Either of these books will look great on your coffee table, but clichés notwithstanding, it’s what inside that counts. We love them for the photographs—posed or candid—and the stories that accompany them. Here are two of our favorites from spring’s slew of stylish reads.
Philip Treacy by Kevin Davies
$59.95; Phaidon Press, March
Kevin Davies’ photographs give viewers an intimate look at the method and mind of Philip Treacy, milliner extraordinaire, who has crafted hats for celebrities (Lady Gaga, Victoria Beckham), couturiers (Alexander McQueen, Karl Lagerfeld) and royalty (Kate Middleton et al.) alike.
$34.95; Thames & Hudson, May
Amid today’s proliferation of celebrity candids, Bruno Mouron and Pascal Rostain’s images of Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Jackson, Kate Moss and others stand out as trenchant statements on fame. This new book gathers their best work over the past 25 years from celebrity roosts including Hollywood, London and Cannes.
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