Expensive Fashion Books
There are tons of good books perfect for your coffee table or bookshelves. But, nothing beats these 5 expensive fashion books that we are about to show to you! Join Best Design Books
Limited to 2,000 pieces, all of which are numbered and signed by Valentino himself, the self-titled tome is a 738-page tribute to the Italian designer. Inside, fans will find images, sketches and documentary images from Valentino’s private archives as well as magazine shoots, advertisements and portraits from the brand’s illustrious history. Interviews with Valentino from newspaper and magazine archives, and new interviews with close friends, family, and collaborators round out the special-edition book.
Naomi Campbell’s coffee table book celebrates the remarkable career of the one and only Miss Campbell. The two-volume, collector’s edition covers the last 30 years of the supermodel’s high-fashion career with images from major photographers like Richard Avedon, Anton Corbijn and Peter Lindbergh, and iconic photoshoots with popular publications like Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. The second volume includes private images of the model’s home life and early work with designers Azzedine Alaïa, John Galliano, Marc Jacobs, and Karl Lagerfeld. Campbell also includes autobiographical text telling readers about her life and rise to stardom. The set is limited to 1,000 pieces, each of which is numbered and autographed by Campbell.
MARIO TESTINO: PRIVATE VIEW
As one of the biggest names in fashion photography, Mario Testino has become a celebrity in his own right, shooting everyone from Kate Moss to Princess Diana. Mario Testino: Private View brings together some of his best studio, campaign, editorial and candid shots in a 300-page tribute with contributing authors like Graydon Carter, Karl Lagerfeld and Jennifer Allen who discuss his influence on the industry. Released in conjunction with his inaugural exhibition in China, the book comes in 1,500 numbered copies, all signed by Testino. Available in pink, green or purple, it comes with a cover portrait of Lady Gaga and is housed in an injection-molded plastic box.
INEZ VAN LAMSWEERDE AND VINOODH MATADIN: PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING
In this 984-page book, you will find everything that the photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin have worked on over the last two decades. The book set is limited to 1,000 copies numbered and signed by the duo, and 200 art-editions that are signed, numbered and include numbered photographic prints. A silkscreen poster is included in both sets designed by longtime collaborator and friend of the two, M/M (Paris). Within its pages, 666 editorial, portrait and campaign images are showcased along with some of their more artistic gallery photographs. The two-volume set comes with a smaller third book, a reference guide that includes interviews, texts, and notations of the images found within.
MARIO TESTINO: SIR
Showcasing images from both his published and unpublished archives, the book includes over 300 photographs that attempt to define the “allure of men.” With an essay by Pierre Borhan and an interview with Patrick Kinmonth, the book shows the evolution of men’s style and identity over three decades of Testino’s career and captures each subculture of men’s fashion, from the dandy and gentleman to the macho men, to the androgynous designs worn by David Bowie. Within this 456-page book, Testino attempts to expose the stars that have defined and changed the role of men over the last 30 years. The book is limited to 1,000 special-edition copies that are each signed by Testino, bound in Japanese cloth and housed in a metal slipcase.
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