Valentino. Valentino's Red Book; The Fashion Photocopy Manual 1960-00; The Valentino

Valentino. Valentino's Red Book; The Fashion Photocopy Manual 1960-00; The Valentino
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Concept by Franca Sozzani. Art direction and design by Luca Stoppini.

Rizzoli. New York. 2001. First edition. Valentino's Red Book - cloth-bound hardback, c. 100 pages; Fashion Photocopy Manual 1960-00 - wrappers, c. 250 pages; The Valentino - fold-out newspaper sheet, 8 pages. All three items housed in cloth clam-shell box, with thick illustrated card mounted to front, rear and sides. With the publisher's blurb loosely inserted. Profusely illustrated throughout. 325 x 240mm (12 x 9"). 2.5kg. 9780847823574. English & Italian. Fine; an excellent copy with very slightly wear to card on box.

A deluxe publication: a box containing 3 beautifully designed items celebrating the work of the legendary fashion designer, Valentino. It is packed full of photographs of his designs and people wearing his designs. Valentino's Red Book contains forty specially-commissioned photos shot by renowned fashion photographers showing models and celebrities wearing Valentino's signature colour red. The Fashion Photocopy Manual 1960-00 features designs from the inception of the line to today, and pays tribute to the craftsmanship and fine detail work of Valentino. The Valentino is designed to resemble a tabloid newspaper and features press shots of celebrities, royalty, and models wearing Valentino.

'Valentino, is the name in Italian couture fashion, and has the longest-standing reputation as well, established since his debut in the early 1960s. His design for Jacqueline Kennedy's dress for her wedding to Aristotle Onassis, for example, graced magazine covers worldwide and cemented Valentino's reputation as fashion icon. The world's most fashionable women, including Princess Diana, Marie Chantal of Greece, Elizabeth Taylor, and Sharon Stone, have worn his exquisite creations. Published on the occasion of the Valentino group's fortieth anniversary, this deluxe edition, packaged in a cloth box with both English and Italian text, attempts to understand the success of Valentino and explores the critical moments in the fashion group's history. Beginning with a celebration of Valentino's signature color red, the book includes photographs created expressly for this book from the world's finest photographers, including Ellen von Unwerth, Herb Ritts, Patrick Demarchelier, and Annie Liebovitz. Among the subjects photographed are Salma Hayek, Ashley Judd, Claudia Schiffer, Elle Macpherson, Julianne Moore, Rene Russo, Elizabeth Hurley, and Naomi Campbell.' (from the publisher's description).