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10 FASHION DOCUMENTARIES EVERYONE SHOULD WATCH

If you have a combined passion for fashion and reading here are the must-read fashion book to add to your bookshelves, covering everything from how to start your own business to designer's biographies and love letters.

LETTERS TO YVES by Pierre Bergé

'Letters to Yves' is a collection of all the letters Pierre Bergé wrote after Yves’ death during his grieving process. The letters take you through the designer’s life from a very personal point of view telling stories and anecdotes that only his loved ones would know and understand. "If Chanel gave freedom to woman, you Yves, gave them power" Pierre Bergé. 

GODS AND KINGS

THE RISE AND FALL OF ALEXANDER MCQUEEN AND JOHN GALLIANO by Dana Thomas

Gods and Kings: The Rise and Fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano​, tells the stories of the two designers from the beginning until the end of their careers, helping us understand how these two geniuses were influenced by everything surrounding them and the impact that they had within the English fashion world.

They both had similar stories, growing up in deprived areas of London, attended Central Saint Martins, succeeded as fashion designers and, unfortunately, had an early finale in the industry. However, was it the influences around them that made them​ ​highly​ ​talented​ ​or​ ​was​ ​it​ ​just​ ​their​ ​natural​ ​talent​ ​that​ ​made​ ​them​ ​succeed?

INSIDE VOGUE by Alexandra Shulman

This book is for any Vogue fans that might be interested in how a magazine as big as this one works from an insider's point of view; no other than Alexandra Shulman, former editor-in-chief of British Vogue. Discover all the secrets from the fashion industry and take tips that could help you get a job in a fashion magazine in the future.

THE HISTORY OF FASHION JOURNALISM by Kate Nelson Best

If you are thinking of a career in fashion journalism or might just enjoy an educational book, this is for you. 'The History of Fashion Journalism' talks about this industry and how everything started from the very beginning. Looking at different fashion publications and journalists is the right guide to get a first look inside the journalism world. 

#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso

Everyone has heard of Nasty Gal or even bought from them, but here is the real story behind this brand that started on Ebay and worked their way up to becoming one of the most famous fast fashion online brands.

Starting a business on your own is never easy, but if that is something you would want to do at some point, #Girlboss is your book.

 

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