Una Grande Storia Italiana - Valentino Garavani is a new limited edition book from Taschen. The book comes in Valentino-tinted red silk box, and includes a huge collection of Valentino's works, from sketches to editorial spreads, advertisements, portraits of Valentino and documentary photographs.
The book was authored by Vanity Fair Magazine's Matt Tyrnauer and includes interviews with Valentino's collaboarators, friends and family. It also includes a tribute to the designer by fashion journalist, Suzy Menkes. The collector's edition is limited to 2,000 copies, each one signed by Valentino Garavani, so get in line and grab your $1,000 copy while there's still some left. If not, you can always wait til they sell on eBay for five times the price.