Vogue on: Valentino Garavani


‘Valentissimo! Viva Valentino!’ exclaimed Vogue, lauding the achievements of the first Italian dress designer to take on the Paris fashion world and achieve haute couture status. Drawing on Vogue’s archive of imagery and text, as well as the author’s exclusive interview with the designer, this book analyses Valentino’s exceptional fusion of Latinate sensuality and Parisian precision. It shows how his inventive colour sense and use of opulent fabrics derived from Italian classical painting, and how his trust in and promotion of Italy’s craftsmen and women is evident in his use of featherweight materials, handmade embroidery, beading and pleating.

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ISBN:

9781849494694

Format:

Hardback

Pages:

160

Dimensions:

21cm x 16cm

Weight:

630g

RRP:

$29.99

Category:

Fashion and Beauty , Art and Photography

Publisher:

Quadrille Publishing Ltd

Published:

01 September 2015

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Drusilla Beyfus