For art and fashion lovers this Christmas

Do you have a gallery-going art lover or stylish fashion fiend in your life? Someone who is so effortlessly creative and chic that it makes you want to scream? Well, don't scream, that's not going to help you find him or her the perfect christmas gift. Just breathe, we're here to help with some stellar suggestions from our art and fashion section. Your friends and family will love these books so much they won't even remember to make a sardonic comment about your holiday outfit choice.

Annie Leibovitz Portraits: 2005 – 2016 | $120

The only problem with buying the new Annie Leibovitz portrait collection as a Christmas present is that you will want to pore over it for hours and then possibly ‘forget’ to give it away. From Patti Smith to Oprah, Obama, Trump and Melania, the photographs in this book capture some of the world’s most intriguing and controversial personalities with exquisite intimacy and candour. This is a special gift and a definite staff favourite this christmas.

Catwalking: The Life and Work of Chris Moore by Alexander Fury | $90

McQueen, Versace, Galliano, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent. Chris Moore has photographed catwalk shows by everyone and anyone who matters in fashion - and this is the ultimate collection of his work covering six decades of style, glamour and provocation. With accompanying words by journalist Alexander Fury, this covet-worthy coffee table book will be a treasure trove for anyone who looks forward to Fashion Week as if it's the second coming. 

Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson | $50

Virtuoso biographer Walter Isaacson (Steve Jobs and Einstein) takes on one of history’s intellectual and artistic giants. Leonardo da Vinci was a polymath whose talents lay in fields as diverse as botany and aviation. His mark on the world cannot be overestimated and neither can Isaacson’s excitement and passion for his subject. A thoughtful gift for the aspiring renaissance man or woman in your life.

Robert Doisneau: The Vogue Years | $90

Celebrated French photographer Robert Doisneau worked for Vogue from 1948 to 1952, immortalising artists, urban life and high society costume galas with his exacting lens. This beautifully put-together book will be pure, decadent joy for anyone who appreciates spectacular fashion with a side of wit and personality.

Bronwyn Oliver: Strange Things by Hannah Fink | $59.95

This is the first book about renowned Australian sculptor Bronwyn Oliver. Author Hannah Fink tells the story of Oliver’s extraordinary life and work, starting from her childhood on a farm in northern NSW and following her ambitious art career and conceptual practice. A great opportunity to dive into the exciting and beautiful work of a true creative.

Love, Cecil: A Journey with Cecil Beaton by Lisa Immordino Vreeland: $70

Cecil Beaton was an artist whose work was inextricably linked to his social life. Vreeland pieces together his colourful world using diary entries, drawings, photographs and scrapbooks. The result is an irresistibly lively and intimate portrait, perfect for photography lovers, art fans and anyone who enjoys a rollicking story.