Fashion Resources that Should be on your Reading List

You can find solace in education, and vital experiences of the fashion industry should be absorbed in or out of the classroom. From how queer fashion has permeated our wardrobes to the history of how black models cemented the win for Americans during the Battle of Versailles, these stories and historical anthologies are essential in framing the industry in a global context, not just for the few but for us all. Check out some fundamental resources by leaders and scholars of the fashion industry below.

Supreme Models: Iconic Black Women Who Revolutionized Fashion by Marcellas Reynolds

Guo Pei: Couture Beyond

Africa Rising: Fashion, Design, and Lifestyle from Africa by Clara Le Fort and Robert Klanten

The New Black Vanguard by Antwaun Sargent

Ametora: How Japan Saved American Style by W. David Marx

China Fashion: Conversations with Designers by Christine Tsui

China: Through the Looking Glass by Andrew Bolton, Harold Koda (Contributor), Homay King (Contributor), Mei Mei Rado (Contributor), Wong Kar-Wai (Contributor), and John Galliano

The Japanese Revolution in Paris Fashion by Yuniya Kawamura

A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk

Favelization: The Imaginary Brazil in Contemporary Film, Fashion, and Design by Adriana Kertzer and Penny Wolfson

Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem by Daniel R. Day

Queer Style by Adam Geczy

That’s What Fashion Is: Lessons and Stories from My Nonstop, Mostly Glamorous Life in Style by Joe Zee

New African Fashion by Helen Jennings

The Chiffon Trenches: A Memoir by Andre Leon Talley

The Battle of Versailles: The Night American Fashion Stumbled into the Spotlight and Made History by Robin Givhan