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Valentino by the Book: Start off your summer reading in style with the king of couture


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Valentino

Valentino by the Book
Start off your summer reading in style with the king of couture
Monday, July 6, 2009

Who needs chick lit by the beach when you can get transported to the romantic world of couture under the sun? With the opening of Valentino: The Last Emperor this weekend (cross-Canada release on July 10th), there’s no better time to catch up on the life of one of fashion’s greats. Originally created as a collector’s edition and sold for $1,800, the more affordable version of Valentino captures the same snapshots of Valentino Garavani’s 45-year career and includes a tribute written by International Herald Tribune Fashion Editor Suzy Menkes, interviews with the designer’s closest friends and colleagues, and a multitude of archived images and sketches.

Valentino coffee table book, $80. Indigo bookstores.