SHELF LIVES

When it comes to recommending a great read, our resident bibliophile Lance Avery Morgan has a few selections for fall that will dazzle you.

FABULOUS! THE DAZZLING INTERIORS OF TOM BRITT

By Mitchell Owens

This gorgeous volume divides Britt’s portfolio into four categories: Exotic, Modern, Historical, and Classic as Britt’s inimitable style merges saturated colors with an easy luxury. (Rizzoli USA, $75)

BETAK: FASHION SHOW REVOLUTION

Here’s rare access to the most sophisticated fashion shows of the past 25 years from creative director and producer Alexandre de Betak, highlighting some of the most memorable set and event designs for Dior, Nike, Marc Jacobs, the Guggenheim Museum, Rodarte, and more. (Phaidon Press, $100)

ABOUT DECORATING: THE REMARKABLE ROOMS OF RICHARD KEITH LANGHAM 

By Sara Ruffin Costello

Part biography, part celebration of Langham’s lavish work.  From grand seaside estates on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and on Florida’s Jupiter Island, to elegant houses in the country-sides of Pennsylvania and Connecticut, an impressive town house in New Orleans plus city residences in New York and Memphis… and beyond. (Rizzoli USA, $60)

DRESSES TO DREAM ABOUT

By Christian Siriano

One of today’s top fashion designers, and Project Runway fan favorite, takes his fans through the creation of his favorite gowns, from sketch to dress. (Rizzoli USA, $45)

AT HOME WITH DOGS & THEIR DESIGNERS

By Susanna Salk

Go behind the scenes of designers and as they turn their focus on the pups that share the stylish homes and well-manicured gardens of the top interior designers in the country. (Rizzoli USA, $35)

SCHIAPARELLI & THE ARTISTS

By Andre Leon Talley, Suzy Menkes and Christian Lacroix

This is the first definitive work dedicated to the shared inspiration between the designer and her circle of artist friends, featuring never-before-seen photography, intimate anecdotes, and essays penned by some of today’s most authoritative fashion critics and personalities. (Rizzoli USA, $85)

LUXURY DESIGN FOR LIVING

By Steve Huyton

Luxury is defined in this stylish look at over 145 examples of ultra-high-end architecture, automobiles, timepieces, and lifestyle objects that exist in a rarefied realm, offering their owners the ultimate in comfort, performance, and aesthetic pleasure. (Schiffer Publishing, $60)

GUY BOURDIN: IMAGE MAKER

By Matthias Harder

Vogue France’s Guy Bourdin irrevocably changed the face of modern photography and this is an exploration of the photographer’s iconic imagery, featuring archival material yet unpublished, including original, never-before-seen images and paintings. (Assouline, $150)

BULGARI: THE JOY OF GEMS

By Vivienne Becker

Bulgari’s exquisite high jewelry creations are conjured from the vibrant color, life, and light of exceptional gemstones, infused with an innate Roman sense of history, and invigorated with an audacious spirit of modernity that’s seen on every gorgeous page here. (Assouline, $250)

ANNIE LEIBOVITZ: PORTRAITS 2005-2016

By Annie Leibovitz

The influential photographer selected the finest and most representative portraits from her recent work. With more than 150 pop culture favorite subjects, this volume of striking portraits documents contemporary culture with an artist’s eye and wit. (Phaidon Press, $90)

YVES SAINT LAURENT ACCESSORIES

By Patrick Mauriès

This is the first book to focus exclusively on the legendary designer’s exquisite jewelry, hats, shoes, and handbags, presented thematically alongside a wealth of rare materials from the designer’s archive. (Phaidon Press, $60)

WOMEN OF SINGULAR BEAUTY

By Cathleen Naundorf and Judith Clark

The luxurious photographic work of The Society Diaries’ March 2016 cover fashion story contributor can also be seen in this new volume that profiles her talents at Chanel Haute Couture. There’s a wow factor on each page. (Rizzoli USA, $95)

WEDGWOOD

Foreword by Alice Rawsthorn

Here’s the most comprehensive presentation to date of Wedgwood, English purveyor of fine china, porcelain, and luxury accessories known for its timeless, elegant, and classic designs. (Rizzoli USA, $60)

FIORUCCI

Afterword by Janie Schaffer and Stephen Schaffer

You’ll love this playful celebration of one of the most irreverent labels in fashion and design. Fifty years after its founding by Elio Fiorucci in 1967, the iconic Milanese fashion label is entering a new phase of ingenuity with a glittering unveiling of its new collection and retail stores. (Rizzoli USA, $45)

ROBERT DOISNEAU: THE VOGUE YEARS

By Robert Doisneau

From high-society balls and fashion shoots to portraits of artists and scenes from urban life in France, this volume showcases Doisneau’s best photographs for Vogue Paris. Here are masterfully captured scenes from everyday life that captured the spirit of the era and its celebrities. (Rizzoli USA $55)

AT HOME AT HIGHCLERE: ENTERTAINING AT THE REAL DOWNTON ABBEY

By The Countess of Carnavon

Gain complete access to the world-renowned historic country house and its art of entertaining, past and present. Highclere has welcomed royalty, statesmen, and notables from the worlds of business, academia, and the arts for shooting parties, elegant fêtes, and celebrations in the grand style. (Rizzoli USA, $37.50)

THE ITALIAN GENTLEMAN: THE MASTER TAILORS OF ITALIAN MEN’S FASHION

Written by Hugo Jacomet

In the world of fashion, Italy is the Mount Everest of men’s style. Beyond its global fashion brands, the soul of Italian style is found in the workshops and boutiques of the established masters and artisans who for generations have created the finest menswear on the planet. (Rizzoli USA, $65)