Fashion bibles, arty boxes, inspiring portfolios ... Here are 6 beautiful books to offer this year at Christmas, to satisfy all desires.
Estée Lauder: A Beautiful Life
Designed as a personal album, with the help of her granddaughters Aerin and Jane, this new work published by Assouline is a gateway to the entire universe of this legendary woman, whose name is now known worldwide.
Estée Lauder: A Beautiful Life at Assouline, € 195.
This picturesque compilation beautifully captures Gstaad - an upscale resort town in southwestern Switzerland, nestled amid the snow-capped mountains of the Swiss Alps, and a long-standing escape for many. With this new snowy city, Assouline completes its already well-stocked offer of beautiful books devoted to the most popular destinations, from Ibiza to the Hamptons via Dubai.
Gstaad Glam at Assouline, € 95.
Helmut Newton. Legacy
For more than fifty years, the work of Helmut Newton (1920–2004) defied categorization. His photographic work is not only unique, but almost unparalleled in its breadth and scope, reaching millions of people through the pages of major magazines like Vogue and Elle. "Helmut Newton. Legacy" thus presents the great moments and rediscovers lesser-known images taken from one of the most published photographic corpus. This book celebrates a true visionary and the endurance of his influence until today.
Helmut Newton. Legacy at TASCHEN, € 80.
Fashion Eye 2021 London - Paris
Celebrating the art of travel since 1854, Louis Vuitton once again invites you to escape and this fall publishes three new titles in "Fashion Eye", its collection of photographic albums: Paris by Melvin Sokolsky, Paris by Feng Li and London by Robi Rodriguez. Like the previous publications, each book shows a country, a region, a city or a place through the eye of a fashion photographer.
The American photographer Melvin Sokolsky brings together for the first time the photos of his two most iconic fashion series dedicated to Paris: Bubble (1963) and Fly (1965) make us fly over the capital with crazy elegance. As for the Chinese photographer Feng Li, he delivers a scathing vision of the City of Light, between sharp irony and romantic lyricism. Finally, the Spanish photographer Robi Rodriguez draws from his adopted London a cinematographic narrative, where the city and its inhabitants become the actors of a scenario on the fringes of everyday life.
Fashion Eye 2021 London - Paris , Louis Vuitton, € 50 / piece
Her Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri's New Voice
The book "Her Dior: Maria Grazia Chiuri's New Voice" presents the photos of 33 women photographers who have collaborated, since 2016, with Dior and Maria Grazia Chiuri on editorials for Dior Magazine and other media such as iD, Tank and Purple. This book will illustrate the work of these artists who represent an important part of the history of contemporary photography and will celebrate the innovative and feminist spirit of Maria Grazia Chiuri.
Her Dior: Maria Grazia Chiuri's New Voice , Dior, € 85.