New spring reads: School yourself in style history, become inspired by a designer’s autobiography, score tips on handling clothing crises and pore over an industry who’s who in a covetable coffee-table book. — Janet Bennett Kelly
Photos, vintage illustrations, cartoons and short bios of marquee names, including Vionnet and Alexander McQueen, track the evolution of fashion from 1800s to the present in “Fashion: A Visual History From Regency & Romance to Retro & Revolution.” We love the informative tidbits on each era’s signature looks and style-setters that fill the pages of this lively reference book. $29.99. Deb Lindsey/FOR THE WASHINGTON POST
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