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Big Shots: Po­laroids from the World of HipHop and Fash­ion by Phar­rell Wil­liams and Phillip Leeds

For mu­sic buffs who have also con­tem­plated the evo­lu­tion of style, this new tome will prove to be an in­trigu­ing read. Big Shots ex­plores the worlds of hip-hop and fash­ion, and spot­lights in­flu­en­tial stars such as Rita Ora, Mos Def and Jay Z. Fea­tur­ing a fore­word by hit­maker Phar­rell Wil­liams, the book fea­tures the images of pho­tog­ra­pher Phillip Leeds, who was once the tour man­ager for Kelis and N.E.R.D. RIZ­ZOLI

Models Mat­ter by Christo­pher Ni­quet and Steven Meisel

Penned by writer and for­mer stylist Christo­pher Ni­quet, Models Mat­ter fea­tures iconic models of the past such as Jean Shrimp­ton and Jerry Hall, mod­ern day beau­ties like Naomi Camp­bell and edgy muses like Anita Pal­len­berg. With a pref­ace by fa­mous fash­ion pho­tog­ra­pher Steven Meisel, Models Mat­ter ex­am­ines the im­por­tance of run­way models as style le­gends. From in­spir­ing in­dus­try greats like the late Vogue ed­i­tor Diana Vree­land or reign­ing Chanel cre­ative di­rec­tor Karl Lager­feld, to in­flu­enc­ing gen­er­a­tions of women, this book shows how models are more than just pretty faces. DAMIANI

Yves Saint Lau­rent: The Scan­dal Col­lec­tion, 1971 by Olivier Sail­lard

Writ­ten by the cu­ra­tor of the ex­hibit Yves Saint Lau­rent 1971: The Scan­dal Col­lec­tion, this book looks at the late de­signer’s in­fa­mous Spring/Sum­mer 1971 haute cou­ture col­lec­tion, which de­buted in Jan­uary 1971 in Paris. The 1940s-in­spired line fea­tured an ar­ray of short hem­lines, plat­form shoes and boxy shoul­ders, and earned the un­for­tu­nate moniker “Paris’ ugli­est col­lec­tion.” While the run­way show was heav­ily crit­i­cized, it even­tu­ally in­flu­enced the fash­ion of the day and made its way on to city streets. This book ex­plores the story of the Scan­dal col­lec­tion, with photos from the ar­chives, in­ter­views and a se­ries of tex­tile and print sam­ples. Abrams

Manolo Blah­nik: The Art of Shoes—A Cat­a­logue by Cristina Car­rillo de Al­bornoz Fisac

At once de­mure and sen­sual, Manolo Blah­nik shoes have long at­tracted at­ten­tion of the fa­mous and elite. They were a par­tic­u­lar favourite of Sarah Jes­sica Parker’s char­ac­ter Car­rie Brad­shaw on Sex and the City, and are also beloved by Jen­nifer Anis­ton and Olivia Palermo. This book ex­plores the world of Blah­nik’s signature del­i­cate high heel and the cre­ative en­ergy of the footwear de­signer, who found in­spi­ra­tion among style in­flu­encers like Anna Pi­aggi and Loulou de la Falaise. Skira Ri­zoli

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