A whimsical scrapbook celebrating the confluence of style and decor from France’s most original interior designer.
This handsome oversized volume is a lavish scrapbook bursting with creativity that presents twenty recent projects, inspiring encounters, and ephemeral decor created by designer Vincent Darré.
Quirky and richly illustrated with original drawings and personal photographs, each page of this luxurious and joyful album is a poetic exploration, a trip to the heart of fantasy. From hand-rendered interiors for the Ritz Paris hotel to haute couture shoots for Vogue and theatrical costume designs for Arielle Dombasle, all of the featured projects are original and extravagant exercises in style.
Gifted with a wide appreciation for and knowledge of visual culture and a thoughtfully considered, erudite dandyism, Darré invites readers to discover his singular universe that has defined his inimitable style in the world of decoration. With subtlety, he succeeds in making frivolity an art in its own right. This book is an ode to creativity.
Several of Vincent’s friends and muses contributed to the book including five-time César award-winning actress and singer Isabelle Adjani, actress Amira Casar, American-born French singer, actress, director, and model Arielle Dombasle, actress, film director, and screenwriter Eva Ionesco, and actress, screenwriter, director, and singer Valérie Lemercier.
About The Author
Vincent Darré, a former fashion designer who worked alongside Karl Lagerfeld at Fendi, is an interior designer inspired by baroque surrealism. Laurence Benaïm is a fashion journalist and author of many books including Paris: Capital of Guerlain, Fashion and Versailles, Lancel: Parisian Maison since 1976.