As if to prove that there’s no stopping Naomi Campbell in becoming the most iconic supermodel in the world, the 46-year-old Englishwoman has recently launched “Naomi Campbell” (Taschen), a provocative two-volume photographic tome limited to 1,000 numbered copies, signed by Campbell herself and presented in special cases by Allen Jones
The first volume amasses the hallmarks of Campbell’s meteoric career in the industry, from being the first model of African descent to grace the cover of Vogue Paris and Time to her latest and greatest endeavors. It features stunning photography by the likes of Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Richard Avedon, Anton Corbijn and Patrick Demarchelier, to name but a few.
The second volume presents a more personal perspective, and in this one Campbell waxes lyrical on her childhood, about growing up and the greatest fashion designers, accompanied by never-before-seen personal snapshots.
This collector’s edition piece may alternatively serve as a quirky piece of art to grace your home interior.
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1. A large part of the preppy Ivy League look has long been incorporated into contemporary men’s styling. One of the proponents of this trend is Mark McNairy, ex-creative director of J. Press and founder of Mark McNairy New Amsterdam.
In “F**K Ivy and Everything Else” (Harper Design), he explores some cool ideas that would stretch the modern Ivy League look.
2. Menswear has not really changed a lot throughout the last century. Jackets, pants and shirts are still the basic pieces of formal wear.
“True Style: The History & Principles of Classic Menswear” (Basic Books) by G. Bruce Boyer goes through this idea with verve and inspirational notes on pieces to pair and marks of quality or style one should be looking out for today.
3. A lot of brands hailing from the U.K. boast about their sartorial heritage and style. But, how do you know which the best ones are?
Fret not, as “Best of British” (Prestel) by Horst Friedrichs comes to scrutinize only the finest of Britain’s fashion industry.
From shoemaker John Lobb to a select few tailors from Savile Row, the list is pretty hard to fault.