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There are those who love luxury, and those who are fond of reading. And when the two worlds come together, we can’t but take every chance we get to indulge in the books that give us an unprecedented glimpse at the luxury industry. Whether they revolve around fashion, jewelry or interior design, their ability to constantly amaze us is a common factor that we’ll never cease to cherish. So, if you’re looking for new additions to your library, here are 5 books to consider!
Tiffany & Co. Vision and Virtuosity (Icon Edition) book by jewelry historian Vivienne Becker traces the rich heritage of the world-famous American jewelry house. From its creative inspirations to its witty advertisements, window displays, Blue Book high jewelry collections, diamond expertise and the stories behind the blue box, this book encapsulates the journey of Tiffany & Co. in this dazzling world.
Art X Fashion: Fashion Inspired by Art book by Nancy Hall-Duncan showcases 75 designer pieces and the artworks that inspired them, highlighting the close relation between art and fashion long before “collabs” became a buzzword. It introduces us to designers such as Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli who worked with artists like Picasso and Dalí in the earliest 20th century, as well as to iconic moments in fashion such as Yves Saint Laurent’s 1965 homage to Piet Mondrian.
Yves Saint Laurent at Home book by Jacques Grange highlights a different side of the famous French designer, one of a connoisseur with a deep knowledge and appreciation for art and interior design. Offering a look at what he and Pierre Bergé produced in close collaboration with world-class designer Jacques Grange, it showcases private spaces full of wonder and enchantment that inspire interior design enthusiasts.
Bulgari Eden. The Garden of Wonders book by Simone Marchetti, Lucia Silvestri, and Cho Gi-Seok captures the Roman House’s dream of fine and high jewelry, which celebrates nature as a limitless source of inspiration, vitality, and energy. BULGARI’s wonderful craftsmanship, its signature colored gems, and refined and skillful design are perfectly reflected through exclusive sketches and photographs of the jewelry, as well as artistic references to the iconographic themes of nature and the garden with creative images by contemporary photographers.
Louis Vuitton: Trophy Trunks book by Olivier Margot traces over three decades of unparalleled athletic excellence in creating custom cases for some of the most recognizable trophies in the world. It captures the heritage of Louis Vuitton in a singular story of legendary achievements and skill.
Article Written by Mirella Haddad