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Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Valentino Limited Edition #368 of 6000

Just in our on-line store, we received an extremely rare 1982 Publication of the book "Valentino", by Andre Leon Talley and edited by Franco Maria Ricci 20 September, Valentino presents his Autumn/Winter collection at the Metropolitan Museum in New York.

Limited edition #368 of 6000 copies. Folio. Black silk, lettered in gilt, with design in color on cover. With complete chronology of Valentino’s achievements in the fashion industry. Text in English and Italian, interleaved with fine reproductions of Valentino’s designs and tipped-in photos of his finished creations. Best known as Jackie Kennedy’s designer, Valentino has come to represent the tasteful as well as the elegant in high fashion. The book is illustrated in colour throughout with full page tipped in plates of costume and fashion designs, photographs and Valentino drawings. The book is printed on grey hand-made paper by the Pietro Miliani Mills at Fabriano. A lavish homage to Valentino.

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