Limited edition books: Gucci launches “Hortus Sanitatis” previewing pre-fall collection
Italian luxury label Gucci is poised to launch a limited-edition book next week, showcasing the label’s pre-fall collection, with images lensed by photographer Derek Ridgers
The tome, titled “Hortus Sanitatis” — which means “The Garden of Health” in Latin — takes its name from the first natural history encyclopedia, published in 1485 in Germany.
Encased in a pale-blue cover with gold foil detailing, which also embellish the page edges of the entire tome, the book comes with a red cotton pouch showcasing a skull and crossbones and will be restricted to a limited print-run of 1,000 copies.
Within its pages are a series of black-and-white and color images portraying male and female models sporting outfits of the label’s pre-fall collection, shot in historical locations in Rome by Ridgers.
The publication will be available for purchase from July 5, with a price tag of £75 starting from July 5th, with an official launch to take place at the Comme des Garçons Trading Museum in Paris, complete with a special book-signing event.
Gucci’s “Hortus Sanitatis” will then be made available at select locations worldwide, including Colette in Paris; Dover Street Market and Dashwood in New York; Arcana in Los Angeles; Dover Street Market in London; Daikanyama T-Site in Tokyo; 10 Corso Como in Milan; Minishop in Madrid; Wer-Haus in Barcelona; Addicted and Boon the Shopi n Seoul, among others.