C California Style

Good Reads

by C California Style

New books this fall celebrate the best in fashion and femininity

How Girls See 
the World
Shutterbug Amanda de Cadenet’s new book (Rizzoli New York, $35) does more than promote female photographers. With contributions from Sam Taylor-Johnson, Inez van Lamsweerde and Lynsey Addario, it inspires a new generation to close the gender gap. “We represented different genres so that women knew how many options there are in this career,” de Cadenet explains.

Produced in collaboration with Yves Saint Laurent’s longtime love and business partner, Pierre Bergé, this compendium (Laurence King Publishing, $50) details the life story of the iconic designer, from his childhood rearing in a Mediterranean villa, to his meteoric rise fueled by sleek smoking jackets and sheer blouses, amid never-before-seen photos and sketches from Saint Laurent’s historic collections.

Dries Van Noten 1-100
To mark Dries Van Noten’s recent landmark, 100 fashion shows and collections, a new eponymous double-volume title (Lannoo Publishers, $180) showcases the complete works of the Antwerp Six alum, renowned for his immaculate tailoring and genius for bold patterns. British fashion journalist Susannah Frankel and esteemed show critic Tim Blanks offer context to complement 2,000-plus images from Van Noten’s oeuvre.

Claudia Schiffer
With a foreword by Ellen von Unwerth and tributes from Cindy Crawford, Karl Lagerfeld and others, preeminent Guess muse Claudia Schiffer cements her supermodel status in an eponymous tome (Rizzoli New York, $65) that shares memorable photos spanning her three-decade-plus career. Schiffer reveals, “I felt ready—and actually really excited—to have this opportunity to reflect and take stock.”