- Published to coincide with the Metropolitan Museum of Art´s Chanel exhibition slated for April-August 2005 (to be confirmed) - Re-vamped version of a classic Vendome title-adored by fashion lovers! - Superb photographs, many by Horst, Avedon, Beaton, and Doisneau, as well as paintings and drawings by Cocteau, Picasso, Berard, Valloton, and Vuillard. - Shows, the true rags-to riches story of the 20th century´s most influential couturier and how she helped shape the evolution of fashion. - Written by a friend and intimate of Coco Chanel with unrivaled access to the personal letters and recollections of the designer´s friend and insiders.
The Best Friend I Ever Had: David Nuffer
Hodgkin´s art can be seen as providing memorials for people, many of whom are friends, whose absence is countered by the corresponding physical presence of particular paintings. This book, like the exhibition it accompanies, surveys the development of Hodgkin´s portraiture from its beginnings in 1949 to the present, including new paintings.