As 2017 draws to a close, we took a look at what this year has brought us in terms of fashion. Here are five timeless books on style, fashion and photography by five personalities that should definitely be in your library.

 

Dandy Lion: The Black Dandy and Street Style

Curated by Shantrelle P. Lewis, the selection focuses on the Dandy world which reflects the dynamics of the period dominated by suits in various colors and spectacular patterns.

The Curated Closet: Discover Your Personal Style and Build Your Dream Wardrobe

Berlin-based style blogger Anuschka Rees comes to the rescue with a list on how to use your current wardrobe to deny cliché fashion rules.

Mario Testino: Undressed

The book is a selection from Undressed, Mario Testino’s exhibition which pushes our perception of gender and identity in relation to fashion. The photographs are accompanied by a composition by curator Matthias Harder and psychologist Manfred Spitzer which offers a neuroscientific perspective to understand the visual perception of bodies and beauty.

Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

In this XXL limited edition book, the creative duo Mert and Marcus, who have photographed today’s most powerful brands and personalities from Miu Miu to Angelina Jolie, Givenchy to Gisele Bündchen, defines the standards of a creative partnership in the fashion industry with 300 frames selected from their extra glam repertoire.

Baddiewinkle’s Guide to Life

Known as the hippest grandmother on Instagram, the 88-year-old Helen van Winkle, i.e. Baddiewinkle, tells us how to live a braver life with her photographs of colorful combination.