New York: A Harlin Quist Book, 1980. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's illustrated stiff paper wraps, french flaps, illustrated endpapers.
"Vulgarity is not measured in centimeters of cloth. We are born naked, all dressing is hypocrisy. A man in a tuxedo can be vulgar. A naked woman is a creature of God" (Elio Fiorucci). Drawing together 20 years of graphics, photos, anecdotes and musings, Fiorucci: The Book is a headfirst plunge into the creative output of one of the most influential fashion labels of the 1970s and 80s (affectionately known as the "The Daytime Studio 54"). As irreverent as the label, the book features glossy illustrations, colorful backsplashes and playful graphic details throughout. Author Eve Babitz artfully ties together the seemingly disparate strands – from designer Franco Marabelli's thoughts on marketing and love of large dogs to anecdotes about the shopping prowess of legendary singer Diana Ross – that made the brand so memorable and infamous. Some wear and rubbing to extremities, corners bumped, spine slightly faded, text-block some-what loosened in wraps. Very good. Item #1515