Having grown up pouring over issues of Vogue, Harper’s Bazzar, and hard to find books on fashion, art and design, we’ve always believed that an artfully crafted tome can transport us to different worlds. With this in mind we set out to offer our D’NA members a tantalizing selection from Assouline, the luxe publisher known for chronicling a world of inspired art, history and luxury. Whether in search of the perfect gift or a window into another universe, here are just a few of our latest offerings.
THE IMPOSSIBLE COLLECTION OF FASHION
BY VALERIE STEELE
From Poiret to Pucci, Doucet to Dior, Vionnet to Valentino, Valerie Steele, director and chief curator of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, selects the 100 most iconic dresses of the twentieth century. This magnificent collection is sure to receive gasps of pleasure and surprise with each turn of the page. Steele’s selection, hand-picked for this luxury volume, comes in a linen clamshell case with a cutout metal plate; making for the perfect gift or personal indulgence.
BALS: LEGENDARY COSTUME BALLS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
BY NICHOLAS FOULKES
From the twilight of the Romanov dynasty through les années folles of Art Deco Paris to the jet-set seventies, Bals explores the nine most exceptional private costume parties of the twentieth century. The most lavish, beautiful book ever produced on the subject, Bals features social commentary both, by and about the colorful characters—Truman Capote, Cecil Beaton, and others—who immortalized these extraordinary events, as well as first-person narratives by Jacqueline de Ribes, Hélène David-Weill, and Marisa Berenson.
THE GRAND BAZAAR ISTANBUL
BY LAZIZ HAMANI (PHOTOGRAPHS), SERDAR GÜLGÜN (TEXT)
With its rich and colorful 500-year history, the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul has quite a story to tell. This luxury slipcase edition takes a comprehensive look at the world’s most vibrant and inspiring marketplace, replete with dazzling images by esteemed photographer Laziz Hamani and texts by an Istanbul-born Ottoman art expert and collector. Discover jewels, furniture, fabrics, silver, spices, antiques, collectibles, and much more in nearly 300 pages in this mesmerizing edition.
AMERICAN FASHION TRAVEL
BY COUNCIL OF FASHION DESIGNERS OF AMERICA
A stylish scrapbook sure to spark wanderlust from the travels of America’s best-known fashion designers. Featuring personal anecdotes, memorabilia, photos, and an original travel questionnaire. Discover what Donna Karan always remembers to pack in her carry-on, Norma Kamali’s trip to Iran during the reign of the Shah, and what Yigal Azrouel calls his favorite hotel.
BY MATTHIEU SALVAING, TEXT BY MICHAEL KIMMELMAN
The most complete and lavish exploration of one of the 20th century's greatest and most influential architects, the book includes sketches and original photography alongside contributions from Tadao Ando, Santiago Calatrava, and Zaha Hadid. This linen-covered limited edition was assembled using the traditional anglaise technique and color-tipped by hand on art-quality paper.
ANTIQUAIRES: PARIS FLEA MARKETS
BY LAURE VERCHERE, PHOTOGRAPHY BY LAZIZ HAMANI
Paris insiders know the city of light's finest shopping isn't on the Boulevard St. Germain: It's the famous antiques markets of St. Ouen—the world's grandest flea market.
Stop by D’NA to discover our complete selection from Assouline.