5 Fashion-Loving Summer Reads

By Sarah Stallmann
In Style

Perhaps one of the biggest necessities for a relaxing evening or weekend at home is a good book and there are several on our reading list for the summer that we just can’t wait to dive into. Sticking to the fashion category (which is obviously a favorite), there are five that stand out as forerunners on my personal list. Grab one of these selects, make yourself a summer spritzer and curl up on your favorite vintage chair and sail away to fashion paradise …

1/ “D.V.” by Diana Vreeland
Slip into the world of iconic Harper’s Bazaar fashion editor and editor-in chief of Vogue, Diana Vreeland, and read why she became an influential figure in American fashion—quick wit and all.

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Photo courtesy of Amazon.


2/ “Shocking Life: The Autobiography of Elsa Schiaparelli”

Schiaparelli is known for mixing fashion and surrealism with her signature charm, while hobnobbing with legendary members of the art community like Salvadore Dali and Marcel Duchamp. We must know more!

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Photo courtesy of Amazon.


3/ “Grace: A Memoir”
by Grace Coddington
Everybody loves Grace, and I would expect to love her even more after reading her highly regarded memoir, which digs in to her long and illustrious career and ultimate role as one of fashion’s true superwomen.

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4/ “I’ll Drink to That: A Life in Style, with a Twist” by Betty Halbreich
Halbreich spent decades (four to be exact) as the personal shopper at the forever elite Bergdorf Goodman, where she worked with celebs and socialites from across the globe—and she has the hilarious stories to prove it.

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Photo courtesy of Amazon.


5/ “The Little Dictionary of Fashion” by Christian Dior
Whether to read in one sitting or to pick up here and there, every fashionista must have a copy of the ultimate “rules” of fashion written by the legendary Christian Dior. What lady doesn’t need to know how to walk with grace?

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