Early fall’s best books to have? They’re right here, according to our resident bibliophile Lance Avery Morgan, who selects his favorites for saturating yourself in style as the weather gets cooler.
HUNKS & HEROES
By Jim Moore
This is the must-have style bible for all readers interested in men’s fashion, style, culture, and celebrity from the former editor-in-chief at GQ magazine. $75. At Rizzoli USA
By Mary Wilson
It showcases the magnificent Mary Wilson Gown Collection that includes iconic outfits created for and worn by The Supremes, photographed especially for this book on the stage of the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. $40. At Thames And Hudson USA.
A GREAT PARTY: DESIGNING THE PERFECT CELEBRATION
By Bryan Rafanelli
Farrow & Ball are world-renowned for their high-end paint and luxury wallpaper. Here is the wisdom for creating harmonious interiors and beautiful rooms. This is a practical guide filled with endless inspiration. $50. At Rizzoli USA.
FIONA BARRATT-CAMPBELL: ELEMENTAL
By Fiona Barratt-Campbell
From a chic, historic townhouse in Somerset, to a beach villa in Mallorca…then to a riverside development in London and beyond, this presents the definitive master class in home design. $65. At Rizzoli USA.
By Paul Moorhouse
The famous chameleon photographer has over 230 key works celebrated here and addresses her talents through the lens of portraiture and style in the era of today’s social media and selfies. $45. At Rizzoli USA.
CREATIVE PARIS: URBAN INTERIORS, INSPIRING INNOVATORS
By My Little Paris
Here is a guidebook for the city’s best-kept secrets in fashion, interiors, and lifestyle inside thirty-four homes and creative spaces that reflects Paris’s freshest interior inspiration. $35. At Rizzoli USA.
ENTERTAINING AT HOME
By Ronda Carman
This offers an insider’s view of gatherings in the homes of leading tastemakers from the worlds of interior design, architecture, culinary arts, and high society–including Lynn Wyatt, of course. $45. At Rizzoli USA.
1950s In VOGUE
By Rebecca C. Tulte
You’ll love how this reveals a fascinating and up to now little-explored era in the history of American Vogue magazine under the 1952-1962 editorship of Jessica Daves. It features photographs, illustrations, spreads from the Vogue archives, and letters from Daves’s personal archives. $95. At Thames & Hudson.
HOLIDAY: THE BEST TRAVEL MAGAZINE THAT EVER WAS
By Pamela Fiori
It was the most glamorous travel magazine in mid-century America. Highlighted is the publication’s golden era with a blend of sparkling writing, stunning photographs, and an eclectic assortment of ephemera. $85. At Rizzoli USA.
By Carl Dellatore
This sleek tome features a freshman class of 50 that hail from all over the country and are leading the charge in what’s new and next in the future of decorating. $45. At Rizzoli USA.
THE STYLE OF MOVEMENT: FASHION AND DANCE
By Ken Browar and Deborah Ory
This gorgeous volume spotlights today’s greatest dancers–from ballet to modern—dressed in clothing by today’s and yesterday’s most celebrated designers. Included are Dior, Valentino, Oscar de la Renta, and Bill Blass, to name a few $75. At Rizzoli USA.
JOHN GALLIANO FOR DIOR
By Robert Fairer
This elegantly captures the designer’s extraordinary fashions created for the House of Dior with never-before-seen images of show-stopping designs. It’s a must-own for any fashion connoisseur. $150. At Thames & Hudson USA.