If you’re a fashion enthusiast, you would know fashion is more than pretty dresses on a runway or constant shopping sprees. It’s a lot more. Your love for fashion has taken over many realms of life — from movies, TV shows and books to celebrities and influencers. And if you’re a true enthusiast, you know how uplifting it is to take inspiration from the outside world that offers an impeccable sense of style. Watching some of the most iconic fashion movies can convince any naysayer that the industry is worth paying attention to while reaffirming the passion of those of us who have long paid attention to its power.
Not only are there multiple movies and TV shows that have become iconic fashion symbols, but fans across the globe also turn to them for inspiration. In the recent past, Emily in Paris has become the epitome of fashion. We are eagerly waiting to see all the new fashion looks. While movies work as a great way to seek visual fashion inspiration if enhancing your knowledge about the industry fuels you, picking up a fashion book is wise.
Luxebook recommends the most iconic TV shows, movies and books for all fashion mavericks.
Emily in Paris
Making an entry in 2020, Emily In Paris finally brought to life a surge of fashion that everyone craved. And this just in…. the cast has started filming Season 3!
A fashion-related show after what seemed like a decade, this soon became everyone’s favourite. Sylvie’s chic wardrobe ensemble or Emily’s experimental fashion, no matter which side you lean, one thing is certain you won’t be disappointed.
No matter where you lean, towards Serena Vanderwoodesen or Blair Waldorf, the girls on the Upper east side will leave you spell-bound with their attire. Seductive, alluring and elegant, Gossip Girl, a much-loved show in the 2000s, soon transitioned into the IT show when it comes to fashion. While it did deliver oodles of drama, the fashion quotient it offered has till today remained in the hearts of many.
Elegant, sexy, tailored or avant-garde, no matter what you ask for, this show delivers it all. A show based on the lives of four best friends and their love life, it opens up a host of fashion options. While some look maybe outrageous to think of donning, others are just what you need in your wardrobe. A refreshing mix of colours, staples and flamboyance, it just can’t get better than this.
Tracing the most iconic haute couture designed by and conceived by Christian Dior, Dior by Christian Dior is the first volume in the series devoted to each designer at Dior. The book looks at all of Christian Dior’s haute couture creations, from the ‘New Look’, to the final elegantly streamlined Fuseau line presented for Fall-Winter 1957.
If there is one fashion figure that deserves a book, it ought to be the most well known — Coco Chanel. Known for her unique style including pearls, tweed and other iconic Chanel pieces the book by Megan Hess portrays her in style. The illustrations take you through the most influential moments in the designer’s life through black and white sketch drawings sprinkled throughout with insightful quotes from Chanel herself.
Inside Haute Couture: Behind the Scenes at the Paris Ateliers by Désirée Sadek
Channel your curiosity for fashion knowledge as you trace the story of 10 well-known French ateliers as you read Inside Haute Couture. From technicalities to traditions, this is the book you’ve been waiting for to know all about the minutest details — from the craftsmanship to exclusive VIP reception rooms.
The powerhouse of fashion, no words can describe Anna Wintour. When it comes to influential personalities in the industry, Anna Wintour tops the charts. Her reign is omnipresent not only in the world of Vogue but also in designer collections and events like the Met Gala. Based on extensive interviews, this book weaves Anna’s personal story into a larger narrative about the hierarchical dynamics of the fashion industry and the complex world of Condé Nast, Anna charts the relentless ambition of the woman who would become an icon.
A complete look at Tom Ford’s iconic design work for both Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent from 1994 to 2004. It chronicles not only Ford’s clothing but also his idea of designing a brand. Tom Ford has become one of fashion’s great icons. The book also includes design grand vision for the complete design of a brand. It is Ford’s testament to a career of singular moments reinventing the boundaries of style and sensuality in clothing.