Books can provide a glorious escape from reality. What better time to get away from it all than right now? To help you take a break from the here and now our editorial team put together a list of our favorite fashion books to get your inspired for when life returns back to (the new) normal.
“Fashion Photography: The Story in 180 Pictures” by Eugenie Shinkle
Shinkle explores the influence fashion photography has had on the world over the past 8 decades and presents its evolution. Plus the images in this book are breathtaking! You can buy it here for $30.56.
“Rodney Smith Photographs”
This book celebrates the 50 years of Rodney Smith’s photography and presents insight into the man behind the camera, as well as the photographs. Smith was a NYC based fashion photographer in the 1990’s and 2000’s and loved incorporating surrealism into his shots. Purchase a copy here for $912.89.
“Woman in the Mirror” by Richard Avedon
“An unparalleled portrait of women brings together 125 tritone photographs, taken over a tumultuous half century of changing social institutions and values, cultural ideals, popular styles, and high fashion, accompanied by an incisive essay on the life and work of the great photographer.” You can buy the book here for $31.46.
“Girl Boss” by Sophia Amaruso
This particular book happens to be PATTERN’s Social Media fellow, Sam Ripperger’s favorite. She says, “I’m a sucker for a book with pictures, so it should be no surprise that “Girlboss” has some! It’s been awhile since I’ve read this but I remember whizzing through it. I knew of Sophia before I read it and loved diving into her life and career further. Now that I think of it, I need to find her second book and read that!” You can find the book here for $9.86.
“CAMP: Notes on Fashion” by Andrew Bolton (Author), Fabio Cleto (Contribution), Karen van Godtsenhoven (Contribution), Amanda Garfinkel (Contribution)
This book is a favorite of PATTERN’s Design Editor, Lindsay Hadley. Here’s what she has to say about it: “This book is out of site! It’s a feast for the eyes and the production value is off the charts.” Check it out here for $50.