Private, Giancarlo Giacommetti

Giacometti, Giancarlo
Binding: Hard cover
Pages: 380
Measurements: 31.00 x 39.00 cm

This volume features in-depth interviews, collections from his journals, and a curated selection of exclusive personal pictures..”\n\nDivided into four sections, this story begins in the “Early Days”where Giammetti recounts his birth in Rome during World War II. It continues through a chance meeting with the young Valentino in 1960 at Café de Paris in Rome, during the height of “La Dolce Vita.” Once introduced the two quickly establish a lasting bond and have lived their lives by each other’s side.\n\nTheir relationship created the foundation for “The Tribe” the title of the book’s second section and what Giammetti calls the eclectic cast of characters and lifelong friends that he describes as “the extended family that we voluntarily create over time,” and at other times, a “traveling circus.”\n\n“Work” the book’s third section, outlines Giammetti’s professional achievements building the Valentino brand.\n\nThe closing section “Society”chronicles the Valentino/Giammetti lifestyle including everything from walking barefoot with Jackie O in Capri, dinners with Andy Warhol in New York, and teaching Madonna how to ski in Gstaad.

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