Gift Guide: Big books make great gifts for the holidays – Helena Independent Record

“Harper’s Bazaar: Models,” by Derek Blasberg: Christy, Naomi, Linda, Kate, Gisele and more. In all, the magazine’s editor in chief, Glenda Bailey, and editor at large, Blasberg, have selected 28 famous faces, with essays, covers and interviews. Abrams, $65.

“Curves,” photographs by Victoria Janashvili: Portraits focused on body esteem for women, all women — short, tall, big and bigger. Janashvili ends with a nude self-portrait to, she writes, “see myself as a beautiful one — like all the women that I photograph.” Self-published, $51 at Curvesthebook.com.

“Creating the Illusion: A Fashionable History of Hollywood Costume Designers,” by Jay Jorgensen and Donald L. Scoggins: The people behind movie fashion get their due in long essays accompanied by production shots, illustrations and behind-the-scenes candids. From the silent era of Greta Garbo to Johnny Depp’s pirate. Running Press, $65.

“Peter Lindbergh: Images of Women II,” designed by Juan Gatti, text by Werner Spies, Wim Wenders and Peter Handke: The German photographer’s work spanning 2005 through 2014, black and white from the worlds of fashion, society and film. Portraits and nudes include Nicole Kidman, Tilda Swinton and Kate Winslet — and a few famous men. Schirmer/Mosel, $99.95.