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TOME TUESDAY- PRIVATE: Giancarlo Giammetti

TOME TUESDAY- PRIVATE: Giancarlo Giammetti


I’ve always felt that my life began when I met Valentino.”

Giancarlo Giammetti to some outside the fashion world isn’t an easily recognized household name but when you hear Valentino, know that’s part of Giancarlo. Signore Giammetti was not only Valentino Garavini’s lover at a point in time (12 years), he is also his business partner for a good part of 5 decades!

Valentino Garavani, Giancarlo Giammetti

Now he has released a book full of his personal photos and accounts  ranging from their different jaunts across the world featuring some of their closest friends including the late Dame Elizabeth Taylor, Madonna, Elle McPherson, Jackie O to name a few.
The Assouline Publishing exclusive book, which was fêted with a book signing last week in London and attended by the likes of Suzy Menkes, Tom Ford; is outlined into 4 different sections.

The Early Days of his lives, meeting and bonding with Valentino Garavani, the friends that became in some way their extended family and the business. Giancarlo was instrumental in the building and branding of the Valentino fashion house and was a pioneer in some of the practices utilized by today’s fashion businesses. It’s amazing the recollection of those moments and how just so carefree and relaxed it all looks.

Giancarlo Giammetti was the original Man behind The Man; Before Robert Duffy was to Marc Jacobs, Domenico De Sole  is to Tom Ford etc. This is a great book and great collectors item.

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