La Mode


The fashion and jewellery worlds are driven by creative minds. Fashion labels are so often eponymous, signifying the singular vision of their founder. Our short list ‘À La Mode’ brings together 22 rare and fine books on fashion and jewellery, the majority being dedicated to a single designer.

The list includes books on Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Givenchy, Halston, Oscar de la Renta, Madeleine Vionnet, Hussein Chalayan, Yohji Yamamoto, Pucci, Fortuny, Line Vautrin, Robert Goossens, and Andrew Grima. Cecil Beaton and Diana Vreeland provide the commentary.


A La Mode

19 Items
Saint Laurent Rive Gauche. Printemps Ete 83

YSL look book with photographs by Helmut Newton.

Maison Goossens: Haute Couture Jewelry
Maison Goossens: Haute Couture Jewelry

A monograph on Robert Goossens' haute couture jewellery and his legacy.

The Givenchy Style

An album of inspiration and a lesson in the art of elegance from the master couturier.

Madeleine Vionnet

A key book on the Queen of the bias cut.

My Dear Bomb. Yohji Yamamoto

The autobiographical musings of Yohji Yamamoto.

Yohji Yamamoto "Rewind / Forward" - 238 Fashion Pictures, 1995-2000

A scarce Yohji Yamamoto title, filled with end-of-the-century fashion photographs.

75 Years of Speedo

Glossy look book of high-end swimsuits designed by Melissa Obabash and photographed by Bryan Adams.

Chanel Fine Jewellery. 'Cafe Society' Collection

A catalogue of Coco-era inspired jewellery with photographs by Sarah Moon.

Brian Stonehouse, MBE. 1918-1998. Artist, Soldier, War Hero, Fashion Illustrator

A study of the English artist who was both fashion illustrator and special agent.


A catalogue of Andrew Grima jewellery.

Halston. An American Original

A survey of the life and work of the American designer.

Hussein Chalayan

The key work on the ground-breaking conceptual fashion designer.

Oscar. The Style, Inspiration and Life of Oscar de la Renta
Oscar. The Style, Inspiration and Life of Oscar de la Renta

A visual look inside the private and personal world of the fashion designer.

Yves Saint Laurent

The exhibition catalogue for the 1984 MET retrospective of the work of Yves Saint Laurent.

Line Vautrin. Exposition du 6 decembre 2002 au 31 janvier 2003

A scarce catalogue for an exhibition on Line Vautrin hosted by the L'Arc en Seine gallery in Paris.

Line Vautrin. Objets et bijoux

Auction catalogue and associated ephemera on the jewellery desginer Line Vautrin.

Mario Fortuny 1871-1949

Catalogue for the Kyoto Costume Institute's exhibition on Fortuny.

The Little Black Jacket. Chanel's Classic Revisited

Karl Lagerfeld's photographic celebration of Chanel's iconic black jacket.

Visionaire 37. Vreeland Memos
Visionaire 37. Vreeland Memos

Missives from the creative mind of Diana Vreeland.