Book It: Fall Reading

Bowing at publishing houses are some very fashionable releases—just in time for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York (and the descent of fall fashion everywhere). Here, what’s hot off the press.

For fans of the heavy hitters,

Cartier: 1899–1949 The Journey of a Style by authors Nuno Vassallo E Silva and Maria Fernanda Passos Leite and contributors Judy Rudoe and Come Remy (Skira; Sept. 25, 2007)

René Lalique: Early Genius, 1890–1912 by Dany Sautot and edited by Yvonne Brunhammer (Skira; Sept. 25, 2007)

Yard: The Life and Magnificent Jewelry of Raymond C. Yard by N. Natasha Kuzmanovic with an introduction by David Rockefeller and photography by David Behl (Vendome Press; Oct. 1, 2007)

Henry Dunay: A Precious Life by Penny Proddow and Marion Fasel with an introduction by Stephen Magner and photography by John Parrish (Abrams Books; Dec. 1, 2007)

Chanel: Collections and Creations by Daniele Bott (Thames & Hudson; Sept. 17, 2007)

For nostalgics,

The Golden Age of Couture: Paris and London 1947–57 edited by Claire Wilcox (Victoria and Albert Museum; Sept. 1, 2007)

For the business minded,


Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster by Dana Thomas (The Penguin Press HC; Aug. 16, 2007)

For the expert eyes,



Style 101: What Every Woman Should Know About Fashion • Beauty • Home • Entertaining
by the editors InStyle magazine (InStyle; Oct. 9, 2007)

Style A to Zoe: The Art of Fashion, Beauty & Everything Glamour by Rachel Zoe with Rose Apodaca (Grand Central Publishing; Oct. 3, 2007)

Harper’s Bazaar Great Style: Best Ways to Update Your Look by Jenny Levin with a foreword from Glenda Bailey (Hearst; Nov. 1, 2007)

For Project Runway fans,



Tim Gunn: A Guide to Quality, Taste & Style
by Tim Gunn with Kate Moloney (Abrams Image; May 1, 2007)

The Little Black Book of Style by Nina Garcia with illustrations by Ruben Toledo (Collins; Sept. 4, 2007)

For the kid in all of us,



Different Like Coco
illustrated by Elizabeth Matthews (Candlewick; Feb. 13, 2007)