Praise for Beyond Chic:
"Lovers of fashion and decor can experience a rare glimpse of both in this well done compilation."—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"Terestchenko's book has thousands of details to linger over, and. . . not much text. The pictures say enough." —New York Times
"Photographer Ivan Terestchenko traveled the globe — from Ottavio Missoni's Venetian Manse to Christian Louboutin's adobe home in Luxor, Egypt — to capture the more than 200 images in this lush and inspiring bit of voyeurism." —Details
"Photographer Ivan Terestchenko is known for his work photographing the homes of some of fashion's most notable names. Their iconic designs are well known, but what kind of style do they have behind closed doors? Take a peak into some seriously fashionable homes." —MarthaStewart.com
"Monolo Blahnik's house is like a pair of his shoes: elegant, well-proportioned and far more comfortable than it might appear. And it is appearances that are often at stake in Mr. Terestchenko's 19 beautiful photo essays on the homes of designers as varied as Azzedine Alaia, Vittorio Missoni and Reed Krakoff." —Wall Street Journal
"Terestchenko opens doors to the homes of an extended collection of notable names in fashion. . . .Beyond Chic: Great Fashion Designers at Home invites readers into the private homes of these very public tastemakers and a lustrous list of equally-inspiring courteriers, stylists, muses, and fashion personalities." —Veranda
"Terestchenko draws parallels between the aesthetics of renowned fashion companies and their creators' interior stylings. The visual study is more than just a discussion about decor." —Lonny
"Beyond Chic: Great Fashion Designers at Home by Ivan Terestchenko may just be the most beautiful book of the past few years." —From the Right Bank to the Left Coast
"People love to see the homes of fashion designers. In Beyond Chic: Great Fashion Designers at Home. . . Ivan Terestchenko takes readers into the private spaces of the late designers Coco Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent, as well as Azzedine Alaia and Vanessa Seward, to name just a few." —Habitually Chic
Some of the most important people in fashion—Chanel, Alaïa, Yves Saint Laurent, Pucci, Kenzo, and Missoni—are known for their public image and their iconic designs. But what kind of world have they cultivated behind closed doors? From France to Italy, from England to Morocco, come along on a private visit to the remarkable homes of couturiers, stylists, muses, and fashion personalities. Photographer Ivan Terestchenko shows the décor, works of art, and the personal collections of these legendary designers. Some interiors, such as Chanel’s apartment at 31 rue Cambon, are mythic, while others like those of Giorgio Armani’s châlet or Vanessa Seward, Azzaro’s head designer, are completely unconventional. From minimal (Nicole Farhi) to exotic (Franca Sozanni), to a deceptively simple French apartment (Loulou de La Falaise), this book explores the spaces and places created by some of fashion’s biggest names.
About the Contributor(s)
Of Ukrainian origin, Ivan Terestchenko was born in England and educated in France. He studied art history at the École du Louvre and was a painter until the age of thirty, when he switched to photography and landed his first assignment with French Vogue. He soon gained international recognition documenting the private homes of high-profile fashion and interior designers for magazines worldwide, including W, The World of Interiors, Elle Decor, Casa Vogue Italy, Departures, Wall Street Journal, and Architectural Digest. An avid surfer, he lives in southwestern France near Biarritz.
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