For a guy who made his name photographing the homes of fashionable people, it took Todd Selby a long time to dedicate an entire book to the world of style. One glimpse at The Fashionable Selby, which hits book stores today, proves the man still knows how to capture personality on the page.
This is his third hardcover effort and includes photographs of some industry stars in their studios including Dries Van Noten, Nicola Formichetti, and Balmain's Olivier Rousteing.
The book joins a roster of other interior design tomes that feature fashion designers, such as Heather Clawson's Creativity at Work and Ronda Rice Carmen's Designers at Home. Selby's book stands out for a host of reasons: his intimate and energetic photographic style, his spirited way of conveying information about his subjects (as he does on his website, Selby asked the subjects to answer illustrated questionnaires and then paired pictures with handwritten observations about the spaces photographed), and even the book's price. Barnes and Noble is selling The Fashionable Selby for 50 percent off its $35 list price today and tomorrow.
For the record: Selby's first book, The Selby is in Your Place, featured an array of cool and creative people. His second, Edible Selby, captured chefs in their kitchens and restaurants. We're obviously fans, and we're not just saying that because he used to work here.
—Details associate online style editor Justin Fenner.
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