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Fashion Coffee Table Books

Updated on July 24, 2014

Beautiful Coffee Table Books On Fashion And Design

Here you will find some of the most beautiful fashion coffee table books that have been published on interior design and decor, clothing accessories and jewelry, pictures of Hollywood stars and other famous people.

Let's face it, coffee table books are eye catching and really appealing. How many times did you go to a friend's house only to grab that colorful, awesome big book laying on the coffee table and found yourself eagerly flipping through it?

These books don't have any real literary value, but they're simply put hard to resist. And if you are a fashion lover, then the books shown below will grab you by the throat and not let you go until you buy them. Don't say I didn't warn you!

Enjoy these books and let me know in the Comments section if there's something I haven't added and you have on fashion coffee table books.

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Special Mention

The Beauty Book for Brain Cancer

The Beauty Book for Brain Cancer
The Beauty Book for Brain Cancer

This is a coffee-table book with a purpose: it helps save lives. First published in November 2011, its purpose is to raise awareness to this grave illness. Over 220 of your favorite celebrities, musicians and top models including Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams, Hugh Jackman, Justin Bieber, Miranda Kerr, Dianna Agron, Zoe Saldana, Chris Evans, Miley Cyrus, Eva Longoria, Jessica Alba, Kim Kardashian, Emily Blunt, Justin Timberlake, Fergie, will.i.am, Gerard Butler, Kate Bosworth, Channing Tatum, Chris Hemsworth and Rosario Dawson are featured here.

The royalties from the sale of this book are generously donated to the Brain Cancer society through 2 well known charities SNOG (Australia) and Headrush (US).

This is a book with a good cause that supports brain cancer research.

Fashion And Brand Names

The World in Vogue: People, Parties, Places

The world in vogue
The world in vogue

The World In Vogue is a truly beautiful coffee table book that is all about fashion, parties, people who party and the places the parties take place.

There are no less than 300 gorgeous photos taken off some of the biggest stars, celebs and personalities including actors, artists, models, First Ladies, and social figures that Vogue has printed in the last 40 years. Along with portrait photos of these celebrities, they were also caught on film in their natural settings, in playful or sad moments, along with capturing their homes, parties and places they usually hang out at.

A worthwhile book that any fashion lover should have.

Louis Vuitton: Art, Fashion and Architecture

Louis Vuitton: Art, Fashion and Architecture
Louis Vuitton: Art, Fashion and Architecture

With more than 400 pages chock full of gorgeous pictures, this is a fashion coffee-table book that I love. Full of pictures of luxury and art, here are depicted famous names such as Jun Aoki, Shigeru Ban, Vanessa Beecroft, Olafur Eliasson, Zaha Hadid, David LaChapelle, Jean Larivière, Annie Leibovitz, Takashi Murakami, Richard Prince, Stephen Sprouse, James Turrell, Inez Van Lamsweerde, and Vinoodh Matadin that Louis Vuitton has collaborated with over the years.

With beautiful, sharp and crystal photographs of not only fashion but also architecture, this book in fact fits both categories: fashion coffee table books as well as interior design coffee table books. It has both worlds in it gorgeously highlighted.

“I don't do fashion, I am fashion.”

Coco Chanel

FASHION: 150 Years of Couturiers, Designers, Labels

FASHION: 150 Years of Couturiers, Designers, Labels
FASHION: 150 Years of Couturiers, Designers, Labels

Another beautiful fashion coffee-table book that encompasses 150 years of fashion. Each photos shows various aspects of the times the chapters introduce for us.

It's a huge (and heavy) book. Some people consider it an encyclopedia. If you're interested in fashion in a more than casual way, you've got to get this book, as you'll find yourself going over it more than once. You'll read about the hidden secrets of the famous fashion designers, about their stories of how they became what they are now famous for. The gorgeous photos are simply visually depicting the history of fashion design over a full century and a half. Well worth getting!

American Fashion

American Fashion
American Fashion

Here is a beautiful fashion coffee-table book on the history of American fashion. Starting from the 1930s, it traces the journey of Hollywood and New York fashion designers, with over 250 gorgeous photos of the glamorous times that we so often dream about.

This is truly a fashion book based on the trends of American fashion and design. Pure gold.

Vintage Jewelry Design: Classics to Collect & Wear

Vintage Jewelry Design
Vintage Jewelry Design

If you love jewelry - I mean truly love it, this book will not disappoint you. It showcases the last 10 decades of wearable art made by famous designers such as Tiffany, Cartier, Fabergé, and Chanel. A wonderful book that gives you an idea of what was popular in each decade of the last 100 years.

In the words of Lorelei Eurto:

"Caroline Cox has written a fantastic book that chronicles vintage jewelry design from the 1830s to the current trends. If you are interested in the history of design, and want some inspiration for your own designs, this is a great book to have on hand."

100 Dresses: The Costume Institute

100 Dresses: The Costume Institute / The Metropolitan Museum of Art
100 Dresses: The Costume Institute / The Metropolitan Museum of Art

A pure fashion coffee-table book, it's all about dresses. 100 of them, in fact. And not just any dresses: 100 fabulous gowns from the permanent collection of the renowned Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, featured by designers such as Paul Poiret, Coco Chanel, Madame Grès, Yves Saint Laurent, Gianni Versace, Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, to mention just a few.

Each dress image has an describing text so you're not left in the dark as to what are you looking at. You also have runway photos, fashion plates, works of art, and portraits of designers, along with a glossary of related terms for easier understanding. A valuable book!

 

Valentino: Themes and Variations

Valentino: Themes and Variations
Valentino: Themes and Variations

The name Valentino is a classic in the fashion circles, and here you have a book full of his designs. The Italian designer's work has been coveted and worn by many Hollywood stars and other influential people.

In this book you'll find Valentino's haute couture creations, highlighting the most important and iconic creations of his half-century in fashion through recurring themes in his work. The brilliant pictures of his dresses show that clothing can be truly a wearable art!

“All the American women had purple noses and gray lips and their faces were chalk white from terrible powder. I recognized that the United States could be my life's work.”

~Helena Rubinstein

Vogue: The Covers

Vogue: The Covers
Vogue: The Covers

If you like Vogue, then you'll be interested in this relatively recent coffee-table book (published October 2011) with the most popular covers of the magazine ever. And by this I mean the most gorgeous, elegant, beautiful and glamorous covers. Starting with the very first one to the most recent one, if you've missed an edition of Vogue, you'll find its cover here in brilliant photography that leaves you salivating for more, no less.

This is a book that should be bought in pairs: one for you and one as a gift to a friend who simply loves fashion. It will be a best birthday present ever!

 

Harper's Bazaar: Greatest Hits

Harper's Bazaar: Greatest Hits
Harper's Bazaar: Greatest Hits

Harper's Bazaar is a magazine that features fashion, graphic design and photography. This book includes a collection of over 300 photographs that showcase the best fashion of our time. These photos show the magazine's "epic moments." Unforgettable designs by Tom Ford, Alexander McQueen, Miuccia Prada and other popular designers are included here, a true feast for the eyes.

It's quite a heavy book, perfect for its purpose: a coffee-table book that will be picked up over and over again by anyone who comes across it on your table.

 

Everyday Icon: Michelle Obama and the Power of Style

Everyday Icon
Everyday Icon

Michelle Obama has been the object of fascination ever since she became the First Lady. It's a lot of things, of course, her race, her great sense of style, her allure and charm - no wonder that so many books have been written about her and so many photos have been taken of her the last few years.

This book published in February 2011 is much more than just a coffee-table book. It has lots of information on the First Lady and plenty of pictures that showcase her style of fashion. A great book for reading, the coffee table, and to give as a gift.

Chanel and Her World

Chanel and Her World
Chanel and Her World

Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel (1883–1971) practically invented modern clothing for women. As an ideal complement to the Metropolitan Museum's Chanel exhibit last spring (2005), this book actually exceeds - and outlasts - the exhibit itself.

 

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      kabbalah lm 4 years ago

      I love all kinds of books

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      victoriahaneveer 5 years ago

      This is a huge selection you have on here! I've never bought a coffee table book. My partner likes to make our photos into printed hardback books and instead we have those on the table to entertain (bore) guests with, lol.

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      Marika 5 years ago from Cyprus

      @Anthony Altorenna: Oh you so nailed it! While I do have an ebook reader at home, I still prefer to read my books the old-fashioned way, especially when it comes to fashion or home decor, or anything more 'serious' than novels.

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      Anthony Altorenna 5 years ago from Connecticut

      The impressive photos and heft of a hardcover coffee table book has an intrinsic appeal that a Kindle file just can't match., Nicely done!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      You sure feature some beautiful Fashion Coffee Table Books. Most of my Coffee Table Books are about Birds or Art but I enjoyed seeing these about Fashion.

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      emmaklarkins 5 years ago

      Great, thorough guide, and terrific personal descriptions! Well done!

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      Mona 5 years ago from Iowa

      You collected hours of happy reading here. Fun to look at world fashion in glossy books. Especially since I'm very midwestern and live on a farm. :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Wow! I'd love to have a collection of these. They are fashionable indeed!