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The Great Fashion Designers at Home

Ivan Terestchenko

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A private tour of the remarkable homes of the world’s great couturiers, stylists, muses and fashion personalities


Some of the most celebrated figures of fashion – Chanel, Alaïa, Blahník, Yves Saint Laurent, Pucci, Kenzo and Missoni – are known for their public image and their outstanding design talents. But what kind of private worlds have they cultivated behind closed doors?

From France to Morocco, from England to Italy, Ivan Terestchenko’s intimate photographs explore the décor, works of art and the personal collections of some of the world’s greatest couturiers, stylists, muses and fashion celebrities. Some interiors, such as Gabrielle Chanel’s apartment, are already legendary, while others, such as Franca Sozzani's Marrakesh riad, allow us to glimpse their owner's private haven. Home is often a sanctuary for those living in the public eye, a place for calm contemplation, and a new inspiration for jaded palates. In every room, courtyard, roof terrace and garden, the surroundings of these creative spirits reveal their engagement with textiles, books, art, space and light.

From Nicole Farhi’s Queen Anne house in the heart of Hampstead, North London, to Christian Louboutin's Luxor courtyard retreat and Giorgio Armani’s alpine chalet, complete with polar bear, here is an insider's first-hand tour of the spaces and places created and lived in by fashion's biggest names.

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'Satisfy your inner voyeur and snoop around the homes of Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahník and Azzedine Alaïa'
Daily Telegraph

'Beautifully shot ... provides a unique insight into the inner sanctum apartments of the fashion glitterati ... loaded with stylish interiors'
Sunday Mail

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Book Details

Format: Hardback

Size: 31.0 x 23.5 cm

Extent: 280 pp

Illustrations: 256

Publication date: 11 November 2013

ISBN: 9780500517130

Contents List

Azzedine Alaïa, Paris • Maxime de la Falaise, New York • Irène & Giorgio Silvagni, Avignon • Laudomia Pucci, Florence • Manolo Blahnik, Bath • Christian Louboutin, Luxor • Coco Chanel, Paris • Kenzo Takada, Paris • Gilles Dufour, Paris • Loulou de la Falaise, Paris • Rosita & Ottavio Missoni, Venice • Vanessa Seward, Paris • Yves Saint Laurent, Paris • Franca Sozzani, Marrakesh • Nicole Farhi, London • Kevin Carrigan, Bellport • Reed Krakoff, New York • Giorgio Armani, St. Moritz • Stefano Pilati, Paris • Acknowledgments and Credits

About the Author

Born in England and educated in France, Ivan Terestchenko read History of Art at the Ecole du Louvre and was a painter until the age of 30 when he switched to photography and landed his first assignment with French Vogue. He contributes to many international publications.

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