Emilio Cavallini (Hardcover)

By Benedetta Barzini (Editor)

Skira, 9788857206387, 200pp.

Publication Date: February 22, 2011

List Price: 100.00*
* Individual store prices may vary.


This whimsical art book—with silver cover and die-cut jacket—is dedicated to Emilio Cavallini’s passion for art and his creativity as a fashion designer. Emilio Cavallini is a high quality italian brand, offering a touch of class to the hosiery industry. The Emilio Cavallini style is unmistakable for its creativity: geometric cuts, optical motifs, strong colors. Since 1980, when the Emilio Cavallini brand was registered, the designer has been strongly expressing his determined style: unconventional, eccentric, ever changing. Currently Emilio Cavallini is working on an archive with the patterns and techniques he developed in 40 years of design. He also nourishes his passion for current and ancient art. This passion leads him to build art pieces of various forms and dimensions using tights as if they were strings. This book is dedicated to this passion for art and his creativity as a fashion designer.

About the Author

Benedetta Barzini is an Italian actress and model who established a successful fashion career in New York City. In December 1966, she was named one of the "100 Great Beauties of the World" by Harper’s Bazaar.

Praise For Emilio Cavallini

“The book is an unbelievable paean to this fashion accessory that was raised to the level of an art form via Mr. Cavallini’s talents and manufacturing abilities and facilities… “The photography is beyond beautiful and really offers us a visual library of this man’s creative abilities.” ~New York Journal of Books
“Encased in a silver cover wrapped in an example of his signature open-work hosiery, ‘Emilio Cavallini’ offers a fascinating look into the creative mind of the Italian designer who redefined women’s hosiery—and made it a desirable and collectable artistic medium.” ~Hamptons.com

“It’s wearable art. And then it’s actual art as well: Cavalini uses his stockings as though strings to weave complex spiralgrams and geometrics you can hang on your wall. And then there’s the art of the book itself, with its lavish photos and silver foil cover sheathed in sexy black cut-out tights. It’s all an over-the-top treat…” ~Style Maniac