Fashion Director's Book Picks

The fashion books you need to own

Who better to recommend the very best books on the subject of style than ELLE's own Anne-Marie Curtis?

Grace: A memoir by Grace Coddington

Written post her now famed appearance in The September Issue, this fascinating and honest insight into Grace's world before and during her tenure at American Vogue

The Beautiful Fall by Alicia Drake

This is an honest account of the legendary rivalry between contemporaries Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld. Warts and all: a gripping read even if you are not a fashion obsessive.

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A Dedicated follower of Fashion by Holly Brubach

Brilliantly-written analysis of why people follow trends and what it all means. Funny, thought-provoking, clever.

Street Style by Ted Polhemus

Anthropological but entertaining overview of style tribes, intertwining youth culture, music and fashion.

A Model Manual by Arthur Elgort

Visual Biography of fashion photographer Arthur Elgort. Lots of fab pics of all of the supers - including a baby-faced Kate Moss –accompanied by great quotes and behind-the-scenes commentary. A glorious celebration of fashion shoots from a legend.

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