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Diana Vreeland may have devoted her energies to concocting fashion fantasies for magazine pages, but she surely would be pleased to find her life surveyed in a new coffee table book. ‘I loathe narcissism, but I approve of vanity,’ she once declared, and it’s reverence, not vanity, that fills the pages of Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel. Gain new respect for a legend.
Christian Louboutin is one saucy 20-year-old. As the brand that makes everyone see red (soles) enters its third decade, it’s looking back with a retrospective at London’s Design Museum, and a book. The commemorative monograph, called , traces the rise of the much-coveted brand. And in brilliant news for brand fans and non-owners alike, the book is a lot cheaper than a box-fresh pair of Pigalles.