Gift Guide: 12 Coffee Table Reads for Your Stylish Friends


Being book smart has never been as chic as it is this season. That's because VOGUE, Mario Testino, and Kate Moss have become the subjects of some of the best reads of 2012, both in and out of the fashion world. From a sensational foray into street style courtesy of The Sartorialist to the savage beauty that defined Alexander McQueen's fearless fashions, we've rounded up the most polished publications of the year. And take our word for it: your flyest friends won't relegate these page turners as mere tabletop accents. Instead, these books make the perfect gift for the style stars in your life who don't just dress the part, but think the part, too. Who knows? There may be a tome worthy of your own cozy afternoon read in the mix — bookmarks sold separately.

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Louis Vuitton / Marc Jacobsby Pamela Golbin | $75 at
The Sartorialist: Closer
by Scott Schuman | $23.79 at
Marilyn in Fashion
by Christopher Nickens and George Zeno | $20 at
Mario Testino: In Your Face | $59.99 at
Terrywood | $60 at
Alexander McQueen: The Life and the Legacy
by Judith Watt | $35 at
Kate Moss
edited by Fabien Baron | $85 at
W: The First 40 Years
by Christopher Bagley | $38 at
365 Day-by-Day Fashion Ads of the 20th Century | $29.99 at
Grace: A Memoir
by Grace Coddington | $19.58 at
VOGUE: The Editor's Eye | $46.99 at

For more gift ideas, check out: 10 Gift Ideas for the Busy Woman and The Ultimate Gift Guide for Your Guy