A pocket-sized, illustrated book depicting the work and life of Valentino Garavani.
To have a colour named after you is one of the highest accolades in fashion. Valentino Garavani is one such icon.
Since the founding of the House of Valentino in 1950s Rome, Garavani has been celebrated for the desirability of his designs. His stunning gowns in his signature Valentino Red have been sought after by the jet set for over half a century, and still signify the very epitome of red carpet glamour.
Little Book of Valentino tells the story of this most elegant of brands. Beginning with Garavani's initiation into the world of haute couture in 1950s Paris, progressing through the glittering social scene of 1970s New York and Valentino's domination of Hollywood from the 1980s to the present day, images of every dazzling era are beautifully reproduced alongside text exploring the significance of each stunning piece.
Karen Homer is an established fashion journalist who worked as a fashion columnist forThe Times and has contributed to theTelegraph,Harpers & Queen,Elle,World of Interiors andVogue. She is the author of theLittle Book of Dior andThings a Woman Should Know About Style. She lives in London.
Table Of Contents:
Introduction - The Early Years - Atelier Valentino - New York and Beyond - Selling Up But Not Out - Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli - Celebrities and Socialites - Homes & Interiors - Index.
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