Weekly gift guide: fashion books

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From murder mystery to backstage peeks and full-on glamour: find the perfect gift among fashion's latest book releases.

For fashion insiders

Backstage Dior, released in November, gives readers an all-access pass to the frenzy behind the scenes of a Dior fashion show. Shot by long-time backstage photographer Roxanne Lowit, the book is a mix of black-and-white and color photos and retails for around $80.

http://www.teneues.com or via amazon.com

For fans of Italian design

Miuccia Prada's influence on fashion, architecture, film, and art has been documented in her label's new 700-page-strong book Prada, which is available for $100 via Prada's website.

http://www.prada.com/pradabook

For Fräuleins that are worth it

Accompanying Ellen von Unwerth's current fashion photography retrospective Fräulein at New York's Staley-Wise Gallery, publishing house Taschen has released an eponymous monograph about the former top model's artistic work. Limited to 1,500 copies and signed by von Unwerth, the book is priced at €500 and can be ordered via Taschen's website.

http://www.taschen.com

Already got all your Christmas presents?

The story of Gianni Versace's murder, entitled House of Versace: The Untold Story of Genius, Murder, and Survival (costing around €15), won't be released in time for Christmas - it hits online retailers February 2 - but can already be preordered via amazon.com.

http://www.randomhouse.com/crown

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