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Hotel Il Pellicano
Edited by Robert Violette, Photographed by Slim Aarons, John Swope and Juergen Teller
About This Book
A captivating look at the glamorous, jet-setting lifestyles of those who frequent the legendary Hotel Il Pellicano, overlooking a secluded bay in Tuscany’s Porto Ercole. One of the hippest and most beautiful destinations in the world, the chic Hotel Il Pellicano, located on the Argentario, is a hangout for many from the design, fashion, and art worlds. With photographs by the great chroniclers of yesteryear glamour, John Swope and Slim Aarons—who captured the likes of Emilio Pucci, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Britt Ekland, Kenneth Tynan, and Susanna Agnelli relaxing here—as well as Juergen Teller, one of the most influential fine art and fashion photographers working today, the book presents three different epochs in the history of this modern-day dolce vita. A Visitor’s Note by Bob Colacello and a full history of the hotel by Bronwyn Cosgrave explore Il Pellicano’s illustrious legacy and its continuing seductive allure
About the Author
Slim Aarons, who visited Il Pellicano for more than twenty-five years, is known for his photographs of socialites and celebrities. His work appeared often in Life and Town & Country and has been the subject of several books. John Swope, a co-founder of the hotel, was a photographer at Life and in 1939 published the first book of candid photography of film stars, Camera Over Hollywood. Juergen Teller’s work is published in publications such as Vogue, W Magazine, i-D, and Purple, and he has photographed Marc Jacobs’ advertising campaigns for the last decade. Bob Colacello was the editor of Interview magazine for its first twelve years. He is now a regular contributor to Vanity Fair. Formerly the features editor for British Vogue, Bronwyn Cosgrave writes on fashion, film, and design for the Financial Times, The Times, the Guardian, and Telegraph. Roberto Sció is the owner of Il Pellicano. Robert Violette is an editor and publisher in London. He edited You Can Find Inspiration in Everything by Paul Smith, as well as the first major books on Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, and Sophie Calle.