Baroness is back! Volume 2 is a collaboration between multimedia artist Sarah Baker and Versace. Each book comes with a pull-out poster and includes a Versace branded dust box with a Gianni Versace signature interior.
Editors notes: Calling the shots from beneath her Versace satin sheets, BARONESS is back for the holiday season with her scintillating book BARONESS by Sarah Baker and a VERY new guest editor, Donatella Versace. The second instalment of BARONESS visits the world of romantic novels with a photographic storybook penned and visualised by the performance artist Sarah Baker.
Following the lives of five outrageous characters as they navigate tumultuous affairs, the story begins when American music mogul Angelina Marina, played by Baker, receives an unwanted holiday gift, inadvertently opening a sordid, seasonal tale of tangled lives and treachery. Everything is at stake—Angelina’s freedom, the loyalty of her daughter, her friendship with The Baroness, and—worst of all—the royalties from her hit single, ‘Spritz Me with Your Love’.
Powerful women in popular culture are often depicted as ‘bitches,’ using everything at their disposal to get their way. Baker, however, subverts this tired narrative and creates a story in which the central female characters work collaboratively to deal with blackmail and deceit. There are no cat fights here.
With a blockbuster cast, BARONESS by Sarah Baker stars supermodel Helena Christensen as The Baroness, as well as Simonas Pham, Jonathan Saxby and Meghan Roche. BARONESS also introduces the Art Director Stephen Male who has collaborated with Baker to present this new work in book form, inspired by the graphics and layouts of romantic novels. The book also presents Allegra V. Beck as special guest Fashion Director and a handwritten foreword by Donatella Versace.