27 Best Fashion Books in 2022, From Style Guides to Designer Memoirs

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  • Learning more about fashion gives you more choice in what you say through what you wear.
  • Whether you study fashion or want coffee table books, there are many great fashion books out there.
  • Below, we outlined the best fashion books, from streetwear guides to tomes about famous designers.

Fashion is a spectacular part of everyone’s life: we all wear clothes and get dressed. Every time we wear something, it’s an opportunity to tell the world something without saying a word.

But fashion goes far beyond our contemporary experiences — it is tied into every aspect of our history and can even play important roles in social movements. Fashion is often tied to our economy, and trends can speak to the collective experience of a society. The best fashion books leave you

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Mary J. Blige Marries Street Style With Red Carpet Glamour in Two-Piece Tony Ward Gown at BET Awards 2022

Mary J. Blige is a fashion chameleon, switching from street style to red carpet glamour, embracing plenty of style iterations in between along the way. For the 2022 BET Awards, the 51-year-old singer-actress donned a pristine-white two-piece outfit, creating a look that embodied the best elements of her signature style.

To attend the award show celebrating Black excellence and Black culture, Blige — who was styled by Jason Rembert — wore a look by Tony Ward. The design’s cropped off-the-shoulder top featured an asymmetric sleeve design with a singular long sleeve on one arm and a beaded strap on the other shoulder. The silhouette also wrapped around Blige’s neck, giving a choker-like effect. The hip-hop icon paired the top with a ruched high-waisted white skirt, which featured a slightly off-center thigh-high slit and a floor-sweeping train.

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Mary J. Blige attends the 2022 BET Awards on June 26 in Los Angeles. - Credit: Michael Buckner for Variety

Mary J. Blige attends the 2022 BET Awards on June 26

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Travis Barker’s Son Landon Launches boohooMAN Line, Shares How Kourtney Is Influencing the Family Style

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Punk rock runs in the Barker family — but as it turns out when it comes to style, Travis Barker can learn a thing or two from his son Landon Barker.

On Tuesday night, Landon celebrated the launch of his co-designed collection with fashion company boohooMAN at the Desert 5 Spot in Los Angeles. To mark the occasion, Landon spoke to PEOPLE about all things fashion, the collection and how his rockstar dad influenced his style evolution.

“As a baby, he would always put me in cool old rock band tees. But honestly, I would say I got my dad into fashion more than he got me into fashion because when I was younger, all my dad would wear is black Dickies and a punk rock t-shirt for years,” Landon, 18, tells PEOPLE of Travis’ influence

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Brooke Shields Credits Her Daughters for Style Inspiration: ‘They Understand Fashion Differently’

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Brooke Shields has an iconic catalogue of pop culture style moments, from her famous Calvin Klein denim campaign to her Blue Lagoon wardrobe and beyond.

Now the model and actress is seeking inspiration from teenage daughters, Rowan and Grier, revealing to PEOPLE that they are playing a part in shaping her current fashion aesthetic.

“There is a certain… youthful sense that they have helped me infuse in bits, not to be younger, but to enjoy a freshness of it,” Shields, 57, told PEOPLE of her two teens, while attending the launch of Fashionphile‘s latest New York City Authentication Center & Showroom.

“For years and years and years, I dressed like an Upper East Side person… because I was hosting the Today Show, and I was doing all these events and that was the protocol, that was the uniform.

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