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This season’s crop of glamorous books is one of the best ever. Here, our resident bibliophile Lance Avery Morgan recommends a few of our favorites to inspire your stylish pursuits.  

HITCHCOCK’S HEROINES
By Caroline Young

The legendary director’s muses are always a delight, as seen in this one-of-a-kind look at the glamour behind the danger of Hitch’s cinematic masterpieces. $29.99. At InsightEditions.com

MODERN MONARCHY: THE BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY TODAY
By Chris Jackson

Enjoy an up-close and personal glimpse into the daily lives of the modern royal family by one of their most trusted photographers. $45. At RizzoliUSA.com

ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST: AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A MAGAZINE, 1920-2010
By Paige Rense

It’s the internationally respected authority on all things design. This visually stunning tome is complete with the best archival gems, stories and recollections of the fabled publication. $65. At RizzoliUSA.com

WWD: FIFTY YEARS OF RALPH LAUREN
By WWD

This illustrated volume details Lauren’s meteoric rise and the highlights of his career through archival photographs and award-winning fashion writing and business articles from the pages of WWD. $60. At RizzoliUSA.com

HOLLYWOOD MODERN: HOUSES OF THE STARS
By 
Michael Stern and Alan Hess

Vintage Hollywood? Yes, please. This looks at the intersection of celebrity and design, through houses designed by great architects for their informed, trendsetting, and extremely famous clients. $55. At RizzoliUSA.com

NEW YORK SPLENDOR: THE CITY’S MOST MEMORABLE ROOMS
By Wendy Moonan
These New York residential spaces elicit gasps of pleasure and surprise when first encountered. Some are very grand, others sparingly modern… or eclectic. All are exceptional. $85. At RizzoliUSA.com

BALENCIAGA IN BLACK
By Olivier Saillard, Veronique Belloir, Helena Lopez de Hierro D’Aubarede, and Gaspard de Massé

Cristobal Balenciaga’s black couture dresses, capes, and coats delighted the society of his day as they changed the future of fashion. Here, the extraordinary detailing of the couturier’s masterpieces in black comes to life again. $65. At RizzoliUSA.com

DESIGN & STYLE
By Carolyne Roehm

The vibrant examples and exclusive images of Roehm’s work in fashion, flowers, table design, and interiors creates a unique celebration of the power of life and style. $75. At RizzoliUSA.com

BUCKINGHAM PALACE: THE INTERIORS
By Ashley Hicks

Beautiful imagery and a lively commentary by interior designer, photographer, and royal descendant Ashley Hicks transports readers into these splendid state rooms that are rarely seen by mere mortals. $55. At RizzoliUSA.com

ROLAND MOURET: PROVOKE, ATTRACT, SEDUCE                                                                By Alexander Fury and Roland Mouret
Dive into this highly personal journey through the creative universe of the King of Curves fashion designer who brought us the galaxy dress—the defining look of the noughties. $95. At RizzoliUSA.com