‘Private: Giancarlo Giammetti’

If you’re anything like us, you quickly fell in love with Giancarlo Giammetti, the man who stands dutifully by Valentino’s side, while watching them together in 2008’s The Last Emperor. Now Giammetti is bringing us inside his exclusive world in his new book, Private: Giancarlo Giammetti. Since meeting the designer in a chance encounter at a cafe in Rome in 1960, Giammetti’s been fiercely loyal to his partner as he’s become one of the most recognized names in fashion. Along the way, Giammetti’s amassed a treasure trove of personal pictures, journal entries and interviews that tell his life through glamorous events and fabulous fashion moments. Can you say seriously stylish?

Divided into four equally page-turning sections, the tome starts with the “Early Days” of how the pair met and what turned into a great love and lasting bond (seriously, watch the movie, they’re adorable). “The Tribe” gives us exclusive inside access to the many bold-faced names who are part of their inner circle. Page through “Work” to learn more about his time working for the Valentino brand and you’ll D-I-E over Giammetti’s stories of good Valentino clients (ahem, Jackie O.! Madonna!) who soon became even better friends. Thank you Giancarlo for letting us into your very private world!

Availability: ‘Private: Giancarlo Giammetti’ Book, $250.