As a writer, I spend a good amount of my life reading other people's words. And most of those words are about fashion. So in the spirit of sharing, I've put together a recommended reading list for those who work in, want to work in, or simply love, fashion. In addition to my own thoughts, I've conulted Fashionista's contributors, sources and friends. This list is by no means comprehensive, but these books have taught me a lot about the industry's past--as well as it's future.
When Gianni Versace was murdered in 1997, his fashion house was worth something like $2 billion, with annual sales of $550 million. In 2009, the hous