They can be devoured in one go and then become decorative objects, to be placed on the living room table or on the shelves of the library; fashion books always have a powerful impact. Among the most beautiful works published this year: Editions de la Martinière retrace the history of the luxury houses Versace and Vivienne Westwood through two richly illustrated and documented books. As the founder of Louis Vuitton would have celebrated his bicentennial in 2021, Caroline Bongrand retraces the hectic life of the designer with visionary ideas that revolutionized the world of luxury leather goods. Another tribute: that of Marie Ottavi to Karl Lagerfeld, who, in a biography published by Robert Laffont, recounts the thousand and one lives of one of the most famous designers of the 21stcentury… So many books to put beneath the Christmas tree on the 24th.
Caroline Bongrand, Louis Vuitton, l’audacieux, Éditions Gallimard, 2021
Marie Ottavi, Karl, Éditions Robert Laffont, 2021
Versace, Défilés, Éditions de la Martinière, 2021
Vivienne Westwood, Défilés, Éditions de la Martinière, 2021
By Marie Courtois