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Gucci is pleased to announce the launch of the latest in its occasional series of limited-edition publications. Entitled Hortus Sanitatis (Latin for ‘The Garden of Health’), it takes its name from the first natural history encyclopaedia, which was published in Mainz, Germany, in 1485.
Showcasing imagery of the Gucci pre-fall 2017 collection shot by photographer Derek Ridgers, the book takes the form of a series of informal pictures of models accompanied by animals such as cats and snakes. Shot in Rome in historical spaces that have remained untouched for centuries, the photographs offer a window into lost worlds.
The title will be sold as of 5th July, and will be launched at the Comme des Garçons Trading Museum at 54 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris with a book signing event that evening.
Thereafter it will be on sale throughout the world at selected stores:
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