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The Best Books About Fashion and Style  

Jessica Lawshe
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List Rules Vote up the best style books for fashionistas.

Fashion is life! Whether you're a die-hard fan with a degree in fashion, or just a dabbler who likes flipping through Vogue and Harper's Bazaar, you'll want to pick up every fashion book on this list. But how to choose just one? That's like asking us to pick our favorite handbag or pair of shoes! First of all, decide what kind of read you're looking for: just pictures? Or do you want a little more 4-1-1 to go along with the fashion stories? Figuring out how to put together an outfit? Maybe a style guide is for you. Want to know everything about your favorite designer or design house? Then pick up one of these awesome style books by your fave fashion designer or style guru.

For the sassy entrepreneur there's #GIRLBOSS and Hijacking the Runway: How Celebrities Are Stealing the Spotlight from Fashion Designers. Maybe you love just flipping through beautiful pictures of clothes. If that's the case, then you'll love glossy, gorgeous pages of 100 Years of Fashion. Obsessed with the history of fashion? Then check out Elsa Schiaparelli: A Biography. Maybe you just want the gossip? Then you'd probably be all about I'll Drink to That.

Since you already know you have exquisite taste, take a look at the list and vote up the books that every fashionista should have in her (or his) possession! Don't see your favorite books by fashion bloggers or celebrity designers on the list? Add 'em!

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Tim Gunn's Fashion Bible: ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Books About Fashion and Style
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100 Years of Fashion is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Books About Fashion and Style
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Chanel: The Vocabulary of Styl... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Books About Fashion and Style
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The Little Dictionary of Fashi... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Books About Fashion and Style
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#Girlboss is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Books About Fashion and Style
Sophia Amoruso
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Fashion: The Definitive Histor... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Books About Fashion and Style
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The Fashion Book New Edition is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Books About Fashion and Style
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Alexander McQueen: Savage Beau... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Books About Fashion and Style
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Valentino: At The Emperor'... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Books About Fashion and Style
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The Fashion Designer's Tex... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Books About Fashion and Style
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The Fashion Designer Survival ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Books About Fashion and Style
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Fashion Illustration: Inspirat... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Books About Fashion and Style
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Vogue and The Metropolitan Mus... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Books About Fashion and Style
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The Little Black Book of Style is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Books About Fashion and Style
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Designers on Instagram: #fashi... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Books About Fashion and Style
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Women in Clothes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Books About Fashion and Style
Heidi Julavits, Sheila Heti, Leanne Shapton
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D.V. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Books About Fashion and Style
Diana Vreeland
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Culture to Catwalk: How World ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Books About Fashion and Style
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How to Dress for Success is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Books About Fashion and Style
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Charles James: Beyond Fashion is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Books About Fashion and Style
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I'll Drink to That is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Books About Fashion and Style
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Refinery29: Style Stalking is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Books About Fashion and Style
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Tory Burch: In Color is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Books About Fashion and Style
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The Beautiful Fall: Fashion, G... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Books About Fashion and Style
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Elsa Schiaparelli: A Biography is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Books About Fashion and Style