Step Inside Federico Forquet’s Magical World of Fashion, Gardens, and Interiors
A new tome written by sartorial and interiors expert Hamish Bowles enchants with the many facets of the storied Italian designer's rich career
Fashion designer, decorator, collector, and creator of gardens Federico Forquet has a talent for the sumptuous and the ravishing that knows no bounds. The new monograph The World of Federico Forquet (Rizzoli) by Hamish Bowles assembles all his obsessions and achievements into one splendid volume.
“Federico Forquet is sui generis, an authentic tastemaker who has been able to apply his unique style to the worlds of fashion, interiors, gardens, collecting, and friendship, and to excel at all of them,” says Bowles.
Photographs by Guido Taroni of Forquet’s couture, set within Rome’s Palazzo Torlonia, which he decorated, are masterfully mixed with vintage images of the couturier’s la dolce vita style as well as studies of his richly layered interiors. Says Bowles, “The thread that runs through all these passions is his love for Naples, the storied city of his birth, where classicism meets whimsy, harmony meets eccentricity, and grandeur meets charm.”
A version of this article first appeared in print in our 2020 Fall issue. Subscribe to the magazine.