GUCCI! DEREK RIDGERS! WE ARE ECSTATIC!! WE ARE AT THE TOP OF THE WORLD OF WORLD CLASS BOOKS.
HORTUS SANITATIS. IT'S AMAZE. AND WHEN YOU
FIND OUT IT COMES WITH
A DECIDEDLY POISONOUS
RED COTTON GUCCI BAG,
THE ONLY WORDS ARE 'YES' AND 'PLEASE (KILL ME)!'
Bound in super blue cloth and inlaid with real gold (real gold effect obvs - pages are edged in it too). And then there is the bag. Like, ciao Derek! Skull and crossbones and VELENO which is Italian for COOL! (actually 'poison'). What more do you want to know? There are 160 pages and it measures up at 190mm by 155mm. But... let's talk about pictures now.
Wow. Derek Ridgers meets Alessandro Michele in TECHNICOLOUR dream sweaters! The united colours of postpunkmodernism. It is clearly inspired by the Derek Ridgers IDEA book The Others
but it has become SOMETHING OTHER.
In LOVE. Derek in his element as the young models go head to toe in Gucci.
And a tiger. Because this is Gucci book and the title
(Latin for Garden of Health) was also the title of the first natural history encyclopaedia published in 1485 (that's 525BI - before Instagram).
More. Much more!
So here is how this is going to work. There are 1000 copies. The price is £75 / €85 / $95 / ¥12,500 + tax. For that you get the book and the bag and an enormous sense of achievement!
Signed copies are only ever going to be in Paris. Then there will be a staggered real world release as below...
Colette, Paris (6th July)
Dover Street Market Ginza (7th)
Daikanyama T-Site (8th)
Minishop Madrid, T0K10 Rotterdam, Trés Bien Malmö, 10 Corso Como Seoul (all 10-14th July)
Dover Street Market London (Thursday 13th July)
Dover Street Market New York (Saturday 15th July)
And only after all of that - on the 16th July - can you buy online via IDEA.
If all this sounds excitingly reminiscent of when you bought the Gucci / IDEA Ari Marcopoulos book
, then great, DO IT AGAIN. If, however, it is reminding you how you missed out on that first book, well, DON'T DO THAT AGAIN!
Need to buy online? We do understand that sometimes that has to be dome. Best HIT THE BUTTON BELOW like NOW and get on the reserve list.