The Isaac Mizrahi Pictures: New York City 1989-1993 By Nick Waplington (Damiani, $50)
Before Isaac Mizrahi was on QVC wondering whether the moon is a planet or a star (fun fact: it’s actually a satellite), he was an accomplished designer standing at the forefront of ’90s American fashion. This monograph offers a fascinating snapshot of an adventurous era known for its bubblegum-colored clothes, oversize platform shoes, and fizzy party scene. It’s all pretty out of this world. (Pictured, above)
The Finest Menswear in the World: The Craftsmanship of Luxury By Simon Crompton (Thames & Hudson, $40)
We all love gushing over designer blazers and polished lace-ups, but how are they made? Here, Permanent Style blogger Simon Crompton gets the answers, peeking behind the scenes at perennial brands such as Dunhill and Loro Piana. With gorgeous, detailed photography, this is a spotlight on the art of elegance, and the tireless hands working hard to keep us looking our best.
Louis Vuitton: The Spirit of Travel By Patrick Mauriès and Pierre Léonforte (Flammarion, $40)
LV’s long-standing passion for travel has materialized into this coffee table must-have, the companion to a new retrospective at the Grand Palais in Paris. In addition to a treasure trove of archival images, the tome features thematic tableaux showcasing the brand’s first monogrammed trunk, launched in 1854, and Nicolas Ghesquière’s more recent visionary designs.