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Everyone loves to follow the fashion from New York, Hollywood and Paris. Here are some personal biographies and books on fashion for the whole family!

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Display of power : how FUBU changed a world of fashion, branding and lifestyle / by Daymond John with Daniel Paisner
In Display of Power: How FUBU Changed a World of Fashion, Branding, and Lifestyle, Daymond John (FUBU’s founder and CEO) gets to the heart of his unlikely run to the top of the fashion world, and shines compelling light on what it takes to succeed-from the dizzying street corners of his old neighborhood to the dazzling corner offices of corporate America-and what it takes to harness and display the power that resides in us all.

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Dressed in dreams : a black girl’s love letter to the power of fashion / Tanisha C. Ford
Dressed in Dreams is a story of desire, access, conformity, and black innovation that explains things like the importance of knockoff culture; the role of “ghetto fabulous” full-length furs and colorful leather in the 1990s; how black girls make magic out of a dollar store t-shirt, rhinestones, and airbrushed paint; and black parents’ emphasis on dressing nice. Ford talks about the pain of seeing black style appropriated by the mainstream fashion industry and fashion’s power, especially in middle America.

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Dressing the man : mastering the art of permanent fashion / Alan Flusser
A wonderfully illustrated guide to men’s fashion by the president of Alan Flusser Designs introduces men to the timeless elements of fashion and personal style.

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The towering world of Jimmy Choo : a glamorous story of power, profits, and the pursuit of the perfect shoe / Lauren Goldstein Crowe and Sagra Maceira de Rosen
Traces the rise of a London society girl to the head of one of the world’s most famous shoe brands, describing how Tamara Yeardye convinced shoemaker Jimmy Choo to launch a factory-produced luxury footwear line and overcame daunting challenges at every stage.

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Dior by Dior : the autobiography of Christian Dior / translated by Antonia Fraser
Christian Dior (1905-1957) rocketed to fame with his first collection in 1947 when the ‘New Look’ took the world by storm. This charming and modest autobiography gives a fascinating and detailed insight into the workings of a great fashion house, while revealing the private man behind the high-profile establishment. It is also a unique portrait of classic Paris haute couture of the 1950s and offers a rare glimpse behind the scenes. Dior details his childhood in Granville, the family and friends closest to him, his most difficult years and sudden success, as well as his sources of inspiration and creative processes.

Selections from the Youth collection

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Fashion fun / by Victoria Kann
Pinkalicious and her friends create outfits using household items, like coffee filters and macaroni.

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Does a ten-gallon hat really hold ten gallons? : and other questions about fashion / Alison Behnke
Presents common sayings about fashion, discussing which statements are right, which are wrong, and which ones still stump experts.

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Calvin Klein : fashion design superstar / by Diane Dakers
Examines the life and accomplishments of American fashion designer Calvin Klein, and includes articles on other designers, the fashion industry, and related topics.

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Versace / Daniel K. Davis
Profiles the life and career of the famous fashion designer, including his beginnings working in his mother’s workshop, building his fashion house, and his tragic death.