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Ermenegildo Zegna: An Enduring Passion for Fabrics, Innovation, Quality and Style
Contribution by James Hillman, Mariano Maugeri, D. T. Max, Suzy Menkes and Maria Luisa Frisa
About This Book
The extraordinary story of the first century of a great Italian fashion house that has always been a paragon of style. Gorgeously designed, handsomely bound, and abundantly illustrated, this is the first book ever to present the 100-year history of a leader in men’s luxury clothing and one of the oldest business families in Italy. As a family business, Ermenegildo Zegna goes back to the second half of the nineteenth century. Angelo Zegna a watchmaker by trade, decided to open a wool mill. Of his ten children it was the last, Ermenegildo, born in 1892, who took over what was to become one of the best-known and most dynamic family businesses in Italy. The extensive historical reconstruction of the early decades of Ermenegildo Zegna S.p.A. is followed by a detailed description of the fabrics, techniques, and custom tailoring of its most exclusive garments. Numerous images illustrate the lands providing the raw materials: Australia, Peru, and Mongolia. Just as spectacular is the photo album of the celebrities and spokespersons wearing Zegna, the international advertising campaigns, the list of awards won, and Zegna-sponsored sports and cultural affairs (red carpets, openings, car races, environmental and sports events).
About the Author
James Hillman is an American psychologist. Claudia D’Arpizio is a cultural analyst and international fashion expert. Suzy Menkes, who hails from the U.K., has been a fashion reporter for the International Herald Tribune since 1988. She is considered the doyenne of fashion journalism. D.T. Max is a journalist and essayist. Mariano Maugeri is a journalist at the Il Sole 24 Ore financial newspaper and an author of several essays.