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The Killer Detail: Defining Moments in Fashion, Elizabeth Quin
From Kate Moss’s skinny jeans to Frank Sinatra’s fedora, there are signature moments in time that revolutionized fashion. With striking photographs of 120 influential figures, follow a series of iconic portraits of those “killer details” that distinguished the wearer from the masses. A must-have for every fashionista, Killer Detail admires those who dared to invent new perspectives. $40, Flammarion.

The Killer Detail: Defining Moments in Fashion

The World According to Karl: The Wit and Wisdom of Karl Lagerfeld, Foreword by Patrick Mauriès, Edited by Jean-Christophe Napias
Leader of the fashion world and master of culture, Karl Lagerfeld is famously outspoken. His witty, wise and often surprising sentiments offer an insightful take on fashion, women, art, politics, love and life in general. Created with full-approval from the designer himself, take some life advice from this index of Lagerfeld-isms. $29.95, Thames and Hudson.

The World According to Karl: The Wit and Wisdom of Karl Lagerfeld

City Cycling: Europe, Max Leonard, Andrew Edwards
Nothing is more on-trend than going green, except maybe going green on a bike. A relatively new phenomenon, biking in cities abroad offers an affordable means of casual tourism. With insight from chic cycling brand, Rapha Racing, this book offers itineraries, bike maps and cyclist-friendly venues for you to explore Europe on two wheels. A slim paperback, toss it into your backpack and head to London, Paris, Copenhagen, Barcelona…$39.95, Thames and Hudson.

City Cycling: Europe

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