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Emilio Pucci (1914-1992) had a passion for women, a visionary sense of style, and an eye for color and design. With these talents he created a fashion house unlike any other. By the early ’50s his boutique on the isle of Capri was catering to wealthy sophisticates, heiresses and movie stars buying his “Capri pants”, silk scarves and lightweight separates.
The mere mention of Mario Testino’s name evokes a rush of adrenalin in anyone that cares, even a bit, about the worlds of fashion and celebrity. So omnipresent is he at major magazine shoots and A-list events—an insider if ever there was one—that he has become a celebrity himself. The launch of Testino’s latest book is to celebrate his first trip in China.
Inaugurated on June 2nd, 1965, the years passed without eroding the very special atmosphere created by its founders. Il Pellicano quickly became a favorite destination for cognoscenti of luxury, exclusivity and secluded privacy. The extravagant and unspoiled Mediterranean coastline won Il Pellicano many admirers, not least the present owner, who came as a guest in 1974.
During her fifty year reign as the “Empress of Fashion,” she launched Twiggy , advised Jackie O and coined some of fashion’s most eloquent proverbs such as “the bikini is the biggest thing since the atom bomb.” She was the fashion editor of HARPER’S BAZAAR where she worked for 25 years before becoming editor in chief of VOGUE followed by a remarkable stint at the Met’s Costume Institute where she helped popularize its historical collections.
Focusing predominantly on six fashion houses, to whose archives she was granted unlimited access, Naundorf’s large format photographs illustrate the stunning couture of Armani, Chanel, Dior, Lacroix, Elie Saab and Valentino in decadently poised settings, sheltered against the easily rectified whims of digital photography.
Travel photographers Tom Carter lived in China for the past 8 years, last 2 backpacking 56.000 kilometers across all 33 provinces of China. His book China Portraits of People is N1 in Asia. Check the interview