Private: Giancarlo Giammetti

Private: Giancarlo Giammetti

BY Giancarlo Giammetti

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This beautiful collector’s volume features in-depth interviews, collections from his journals, and a curated selection of exclusive personal pictures. “Not many people know that I have been taking pictures almost all my life,” says Giammetti. “I had amassed more than 57,000 images. Reviewing them all [for this book] reminded me that Valentino and I have lived through an amazing series of events and fashion moments, and that we have met thousands of interesting people.”

Divided into four sections, this story begins in the “Early Days” where Giammetti recounts his birth in Rome during World War II. It continues through a chance meeting with the young Valentino in 1960 at Café de Paris in Rome, during the height of “La Dolce Vita.” Once introduced the two quickly establish a lasting bond and have lived their lives by each other’s side.

Their relationship created the foundation for “The Tribe” the title of the book’s second section and what Giammetti calls the eclectic cast of characters and lifelong friends that he describes as “the extended family that we voluntarily create over time,” and at other times, a “traveling circus.”

“Work” the book’s third section, outlines Giammetti’s professional achievements building the Valentino brand. “In a nutshell, my life’s work has been allowing Valentino the freedom to be Valentino,” he says. Though in reality, Giammetti allowed the “maestro” to create, while he successfully managed all other aspects of the business. As this section outlines, he was a pioneer of practices in advertising, licensing and ready-to-wear collections that are now standard in today’s fashion industry. The text also touches upon Giammetti’s most recent creation, the Valentino Garavani Virtual Museum.

The closing section “Society” chronicles the Valentino/Giammetti lifestyle including everything from walking barefoot with Jackie O in Capri, dinners with Andy Warhol in New York, and teaching Madonna how to ski in Gstaad. “We spent lots of time with our clients, and they became our friends,” Giammetti says of the jet-set Valentino clientele that more often than not included royals, movie stars and society elite.

Events
A dinner was organized in honor of Giancarlo Giammetti at Sotheby's New York on November 9th, 2013. - Click here to see pictures of this event

Giancarlo Giammetti welcomed guests and signed Private at the Assouline boutique in the Plaza Hotel in New York on November 5th, 2013. - Click here to see pictures of this event

On October 16th, 2013, Giancarlo Giammetti signed his new book during an all-star event (with Joan Collins, Suzy Menkes, Valentino, Tom Ford...) at the Assouline Boutique at the Claridge's in London. - Click here to see pictures of the book signing

Specifications:
ISBN:9781614281412
12.0 x 15.25 in - 31 x 39 cm
380 Pages | More than 300 illustrations
Hardcover in a luxury slipcase

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Giancarlo Giammetti: Exclusive interview for the launch of his book, Private.



Press
The Sunday Times (UK)– "Going Public", March 2nd, 2014
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WWD- "Valentino Gang Toasts Giammetti Book", February 21st, 2014
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Previews Inside Out- "Painting It Red: The Private Lives Of Valentino And Giancarlo Giammetti", February 11th, 2014
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The International New York Times- "Giancarlo Giammetti: Going Public With Private Lives", December 16th, 2013
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DuJour- "The Very Good Life", December 2013
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1stdibs- "Spotlight on Giancarlo Giammetti", November 2013
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Trends Today (Italy)- "Private by Giancarlo Giammetti", November 14th, 2013
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The Zoe Report- "Private: Giancarlo Giammetti", November 12th, 2013
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Clin d'Oeil (Canada)- "Valentino à Parsons", November 11th, 2013
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Vogue- "Private Affair: Sotheby's Dinner for Giancarlo Giammetti’s New Book Private", November 11th, 2013
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The Wall Street Journal- "'Private' Man Goes Public", November 11th, 2013
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WWD- "Vanity Fair Hosts Lunch for Giancarlo Giammetti in New York", November 7th, 2013
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Whitewall- "Giancarlo Giammetti's 'Private' Life", November 7th, 2013
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The New York Post- "Giancarlo Giammetti Emerges from Valentino's Shadow", November 6th, 2013
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Vanity Fair- "A Private Soirée", November 6th, 2013
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Blouin Artinfo- "Valentino in Public to Support Giancarlo’s Private", November 6th, 2013
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Tory Burch Blog- "Book of the Week: Giancarlo Giammetti's Private", November 4th, 2013
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Fashion Weekly Daily- "It's Giancarlo Giammetti Week In New York", November 4th, 2013
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Style.com- "Private No More: Giancarlo Giammetti on Life With Valentino, Elizabeth Taylor’s Expensive Taste, and Lauren Hutton’s Tantrums", November 1st, 2013
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Architectural Digest- "Giancarlo Giammetti's Superb New York Apartment", October 2013
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Fashionologie- "Not so Private: Fashion's Most Intimate Instagrams", October 28th, 2013
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Musée Magazine- "Private: Giancarlo Giammetti", October 28th, 2013
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Vogue- "Giancarlo Giammetti's New Book Is Filled With Candid Photos of Everyone from Madonna to Jackie O", October 28th, 2013
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The Daily Beast- "Giancarlo Giammetti’s Private Life Captured in Private GG", October 25th, 2013
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Social Life Chicago- "Tome Tuesday - Private: Giancarlo Giammetti", October 22nd, 2013
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WWD- "Giancarlo Giammetti Kicks Off Transatlantic Book Tour", October 21st, 2013
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Yo Dona (Spain)– "Giancarlo Giammetti, en privado", October 18th, 2013
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Vogue.it– "An exclusive event at the Claridge's Hotel of London for the presentation of Private: Giancarlo Giammetti", October 17th, 2013
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Yahoo! News– "Assouline hosts Private: Giancarlo Giammetti Book Launch", October 16th, 2013
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The Daily Telegraph– "Giancarlo Giammetti's Valentino Scrapbook", October 16th, 2013
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W- "My Life In Pictures: Giancarlo Giammetti’s Dishy New Book Tracks His And Valentino’s Glory Days", October 15th, 2013
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The Wall Street Journal– "The Private Eye of Giancarlo Giammetti", October 10th, 2013
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Vanity Fair– "Out to lunch with Giancarlo Giammetti", October 2013
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