For centuries, Italian fashion has been known for its craftsmanship and luxury, but also for its creativity and, most of all, its passion. Lace, leopard print and show-stopping red dresses – the masters of Italian fashion know how to make a statement.
From the workshops of Florence to the runways of Milan, join Megan Hess on an unforgettable journey beneath the seams of ten iconic Italian designers: Giorgio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Missoni, Prada, Miu Miu, Gucci, Versace, Emilio Pucci and Valentino.
Complete with Megan’s spectacular illustrations of Italian fashion’s most dramatic outfits – including power suits, psychedelic kaftans and haute couture gowns – Iconic: The Masters of Italian Fashion is a lavish celebration of one of the world’s leading fashion destinations.
Megan Hess was destined to draw. An initial career in graphic design evolved into art direction for some of the world’s leading design agencies. In 2008, Hess illustrated the New York Times number-one selling book Sex and the City, written by Candace Bushnell. She has since illustrated for Dior Couture, created iconic illustrations for Cartier and Louis Vuitton in Paris, dreamed up animations for Prada and Fendi in Milan, illustrated the windows of Bergdorf Goodman in New York, and created a capsule collection of bags for Harrods of London.
Hess’s signature style can also be found on her bespoke, limited edition prints and homewares sold around the globe. Her renowned clients include Chanel, Dior, Fendi, Tiffany & Co., Saint Laurent, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Harrods, Cartier, Balmain, Louis Vuitton and Prada.
Megan is the author of five bestselling books and the Global Artist in Residence for the Oetker Masterpiece Hotel Collection.
When she’s not in her studio working, you’ll find her in Italy, searching for the perfect pasta and Dolce & Gabbana handbag.
Available: 4th October 2018
Publisher: Hardie Grant Books
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.7 x 14.7 x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.4