Margherita Missoni Amos: TOP TEN BOOKS

Margherita Missoni’s Favorite Books

Margherita Missoni by Piotr Niepsuj

After spending five years as the accessories director for and the face of Missoni, her family’s company, Margherita Maccapani Missoni Amos branched out on her own, launching Margherita Kids, a collection of cheerful children’s clothing meant for unreserved mixing and matching, and this year, designing a collection of children’s furniture with Pottery Barn Kids. Both, naturally, are as vibrant and colorful as her heritage and own life in Italy.

Below are Margherita Missoni Amos’s favorite books, available to purchase as a set or individually.


The Witches

Roald Dahl
I could have chosen any of his novels; as a very grown up child he kept a space for other possible worlds in my mind.
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L’omino dei Sogni

Gianni Rodari
Reading this to my two young boys has become the loveliest of bedtime rituals. It’s about a tiny man who whispers words into the ears of the sleeping, transporting them into incredible, fanciful dreamscapes, worlds where anything is possible.
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What Do People Do All Day?

Richard Scarry
I still love to dig into his crazy fantasy worlds where worms drive apple-shaped cars. My children adore his works, too. A prolific writer and illustrator, Scarry has to be one of the most beloved author of children’s books — many of which have become a staple in my growing household.
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Dissipatio HG

Guido Morselli
A genius book by an underestimated writer.
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Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter

Simone de Beauvoir
This book was very influential in my life. I credit it for my fascination with philosophy and for instilling in me a desire to think for myself, rather than surrender to the conventional. Without reading this, I probably wouldn’t have become a very good student.
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The Book of Dreams

Federico Fellini
Every time I opened this book, a diary of the legendary director’s dreams, nightmares, and visions, I’d take off on flights of fantasy and my imagination would run wild. I received this book as a present from my grandfather, so there’s also strong sentimental value ascribed to it.
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Encyclopedia of Flowers

Makoto Azuma
It’s visually overwhelming in the best way possible. My passion for arranging flowers began when I discovered this photographic masterpiece. Page after page reaffirms the beauty and wonder of nature.
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The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Milan Kundera
The philosophical concept introduced in the title speaks volumes and poses so many questions. Kundera’s novel opened up a whole new chapter of my life and ushered in a new understanding of perspective. Life is filled with wins and losses, both big and small, but all are temporary, fleeting, perhaps affecting, but impermanent.
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Brave New World

Aldous Huxley
I remember first reading this seminal book when I was fifteen — and it was so mind-opening. It envisions the dystopian future that we are currently living in.
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Love in the Time of Cholera

Gabriel García Márquez
Márquez’s unique hyperrealistic book is exactly the kind in literature I like to get lost in.
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