Mil Besos.1000 Kisses

Mil Besos.1000 Kisses
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Ruven Afanado. Contributions by Diane Von Furstenberg, Iman and Heidi Klum. Introduction by John Galliano. Photographs by Ruven Afanador.

New York. Rizzoli. 2009. Hardback, dust jacket. 240 pages. 150 duotone photographs. 360 x 295mm (14¼ x 11½"). 2.55kg. English. Fine; as new.

'Ruven Afanador—one of today’s most respected and in-demand editorial and fashion photographers—presents Mil Besos, a unique and arresting vision of the flamenco women of Spain. Often photographed wearing haute couture creations that were inspired by their dancing, the women’s vibrant and dramatic personalities come alive in Afanador’s portraits. This instant classic is an homage to the passions and traditions of the soon-to-be-lost culture of flamenco, a singular art form that has influenced the work of filmmaker Pedro Almodovar, as well as fashion designers John Galliano and Diane von Furstenberg, who have contributed insightful texts to this luxuriously produced monograph. Mil Besos will appeal to classic photography lovers, dance enthusiasts, and fashionistas alike.' (from the publisher's description).