to the world’s most amazing footwear, gorgeously photographed and reproduced in full color. Plus, the chance to win a pair of Marlou Browaeys shoes—visit pageaday.com/contests to enter! Printed on FSC-certified paper. Page-a-Day® Gallery Calendars include 160 sheets of glossy, high quality paper printed with gorgeous full-color photographs. Each calendar is packaged in a clear plastic box that opens into a desktop easel for elegant, inspiring display.

  • Author: Workman Calendars
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company (September 28, 2021)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Crafts & Hobbies
  • ISBN: 978-1523513536
  • Dimensions: 6.25 x 3.18 x 7.25 inches

                 



6. GUCCI: The Making Of


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Fashion Photography - October 2021

An unprecedented publication showcasing Gucci as never before, including thought-provoking essays, commentaries, and authoritative anecdotes along with previously unpublished contemporary and archival photographs. Published in conjunction with the opening of the new Gucci Museum in Florence, Gucci is the ultimate celebration of the world-renowned fashion house. Told through a loose grouping of words, concepts, shapes, and moods, the book tells its story through new conceptual forms and the free links between images, symbols, and objects. Edited by Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini, with essays and inserts by contributors including Katie Grand, Peter Arnell, Rula Jebreal, Christopher Breward and Stefano Micelli, Gucci: The Making Of is a dynamic record of a much-coveted brand that will be a must this season for anyone with a love of fashion and an interest in contemporary culture. This comprehensive volume showcases the genius of the fashion house through an exclusive lens with inside looks into the inspirations behind the design. This gorgeous book designed by Arnell offers an in-depth look into Gucci’s origins, identity, influence, and innovation, including fabrication methods and appropriation of signature materials, past and present, and its influence among high society and Hollywood. The book is a heartfelt and personalized tribute to the heritage and influence of this iconic, multifaceted brand.    In recognition of its ongoing partnership with UNICEF and the release of this luxury edition, Gucci will make a donation of US $250,000 to support UNICEF's Schools for Africa initiative.

  • Author: Frida Giannini
  • Publisher: Rizzoli; Illustrated edition (November 1, 2011)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Graphic Design
  • ISBN: 978-0847836796
  • Dimensions: 10.38 x 1.7 x 13.12 inches

                 

7. Slim Aarons: Style


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Fashion Photography - October 2021

Glamorous fashions, personalities, and places captured by iconic photographer Slim Aarons Slim Aarons, at least according to the man himself, did not photograph fashion: “I didn’t do fashion. I did the people in their clothes that became the fashion.” But despite what he claimed, Aarons’s work is indelibly tied to fashion. Aarons’s incredibly influential photographs of high society and socialites being unambiguously themselves are still a source of inspiration for modern day style icons.  Slim Aarons: Style  showcases the photographs that both recorded and influenced the luminaries of the fashion world. This volume features early black-and-white fashion photography, as well as portraits of the fashionable elite—like Jacqueline de Ribes, C.Z. Guest, Nan Kempner, and Marisa Berenson—and those that designed the clothes, such as Oscar de la Renta, Emilio Pucci, Mary McFadden, and Lilly Pulitzer. Featuring some never-before-seen images and detailed captions written by fashion historians,  Slim Aarons: Style  is a collection of the photographer's most stylish work.

  • Author: Shawn Waldron
  • Publisher: Abrams (October 19, 2021)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Photography & Video
  • ISBN: 978-1419746178
  • Dimensions: 10 x 12 inches

                 

8. A Man & His Watch: Iconic Watches and Stories from the Men Who Wore Them


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Fashion Photography - October 2021

