Fashion has always been about more than just clothing. It’s about identity, culture, and self-expression. These 3 books will take you on a journey through fashion history, explore the impact of race and gender on style, and introduce you to the industry’s most influential figures.
1. “Fashion Babylon” by Imogen Edwards-Jones
This tell-all exposes the dark side of the fashion industry, from anorexia and drug addiction to rivalry and betrayal. If you’ve ever wondered what really goes on behind the scenes at Fashion Week, this is a must-read.
2. “The Beautiful Fall: Fashion, Genius and Glorious Excess in 1970s Paris” by Alicia Drake
Drake chronicles fashion’s golden era through the lives of two larger-than-life figures: Karl Lagerfeld and Yves Saint Laurent. The book is as much a love story as it is a tale of ambition, rivalry,and betrayal set against a backdrop of glamourous 1970s Paris.
3. ” Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion” by Elizabeth Cline
Cline takes us on a journey into the world of fast fashion—the cheap clothes that are quickly churned out by retailers like H&M and Zara—to reveal its devastating environmental and human toll. This eye-opening read will make you think twice before buying that $5 t-shirt again.’;