WELL-READ

Our savvy bibliophile Meredith Heins highlights the latest and most glamorous tomes of the season to grace your coffee table, bookshelf and stylish sensibility.

Lanvin: I Love You
by Alber Elbaz

This is a stellar showcase of the fashion and spirit of Lanvin with nearly two hundred compositions of Elbaz’s work that is full of transformative energy. $75 at Rizzoliusa.com

Hill Country Houses
By Cyndy Severson
This spectacularly presents 19 of the area’s most exemplary private homes, from meticulously renovated ranches to sustainable houses built around heritage oak tree…with lush photography to
provide a glimpse of how today’s Hill Country resident lives. $50. At Monacellipress.com

Halston
By Lesley Frowick

Written by Halston’s niece and confidant, the pages reflect his glamorous, minimalist aesthetic that personified American fashion in the electric 1970s. $75 at Rizzoliusa.com

Robert Couturier Designing Paradises By Robert Couturier
Feast your eyes on gorgeous images by touring Couturier’s country retreat in bucolic Kent, Connecticut that reflects his passion for luxury and beauty. $60 at Rizzoliusa.com

Paula Pryke: Weddings
By Paula Pryke

An essential book packed with exquisite photographs and floral displays for planning every aspect of the wedding day and beyond. $35 at Rizzoliusa.com

Marella Agnelli: The Last Swan
By Marella Agnelli and Marella Caracciolo Chia
Gaze over the exclusive world of one of the twentieth century’s most glamorous and alluring women, as seen through her private homes and garden that is full of timeless elegance. $65 at Rizzoliusa.com

Jean-Louis Deniot: Interiors
By Diane Dorrans Saeks, Photographed by Xavier Bejot
As the epitome of French style, Jean-Louis Deniot’s classical approach graces interiors in Paris, the French countryside, Moscow, India, New York, Chicago, L.A., and beyond. It offers inspiration and ideas to decorators, homeowners, and antiques enthusiasts. $75 at Rizzoliusa.com

Escape: The Heyday of Caribbean Glamour
By Hermes Mallea
Hermes Mallea takes the reader inside a world of beach parties and costume balls set in lush tropical landscapes, of rarefied resorts and fairy-tale private estates in Antigua, Barbados, Cuba, and Jamaica, to name a few. $60 at Rizzoliusa.com

The Art of Discovery: Hollywood Stars Reveal Their Inspirations

By Robin Bronk, Photographed by Jeff Vespa

Immerse yourself in one hundred intimate portraits of celebrities relating personal stories about their inspirations with a portion of the proceeds going to The Creative Coalition. $45 at Rizzoliusa.com.

ETRO
By Renata Molho

Celebrating a brand famous for its lustrous fabrics and artisanal quality this acclaimed piece of work features the materials and prints that make Etro unique and inimitable. $85 at Rizzoliusa.com

Neiman Marcus Cooks: Recipes for Beloved Classics and Updated Favorites
By Kevin Garvin and John Harrisson
A must have for foodies, the crowd pleasing tome offers recipes with a well-rounded repertoire of tried-and-true recipes that embody classic American style. $65 at Rizzoliusa.com.

The Best of Flair
By Fleur Cowles

Critically lauded for its sharp mix of clothes, literature, art, travel, decor, theater, and humor, Flair magazine in the early 1950s made publishing history with its combination of eclectic editorial content and lavish production quality. $125 at Rizzoliusa.com.

Palm Springs Modern: Houses in the California Desert
By Adele Cygelman, Foreword by Joseph Rosa, Photographed by David Glomb
Showcasing some jet-set homes designed by the likes of Neutra, Frey, Lautner, and others, this mecca of international stye, features examples of Mid-Century modernism at its most glamorous. $40 at Rizzoliusa.com

Horst: Photographer of Style
By Philippe Garner, Claire Wilcox and Robin Muir, Edited by Susanna Brown, Foreword by Anna Wintour
Celebrating the entire career of legendary fashion photographer Horst P. Horst, this rich illustration includes a retrospective of the photographer’s career, spanning fashion, nudes, portraiture, interiors, and art at the Victoria and Albert Museum. $75 at Rizzoliusa.com

Paris Magnum

By Eric Hazan
This archive of the everyday workings of Paris captures the essence of Parisian life. From their fashion shows to underground jazz clubs and from the metro to indoor cafes and beyond. $65.00 at Rizzoliusa.com

Paparazzi!: Photographers, Stars, Artists
By Clement Cheroux
Exploring the complex love-hate relationship between celebrity and photography, here is the oft-disparaged profession in contemporary art today. $60 at Rizzoliusa.com

William Helburn: Seventh and Madison
By William Helburn

A quintessential figure of the Mad Men era’s Golden Age of advertising, Helburn was one of the most prolific and dynamic photographers of the New York school that dominated fashion and advertising from the late 1940s through the 1960s and this collection is peerless. $65 at Thamesandhudson.com

Yves St Laurent
By Roxanne Lowit
This dazzling portrait represents Yves Saint Laurent and his world of fashion over the last 25 years of his career, as well as the backstage experience at YSL’s shows. $50 at Thamesandhudson.com

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