ISBN: 3836503298

ISBN 13: 9783836503297

Publication Date: May 01, 2009

Publisher: Taschen

Pages: 576

Format: Hardcover

Authors: Suzy Menkes, Matt Tyrnauer, Armando Chitolina

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Think Valentino: think luxury. Think elegance. Think red carpet. Fashion 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. Valentino has always designed clothes for glamorous and sophisticated women, never wavering from his signature style. This publication renders homage to Valentino 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.

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