Reading novels is a good way to spend the afternoon. But, there are times when it is more fun to read a book that is less serious. Books filled with photos of fashion icons such as Louis Vuitton, and Naomi Campbell are fun to read. In fact, they are sometimes much nicer to read than the bestselling novels or Vogue.
There are tons of good books perfect for your coffee table or bookshelves. But, nothing beats the most expensive fashion books. Fashion enthusiasts looking for fashion books to read are in the right page. Scroll down and check out the books that everyone should have on the coffee table.
- Valentino $2,000
The Valentino book is a limited edition and signed by the Italian designer himself. The self-titled 738-page book covers over 50 years the famous brand’s history. The book features famous clientele of Valentino from Jackie Onassis to Elizabeth Taylor to Anne Hathaway. Inside the book, you will find a lot of interesting stuff. The documentary images, sketches from the private archives and magazine shoots of Valentino. There are also newspapers, news interviews, and advertisements that fashion lovers would enjoy reading.
- Naomi Campbell $1,750
Naomi Campbell’s coffee table book is priced at $1,750. The two-volume book covers the supermodels 30 years in the fashion industry. There are images from photographers like Anton Corbijin, Peter Lindberg and Richard Avedon. The set is limited to 1,000 pieces and Naomi Campbell autographed each book.
- Mario Testino: Private View $1,000
Mario Testino is one of the best fashion photographers, shooting celebrities like Princess Diana and Kate Moss. The Mario Testino: Private View coffee table book compiles some of his work and candid shots. The 300-page book is limited to 1, 500 pieces and all signed by Testino himself.
- Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin: Pretty Much Everything $1,000
The 984-page book of photographers Vinoodh Matadin and Inez Van Lamsweered covers their worked for the last two decades. The coffee table book is limited to 1,000 pieces and signed by them. The two-volume book contains 200 art-editions, portrait, campaign images, interview texts and more.
- Mario Testino: Sir $1,000
The Sir book by Testino is different since its focuses more on the men captured by his lens. The book contains images from his unpublished and published works. The 456-page book also showcases the evolution of men’s fashion and how it changed men. There are 1,000 copies of the special edition book and each bound in Japanese cloth, enclosed in a metal slipcase and signed by Testino.
- Issey Miyake $900
The Japanese designer published the book to celebrate its exhibition at the Nation Art Center, Tokyo. The 514-page book covers the designer 50-year career and life. The book is available in Japanese and English edition. There are 1,000 copies only and each book numbered and stamped by the Japanese seal of Miyake.
- Louis Vuitton Windows $845
The Louis Vuitton Windows coffee table book contains an introduction, quotes, and 35 windows. The New York Times fashion director Vanessa Friedman writes the 168-page book. The book contains over 150 images of windows from stores all over the world. The price of the book is $845.
- The Impossible Collection of Fashion $845
The director and chief curator of FIT, Valerie Steele, have written the Impossible Collection of Fashion. The 144-page book contains the work of major designers like Dior, Poiret, Vionnet, and Miyake. This limited edition coffee table book is housed in a beautiful canvas tote bag and price at $845.
Via JustLuxe .