What do fashion designers read? All kinds of stuff, it turns out, from studies of art movements to murder mysteries to wonky business books. You can get the scoop in a nifty post by Kristin Tice Studeman at Style.com on the favorite summer reads of 26 designers. Some of the books I’ve heard of, most are new to me, and I’d like to read at least a couple of them. First is Jujitsu Rabbi and the Godless Blond by Rebecca Dana (according to Brett Heyman, who chose it, It’s hilarious, and it’s set in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, where my paternal parent spent a good part of his youth).
And second is Flapper: A Madcap Story of Sex, Style, Celebrity, and the Women Who Made America Modern, a social history by Joshua Zeitz, chosen by Erin Beatty.
Scrupulous truth: I barely know anything about either of the two designers, but I always think well, or at least better, of anyone who reads cool books. You, too?
P.S. Rebecca Dana, please stop using “like” like that, like, OK?