The Beautiful Fall: Fashion , Genius, and Glorious Excess in 1970s Paris. By Alexa Drake
Karl Lagergeld and Yves Saint Laurent are vessels for an historical account of one of the most intriguing eras. This book stimulates the imagination while also raising important questions about the norms and values that underpin fashion culture. It will also inevitably influence your sartorial choices.
New York Times book review here.