Fashion Forward

Seira Wilson on February 09, 2018

NY_FashionWeek.jpgProject Runway fans and fashionistas, let the glitz and glamour overtake you because New York Fashion Week is on

We may not be able to sit among the movers and shakers of the couture houses and celebrities to ooh and ahh the latest trends coming down the catwalk, but we can look through the pages of some gorgeous books--like those below--and marvel at styles that have come and gone, and sometimes (note Tom Ford's '80s/'90s inspired spring looks) come back again...

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American Runway: 75 Years of Fashion and the Front Row by Booth Moore and Council of Fashion Designers of America

Over the last 75 years, New York's Fashion Week has launched many a trend and career in American fashion.  Aspiring designers on Heidi Klum's hit TV show Project Runway vie for a chance to show their own collections in this ultimate showcase, and American Runway is a gorgeous look at the influence, style, and creativity of an iconic New York fashion tradition since its inception.

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All About Yves by Catherine Orme

All About Yves chronicles the incredible life of fashion revolutionary Yves Saint Laurent, from his childhood to his death in 2008.  This gorgeous volume includes bits of ephemera including paper dolls, copies of invitations, letters, and never-before-seen sketches.  A very special interactive coffee table book about one of the most recognizable names in the industry.

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Harper's Bazaar: 150 Years: The Greatest Moments by Glenda Bailey

Harper’s Bazaar, America's first fashion magazine, celebrated its 150th year in 2017.  This retrospective includes 150 of the most iconic images from their archives, along with articles and other pieces from the magazine that have shaped it's focus over the last century and a half.  Stunning to view as a work of photographic art as well as a fascinating piece of fashion--and fashion magazine--history.

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Dior: The Collections, 1947-2017 by Adélia Sabatini

Christian Dior made his game changing fashion debut with a collection in the spring of 1947 and the "New Look" was born.  A mere ten years later Christian Dior died, and the torch of the fashion house passed to a very young Yves Saint Laurent.  There were other successors in the years to follow, including the first female designer, Maria Grazia Chiuri, just last year.  In this lavish volume you'll find catwalk photos of every one of Dior's haute couture collections in a chronological look at the development and influences of one of the world's most well-known brands.

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Dresses to Dream About by Christian Siriano

This is not the cover of a fashion book that is trying to by coy or austere--Siriano shows you what to expect at first glance.  Christian Siriano made his own debut during New York Fashion Week in September, 2008, after winning the fourth season of Project Runway earlier that year.  In the decade since he's shot straight to stardom as one of the hottest young designers working today.  In Dresses to Dream About Siriano takes readers behind the scenes of how he works, his sketches and mood boards, and breathtaking finished creations. 

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