HOLIDAY ESCAPADES

It’s the time of year…to give from the heart and soul. Here are a few selections of new reads we think will entertain throughout the New Year, as recommended by our own bibliophile Lance Avery Morgan.

ITALIAN DREAM WEDDING
By Enzo Miccio           

This internationally renowned wedding planner provides flawless examples of fairy tale weddings come true all over the romantic landscapes of Italy. From the dinner to the dress, it is an essential guide for planning picture perfect nuptials. $45. RizzoliUSA

BESPOKE, THE MASTER TAILORS OF SAVILE ROW

By James Sherwood

The skilled tailors of Savile Row in London have dressed kings, movie stars, rock legends, billionaires, and even a few regular guys. Here we see the best of the best of their talents. $40. Thames & Hudson USA

CALVIN KLEIN
By Calvin Klein

Nicknamed Calvin Clean for his sleek designs, this volume presents a stunning archive of images that reveal his timeless influence as a designer, as well as the ground he broke with romantic, rebellious, sexually charged advertising campaigns the likes of which had never been seen before. $150. Rizzoli USA

TINA BARNEY
By Tina Barney

In the Slim Aarons vein, this volume covers three decades of the artist’s provocative yet intimate large-scale color images capturing the domestic life and private moments of the American and European elite. $100. Rizzoli USA

EXPEDITION: FASHION FROM THE EXTREME
By Patricia Mears

Here’s a look at fashion at its most extreme. A dazzling array of designers have been inspired by the Artic region, Gaultier, Yamamoto, Mizrahi, McQueen, and Altuzarra among them. $50. Thames & Hudson USA

HOUSE STYLE
By Laura Burlington and Hamish Bowles

The Chatsworth manor in England is renowned as much for its fashionable history—its majestic dresses and tiaras, magnificent lace and splendid uniforms—as its unrivaled collection of art, palatial gardens, and celebrated family dynasty. $45. Rizzoli USA

CHRISTIAN DIOR, DESIGNER OF DREAMS
By Florence Müller

For the 70th anniversary of Dior’s New Look launch collection, this showcases seventy of the most memorable looks created by the master and his successors. $65. Thames & Hudson USA

THE STORY OF THE FACE
By Paul Gorman

Here’s a look at the inside story of was every 80s hipster’s go-to icon of “style culture,” the benchmark for the latest trends in art, design, fashion, photography, film, and music being defined by a thriving youth culture. $50. Thames & Hudson USA

CABINET OF WONDERS
By Patrick Mauriès

The extraordinary compendium of rare objects collected by Gaston-Louis Vuitton, grandson of Louis Vuitton, the founder of one of the world’s most famous luxury brand. A treasure trove for any collector. $95. Thames & Hudson USA

STUDIO 54
By Ian Schrager

Now, in the only official book on the legendary club, here’s a spectacular volume teeming with never-before-seen photographs and personal stories from the greatest party of all time, providing a behind the scenes’ view and putting into context a story that was so 70s.