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Book Review: Pirelli the Calendar – 50 Years And More

The notoriously exclusive Pirelli Calendar, featuring glamorous shots of beautiful women, was first published in 1964. Reserved for important clients and VIPs, the calendar has since grown into a legend of its own, showcasing the beauty of models such as Alessandra Ambrosio, Gisele Bündchen, Naomi Campbell, Laetitia Casta, Cindy Crawford, Penélope Cruz, Milla Jovovich, Heidi Klum, Angela Lindvall, Sophia Loren, and Kate Moss. See also: THE AMAZING ROBERT DOISNEAU PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the now-legendary institution that is the Pirelli Calendar, TASCHEN brings you a retrospective volume reproducing the complete calendars, photographed by Richard Avedon, Peter Beard, Patrick Demarchelier, Nick Knight, Karl Lagerfeld, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Annie Leibovitz, Peter Lindbergh, Sarah Moon, Uwe Ommer, Terry Richardson, Herb Ritts, Mario Sorrenti, Bert Stern, Mario Testino, Bruce Weber, and many more. See also: ANGELS: THE ICONIC VICTORIA’S SECRET BOOK BY RUSSELL JAMES Bonus features include rarely and never-before-seen behind-the-scenes images of the shoots, the unpublished 1963 calendar, and a selection of “censored” imagesdeemed too risqué by the editors of the time. With an introduction by Philippe Daverioand an interview with art directors Derek Forsyth and Martyn Walsh.   The author Born in 1949, Philippe…

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DIOR, 60TH ANNIVERSARY BOOK
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DIOR 60TH ANNIVERSARY BOOK

DIOR 60TH ANNIVERSARY BOOK – Dior has celebrated its 60th year as a couture house by staging a massive haute couture show at the Palace of Versailles and launching a beautiful book. And what could be more fitting than a home known for excess playing host to a designer – and a fashion house – drenched in decadence. BY FARID CHENOUNE (enjoy reading my previous post about Dior Couture Book) Christian Dior presented his first collection to a bleak, post-war Paris in 1947. Dior’s collection was pronounced “The New Look” and made him a star. This illustrated book is based entirely on documents and photographs from the House of Dior, including 150 of its most beautiful haute couture dresses by Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferre and John Galliano. See also: Book Review: Frida Kahlo, Fashion As The Art Of Being On this article I preferred to show some of the intimacy photographs of a time when Dior himself supervized every detail of his enterprise, and created a team of devoted collaborators and a large atelier of adoring seamstresses. He not only drew every dress himself but also fitted most of his clients, among whom were Marlene Dietrich, Ingrid Bergman…

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