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AdR Book: Beyond Fashion


A cabinet of curiosities that captures the essence of Anna dello Russo - stylist, editor, and fashion icon like no other


Anna Dello Russo


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Price: USD$200.00

A cabinet of curiosities that captures the essence of Anna dello Russo - stylist, editor, and fashion icon like no other

Anna Dello Russo is one of the fashion world's most fascinating characters, with a truly global profile and a career that continues to take her in groundbreaking directions. Designed as a keepsake box filled with a variety of surprises - a flip book, a life-sized poster, a pack of signature fashion trading cards, a pop-up book, extracts from her personal diary, and much more - this highly covetable object features some of dello Russo's best work and reflects her eccentric personality, creativity, and playful wit.



SPECIFICATIONS:

Format: Box Set
Size: 280 x 230 mm (11 x 9 in)
Pages: 552 pp
Illustrations: 800 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714875675

Anna Dello Russo is a fashion celebrity and stylist best known for her work as editor of Vogue Italia, L'Uomo Vogue, and Vogue Japan. Dello Russo began gaining public prominence through her work with Scott Schuman ('The Sartorialist') in 2006. In 2010 Dello Russo produced her own perfume, Beyond: The Scent of Anna dello Russo. In 2012 she became the first fashion director to design a set of accessories for the fashion retailer, H&M.

The box set includes:

  • A pop-up book: an extravagant, surprise-filled pop-up book illustrated by online fashion editor Lula, and picturing Anna travelling across the four capitals of fashion - New York, London, Paris, and Milan.
  • A flip book: featuring illustrations of Anna's best looks and her beloved dog, Cucciolina.
  • A scrapbook: a unique and wideranging collection of ephemera, photographs, and magazine clippings, documenting Anna's career as a fashion icon.
  • Two life-size posters: designed by fashion illustrator Danielle Meder... dress Anna like a doll!
  • AdR diary: an annotated, autobiographical diary, retracing Anna's life from her childhood in a small port city in southern Italy to her current life in Milan as a fashion editor and style icon. Includes family photographs, personal ephemera, and playful commentary
  • AdRchive: a curated selection of editorials from Anna's career at Vogue Italia, L'Uomo Vogue, and Vogue Japan, emphasizing the unique spirit, extensive range, and world-wide impact of her work as a fashion editor.
  • La Squadra del Cuore: a sticker album featuring Anna's most iconic looks from her extensive clothing and accessory collection, and background pictures of her celebrated street style. Includes 7 stickers to add to the album.
  • La Messa Cantata: Anna's sacred guidebook of holy commandments for navigating the fashion world, including how to dress and behave during Fashion Week, on holiday, during the festive season, etc. Illustrated with photographs of Anna modelling her favourite outfits.
  • Stamps: a colourful selection of postcard stamps featuring some of Anna's most extraordinary looks, from head to toe.
  • "She's an absorbing presence at the international collections, what with her myriad daily outfit changes and fabulously risquéstreet style. And for those who have ever wondered what's going on inside the head of fashion icon Anna Dello Russo, insight is in sight... AdR Book: Beyond Fashion, unpacks Russo's world in one insatiable cabinet of curiosities. Everything from her holy commandments for how to dress and behave during fashion week to an autobiographical diary retracing her childhood to her present life as an international fashion plate is included."—Evening Standard, ES Magazine

    "The book looks great." —Vogue Online

    "Phaidon's monograph opens up the glittering and colorful universe of one of fashion's most photographed women. Made closely with Anna Dello Russo, this personal tome chronicles her work across Vogue Italia, L'Uomo Vogue and Vogue Japan to her street style legacy with the help of 800 photographs and illustrations. As well-accessorized as the woman herself, this volume is packaged in a keepsake box filled with tokens - like a deck of signature fashion trading cards, a pop-up book and a life-sized poster of Dello Russo, as well as excerpts from her personal diary and meticulously kept show notes, written from the front row."—Net-a-Porter.com

    "[A] pop culture history of the time when street style became a phenomenon."—New York Times

    "Helmut Newton dubbed Anna dello Russo a 'fashion maniac' and her playful style has won her a global cult following. To celebrate her creativity, Phaidon is publishing a keepsake box, with a flip book, posters, diary extracts and fashion trading cards."—Mr Porter

    "Anna Dello Russo is one of the most influential women in fashion... There is no fashion event where photographers don't snap her looks, which are always daring, ironic and disruptive, capturing the imagination of her followers the world over. Now, she's decided to immortalise her career in a new book, AdR Book: Beyond Fashion, published by Phaidon, which takes readers on a journey through the whimsical world of her digital alter ego, AdR"—Tempus

    "A unique insight in to the world of stylist, editor and fashion icon Anna Dello Russo, one of fashion's most eccentric characters. With a wealth of street style, editorial from her life in magazines, extracts from her personal diary and a few surprises, this book is fuel to feed her cult following."—Tatler.com

    "For decades, Anna Dello Russo [...] has defined fashion... AdR Book: Beyond Fashion is not so much a book, more a cabinet of curiosities."—The Times Magazine

    "After 30 years in fashion, Anna Dello Russo has released a fascinating book on her life and style... Russo gives us a lesson in the art of impact dressing."—Stylist

    "A treasure trove of fabulous fun - complete with flip book, dress-up paperdolls and extracts from her personal diary. Reflecting on her career as a stylist, editor and fashion icon."—HungerTV.com

    "In Anna dello Russo's fashionable world, more is definitely more... An ethos that has made AdR the undisputed queen of street style... It should come as no surprise, then, that dello Russo's debut tome is less a book than a personal stylist, best friend and babysitter rolled into one. AdR's commandments [...] take care of the first; her 'diary', the second. And the third – the babysitter – comes courtesy of a flip book, a pop-up book, dress-up-Anna paper dolls and sheets of stickers. Bene, no?"—Daily Telegraph, The Telegraph Magazine

    "The ultimate dream day in the life... As imagined by Anna Dello Russo."—Hello! Fashion Monthly

    "She's an absorbing presence at the international collections, what with her myriad daily outfit changes and fabulously risqué street style. And for those who have ever wondered what's going on inside the head of fashion icon Anna Dello Russo, insight is in sight... AdR Book: Beyond Fashion, unpacks Russo's world in one insatiable cabinet of curiosities. Everything from her holy commandments for how to dress and behave during fashion week to an autobiographical diary retracing her childhood to her present life as an international fashion plate is included."—Evening Standard, ES Magazine

    "The book looks great." —Vogue Online

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