Made by MENDOAbout the books
Who will recognize a great book better than a bookstore? A bookstore run by graphic designers. Here’s why: at MENDO we get market feedback seven days a week, we are blessed to be surrounded by a bunch of talented, inspiring people – photographers, writers and publishers – and after being a bookstore for more than 15 years, we can easily say we know what book aficionados are looking for. Don’t you agree that initiating, creating and realizing jaw-dropping books now, only comes natural?
A MENDO publication is a well-designed book with visually stunning creative content, browsed by people to be amazed and inspired. The subject-matter is one of our pre-defined curated categories, fashion, photography, interior, sport, lifestyle, food and traveling. In general, a MENDO book is a piece of furniture in itself.
It also explores how fashion has always been intertwined with both fine art and the decorative arts. Many of the great couturiers were known for this artistic cross-pollination, including such towering figures as Jeanne Lanvin, Madeleine Vionnet, Gabrielle Chanel, Christian Dior, and Yves Saint Laurent.
Re-created here are a number of fashion inflection points illustrating fashion’s elective affinities with other disciplines. Eighteenth-century wood paneling, scenic wallpapers by Zuber, and Paul Iribe’s drawings for Paul Poiret, among other examples, provide perfect settings for fashion’s stylistic metamorphoses culminating in the effervescence and eclecticism of today’s global fashion scene.
Pierre Bergé cofounded the house of Yves Saint Laurent with the celebrated couturier, his longtime partner. Olivier Gabet is the director of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and former curator at the Musée d’Orsay, as well as a specialist in nineteenth- century decorative arts. Pamela Golbin is the chief curator of twentieth-century collections, fashion, and textiles at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. Denis Bruna is the curator of pre-nineteenth-century fashion and textile collections at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris