FRIENDS* *Bearing Gifts by Joseph Cicio Book Signing

Join Fashion Group International of Dallas as we present a candid talk and book signing with Joseph Cicio, author of the new book FRIENDS**Bearing Gifts.

Joan Rivers, Prince Charles, Lauren Bacall, The Kissingers are all friends ofJoseph Cicio. He knew their homes and they visited his. Joan Rivers bought “the ugliest house in Connecticut…it looked like a Benihana Japanese Steakhouse” and asked Joseph to fix it. Prince Charles said, “It is obvious to me your homes were not done by interior designers. Is that true? I very much feel I could live there.” Lauren Bacall told him tall tales like the would-be Latin lover who “forced himself into the suite and then proceeded to chase me around the living room for rather more than just a kiss.” His book is about the close friendships that have brought him joy, or as Nancy Kissinger says in her elegant foreword,“collecting experiences and beautiful things as we go along, and then celebrate the richness of the memories that these bring.”

Joseph Cicio (author, interior designer, and retailing legend) began his career creating store windows at Lord & Taylor in 1964 under the direction of great artists such as Valentino and Salvador Dalí. Later as a creative executive at Macy's he conceived the 'celebrity-designed room' with stars of day like Jessye Norman, Bobby Short and Audrey Hepburn. Cicio rose to CEO of I. Magnin in San Francisco and eventually President of Retail Development at Donna Karan.

FRIENDS* *Bearing Gifts by Joseph Cicio the new celebrity-filled, photo-illustrated memoir about treasured gifts for the home and the importance of relationships.

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