8 Coffee-Table Books Every (Yes, Every) Woman Should Own

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Following Savoir Flair’s big anniversary and even bigger announcement, we’re feeling a renewed passion for coffee-table books.

Sure, there will always be a special spot on our bookshelves for those slightly tattered books that we found at flea markets abroad. Or those special editions signed by a loved one. Or even those travel pocket guides that kept us company during our first solo trips. But coffee-table books have a way of elevating a living room that puts them in a league of their own, so who better than Martine Assouline – co-founder of luxury book publisher Assouline – to guide us on which ones to invest in? 

Mother and Child

“Besides showcasing stunning mother-child portraits of celebrated names such as Carolina Herrera and Aerin Lauder, Mother and Child explores the many of facets and feelings associated with motherhood in the 21st century.”

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Valentino: At the Emperor’s Table

Valentino Garavani’s passion for entertaining and objets d’art is well-documented, so this is a great book to learn the best ways to welcome your guests and understand the value of rare tableware.”

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Hair

“Look to Hair to be inspired by iconic celebrities who are recognizable because of their hair, from Brigitte Bardot and Lauren Bacall to Twiggy and Farah Fawcett.”

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The Missoni Family Cookbook

“Only the best, well-guarded family recipes from one of the most extraordinary families in Italy await in The Missoni Family Cookbook, which chronicles how the Missoni family entertains – whether the meal is for 20 or 200.”

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Dior by Christian Dior

“Part of a magnificent catalogue raisonné, this book is the first volume in a series devoted to the most memorable haute couture creations conceived and handcrafted by Dior since its inception. There will eventually be seven books in total, the last of which will celebrate the work of Maria Grazia Chiuri.”

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Cartier Panthère

Cartier Panthère documents the story of Cartier’s most iconic motif since 1911, including its best creations, the making of extraordinary jewels, and the best representations of its designs in art, photography, and fashion.”

Buy it here.

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Frida Kahlo: Fashion as the Art of Being

Frida Kahlo’s story is one that’s both inspirational and memorable, and Fashion as the Art of Being is a vibrant tribute to the iconic artist and avant-garde fashionista’s bold art, style, and character.”

Buy it here.

Photo: Courtesy of Assouline

In the Spirit Of Capri

“From Capri to Venice, Seville, and St. Tropez, these rich and colorful books from our ‘Icons’ collection are the best way to dream about, choose, and plan for your next travel destination.”

Buy it here.

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