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3 Fashion Books You Need To Buy

Tory Burch: In Color

“This book is a kaleidoscope of my greatest influences and experiences, told through images and stories of the people, places, things and ideas that inspire me,” Tory Burch writes in the book ($80, at the boutique). Organised by the colours and designs that have influenced Burch’s life, the book brings us through images of the designer’s fashion collections and travels; how she entertains; her style icons and the works of artists and authors she admires.

The Woman I Wanted to Be

Celebrating her 40th anniversary in fashion early this year, the irreverent Diane von Furstenberg released a retrospective exhibition “Journey of a Dress” in Los Angeles, a volume of the same title and now, this autobiography ($40, at the boutique). The designer who has a remarkable ability to constantly reinvent herself and her business has always stressed “I don’t think there is anything more important—love of family, love of nature, love of travel, love of learning, love of life in every way.”

Monsieur Dior Once Upon a Time

“All women should have a good fairy. That’s the couturier’s role”—a quotable quote by Monsieur Dior himself in this tome by Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni (about $100, at Kinokuniya). It also contains a wealth of testimonies from people who knew the couture master personally, recounting the birth of the house and its spectacular development from 1947 to 1957.


By Ng Yi Lian and Charlotte Cowles, Harper’s BAZAAR, December 2014

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