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Valentino: Themes and Variations Hardcover – September 9, 2008

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"We'll mist up every time we pass our coffee table...Halard does an exquisite job in bringing Valentino's masterful works to the page, and Golbin...provides concise, reverential text to complement the arresting images." --LA Confidential Review

"This tome includes stunning photography of fabric samples as well as lively, backstage images of fittings minutes before models walked out onto the runway." ~Florida InsideOut Review

"Original sketches, behind-the-scenes runway images, photos of fittings, and the atelier at work, as well as his ad campaigns over the years, celebrate this legendary talent in all his glory." ~Southern Accents Review

"The remarkable 50-year career of Valentino, founder of the first couture house to be recognized by the French government outside of Paris, is given the coffee table treatment in a lavish new book..." ~Luxist.com

"The new book is a collector's item and a keepsake for every devoted fan of Valentino and the fashion industry." ~Hautemimi.com

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"This tome includes stunning photography fo fabric samples as well as lively, backstage images of fittings minutes before models walked out onto the runway."

"This tome includes stunning photography of fabric samples as well as lively, backstage images of fittings minutes before models walked out onto the runway."
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Rizzoli; 1st edition (September 9, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0847831728
  • ISBN-13: 978-0847831722
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 1.3 x 12.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #72,928 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The photographs in this book are just spectacular, as much as they can do the clothing pieces justice. The cover photo is an example of the gorgeous detail you get in all the photos. Sumptuous feast for the eyes and a tribute to the true genious of Valentino. All 5 decades are covered from the 1960's to the millenium and beyond. Most of the pieces are featured on manequins and some by actual models. There are also some pictures of Valentino over the years, including my favorite - one with Jackie Kennedy Onassis. I will enjoy this book for years to come.
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"Valentino: Themes and Variations" is a stylish,sleek introduction to one of the world's foremost haute couture designers. His couture projects a world of elegance and savoir faire. This book takes the reader behind the scenes of his runway shows, and talks about his private world--from his longtime boyfriend to the creation of his clothes. "Valentino" turns clothing,a necessary element of daily life,into works of art. There is refinement and grace. "Valentino" is a feast for the eyes.
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This a great overview of Valentino and a very good exhibition catalog. The key to any good monograph is having recent and detailed photographs of the clothing both full view and close-up, this has both. The text is light and I would have liked to know more about the individual pieces. Combined with the catalog for "Valentino A Roma" an exhibition that took place at the Ara Pacis in Rome you have a full view of the mastery that is Valentino.
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A very elegant book in content and format. The colors are ravishing, the photos magnificent. All the glamour in the palm of your hands....
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This book was what I hoped for, large images of the beautiful work done by Valentino and his crew. When I finished going through the book I found myself wishing there were even more pictures of vintage gowns. Really good coffee table book. I didn't read any of the written parts, but have really enjoyed the pictures.
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Unlike Ms. Goblin's "Balenciaga Paris" volume posing as it was as an exhibition catalogue, this one is a wonderful feast for the senses. Mr. Valentino has created some of the most glorious creations for genuine Women of Style and he will be missed as a force in the diminished world of Haute Couture. If you wear or admire Haute Couture, this is a must have volume for your library.
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Book has MANY blank pages. After every picture is a Blank page..They need to take the amount of pages it boasts and slice it in half. Beautiful pics but not worth the money. If there were more picture it would be great but I can't justify paying $50 for blank pages.
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This book is a wonderful book. Loads of beautiful pictures of Valentino's fashions along with information on his designs.

Ginnie
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