Valentino: At the Emperor’s Table: From the lavish private parties, to the design process behind his collections, via favorite recipes and a look inside his opulent homes, a new book from Assouline, set for release in November, gives an insight into the busy life of Valentino Garavani.
As one of the most iconic designers in Italian fashion and founder of the legendary Valentino label, created in 1959 with Giancarlo Giammetti, he revolutionized Italian fashion, dressing the country’s high society, as well as designing Jackie Onassis’s bridal gown for her wedding to Aristotle Onassis. Published by Editions Assouline the book tells the story of Valentino Garavani’s colorful life, with a preface courtesy of André Léon Talley, editor-at-large of American Vogue who writes, “When you enter the world of Valentino, you enter a world of luxury, a world of rarity and opulence, but also of warmth.” A world filled with works of art and antiques, with homes in London, New York and Paris including the illustrious Château de Wideville. Explore Valentino’s life of private parties with the glitterati, in previously unseen images from Oberto Gili.
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