Carine Roitfeld: Irreverent ($100, Rizzoli New York) Text by Cathy Horyn and edited by Olivier Zahm and Alex Wiederin: A visual history of Roitfeld’s career, this collection of covers, campaigns and magazine tear sheets gives a glimpse into Roitfeld’s elegant and audacious portfolio, along with contributions by industry mainstays such as Anna Wintour, Helmut Lang and Tom Ford.
The Pedro Almodóvar Archives ($200, Taschen) Edited by Paul Duncan and Bárbara Peiró: The passionate and provocative world of Spanish filmmaker and auteur Pedro Almodóvar is on full display in this collection featuring more than 600 images, including personal photographs, never-before-published images from favorite Almodóvar films and images from his latest film, The Skin I Live In. Almodóvar himself penned many of the photo captions.
Norman Mailer, Bert Stern: Marilyn Monroe ($1000, Taschen) by Norman Mailer with photography by Bert Stern: Mailer’s original 1973 biography on the timeless Hollywood legend sits side-by-side with Stern’s intimate photographs of Monroe. The result is a breathtaking tribute that any fan of the beautiful and mysterious actress will fall head over heels for.
Ralph Lauren ($50, Rizzoli New York) by Ralph Lauren: The accomplished life of style visionary Ralph Lauren is explored in this candid monograph detailing the designer’s experiences, campaigns, influences and personal recollections. The book provides an intimate portrait of American style through career reflections from one of the men who defined it.
The Beauty and the Sorrow: An Intimate History of the First World War ($35, Knopf) by Peter Englund: Author Peter Englund covers World War I from the perspective of the average man and woman in this stirring narrative. Through a mosaic of stories, letters and journals from 20 different people from all over the world, Englund reveals both the tragedy and the inspiration derived from those who lived during the grim times of the first World War. Available November 8
Gaia ($65, Assouline) Curated by Guy Laliberté: Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté presents never-before-seen photographs of earth as seen from space in this groundbreaking collection that provides a stunning perspective of our planet and its boundless artistic beauty.