VERSACE CATWALK: THE COMPLETE COLLECTIONS
Cloth-bound and enriched with foil blocking, the latest addition to Thames & Hudson’s Catwalk series is the first comprehensive overview of Versace’s womenswear collections spanning Gianni Versace’s debut in 1978 to sister and successor Donatella’s collections today. Tim Blanks, editor-at-large of The Business of Fashion, opens the 632-page tome with a concise history of the house and biographical profiles of both designers. A brief introduction accompanies each of the 120 spectacular collections, chronologically organised and sumptuously illustrated with 1,200 catwalk images.
LOUIS VUITTON, L’AUDACIEUX
The Louis Vuitton world would not be complete without books – Gaston-louis Vuitton’s love for literature was so great he founded three rare book societies. Today, the commemoration of the bicentennial birthday of his grandfather presents this special biographical novel. French author Caroline Bongrand chronicles founder Louis Vuitton’s epic ascent, embarking on a life-changing journey as a 14-year-old to establish a brand renowned the world over in this fictionalised story – the first of its kind. It is also available as an audiobook, with American actress Jennifer Connelly narrating in English and French actress Isabelle Huppert narrating the French version.