The first monograph on the contemporary French fashion brand Zadig & Voltaire, published on the occasion of its 25th anniversary.
Synonymous with an effortless rock and roll style, Zadig & Voltaire is a Paris-based French fashion brand founded by Thierry Gillier in 1997. With the brand’s name and ethos inspired by the 1747 philosophical novella Zadig, or The Book of Fate, by the French philosopher Voltaire, Gillier seeks to infuse the house with the optimism and modernity that permeates the story. Informed by a modern approach to luxury, the brand’s signature designs blur the boundaries between masculine and feminine, exuding a rebellious spirit and sense of modern cool.
This highly anticipated debut monograph presents Zadig & Voltaire’s history through its most memorable collections, advertising campaigns, and iconic moments. Illustrated with evocative photographs captured by some of the most renowned names in fashion photography, such as Inez & Vinoodh and Olivier Zahm, readers discover the influences and inspirations behind Gillier’s unique vision. Featuring three different types of paper—uncoated for black-and-white photographs; coated for images of design objects; and tipped-in inserts that reproduce the complete text of Zadig across 64 pages, this exceptional piece of bookmaking is a must-have addition to the libraries of fashion aficionados everywhere.