Words by DK No book should be this big! Although, in this case you're glad it is, because if it wasn't, it simply wouldn't be...

The gold box alone is a precursor to the treasures inside – once opened you are greeted with a heavy-duty plastic binder in which the actual book is enclosed. It’s a fantastic thrill to finally get your hands on it but once you do your senses get another shock as the white on the cover is actually felt.

From the very personal introduction by Rosso, through to the five chapters covering the graphical breadth and historical personality of brand, and all the while being weaved through its many contributors, which include: Dalai Lama, Vivienne Westwood, Paul Smith, Alexander McQueen, Martin Margiela, Terry Jones, Dazed & Confused, Vogue etc. – the book is compelling and if it weren’t so big you wouldn’t put it down.

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