Fashion & Beauty

The Perfect Imperfection of Golden Goose

To mark its 20th anniversary, this is the first book by and about Golden Goose, the world-famous sneaker brand.

With its distinctive Star, Golden Goose is a "made in Italy" fashion brand that is synonymous with excellent craftsmanship and cool, where imperfection is considered the point of strength and uniqueness.

This book is a journey into the Golden personality, family and community, with interviews, stories and behind-the-scenes glimpses of its world of creativity, manufacture and authenticity.

The book is formulated into three chapters: The Beginning of Our Journey, these first twenty years, with stories about Golden's employees; Friends and Fans, faces and people who love Golden Goose, from the art world to the music scene; A Glimpse into the Future, unveiling the projects to come, it's new approach to engagement with their "lovers" and the evolution into a digitally first brand.

It is the Golden family's secret diary, where, page after page, the reader can encounter and enter into the Golden spirit and stories.

This volume features: spine with raw stitching, gold printed shelf mark, paper exchanges, laces inserted in the book and in-depth information through the digital app combined with the volume. With contributions from Noel Gallagher from Oasis, designer Virgil Abloh founder of Offwhite and creative director of Louis Vuitton menswear, and NFL star DeAndre Hopkins.

About The Author

The Golden Family itself is the storyteller: the protagonists are the founders, artisans, workers, creative force and even commercial partners themselves. The family is one of the brand's strong and unique values and provides a choral picture of the people who make Golden Goose what it is.

  • Publish Date: March 30, 2021
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Design - Fashion & Accessories
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 11-4/5 x 9-4/9
  • Pages: 300
  • US Price: $80.00
  • CDN Price: $110.00
  • ISBN: 978-88-918307-4-6


"The book features contributions from famous Golden Goose fans like Virgil Abloh, Noel Gallagher, former Gucci creative director Frida Giannini, and more. The cover is adorned with signatures from all of the brand’s employees and, inside, custom black laces stand in as bookmarkers." —V MAGAZINE

"Most savvy and informed fashion readers will be ecstatic with the content of The Perfect Imperfection of Golden Goose. The book defies almost any other in the genre as it is an intimate and emotional journey of a business, its DNA, and what is behind the brand's name…This is a must read for any fashionphile or aficionado." —NEW YORK JOURNAL OF BOOKS

"In partnership with Rizzoli, Golden Goose is releasing a book for its 20th anniversary, The Perfect Imperfection of Golden Goose, which takes a deep dive into its story. Offering rare behind the scenes images of the Golden Goose world, its pages are filled with interviews and anecdotes that bring the brand to life." —FORBES