Three fashion photography books to celebrate the history of style this season

By Tempus | 18 Sep 2021 | Culture, Style

These new releases from fashion publishers Prestel are the perfect accent to any fashion hero’s coffee table 

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If you're a fan of fashion and a thoroughly good book, publishing firm Prestel has curated a list of the best fashion photography books available to purchase for the coming autumn season. Here are three of the best:

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Captivate! Fashion Photography from the 90s 

Edited by Claudia Schiffer 

19 October

This new fashion photography coffee table book by one of the world’s most successful supermodels, Claudia Schiffer, accompanies the launch of the first ever exhibition curated by the global fashion icon in Dusseldorf – the city where Schiffer was first discovered. 

With 130 incredible colour photographs and unseen material from Claudia Schiffer’s private archives published for the very first time, Captivate! takes readers on a photographic journey through fashion’s most illustrious decade – the 1990s – an extraordinary era of reinvention, rebellion and innovation, which changed the way we viewed fashion and design forever.

Inspiring, glamorous and revolutionary, Captivate! brings together legendary fashion photographers including Arthur Elgort, Corrine Day, Ellen von Unwerth, Herb Ritts, and Richard Avedon, who captivated and shaped popular culture in the 90s, designers such as Karl Lagerfeld, with supermodels including Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss Cindy Crawford and Claudia Schiffer herself. 

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Our Own Selves

Nadine Ijewere

5 October

This is the first book dedicated to London-born fashion photographer Nadine Ijewere, who is responsible for her ground-breaking work in deconstructing the industry’s stereotypes and was the first black woman to shoot the cover of Vogue in the magazine’s 125-year global history. 

With over 160 photographs, this book is a visual record of the remarkable career that has made her one of the most sought-after fashion photographers today.  

From dazzling colours, dreamlike backgrounds and fierce gazes of beautiful women, this book is a celebration of identity and individual human beauty and features powerful works from her series of Jamaicans across different generations; photographs of young people defying gender norms on the streets of Lagos; along with editorial work she has created for Vogue, and fashion shoots for Stella McCartney, Dior, Gap, Hermes, and Valentino.

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Portrait of an Artist: Conversations with Trailblazing Creative Women

By Hugo Huerta Marin

7 September

This remarkable new book brings readers face-to-face with an incredible selection of pioneering women who have reshaped the creative industries. Featuring world-famous women all photographed and interviewed by Mexican artist Hugo Huerta Marin, from legendary visual artists Yoko Ono and Tracey Emin to musicians like Annie Lennox and Debbie Harry, and fashion giants such as Miuccia Prada and Diane von Fürstenberg. 

Hugo Huerta Marin has spent seven years and countless journeys to the homes, studios, theatres and galleries of these incredible female artists, capturing their portraits and stories in the places they felt comfortable in this series of inspiring polaroids.

Highlights include Cate Blanchett reflecting on the differences between acting on stage and in film; Marina Abramović discussing her most radical piece of performance art; and Carrie Mae Weems on the relationship between race and photography.