With their premium, high-quality layout, coffee-table books provide a stylish design element when arranged on a side table – and in the summer they are also a perfect accessory for your terrace. However, they are not only eye-catching, but also a source of inspiration, a conversation starter and a perfect helping of entertainment. We love admiring the pages of the following fashion publications.
Opening the cover of Louis Vuitton’s Cabinet of Wonders is like opening the door to a fashion Narnia. In it you’ll find the most beautiful pieces from the collection of Gaston-Louis Vuitton (the founder’s grandson), who has been bringing home antique items from all over the world since his childhood. Over 400 images spanning four decades by star photographer Peter Lindbergh can be marvelled at in the new photography book A Different Vision on Fashion Photography. Including models Kate Moss, the supermodel squad of the 90s and new talents like Arizona Muse.
Mario Testino creates portraits of modern-day man and, as we now all take for granted, plays with gender identities. In Sir, there are over 300 shots from his archive, including Karl Lagerfeld and David Bowie. For a more summery volume, pick Riviera Cocktail. Snaps of the French Riviera of the 50s by photographer Edward Quinn featuring Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn whet your appetite for the jet-set lifestyle of days gone by.
And those who ask What Should I Wear Today? far too often can find inspiration in the book of the same name by Lagerfeld-muse Ines de la Fressange, filled with information about Parisian chic.
A nice selection of fashion and design books are available at Lederleitner HOME.