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20 Books for Fashion Nerds

Got a special fashion nerd in your life? Someone you're not exactly sure what to get for Christmas this year? Well, read on for a list of 20 books to suit anyone interested in fashion!

  1. IT - Alexa Chung
  2. Champagne Supernovas - Maureen Callahan
  3. Influence - Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen
  4. Vivienne Westwood - Claire Wilcox
  5. Savage Beauty - Andrew Bolton
  6. Isabella Blow - Lauren Goldstein Crowe
  7. Culture to Catwalk - Kristina Knox
  8. The Fairchild Dictionary of Fashion - Phyllis G. Tortora 
  9. The Language of Fashion - Roland Barthes
  10. Christian Lacroix and the Tale of Sleeping Beauty - Camilla Morton
  11. The Beautiful Fall - Alicia Drake
  12. Another Fashion Book - Jefferson Hack 
  13. Street Style - Ted Polhemus
  14. Grace: A Memoir - Grace Coddington
  15. Tales from the Back Row - Amy Odell
  16. Chanel: A Woman of Her Own - Axel Madson
  17. Costume and Fashion: A Concise History - James Laver
  18. The Sartorialist - Scott Schuman
  19. Chloë Sevigny - Chloë Sevigny
  20. Oscar de la Renta: His Legendary World of Style - Andre Leon Talley
So there you go! Although I've only actually read the first four, and I would highly recommend them, the rest of the list are books which I think look absolutely amazing (basically this is my own wish list lets be real here) with beautiful photography and insider knowledge on fashion. These are great reads and definitely the kind of books any fashion nerd like myself would enjoy! My top picks (not including 1-4)would be 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 15 and 19 as these subjects really interest me. Hope this was helpful to any despairing boyfriends/parents/secret santa pairs!