Bookseller One Grand Books has asked celebrities to name the ten titles they’d take to a desert island, and they’ve shared the results with Vulture. Below is fashion designer Maria Cornejo’s list.
Post-American World, by Fareed Zakaria
I felt reassured that he explained how the world is actually a safer place than it’s ever been, but that we are just constantly bombarded with information which makes us feel unsafe. He’s very matter-of-fact about things. I met him once at the White House and it was a real fan moment for me.
Just Kids, by Patti Smith
I love Patti Smith and the story of her beginnings in New York City with her then-boyfriend, the photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. It’s a fascinating look at that period of time and at two very creative people who inspired a whole generation of artists. Smith continues to be so relevant, particularly given our political climate.