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Valentino : una grande storia Italiana [Seller's sample edition. "Not for Sale" ; Number "0000" ]

Valentino ; Chitolina, Armando ; Tyrnauer, Matt ; Taschen, Benedikt ; Menkes, Suzy

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ISBN 10: 3822848441 / ISBN 13: 9783822848449
Published by Taschen, Los Angeles, 2007
Condition: very good Soft cover
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Large folio in white silk and cotton cloth backed boards; 733 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 48 cm. In English, French, German and Italian. || "This luxurious limited-edition publication renders homage to Valentino's illustrious career via a copious selection of images from his archives, including drawings, magazine shoots, advertisements, portraits of Valentino, and documentary photographs; presented chronologically, the visual material is accompanied by a vast array of newspaper and magazine articles about Valentino throughout the years. Text also includes Vanity Fair writer Matt Tyrnauer's interviews with twenty of Valentino's closest collaborators and friends as well as an appreciation of Valentino by International Herald Tribune's fashion writer Suzy Menkes."--Publisher's description. || The trade ediition was limited to 2,000 copies, each numbered and signed by Valentino Garavani. However this sample copy, which is unsigned, is decidedly more scarce, though we do not know to what extent, in that only a handful of such copies were presumably issued. || **Shipping is extra and charged at cost. An extremely large and heavy item. Approximatley 60 to 75 lbs. Please contact us in advance ** || Contents: Keeper of the couture flame / by Suzy Menkes -- The house of Valentino: an oral history / by Matt Tyrnauer and Matt Pressman -- La straordinaria storia di Valentino Garavani: the sixties -- Donne, basta pantaloni! the seventies -- Va-va vavoom! the eighties -- Rome: the dolce vita is back - the nineties -- Tutte le strade portano a Roma: the 21st century -- Valentino's world -- 45 years of style - drawings & dresses -- Translations. || Fashion designers -- Italy -- Biography. Costume design -- Italy -- History -- 20th century. This copy was, believe it or not, rescued from a dumpster. It lacks the original clamshell box and has some soiling and spotting to boards. (Photos available upon request). Aside from small smudges and stains to both boards, some of which no doubt can be carefully removed, this is a tight and, overall, very good copy. However, being that it is a seller's sample copy, the title page clearly states "Not For Sale" and the stated limitation number is "0000". Additionally, pages 177- 369 have been intentionally left blank, making this a rather odd exemplar. Bookseller Inventory # 83257

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Title: Valentino : una grande storia Italiana [...

Publisher: Taschen, Los Angeles

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:very good

Edition: Seller's sample edition.

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First name in fashion: The glamorous life and work of Valentino Garavani Think Valentino: think luxury. Think elegance. Think red carpet. Fashion's most beloved upholder of refined decadence and the most exciting couturier in business is known around the globe simply by his first name. Only a few years after opening his fashion house in Rome in 1959, Valentino was already at the height of success, counting Elizabeth Taylor, Jackie Kennedy, and Audrey Hepburn among his devotees. Over forty years later, not much has changed?he's still dressing the top celebrities, from Gwyneth Paltrow to J.Lo, though now his business is a major economic force in Italy and his fashion house is among the most famous in the world. Valentino has always designed clothes for glamorous and sophisticated women, never wavering from his signature style even when grunge, deconstruction, and other passing fads were all the rage. Though his couture division almost never makes a profit (his ready-to-wear lines are what fuel the business), his heart is most solidly devoted to the magnificent haute couture gowns that earned him his reputation as fashion's most talented dressmaker. This luxurious limited-edition publication renders homage to Valentino's illustrious career via a copious selection of images from his archives, including drawings, magazine shoots, advertisements, portraits of Valentino, and documentary photographs; presented chronologically, the visual material is accompanied by a vast array of newspaper and magazine articles about Valentino throughout the years. Text also includes Vanity Fair writer Matt Tyrnauer's interviews with twenty of Valentino's closest collaborators and friends as well as anappreciation of Valentino by International Herald Tribune's fashion writer Suzy Menkes. All of these elements add up to an in-depth look at the man, his lifestyle, and his genius?a book more comprehensive and stunning than one could hardly dare to dream of. After all, what could be a more fitting tribute to the work of Valentino than a book as beautiful and luxurious as one of his gowns?

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Contributing authors: Graydon Carter, Jacqueline de Ribes, Farah Diba, Rupert Everett, John Fairchild, Patrick McCarthy, Suzy Menkes, Ingrid Sischy, Franca Sozzani, and Anna Wintour

The designer: Armando Chitolina began his career as a graphic design consultant, image consultant, and art director for various magazines, including Vogue Italia and L'Uomo Vogue. He also designed fashion magazines for the Mondadori group. For several years he forged the image of some fashion houses, including Moschino and Mila Schön. Chitolina's many books for TASCHEN include William Claxton's Jazz Seen, Gian Paolo Barbieri's Equator, The book of Tiki, Fantasy Worlds, and Naked as a Jaybird.

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