Fashion and fast cars on “Grand Hôtel”

“Grand Hôtel” was a magazine established in 1946 by brothers Domenico and Alceo Del Duca, the owners of a publishing house called Universo. The 16-page weekly was full of photo love stories targeted at a mostly female readership, and was sold at an affordable price. The first issue had a print run of one hundred thousand copies and was reprinted four times. Photo love stories would soon become the magazine’s specialty.

The “La vetrina di Grand Hôtel” column (literally, “The Grand Hôtel’s store window”) counted on the timeless appeal of women and cars to tell a story of Italian elegance and style. Designer fashion and industrial design travel together in these colorful pages.

December 13, 2013