If you've got a stack of colorful coffee table books that you curate as carefully as your wardrobe, you can probably thank the Assoulines. The Parisian publishing dynasty practically invented the concept of luxury libraries, producing books that can very well be judged by their covers when shown off like prized trophies on stylish bookshelves around the world. Needless to say, the well-connected family is as chic as their oeuvre of vibrant tomes. And with their handsome young son spearheading the company's next chapter, their influence isn't slowing down anytime soon.

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