Versace/avedon: I’m obsessed with this seminal fashion photography book. When you flick through it you see so many campaign references. Megastar by Richard Bernstein: I’ve got nearly 1,000 books but if I had to save one it would be Megastar. I collect Bernstein’s Interview cover illustrations; I’ve got about 20 lithographs, framed, which I found on ebay. Last year I went to an exhibition where I bought the Debbie Harry cover signed by Truman Capote and Andy Warhol. Disco Years by Ron Galella: all Galella’s classic pictures from Studio 54 – I use it for reference. Fashion Babylon by Imogen Edwards-jones, and Diary of a Chav by Grace Dent: I love trashy chick lit. I first read Fashion Babylon, a sort of exposé of the fashion industry, years ago, when I had just started working, and I recognised a few names. I read it again recently and it gave me the sweats because I recognised so many. Memphis by Barbara Radice: I bought a Memphis desk a few years ago from Paul Smith’s gallery. I’d love to collect more Memphis furniture, but I think it’s a ‘once every 10 years’ kind of thing. Mr Men: I did a collaboration with Mr Men and they gave me a big chunk of books. My favourite is Mr Quiffy, but after him, Mr Scribble is pretty strong. Denim Dudes by Amy Leverton, and Club Kids: From Speakeasies to Boombox and Beyond: this is really egotistical, but these two books are on my shelf because I’m in them. A friend photographed me in Acne jeans for Denim Dudes, and Club Kids has pictures of me at Boombox [a nightclub in east London] with Alice Dellal. It’s a funny book because it’s very much of a time.
Holland’s London Fields studio