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Loulou de la Falaise
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Halston: Inventing American Fashion
By Lesley Frowick


Dries van Noten
By Pamela Golbin


A Denim Story
By Emily Current, Meritt Elliott, Hilary Walsh 


Veruschka: From Vera to Veruschka
By Johnny Moncada


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By Mario Sorrenti


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By Alexander Vreeland

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Review: Alt/Saglio

Wynn Dan, the creator of Alt/Saglio: Quotes + Citations, kindly sent me a copy of his beautiful book for review and it is my pleasure to share it here with you. A limited edition artist's book with only two runs of 100 each printed thus far, Alt/Saglio collects the best street photographs of Vogue Paris editors Emmanuelle Alt and Géraldine Saglio as well as humorous and provocative quotations. Sources for the quotations include Roger Vadim, J.D. Salinger, Bob Marley, Luis Buñuel, Coco Chanel, and Emmanuelle herself: "Forget trendy designer labels. Jeans, a sweater or a tshirt worn under a jacket that seems welded to you. When it's just right, when you don't see the effort, it's irresistible."

Why did the author choose to focus on Emmanuelle and Géraldine? Monsieur Dan responds, "If I could have any girlfriend I wanted in the world, I wouldn't pick a model; I would pick someone like that, because I think they're intelligent and stylish and beautiful. I work in fashion, but I'm an art director; I'm not a fashion person. I like Emmanuelle's style because it's more boyish, in a way, yet sexy at the same time." Clearly he is happy that his ideal girlfriend is now running Vogue Paris: "I don't know. I think it's better. I think it will be great."

Monsieur Dan has created other intriguing artist's books such as 100 Pages: Words + Pictures, Text\Image Collection, Typo Graphic Foto Graphic, Yabe Project, Graphic Paintings, and Camille Bidault-Waddington.

If you are interested in owning a copy of Alt/Saglio: Quotes + Citations, please contact the author Wynn Dan for more information. Monsiuer Dan graciously favored us with his own shots of the interior as well so it seems as if he is actually turning the pages for us himself here. Merci mille fois, Wynn, c'est fantastique !

To learn more about Wynn Dan, read the IWTB Interview as conducted by Heather Dunhill

Alt/Saglio: Quotes + Citations cover and interior images © 2010 Wynn Dan. All Rights Reserved.

Reader Comments (13)

Belle foto, belle citazioni! Un catalogo da avere. Compliments for article on Style.it!!!
13 mars 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGALA
Grazie, Gala! I am honored! It really is a beautiful catalog of Emmanuelle and Geraldine, I like holding it. The quotations make me laugh.

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13 mars 2011 | Registered Commenterkellina
I would LOVE to get a copy of this book. I understand the need to preserve its rarity, But it would still be great to print a larger run of it. The graphics are gorgeous.
14 mars 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSimonde
Simonde, try Colette for a copy, I know the author plans to print another run soon. The book really is superb, a handsome tribute made with taste.
14 mars 2011 | Registered Commenterkellina
I had someone go to Colette this past week to see if Alt/Saglio was available and, if not, whether another print run would be made. Sadly the news is that there are no copies available and they do not plan to do another printing! If there is ANY way I can get my hands on this book I am willing to go above and beyond to do so. Please pass on any info you have. I know that there is demand for another run and I encourage the author and Colette to try and do one.
24 octobre 2011 | Unregistered CommenterS.L. Sterling
S.L. Sterling, I just sent your note to the author, I will let you know what I hear about the availability of Alt/Saglio.
24 octobre 2011 | Registered Commenterkellina
Wynn replied that he will respond to your email about the book and that he will send you a copy. I am happy you will be able to include this special art book in your collection, S.L., and I hope you will let us know your thoughts once you look at it.
25 octobre 2011 | Registered Commenterkellina
OMG, I've been searching on the Internet for 2 months, is there any chance that I can get my hands on it? Emmanuelle Alt has been my style icon for 7 years, and she was the reason that I 've been buying VP for 5 years, so I'd really appreciate that you can help me, thank you so much!!!
2 décembre 2011 | Unregistered Commenter2010yiyi
Hi, 2010yiyi, I just sent you an email about this. I hope I can help you with a copy.
2 décembre 2011 | Registered Commenterkellina
Just got my book today, along with a couple extra surprises. Suffice to say, I'm very pleased! Thank you for being so attentive to my comment. I did end up contacting Wynn Dan on my own, via internet research, but it's nice to know you were looking out.
2 décembre 2011 | Unregistered CommenterS.L. Sterling
S.L. Sterling, I am thrilled to hear that you received Alt/Saglio and that you are happy with it! Thank you for your kind comment. Enjoy your lovely new book!
2 décembre 2011 | Registered Commenterkellina
I just clicked the link to email the author and request a copy. I am new to iwanttobeanalt and it has quickly become my favorite blog! I am the mother of two small children and had completely lost my inspiration for fashion. I have once again found it with this fantastic website and Ms Alt's wonderful easy style! Who says you can't look chic and be comfortable in the carpool line!
7 mars 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjhc
jhc, thanks so much for your kind compliments! i am sure that with you are the envy of all the other mothers with your vogue parisienne chic.

7 mars 2013 | Registered Commenterkellina

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