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Valentino. Une Grande Histoire Italienne
Hardcover - French

For almost half a century Valentino dominated Italian haute couture, dressing the world's wealthiest and most glamorous women. Only a few years after opening his fashion house in Rome in 1959, Valentino could already count Elizabeth Taylor, Jackie Kennedy, and Audrey Hepburn among his devotees. Despite his retirement in 2007 little has changed; his brand continues to thrive and prosper, and is worn by celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Lopez. Valentino has always designed magnificent gowns, never wavering from his signature style despite fads like grunge, deconstruction, and minimalism.

This book traces Valentino's illustrious career through copious images from his archives, including drawings, magazine editorial shoots, advertisements, portraits, and documentary photographs. Presented chronologically, the visual material is accompanied by a vast array of newspaper and magazine articles about Valentino throughout the years. Combined, they provide an in-depth look at the man, his lifestyle, and his genius.Following the limited Collector's and Art Editions, this standard edition puts Valentino's haute couture glamour within reach at a ready-to-wear price point.

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33.78cm x 25.91cm x 4.57cm
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About Author

Chitolina, Armando
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 Sch?n. Chitolinas many books for TASCHEN include William Claxtons Jazz Seen, Gian Paolo Barbieris Equator, The book of Tiki, Fantasy Worlds, and Naked as a Jaybird.

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