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The 10 Best style books

Whether you’re after celebrity fashion tips or industry expertise, we’ve got stylish reads for sartorialists of all persuasions
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1. Antonio Lopez: Fashion, Art, Sex & Disco

£39.95, Roger Padilha and Mauricio Padilha

The life and work of the celebrated photographer and illustrator is the subject of this monograph.

2. Tim Walker: Storyteller

£45, Tim Walker

This lavish coffee-table tome provides a beautiful overview of one of the most successful fashion photographers of a generation, with 175 images.

3. Fashion in Impressionist Paris

£24.95, Debra N Mancoff

The question "is fashion art?" is circumnavigated as the fashion in Impressionist art is explored, courtesy of Degas, Manet and Monet.

4. Kate: The Kate Moss Book

£50, Kate Moss

Since Moss was famously scouted at 14, her professional life has passed into modern folklore. This is a rare chance to see another side of an iconic figure.

5. The Perfect Gentleman

£38, James Sherwood

Manners may cost nothing, but the sartorial accoutrements of a gentleman have never come so cheap. This charts social history through their clothing.

6. Alexander McQueen: Fashion Visionary

£30, Judith Watt

This retrospective exploring the designer's work is densely packed with images, illustrations, anecdotes and insights.

7. Cult Shoes

£29.95, Harriet Walker

Footwear has been elevated to a position of idolatry by some. For those, this book by The Independent's Style editor details famous names for every walk of life.

8. Opening Ceremony

£40, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon

Lim and Leon launched the titular boutique 10 years ago. Now it has outposts all over the world. Contributions from Chloë Sevigny and photos by Terry Richardson.

9. Kylie/Fashion

£28, Kylie Minogue

Kylie's style has come a long way from the ra-ra skirt in her 1987 video for 'The Locomotion'. This book opens the singer's archives to chart the good, the bad and the ugly.

10. Dressed to Kill: Jazz Age Fashion

£45, Virginia Bates and Daisy Bates

The 1920s hold timeless appeal for modern designers and Virginia Bates' eponymous vintage fashion boutique has a role to play in that.