The Fashion World in Books and Movies

Escape to the fashion world – the world of beauty, glamorous clothes, dazzling accessories, and the people who create them.

Start with a visit to the Christian Dior fashion house to learn about its history and look at some of the collections created there. 

If you are much into tattoo designs and its history, watch a documentary on the “godfather of modern tattooing:” Ed Hardy: Tattoo the World.

Discover the secrets of Tiffany’s art appeal, enjoy the beauty of art works and behind-the-scenes creation of those works in Crazy about Tiffany’s.

British designer Ozwald Boateng is a subject of A Man’s Story, an artist of versatile talents and interests: he was a clothing designer for Hollywood’s leading actors, costume designer for multiple film productions and series, and was also chosen to design uniforms for the British Airways.

Watch a movie or read a book about Iris Apfel, an intensely original fashion icon with a decades-long presence in the fashion world, whose work gained immense recognition.

All these films are available on hoopla, brought to you by the Abbot Public Library. You only need your library card to check them out and enjoy. If you need a card, find out how to register online.

If you would like to take a closer look and get more familiar with the lives and work of some fashion designers or models,check out these ebooks:

A stylish memoir of Isaac Mizrahi, American fashion designer and the Chief Designer of the Isaac Mizrahi brand, his life, and his professional career. Included therein are accounts of famous people – designers whom he worked with and Hollywood actors and others for whom he designed.

In ebook and audiobook format on Libby/Overdrive and as an ebook on hoopla

A social history of the French Riviera in the 1930s, with the famous French designer Coco Chanel being at the center of the circle of the rich and famous.

Check it out on Overdrive/Libby

Famous fashion supermodel (and wife of quarterback Tom Brady) Giselle Bundchen writes a book about her life journey and shares her secrets of dealing with challenges and stress in her work and private life.

Check it out on Overdrive/Libby

A posthumous memoir of the legendary fashion photographer and eccentric fashion icon Bill Cunningham.

In ebook and audiobook format on Libby/Overdrive.

If you would like some practical advice from fashion gurus, consider these books:

If you wonder what a smart fashion designer is capable of, read the Maddie Springer fiction series by Gemma Halliday, in which fashion designer and amateur sleuth Maddie Springer solves mysteries and tracks down killers.

All these ebooks can be found in Overdrive/Libby. You only need your library card to check them out and download them.