by Ivan Terestchenko
Shape shifter. Thousands in the air, Moving as one.
Magic flocks the reaches, I'm speechless on the ground
Black blizzard round a cold grey sun. Winter's on the way.
A warm congratulations to Ivan Terestchenko for his latest book, "Beyond Chic" published by Vendome Press. Ivan's vision and photographic storytelling has been a huge influence on my work as an interior designer and writer. Looking forward to this. - David John
"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."
A warm thank you to Vendome Press for the press release copy of this book.