Five fashion books to read this winter

Kate Moss and Marc Jacobs

Kate Moss and Marc Jacobs

Autumn is the perfect time to settle down with a good read. And with Fashion Month still in full swing, what better time to embark on a literary journey of the sartorial kind?

We have picked the most exciting new fashion book releases to get stuck into…

Champagne Supernovas

Champagne Supernovas: Kate Moss, Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen, and the ’90s Renegades Who Remade Fashion by Maureen Callahan, a writer and editor for the New York Post, is a blunt account of the stellar rise of three industry icons that pulls no punches in revealing juice behind-the-scenes gossip. With Callahan claiming her sources “had firsthand knowledge because they were there”, the book is set to be the most explosive read of AW14.

Available now through Simon & Schuster UK

How To Be Parisian Wherever You Are

Compiled by “stunning and accomplished French women” Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline de Maigret and Sophie Mas, this spirited guide shares the secrets of living, loving, cooking and socialising like a true Parisienne. Poking fun at some classic stereotypes while opening up the fabulous foursome’s little black book of beauty tips, recipes and the French capital’s finest addresses, readers are encouraged to embrace La Vie En Rose.

Available now through HowToBeParisianBook.com

Vivienne Westwood

Straight from the horse’s mouth, the legendary Dame Vivienne Westwood opens up about her live, loves and incredible career in fashion. With extracts serialised in the Sunday Times Style supplement, the British icon doesn’t mince her words in this first and only authorised and searingly frank memoir.

Available from October 9th through VivienneWestwood.com

Man Repeller: Seeking Love. Finding Overalls.

Super blogger Leandra Medine relives her story by sharing her most significant memories – and outfits. Written in her famously blunt tone, the book has divided opinions but will no doubt provide an inspirational tale of how to turn your passion into a business to aspiring entrepreneurs.

Available now through Amazon

The Woman I Wanted To Be 

Fashion icon Diane von Fürstenberg reflects on her incredible journey from a young hopeful with a suitcase full of jersey dresses  to “the kind of woman who is independent and who doesn’t rely on a man to pay her bills.” Opening up about her family and career, overcoming cancer, building a global brand and devoting herself to empowering other women, this is one hell of a motivational read.

Available from October 28th on Amazon

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