Your Fall Reading (Skimming) List

9.20.2007

By Nick Burns


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Skip Sophocles, Dante and Shakespeare and add these fashion tomes to your fall reading list!

New York Look Book: A Gallery Of Street Fashion by Amy Larocca and Jake Chessum ($24.95) Amazon.com

Fashion and interviews from the streets of New York City snapped by
the writer and photographer who create New York Magazine's weekly
fashion centerfold. But with these centerfolds you won't feel like an idiot when you say "I read the articles!"

Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster by Dana Thomas ($27.95) Amazon.com

Dana Thomas explores how luxury brands, once reserved the the upper
echelons of the rich, have become marketing machines. It's a must-read
for anyone who is obsessed with fashion and designer duds. But will it
make you buy fewer pairs of Prada sunglasses? Of course not!

Misshapes by Geordon Nicol, Greg Krelenstein, and Leigh Lezark ($25.00) Amazon.com

A collection of photos from the almost-legendary and now-defunct Misshapes party in Manhattan. Check out the fashion of New York City nightlife including attendees Hedi Slimane, Madonna, Bloc Party, Peaches, Debbie Harry, Evan Rachel Wood and hundreds more who ignored their parents when they said "You're going out dressed like that?"

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