TOP SHELF

Need a fresh title for your personal style library? How about a stylish hostess gift for that sophisticated soirée? Our savvy bibliophiles Molly Bayme, Alison Elberger and Kelsey Goldberg compile the best books of the season to give and recieve

Dior: The New Revolution
By Laurence Benaim

Celebrate the historical, fashion forward revolution inspired by the legendary Dior, while venturing into his enduring legacy. $45 at Rizzoliusa.com

Audrey Hepburn: Portrait of an Icon
By Terence Pepper and Helen Trompeteler

This beautifully crafted book is filled with page-turning montages of stunning and rare portraits of the much-adored Audrey Hepburn. Explore the thrilling career path of one of the most celebrated and iconic actresses of all time. $40 at Rizzoliusa.com

Badgley Mischka: American Glamour
By Mark Badgley and James Mischka

Indulge yourself in the fascinating history of the masterpiece evening gown, originally fashioned by Mark Badgley and James Mischka. Their insight on timeless design is priceless. $65 at Rizzoliusa.com

Diana Vreeland: The Modern Woman
Edited by Alexander Vreeland

Dive into the three decades Diana Vreeland spent at Harper’s Bazaar and marvel at her matchless expertise and distinct view within the fashion industry. $60 at Rizzoliusa.com

Philip Treacy: Hat Designer
By Philip Treacy and Marion Hume

This showcase shines light on one of the foremost hat designers with an ensemble of eye-catching photographs curated by Treacy himself. Discover more about his collaborations and his personal life with this volume. $115 at Rizzoliusa.com

The Curated House
By Michael S. Smith with Julia Reed

Hone in on the fascinating inspiration and sources of Michael S. Smith’s stunning designs. This book offers highly anticipated insight to the luminary’s day-to-day life. $65 at Rizzoliusa.com

French Chic Living
By Florence de Dampierre, Photographed by Tim Street-Porter

Explore the charm and romance of a French Country home that reveals the secrets to bringing the French countryside to your own abode. $50 at Rizzoliusa.com

Pret-A-Party
By Lela Rose

Inspired by Texas-bred fashion designer Lela Rose’s simple philosophy, this book exudes a unique vibe inspiring readers to embrace the art of party planning with ides that turn an ordinary afternoon tea or traditional bridal shower into an unforgettable occasion. $40 at Rizzoliusa.com

In Pursuit of Beauty
By Timothy Whealon and Dan Shaw

Whealon’s interior designs combine modern aesthetics with timeless traditions. This collection illustrates his style applied to a range of homes, from a beach cottage to a New York penthouse. $50 at Rizzoliusa.com

Oscar de la Renta: His Legendary World of Style
By Andre Leon Talley

A mastermind in the world of fashion, Oscar de la Renta was celebrated for his fine craft and exemplary taste. Here the everlasting legacy of his stunning gowns lives on. $50 at Rizzoliusa.com

Gloss: The Work of Chris von Wangenheim
By Mauricio Padilha and Roger Padilha

Photographer Chris von Wangenheim’s photography exposed a darker side within the fashion world, embracing the 1970s punk movement whose revolutionary energy electrified high fashion. $85 at Rizzoliusa.com

Dennis Stock: James Dean
Introduction by Joe Hyams

Can we ever get enough of James Dean? This book presents a touching portrait of one of the most exciting and dashing actors in Hollywood history. $40 at ThamesandHudsonusa.com

The Parisian Gentleman
By Hugo Jacomet, Photographs by Andy Julia

Bespoke tailored menswear is a long-standing tradition, and now it’s enjoying a lively resurgence. This photographic tome presents the leading men’s style-makers in France as well as their craftsmanship and flair. $75 at ThamesandHudsonusa.com

Penn Station, New York
By Louis Stettner
Captured by an avant-garde photographer, this impression of Penn Station presents a study of people in motion, creating alluring images that reflect millions of stories. $50 at Thamesandhudsonusa.com

Sinatra 100
By Charles Pignone

This 100th year anniversary book celebrates the work of one of the most famous entertainers in history. The photographs and interviews take a deeper look into the crooner’s intimate personal life and his spectacular career. $60 at Thamesandhudsonusa.com

Dusting Off a Legend: The St. Anthony Hotel

Having undergone a major renovation over the past few years, San Antonio’s St. Anthony Hotel published a coffee-table book that tells the rich history of the downtown icon. $50 at Thestanthonyhotel.com

Monograms for the Home: The Art of Making Your Mark
by Kimberly Schlegel Whitman

An inside look at monograms, a historically rich yet ever-modern way to make a statement in your home and personality. Dallasite Whitman shares her expertise on this classic tradition, showing us the perfect way to add a signature detail to our lives. $40 at finer bookstores everywhere.

Alberto Pinto: Signature Interiors
By Anne Bony

Presenting the latest creations by the Alberto Pinto agency, this new volume invites you to discover exceptional interiors inspired by culture from around the world, many of which have never been seen before. $80 at Rizzoliusa.com

My Hermitage
By Dr. Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovskythe
The story of the palatial museum’s 250-year history, which is as rich in
adventure as it is in art, is extravagantly revealed. $45 at Rizzoliusa.com

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