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Want to Work in Fashion? Add These Books to Your Reading List

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Fashion is one of the biggest industries in the world. With its alluring glamour, powerful influence and luxurious labels, it’s no wonder that so many people desire a career in fashion. If you happen to be one of these individuals, read on for some of the best fashion books out there.

The Paris seamstress by natasha Lester

Following an aspiring young seamstress, this fictional novel intertwines the stories of Estella Bisette and her granddaughter Fabienne to unravel a fashionable narrative of tragedy, determination and hard work. With dreams of making a name for herself, Estella follows her dreams to New York City where destiny doesn’t come as easy as she believed. 

Anna by Amy Odell

There are very few biographies written about the mysterious and powerful editor-in-chief of Vogue, Anna Wintour, but this book does. In this novel, readers embark on a journey throughout Wintour’s life from her childhood dreams to a reality she fought hard to achieve. Prepare to be even more inspired by this incredible force in fashion!

Your Fashion [Dream] Plan BY Giada Graziano

This book is an incredibly practical and helpful resource for those seeking to break into the fashion industry. Written by Giada Graziano, founder and CEO of Glam Observer, a platform dedicated to aiding students and aspiring fashion professionals, this book is teeming with beneficial practices, insights and tips for earning a career in fashion.

The Little Book of Dior by Karen Homer

The Little Book of Dior may look like a pretty subject for every Instagrammer’s filler photos, but it’s actually full of fascinating history about Dior. It’s also one of four books in Karen Homer’s Little Guides to Style series, so you can pick your favorite label or collect the entire set.

Coco Chanel: An Intimate Life by Lisa Chaney

If you want to work in fashion, you have to know Coco Chanel. Famous for reinventing the “working woman,” Chanel is one of the most popular labels in the industry. This novel provides readers with deeper insight into a life the designer kept so private and it helps you understand the character behind such an influential brand. 

Kea Humilde

New School '26

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