By Joseph Cheng

7 Fashion Books to Put On Your Reading List

A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, or, a fashion house.
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Ask any fan of the fashion-centric movie The Devil Wears Prada and they’d be able to recite Miranda Priestly’s iconic cerulean speech by heart. Albeit being factually incorrect, it gives us a peek into how the fashion industry works and most importantly, why it matters, whether or not you decide to make it your career.

Other than the silver screen, another way to gain fashion insight is to read about it. Quoting English author Jeanette Winterson: “Books and doors are the same thing. You open them, and you go through into another world”.

Ahead, we compile a list of fashion reads that are not your average coffee table books, ranging from text-heavy biographies to visually pleasing photography books that allow everyone—be it a newcomer or an avid enthusiast—to flip through and learn more about the (not so) glamourous big world of fashion. So the next time a conversation leads you to topics related to fashion, be ready to chip in an opinion or two.