As someone who collects design books, I am very much looking forward to the release of these titles come September and November.
I have one of David Downton's sketches, the one used for the cover of 100 Years of Fashion Illustration. This new book, Master of Fashion Illustration, which he penned/edited/curated lists all the greatest fashion illustrators, as well as discusses the time when magazines only had illustrated covers.
More fashion sketches with Manolo's New Shoes
I love Cecil Beaton's work especially his photography. This tome Cecil Beaton: The Art of the Scrapbook should let us into the mind of the creative genius.
Christian Dior's love for America is chronicled in this book by Kate Betts
I am waiting with bated breath for this book: American Fashion Designers at Home
because it is sure to be lush and inspirational. I saw previews of it on the Assouline website and it looks fabulous. I have all the American Fashion books and I can't wait to add this to my collection.
Thierry Mugler: Galaxy Glamour for all the futuristic fashion
These two books on Isabella Blow — Isabella Blow: A Life in Fashion and Isabella Blow — are sure you to be filled with amazing photographs of Isabella Blow and her extensive fashion collection. They would also give us an insight on the life of this tortured fashion maverick.