Since I am in the midst of reviewing the four major fashion markets in my posts I thought it might be amusing to look at some of the novels that have fashion and/or fashion designers as their theme…when I looked at my fashion book library I found I had many…some new some not so much! I do keep all my fashion books (or should I say it is a work in progress) on LibraryThing, www.librarything.com it is a wonderful site to catalog all your books, I have chosen just do my Fashion Book Library, I’m about halfway through listing them. You can tag them and find them easily, (for example all my Chanel books are tagged as well as being together on shelves in my Library) that is where I researched my fictional fashion books. I’m sure there are many more titles out there as well as more or mine…do share your favorites.
Here then is a sampling and is by no means complete and is not in any order….
Probably my most favorite….the story of a love for Dior….it is amazing!
Another favorite and one I reviewed in nenasnotes….Oscar de la Renta plays a starring role.
I enjoyed both of these about Mlle. Chanel.
Another take on Mademoiselle.
Showing the not so nice side of fashion, in the author’s opinions, over the years…yes, even Judith Krantz and Danielle Steele have written about fashion! Probably the only Steele I have read…I must confess to having read all of Krantz back in the day!
Both about stores…. James Patterson has also done a book called The Store which was published in August….haven’t read it as yet….comments if you have!
Both new on my TBR list reviews forthcoming.
One I can’t wait to read, to be published October 24th, the fictionalized story of the Sutherland sisters who became the incredible designer, Lucile, Lady Duff Gordon, and the infamous author, Elinor Glyn. I will, most certainly, do a review on it as soon as it is published!