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Bookshop: Serge Lutens

Posted on | July 30, 2010|No Comments<Back
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Offering a book from a true “Visionaire”, here is Serge Lutens.  Without comparison, M. Lutens work is the ultimate in beauty, fantasy, and style. Flip though the pages of any vintage Vogue, L’Officiel, or Harpers from the ’70s-’80s and you will definitely find one of Luten’s Dior/Shiseido advertisements.  Immensely successful as a continuous campaign, Serge would do the makeup, style the set, choose the clothes, accessories, art direct, and act as photographer!  His is a singular style characterized by dreams, somehow concise with clarity, and executed to perfection.

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The Serge Lutens book is a collection of these images and inspirations, organized by M. Lutens with accompanying notes.  He pays homage to the handful of women he collaborated with, and the book goes as far as crediting the music that accompanied the process (Kurt Weil, Ravel, Gershwin, Miles Davis fuel the fire).  All together, this is an insightful and rare look into the mind of an aesthete.

- Victor Gutierrez

Serge Lutens by Serge Lutens
1998 Assouline Paris
English
First Edition
11.5 x 15in
152 pgs
Slip Cover in good condition with color shift at spine. Book in very good condition with minimal handling.
$275+ S&H

Purchase here.

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