“I’ve paged through stacks of books on the history of watches. . . . But I hadn’t come across a book that actually moved me until I picked up A Man and His Watch . The volume is filled with heartfelt stories.” —T: The New York Times Style Magazine "There are a bunch of beautifully illustrated watch books out there, but  A Man & His Watch  by Matt Hranek is more than that. It speaks to the nature of watches as deeply personal items." — Gear Patrol , Coffee Table Books Our Staff Can’t Live Without Paul Newman wore his Rolex Daytona every single day for 35 years until his death in 2008. The iconic timepiece, probably the single most sought-after watch in the world, is now in the possession of his daughter Clea, who wears it every day in his memory. Franklin Roosevelt wore an elegant gold Tiffany watch, gifted to him by a friend on his birthday, to the famous Yalta Conference where he shook the hands of Joseph Stalin and Winston Churchill. JFK’s Omega worn to his presidential inauguration, Ralph Lauren’s watch purchased from Andy Warhol’s personal collection, Sir Edmund Hillary’s Rolex worn during the first-ever summit of Mt. Everest . . . these and many more compose the stories of the world’s most coveted watches captured in A Man and His Watch . Matthew Hranek, a watch collector and NYC men’s style fixture, has traveled the world conducting firsthand interviews and diving into exclusive collections to gather the never-before-told stories of 76 watches, completed with stunning original photography of every single piece. Through these intimate accounts and Hranek’s storytelling, the watches become more than just timepieces and status symbols; they represent historical moments, pioneering achievements, heirlooms, family mementos, gifts of affection, and lifelong friendships.

  • Author: Matt Hranek
  • Publisher: Artisan; Slp edition (October 31, 2017)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Graphic Design
  • ISBN: 978-1579657147
  • Dimensions: 11 x 7 x 1.1 inches

                 

9. Louis Vuitton: The Complete Fashion Collections (Catwalk)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Fashion Photography - October 2021

Two decades of fashion history in the making at Louis Vuitton, told through a sumptuous array of images straight from the catwalk "A stylish coffee table book... to liven up your living space."—Lauren Eggertsen, Who What Wear Founded as a luxury leather goods house in 1854, Louis Vuitton was for many decades one of the world’s leading trunk and accessories makers. It was through the launch of its first fashion collections, however, that the house reached unprecedented fame, becoming one of the most influential and valuable luxury brands in the world. This definitive publication is the first to provide an overview of Louis Vuitton’s influential designs.   It opens with a concise history of the house, followed by brief profiles of designers Marc Jacobs and Nicolas Ghesquière, before exploring the collections themselves.  Organized chronologically, each collection is introduced by a short text unveiling its influences and highlights, and illustrated with carefully curated catwalk images. The volume showcases hundreds of spectacular clothes, details, accessories, beauty looks, and set designs—and, of course, the top fashion models who wore them on the runway. An essential book for anyone interested in fashion, Louis Vuitton offers a complete and unrivaled picture of the collections of the world’s top fashion house through original catwalk photography.

  • Author: Jo Ellison
  • Publisher: Yale University Press; Illustrated edition (August 21, 2018)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Graphic Design
  • ISBN: 978-0300233360
  • Dimensions: 11.2 x 8 x 2 inches

                 

10. Vanity Fair 100 Years: From the Jazz Age to Our Age


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Fashion Photography - October 2021

Vanity Fair 100 Years showcases a century of personality and power, art and commerce, crisis and culture―both highbrow and low. From its inception in 1913, through the Jazz Age and the Depression, to its reincarnation in the boom-boom Reagan years, to the image-saturated Information Age, Vanity Fair has presented the modern era as it has unfolded, using wit, imagination, peerless literary narrative, and bold, groundbreaking imagery from the greatest photographers, artists, and illustrators of the day. This sumptuous book takes a decade-by-decade look at the world as seen by the magazine, stopping to describe the incomparable editor Frank Crowninshield and the birth of the Jazz Age Vanity Fair , the magazine’s controversial rebirth in 1983, and the history of the glamorous Vanity Fair Oscar Party. With its exhaustive sweep, visual impact, and time-capsule format, Vanity Fair 100 Years is the book everyone will want in 2013. Praise for Vanity Fair 100 Years: “The book is a stunning artifact that begets staring, less for the words and publishing industry than as an exercise in visual storytelling reflected through the prism of society and celebrity. The best photographers, the best designers, the best illustrators all came together over Vanity Fair’s contents, and the book unfolds in page after page of stunningly rendered images, some iconic and some that never even ran.” ―New York Times Book Review

  • Author: Graydon Carter
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams; Illustrated edition (October 15, 2013)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Photography & Video
  • ISBN: 978-1419708633
  • Dimensions: 14.25 x 11 x 1.75 inches