There's no doubt Valentino is one of the greatest designers in fashion history. In fact, it took three authors to collaborate on Valentino ($44), a book celebrating the designer's achievements throughout his years at the fashion house. Co-authored by International Herald Tribune fashion editor Suzy Menkes, highly acclaimed art director Armando Chitolina, and Vanity Fair special correspondent Matt Tyrnauer, Valentino is a trifecta of outstanding photographs, editorials, and art.
My favorite section has to be Matt Tyrnauer's one-on-one interviews with Valentino's closest confidants and companions. After reading this book, it's easy to see why he is so loved and respected in the fashion industry.