Hardcover – Box set, October 31, 2012
Brand New Still Sealed In Plastic
This exciting Amazon exclusive, in a nod to Vogue’s celebrating 120 years, is an elegant boxed set of three books—including the just published Vogue Weddings—whose stories are drawn from the pages of the magazine. Only in this boxed set does Vogue Weddings have a letter from editor–in-chief, Anna Wintour. Each book, with an introduction by Hamish Bowles, has between 300 and 400 photographs in color and in black and white taken by such celebrated photographers as Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Richard Avedon, Cecil Beaton, Jonathan Becker, Eric Boman, Patrick Demarchelier, Arthur Elgort, Oberto Gili, François Halard, Horst P. Horst, Patrick Lichfield, Annie Leibovitz, Stephen Meisel, Helmut Newton, Irving Penn, Herb Ritts, Norma Jean Roy, Snowdon, Edward Steichen, Mario Testino, Tim Walker, and Bruce Weber, among many others.
Thirty-six spectacular houses and gardens—whose owners come from the worlds of fashion, music, art, and society—accompanied with stories by Hamish Bowles, Joan Juliet Buck, Julia Reed, Marina Rust, and Vicki Woods, who take us behind the scenes to give an intimate view of the owners and how they live.
Madonna’s romantic retreat in the depths of the English countryside and the Oscar de la Rentas’ coral-stone Palladian mansion in the Dominican Republic; Michael and Eva Chows’ epic Los Angeles manse and shoe maestro Christian Louboutin’s magical houseboat on the Nile; legendary tastemaker Marella Agnelli’s enchanted villa and gardens in the Palmeraie of Marrakesh; Julian and Olatz Schnabel’s downtown loft; Janet de Botton’s idyllic Provençal estate; and four decades of Karl Lagerfeld’s endlessly surprising houses, both innovative and palatial.
World In Vogue
Here are photographs of some of the most celebrated actors, artists, models, First Ladies, and social figures, and pieces by Paul Rudnick, Truman Capote, Francis Wyndham, Jeffrey Steingarten, Gloria Steinem, Michael Specter, and Jonathan Van Meter, who tell you the stories behind these figures.
Truman Capote writes about cruising the Yugoslavian coast with Lee Radziwill and the Agnellis; Gloria Steinem reports on the 540 masked partygoers at the Black and White Ball that Capote threw for Katharine Graham at the Plaza hotel; there are stories on gardens from East Hampton to Corfu designed by landscape architect Miranda Brooks; Inès de La Fressange’s apartment in Paris; the gardens of Valentino’s seventeenth-century Château de Wideville, outside Paris; the designers, the best-dressed, and the stars at the annual Costume Institute party at the Metropolitan Museum; Mick Jagger and his family in Mustique, and much more.
Peek at the weddings and wedding dresses of royalty, social figures, models, artists, actors, musicians, and designers. There are grand social and royal weddings in storied castles, palaces, and cathedrals to more rustic weddings by the sea or in the countryside. Mario Testino, Plum Sykes, Marina Rust, and Sarah Mower tell us personal stories about their own weddings or memorable ones they attended.
Here are the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in London; Carolina Herrera, Jr., and Miguel Báez Spinola in Spain; Jemma Kidd and Arthur Wellesley, the Earl of Mornington, in Barbados; Sofia Coppola and Thomas Mars in Italy; Kate Moss and Jamie Hince in the Cotswolds; Lauren Bush and David Lauren at the RRL Ranch in Colorado; iconic photos of Bianca and Mick Jagger in the car after their wedding in St. Tropez; such models as Natalia Vodianova, Coco Rocha, Stella Tennant, Lara Stone, and Cindy Crawford in their wedding-dress choices; a portfolio of bridal fashion shoots, many including couture, and finally, Vogue’s Wedding Guide with ten celebrated designers from Vera Wang to J. Crew.