Three new books offer fashionable stories for the young, youngest and young at heart.
It's All About the Dress: What I Learned in Forty Years About Men, Women, Sex, and Fashion (St. Martin's) by Vicky Tiel is a deliciously gossipy memoir by a globe-trotting designer who over four decades has dressed half of Hollywood and the music world (and gotten naked with many of them).
Levi Strauss Gets a Bright Idea: A Fairly Fabricated Story of a Pair of Pants (Harcourt Children's) is a charming picture book for kids about the history of the iconic American garment, its illustrations painted on — what else? — denim.
What I Wore: Four Seasons, One Closet, Endless Recipes for Personal Style (Ballantine) by Jessica Quirk is based on the popular blog of the same name and chock-full of breezy, smart tips on organizing your wardrobe so you always look fresh.
Colette Bancroft, Times book editor