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Biographies of Giorgio Armani have already been published, but “Per Amore” is the first and only one written by Armani himself. The designer talks about a career in 1960s Milan and turning points like the puffer jackets that defined men’s style for decades. There are also personal moments, family, childhood and close people, many of which Armani has already lost (his partner, the architect Sergio Galeotti, with whom he founded Giorgio Armani, died in 1985). Italian fashion journalist Angelo Flaccavento helped the designer with the book. The Italian version was released at the end of 2022, the English version is scheduled for May.
“Creative pragmatists” is a term that bounces off the teeth of Tibi designer Amy Smilovich’s subscribers. So Amy calls those who dress practical, but still quite creative. The basic things of creative pragmatists remain basic, but never boring. Because even the simplest wardrobe items, like their owners, must have character. Amy dedicates a practical guide to this character: in the book – how to choose your 12 mo’ers, what are WOF and HTH, about the rule of 3, the principle of one, tone or none, the idea of antonyms in the image and the final checklist.
Santo’s older brother, Versace’s president and politician, is often overlooked in Versace family history. He timed his book called “The Brothers” to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the death of Gianni Versace, who was gunned down on the steps of his own Miami home by a serial maniac. A bitter revelation from Santo’s book: it turns out that Gianni was not supposed to be in Miami that day; they had previously arranged to meet the entire family in Paris. “Brothers” was released in Italian, the English translation has yet to be announced.
Vogue once accurately attributed the handwriting to photographer Sarah Moon, writing that she “brings fashion into the astral world”: Moon’s shots are always softly blurred, like a dream. Dior commissioned Sarah to film the files. As a result, there were enough materials for a three-volume edition: on the first album, Dior’s own original models; in the second, works by Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferre, John Galliano and Raf Simons; the third volume celebrates the collections of Maria Grazia Chiuri, Dior’s first creative director.
In the wake of the return of Y2K style, the biography of the fashion icon of that decade is more relevant than ever. From Paris one would expect stories about high-profile parties from scratch and a wardrobe with countless sparkling minidresses, but he already told all this in the book “Revelations of an heiress”, which was published in 2004. The new memoir also takes up the theme of the traumatic experience of fame.
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