Fashion Box


The Immortal Icons of Style

  1. Text by Antonio Mancinelli
  • ISBN 9780500515525
  • 22.00 x 17.00 cm
  • PLC (no jacket)
  • 480pp
  • Illustrated in colour and black-and-white
  • First published 2010
‘A wonderful collection of fashion items and the stars that made them famous … Highly recommended’ – Hot Brands, Cool Places

'Fashion fades; only style remains the same' – Coco Chanel

Fashion Box

In the same snappy format as the instant bestseller PhotoBox, this anthology offers fresh perspectives on the timeless fashion essentials that define style

T-shirts, blue jeans, a white shirt, the little black dress, the trench, a tailored suit ... Fashion has given us many icons - accessible, attainable pieces that are staples in everyone's wardrobe. Often, an iconic garment becomes inextricably linked to the star who made it famous, from Audrey Hepburn and the little black dress and Diane Keaton working the androgynous look to Grace Kelly in a twinset and Madonna laced into a corset.

This book takes a look at sixteen classic fashion items as worn by the stars who made them famous. Each of the pieces has its own chapter introduced by an essay from fashion writer Antonio Mancinelli, followed by a series of unforgettable photographs of the clothes worn by such stars as Brigitte Bardot, Ursula Andress, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Kennedy, Grace Jones, Lauren Bacall and Emmanuelle Béart.

Antonio Mancinelli is editor at HMC Marie Claire. He has worked for many journals, including Vogue Italia, Elle and Vanity Fair.
He currently teaches at the Domus Academy in Rome.