Adding to Le Book's already impressive roster of artistic superstars, this year the New York edition of the influential publication tapped the work of late photographer Robert Mapplethorpe to "dress" their covers.
For a resource widely serving as the media maker's yellow pages, the inspirational choice draws on the instrumental role that the native New Yorker's highly technical images of nudes played in elevating photography to a major art form.
Embarking on its 28th year, Le Book isn't just a definitive reference, but compelling covers featuring works by the likes of Stephen Sprouse, YSL, Alaia, Hermés and others, has made it a collectible in its own right.
This year the massive book extends its brand to include a complimentary iPhone app dubbed Le Tag as an additional informative resource.
Get your copy of Le Book from their site for $250.