“Roland Mouret: Provoke - Attract - Seduce,” by Roland Mouret and Alexander Fury. Rizzoli.
The French designer in conversation with fashion writer and historian Fury. This ode to Mouret and his company is more valuable for its Q-and-A text than the photos of various models and collections. It’s all very French: “You know, I’ve learnt everything about fashion in bed,” Mouret says. “Every body I’ve touched has taught me something about dressing it.” $95 ( Amazon ).
“Rolex: The Impossible Collection,” by Fabienne Reybaud. Assouline.
If you can afford a Rolex, you can afford to gift this stunning, limited-edition oversize book about the brand, its history and its celebrity following. By big, we mean 14-by-17 inches, in a handcrafted clamshell case with color plates hand-tipped on art quality paper. The luxury time pieces are shown off on the wrists of everybody from Picasso to Pope John Paul II. $845 ( Amazon ).