Francis d'Orléans is a feature writer for French Vogue.
An intimate look at the gardens of some of the world's most esteemed fashion designers.
Like their first designs for the runway, the gardens of the couturiers are exquisite creations of color, texture, line, shape, and form. This lavishly illustrated volume takes the reader on a private tour of the gardens of the most renowned fashion designers in the world.The reader is invited to savor the formal elegance of Hubert de Givenchy's garden in Normandy and the joie de vivre of his garden in the south of France; the bold exoticism of Yves Saint Laurent's garden in Marrakech; the timeless grace of Valentino's garden in Tuscany; the luxuriant grandeur of Oscar de la Renta's garden in Connecticut; the quaint charm of Hardy Amies's garden in the Cotswolds; and many others.
Stunningly beautiful and sensuous, Private Gardens is sure to be irresistible to aficionados of fashion and garden lovers alike.