Wednesday, January 18, 2012
I was given two amazing books for the holidays that all fashion enthusiasts should own. Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty delves into the designer's full career, from his small beginner label to the huge fashion house he would become, challenging social and political ideals every step of the way through his designs and avant-garde installations.
The next is Daphne Guinness by Valerie Steele. Guinness, the subject of this book, is renowned for her style and collection of haute couture. As both a patron and inspiration to today's major designers, Guinness' candid interview with author Steele, the origins and character of her sense of style come to light. It's littered with eye candy!
It takes a lot to be considered a true fashion icon, and both of these books illustrate the influence these two had and have on the world of fashion. Get them here and here!