Gucci enlisted Nick Waplington, a renowned art photographer, to document its magical Resort 2017 show which took place inside the Cloisters at Westminster Abbey in June 2016. The results have been compiled into a new limited edition publication titled Blind For Love, published by Assouline, already available for purchase.
Nick Waplington’s work documenting the creation of Lee ‘Alexander’ McQueen’s Fall 2009 ‘Horn of Plenty’ collection, shortly before the designer’s death, was turned into a collectible coffee table and must-see exhibition of large-format prints at the Tate in 2015. The success of this book was one of the reasons for the House choosing Waplington to do a photobook from the Resort 2017 show.
Devotees of creative director Alessandro Michele’s particular blend of maximal eclecticism can expect gilded pages full of candid images of the run-up to the show and behind-the- scenes images during and after the event. The cover features a painted portrait of Queen Elizabeth I.
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Blind For Love will be sold in specialty stores including Dover Street Market in London, New York and Tokyo, and Colette in Paris, with Waplington hosting a book signing at the London and New York Assouline stores on December 4 and 8, respectively.
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