Fashion & Beauty

Naty Abascal : The Eternal Muse Inspiring Fashion Designers

Model, muse, stylist, and fashion icon: this book explores the relationship between mirror, dress, designer, photography, and especially Naty Abascal as an inspiration.

The publication presents a handpicked selection of designs by Cristóbal Balenciaga, Oscar de la Renta, Eliee Saab, Yves Saint Laurent and Valentino, among others. Abascal has been part of the history of these haute couture masters, not only as a model, but also as a muse, inspiration, and companion of their most significant successes, in daily life and in the pages of fashion magazines.

This book marks the occasion of the exhibition Naty Abascal and Fashion! organized by Museo Jumex, Mexico City, from November 7, 2019 to January 5, 2020. Like the exhibition, it aims to evoke the big ateliers or couture studios, whose mirrors have witnessed the evolution of fashion, along with designers and models. Their reflections highlight the unique details of the cut and the proportion of the outfits that contribute to the transformation of the female silhouette, which testifies to contemporary times like any other art form. It features contributions by Valentino Garavani, Christian Lacroix, Mario Testino, Veronica Etro, Suzy Menkes and Fernando Rius and photographs by Lord Snowdon, Richard Avedon, Peter Beard, Frank Horvat, Jonathan Segade, Chantelle Dosser, Norman Parkinson, Mario Testino, Mario Sierra and Riccardo Labougle.

About The Author

Natividad Abascal, better known as Naty Abascal, is a Spanish haute couture model, muse of couturiers such as Valentino and Oscar de la Renta and former duchess of Feria. She is considered one of the most elegant women in the world. Vicente Gallart was born in Valencia, and he lives in Madrid. He is a fashion journalist, and he began his career at VOGUE Spain. He works for GQ Spain and Condé Nast College Spain. In addition, he founded the sustainable website, and he is the author of the books 100% NATY: el manual de moda de Naty Abascal and IRRESISTIBLES: 100 años de it girls en la moda.

  • Publish Date: April 06, 2021
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Photography - Subjects & Themes - Fashion
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 9 x 11-4/5
  • Pages: 192
  • US Price: $50.00
  • CDN Price: $70.00
  • ISBN: 978-88-918303-1-9


"Naty Abascal: The Eternal Muse offers the reader a rare look at not only the contents of Naty's closets but also of an unerring taste level that does not radiate from one specific point of view. She is always flawlessly turned out whether in the slickest and simplest of tailleurs or the most outrageous feathered and beaded couture pieces. Much of what is seen here might jar the reader's memory in terms of which designer created what and when they came about. Naty was/is a hoarder of sorts but in the most discerning of ways...The collective images are superbly and dramatically styled all by the hand of Naty herself! If her name and fame are unknown to you then this is certainly a great primer demonstrating the making of a fashion icon. Good taste is not learned or taught; it is innate and honed by its possessor. Even an astute and well-read fashionphile will find Naty Abascal: The Eternal Muse enlightening." —NEW YORK JOURNAL OF BOOKS

Author Bookshelf: Christian Lacroix

Author Bookshelf: Suzy Menkes