The Most Scandalous Fashion Books to Read Right Now

Pass the popcorn, here are 20 of the most jaw-dropping, gossip-filled fashion books ever!

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Finally!! Life-long fashion journalist and former Vogue creative director, André Leon Talley's newest book, The Chiffon Trenches: A Memoir is available—and not a moment too soon. By now, you've most likely finished Netflix, baked 100 different banana breads and have completed enough puzzles to last a lifetime. How about picking up a book to remind yourself of what's really important? GOSSIP! Early press on ALT's newest memoir teases that this time, he pulls no punches–in particular, with his former boss, a certain sunglass-sporting, bob-having, fresh-from-the-runway Prada wearer. With an unparalleled career spanning from the early 1970s, working simultaneously with the legendary Diana Vreeland at the Costume Institute and Andy Warhol at Interview Magazine, plus stints at W, WWD, the New York Times and ultimately Vogue, if anyone's got stories to tell, it's André. So, if The Chiffon Trenches whets your whistle for more juicy scoop, here are 20 more fashion reads that will be sure to satisfy.

Joseph Errico

Joseph Errico is Marie Claire’s Fashion Director. As a career-long fashion editor and celebrity stylist, he has had the opportunity to work alongside the world’s top image makers and talent. He has styled editorial and advertising, red carpet, music videos, fashion shows and writes about fashion, culture and most anything bon vivant-y for He feels most at home in an airport lounge, a beach, a disco or gossiping front row at the collections. His blood type is Gaultier.