Madeleine Crutchley chatted to a group of women, including me, about the role of fashion in their writing. Personally, fashion helps me paint a picture of a time period, like the 90s fashion in Golden Days (dresses over trousers, anyone?!) I loved reading about fashion as social history, fashion as business, and fashion as protest. Gorgeous Doris du Pont was a client of mine when I owned Nova Models, and I’ve enjoyed reconnecting with her through our mutual love of fashion + literature. Check out her jacket printed with Gregory O’Brien’s poetry. J’adore.
Added bonus: reading list, see below.
An Extended Fashion Reading List
Authors and articles as recommended by writers.
RECOMMENDED BY ISABELLE
Naked Dressing Has You Covered by Vanessa Friedman.
London’s Buzziest Young Designer Is Sitting Out Fashion Week by Elizabeth Paton.
What’s “Everyday Aspirational” — A Rant, A Rave! by Liana Satenstein.
Kim Russell’s Trend Report From SS24 Fashion Weeks by Kim Russell.
Sundressed by Lucianne Tonti.
RECOMMENDED BY JESSICA
The Circus of Fashion by Suzy Menkes.
Biege Ambition by Matthew Schneier.
The Truth About Karl by Cathy Horyn.
RECOMMENDED BY GRACE
The Right Fit: On Adaptive Clothing and Inclusivity and Diversity in Fashion by Patty Huntington.
RECOMMENDED BY DORIS
Being There by Cecile Geary.
RECOMMENDED BY CAROLINE
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid.
The Secret History by Donna Tartt.