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Style and substance never looked better. Stock up your library and laden the coffee table with a selection of new fashion titles from style icons to ultimate accessories.

Marisa Berenson: A Life in Pictures
With an introductory text by Hamish Bowles and a conversation between Marisa Berenson—who, in addition to being a model and muse, was perhaps the original It Girl—and Diane von Furstenberg, the pages of this visual biography are filled with photos by Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Helmut Newton and Steven Meisel. (Rizzoli)

High Heels: Fashion, Femininity & Seduction
High Heels is a visual timeline of fashion’s  most seductive accessory. Compelling images shot by some of the world’s leading photographers are shown alongside interviews with Manolo Blahnik, Nicholas Kirkwood and Philip Delamor, who have each contributed to the evolution of the high heel. (Goliga)

The World of Muriel Brandolini: Interiors
Fans of Muriel Brandolini will delight in this deeply personal account of the  career of this talented designer. Layered with images of both her own home and the homes of her clients, the book features 11 residential projects, all shot by Pieter Estersohn. (Rizzoli)

Nostalgia in Vogue
For more than a decade Vogue’s “Nostalgia” column has given some of the most influential people in art, fashion, film and music the chance to choose their favorite photo from the Vogue archive and write about the moment when they first saw the image . Edited by the magazine’s own Eve MacSweeney, with a foreword by Anna Wintour, “Nostalgia In Vogue” is a compilation of 63 essays and photographs by an exciting array of contributors, including Joan Didion, Karl Lagerfeld, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon and Henri-Cartier-Bresson. (Rizzoli)

Brazilian Style
“Brazilian Style” exports the country’s best, from legendary icons like soccer great Pelé and architect Oscar Niemeyer to contemporary headline-makers, such as artist Vik Muniz. With evocative photography and succinct, fast-paced texts, the book takes readers on a curated tour of the most important symbols of modern and traditional Brazilian life. (Assouline)

Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel
“The High Priestess of Fashion” Diana Vreeland made a lasting impression on fashion and style that will forever be remembered. Written by Lisa Immordino Vreeland, wife of Diana’s grandson Alexander, the book consists of over 350 illustrations which provide a visual timeline beginning in 1936 when Vreeland became the fashion editor at Harper’s Bazaar and eventually the editor-in-chief of Vogue. (Abrams)

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