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Christian Lacroix. Graphic Design for Fashion / Jay Hess and Simone Pasztorek.  Laurence King, 2004, pag 71

“With multiple iterations upon the same seasonal aesthetic, a substantial complexity is built into each invitation package.’ The Autumn/Winter 2008/09  Haute Couture lnvitation consisted of individual cards functioning as the main invitation, RSVP and notes on the influence of the collection. Guests of the catwalk presentation also receive a booklet with detalled notes on each look. In addition to an array of specialist production techniques, an innovative, mottled, metallic blocking technique was applied to the Christian Lacroix logo. Most of the time we are really happy with the realizations, as we tend to work with the best printers, engravers, stampers here in Paris, each of them in its category chosen for its skills. lts printing s haute couture.”

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Invitation Paolo -BAZZAN FOR KENZO.  Graphic Design For Fashion, pag. 109

“The Spring/Summer 2009 collection is a perfect  example of the integration between the invitation and set design of the catwalk  presentation. “I wanted to put a butterfly  inside the book, so I started  with the idea of using a children’s pop-up and collector’s books. Graphic design usually only concerns  itself with two dimensions  but for me it is very important  to consider  the three-dimensionality.”

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