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Books Review Emilio Pucci Vintage Art Edition
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Books Review: Emilio Pucci Vintage Art Edition

Best design Books brings to you another book review, this time an vintage art edition about Emilio Pucci! Vintage Art Edition limited to just 500 signed and numbered copies. Each book is bound in an original vintage Pucci fabric and is accompanied by four art prints of original drawings from the designer Emilio Pucci. Each book is signed by his daughter Laudomia Pucci who continued to design under the Pucci name after Emilio’s death in 1992 and who is Image Director and Deputy Chairman of the company since 2000.

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Little Black Dress: Vintage Treasure

An essential piece of clothing in a woman’s closet, the little black dress has maintained its popularity thought all trends because it is always the “right” thing to wear. It is a timeless classic and all great designers have created their own variation. Didier Ludot owns the most famous vintage clothing store in Paris, the fashion capital of the world. The store, La Petit Robe Noire, is housed in the prestigious Palais Royal, just steps away from the Louvre. Ludot has meticulously built and maintained a collection of black dresses, which features designs by Chanel, Balmain, Balenciaga, and Gaultier, among others. Photographs of these dresses are juxtaposed with archive photos of Romy Schneider, Catherine Deneuve, Jeanne Moreau, Sofia Loren, Edith Piaf, Paloma Picasso, Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor – all in their black dress finest. Ludot’s collection is a delightful tour of the black dress from yesterday to today. About the author Didier Ludot owns the most famous vintage clothing store in Paris, the fashion capital of the world. The store, La Petite Robe Noire, is housed in the prestigious Palais Royal, just steps away from the Louvre. Ludot has meticulously built and maintained a collection of black dresses, which…

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Allure of Beauty: Women in Hollywood

In celebration of Hollywoods legendary actresses from the 1930s to the present, Assouline together with Elle magazine and renowned fashion photographer Gilles Bensimon presents The Allure of Glamour: Women in Hollywood. From Marilyn Monroe and Marlene Dietrich to Anita Ekberg and Julia Roberts, each page of this vibrant anthology radiates with provocative images of unforgettable faces and moments that have forever changed the place of women in Hollywood as well as in our social culture. Elle magazine film critic Karen Durbin delves into the history of Hollywood, highlighting females who have proven their femininity, strength, and talent. The glitzy narrative accompanies a carefully researched, sexy selection of photography that captures the individuality of each woman.

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