Are you looking for the perfect gift for a luxury book lover? Check out some of our favorites here:
MISSONI La Grande Moda Italiana
Fashion lovers will love this special edition, limited collectors table book by Massimiliano Capella, Professor of Costume and Fashion History at the Bergamo University, Italy. Every copy is hand-numbered, with only 899 in production. Each unique volume features exclusive fabrics provided by the Fashion House.
The book focuses on the elements designs, original fabrics, color trials and the celebration of style, elegance and artistic expression since the launch of the brand in the 1950’s by Rosita and Ottavio Missoni. Available for $175. at Missoni.com.
Living with Coco Chanel
From the convents of the French countryside to the glittering lights of Paris to the secluded woods of Switzerland, Living with Coco Chanel (publishing September 3 from White Lion Publishing) takes you on an intimate tour of the places and people that influenced and drove the iconic designer’s work, life and legacy.
The book is a fresh approach to Chanel and her work, and is fully illustrated with beautiful archive imagery, sketches, designs and contemporary photography. The book is by Edinburgh-based writer and fashion journalist Caroline Young , who is the author of Classic Hollywood Style, Style Tribes, and Tartan and Tweed. $21.
Looking for a little bit of Hollywood glamour mixed with the sweetness of furry animal friends? ACC Art Books have released Hollywood Dogs and Hollywood Cats. A rare look of photos of Hollywood’s elite and their famous pals. The perfect gift for animal lovers and movie buffs.$45.
Bring a little zen to your life with this photographic journey by photographer Michael O’Neill, as he travels the world capturing over 200 stunning images. He captures the most influential yogis of our time as a physical, spiritual, and mindful practice. The pictures are highlighted with stories from his travels and essays by meditation master H. H. Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and Ashtanga guru Eddie Stern. $70.
New York by Reuel Golden
Valentino: At the Emperor’s Table
Step inside the life and design of Valentino Garavani, as he entertains at his homes around the world. Stunning photography by renowned Italian photographer Oberto Gili showcases Valentino’s table settings and recipes at each home. From his chalet in Gstaad, to his home in London and New York City, Valentino demostrates his love of beauty and attention to detail.
As fashion editor and friend André Leon Talley writes in the introduction, “Valentino Garavani designs his luncheons and dinners, in all of his homes, the way he has created crescendos and allegros vivace throughout his forty-plus-year career as one of the greatest haute couture designers and high-fashion leaders in the world.” $150.
Apo11o: To the Moon and Back
This limited (500 individually numbered) edition reproduction of the original Apollo 11 flight plan contains the documents Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Mike Collins and the mission control team in Houston used to plan and execute the historical first mission to land, set foot on the moon and return to Earth. Created to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, this exquisite hand bound book by Book Arts Limited lays out every step of the eight-day, three-hour, 18-minute and 35-second mission. Also included are six gate-fold illustrative technical drawings, a loose, ready-for-framing gicleé fine print and a curated photo essay by Virts.
Featuring hand-painted original end leaves of space-inspired-art, the Italian-leather bound, Apo11o: To the Moon and Back also includes an archival-quality clamshell box emblazoned with a 23-karat gold emblem based on the eagle design of the Apollo 11 mission patch. Each copy can include a hand-signed autograph from astronaut Terry Virts himself (upon request). Available now for MSRP $2,950 through the Apollo Flight Plan website. (Readers can receive a 5% discount when using the code ME50).
Kimberly Fisher is a Pursuitist contributor. As a freelance writer and on-camera host, Kimberly has traveled the world and has published over 400 articles in over 44 publications including Sherman's Travel, Huffington Post, JustLuxe, Luxury Lifestyles UK, eHow, Examiner, Food Wine Travel Magazine, Luxe Beat, NiteGuide, Ocean View, and USA Today. Disclosure: Kimberly is under contract with Casa Del Sol.