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Jessica Hahn, woman at center of televangelist’s fall 30 years ago, confronts her past

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Fashion books that offer more than good looks

Fashion books usually appeal to the eye with zippy photographs, playful illustrations, arresting typefaces. But the best of them will offer something for the head and heart – a surprising point of view, thoughtful essays, a distinctive style – that makes the experience memorable. Consider these three new books: "John Galliano Unseen" (Yale University Press, $60) by Robert Fairer; "Food in Vogue" (Abrams, $75), edited by Taylor Antrim; and "Items: Is Fashion Modern?" (The Museum of Modern Art, $45) by Paola Antonelli and Michelle Millar Fisher.

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