Chic Lit

Anna Sui knows so much about culture and style—
she’s always exposing me to great things. Here are 
her favorite books in the spirit of this issue.

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Chic Lit
The Amazing Shoemaker: 
Fairy Tales and Legends 
About Shoes and Shoemakers; 

Diana Vreeland Memos: 
The Vogue Years; Chloé: Attitudes; 

Rose Cumming, David Webb, 
The Quintessential American JewelerPrivate, Giancarlo Giammetti; 

Bulgari Serpenti; Renzo Mongiardino; Renaissance Master of Style; Swans, Legends of the Jet Society. 

Chic Lit

Anna Sui knows so much about culture and style—
she’s always exposing me to great things. Here are 
her favorite books in the spirit of this issue.

The Amazing Shoemaker: 
Fairy Tales and Legends 
About Shoes and Shoemakers
Ferragamo shoes! Shoemaker to the stars. 
Ava Gardner, Marilyn Monroe!”



Diana Vreeland Memos: 
The Vogue Years
“This is Alexander Vreeland’s book. Diana’s 
personal correspondence with Beaton, Horst, 
Veruschka, Balenciaga.”

Chloé: Attitudes
“I love the Karl Lagerfeld ’70s Chloé—
and the Guy Bourdin ads!”



Rose Cumming
“She is my favorite decorator. 
My living room is inspired by hers.”

David Webb, 
The Quintessential American Jeweler
“Love his jewelry from the 1960s 
and ’70s. Lee Radziwill, Elizabeth Taylor, and Barbra Streisand.”

Private, Giancarlo Giammetti
“Giammetti’s personal photos…
of the original jet set.”



Bulgari Serpenti
“I tried on Elizabeth Taylor’s diamond Bulgari 
snake watch that was in the Christie’s auction. 
I want a black enamel one!”

Renzo Mongiardino, Renaissance Master of Style
“It’s funny that until now, there wasn’t a good 
book about this illustrious decorator.”

Swans, Legends of the Jet Society
“Babe Paley! Marella Agnelli! Jackie O!”