This fall, a whole new bumper crop of fashionable photography books is headed for a shelf near you. From the history of punk rock to Hedi Slimane’s photo essay on — don’t ask why — hotel curtains, here is WWD’s bestseller forecast for the season.
“Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue,” by Grace Coddington.
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Greatest hits of the magazine’s creative director. Intro by Anna Wintour, foreword by Karl Lagerfeld.
“We’re Desperate: The Punk Rock photography of
Jim Jocoy, SF/LA 1978-80.”
Real deal punks from Sid Vicious to The Cramps. Intro by Marc Jacobs, interview by Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth.
“Intermission,” photographs by Hedi Slimane.
Only for the die-hard Hedi fan. Images of curtains at various hotels around the world.
“Zack Carr,” by George Carr and Sam Shahid.
A posthumous ode to the former creative director of Calvin Klein.
“The Blue Jean,” by Alice Harris.
A celebration of America’s 60-year obsession with
denim — over 135 images of jeans-clad personalities.
“Black Panthers 1968.”
Four months of this historic moment as seen
through the lens of photographers Pirkle Jones
and Ruth-Marion Baruch.
“Talking to Myself,” by Yohji Yamamoto.
Yohji unplugged. Insight into the life and
labors of the designer.
“Paolo Roversi: Studio.”
100 of Roversi’s exquisite images.
“Paris,” images by Moï Ver.
A reproduction of the cult underground photography
book published in 1931.
“Here is New York,” compilation of photographs.
Sept. 11 as seen through New Yorkers’ cameras.
“Dreaming in Print: A Decade of Visionaire.”
A history of Visionaire from its 1991 inception
“Unified Message: Fashionable Photography Meets Drawing.”
Ruben Toledo, Mats Gustafson and Francois Berthoud
reinterpret fashion photography.
“Charlie Chaplin: A Photo Diary,” edited by Michel Comte.
A photo album of unpublished images discovered among Chaplin’s estate in 1999.
“Be My Guest,” by Rena Sindi.
Jessica Craig-Martin documents 16 of the
hostess’ theme parties.
“The 7L Diary/Notebook.”
A tres chic blank book — keep a diary just like Karl does.