This beautifully illustrated book will introduce you to the splendour, the history and the most chic lifestyles inherent to Greek islands — confidential hotels, but also films and books recommended by Angelika Taschen!
Author: Angelika Taschen
Publishing House: Taschen
Publication Date: February 2021
Greece is the land of gods and scholars as well as the birthplace of democracy and Western philosophy. Completely surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea, it is also one of the most popular vacation destinations — and has much more to offer than just the blue and white islands of the Cyclades. In this illustrated book from our Great Escapes series, Angelika Taschen presents the most beautiful hotels in this multifaceted country. Each place is presented with magnificent photos and a description, supplemented with useful information, such as details on how to get there, as well as book and film recommendations.
Brioni suits are the sartorial expression of Italy itself… From impeccable James Bond suits to the most elegant of men – you still need to know the story of Gaetano Savini… The man who notably made Milan a fixture on the international fashion calendar. That’s what this book is all about!
Author: Gigliola Savini
Publishing House: Assouline
Publication Date: October 2015
Description :In the age when Savile Row was synonymous with men’s style, an innovative Italian, Gaetano Savini, put his country on the map, forever reinventing menswear. From the first men’s fashion show at Florence’s Palazzo Pitti in 1952 to his craftsmanship influences still evident in today’s styles, Savini was truly a creator on the cutting edge. His legacy as the visionary and designer extraordinaire behind the Brioni luxury brand is celebrated in this spectacular illustrated edition. Highlighting examples of Savini’s innovative cuts, bold colors, and the psychedelic patterns that led the Peacock Revolution of the 1960s, The Man Who Was Brioni includes sketches and newspaper articles illustrating how the man became the legend. Replete with letters, photographs, and personal anecdotes from Savini’s daughter and Brioni heir, this volume details the brand’s far-reaching influence, and how it came to be known as “the Dior of menswear.”
Authors: Suzy Menkes, Matt Tyrnauer, Armando Chitolina
Publishing House: Taschen
Publication Date: April 2009
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.
Description : During André Leon Talley’s first magazine job assisting Andy Warhol at Interview , a fateful meeting with Karl Lagerfeld began a decades-long friendship and propelled Talley into the upper echelons by virtue of his shared knowledge and adoration of fashion. He moved to Paris as bureau chief of John Fairchild’s Women’s Wear Daily , befriending fashion’s most important designers. But as Talley made friends, he also made enemies. A fraught encounter with a member of the house of Yves Saint Laurent sent him back to New York and into the offices of Vogue under Grace Mirabella. There, he developed an unlikely but intimate friendship with Anna Wintour, and as she rose to the top of Vogue‘s masthead, Talley became the most influential man in fashion.The Chiffon Trenches is a candid look at the who’s who of the last fifty years of fashion, and proof that fact is always fascinatingly more devilish than fiction. André Leon Talley’s engaging memoir tells the story of how he not only survived but thrived – despite racism, illicit rumors and all the other challenges of this notoriously cutthroat industry – to become one of the most legendary voices and faces in fashion.