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Giancarlo Giammetti Penning Autobiography

The collector’s volume will be published by Assouline this fall.

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BOOK OF LIFE: From princesses and models to glamorous affairs at beautiful homes and perhaps even a designer tantrum here and there, Giancarlo Giammetti surely has a few juicy fashion tidbits up his sartorial sleeve. The breakout star of “Valentino: The Last Emperor” is now going to tell his own story. Valentino’s longtime business partner is working on an autobiography — a collector’s volume to be published by Assouline this fall. The book will feature a mix of words and images, the latter culled from Giammetti’s own archive of more than 50,000 photos he took over the last 50 years. Whether the elegant Italian will kiss and tell, however, remains to be seen. “I am not an artist or a great photographer,” he said of his approach to the book. “My idea is to amuse and entertain.”

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