A Very Happy Birthday to Carlton Books
Carlton Publishing Group celebrated their 20th birthday with a lavish celebration at Altitude 360° this month. The evening saw Carlton celebrate two decades of innovative publishing at the top of the Millbank Tower.
Guests were greeted with a drinks reception on the 29th floor of the iconic building, where they enjoyed views of the sunset over London as the party began. Expert mixologists were on hand preparing two classic cocktails, the Cosmpolitan and the Mojito, starting the evening in style.
The venue held a showcase of books to be published in the year ahead, from fashion and lifestyle to music, film and sports publishing.
Reprenting the world of sport, four times Olympic Gold Medal winner Sir Matthew Pinsent joined Carlton’s 20th anniversary celebrations to launch London 2012 Olympic Games: The Official Book.
The event also showcased a major release for Carlton Books, Alexander McQueen, which was launched with the preview of two rare items of McQueen clothing, on display for the first time at the event. The items included a printed coat, featuring a colony of blind Native American design, a one-off sample made for the “Dante” collection A/W 1996, as well as a striking brocade jacket from the collection “It’s A Jungle Out There” A/W 1997.
In addition a major release, Freddie Mercury, was previewed, giving guests the chance to see the original of one of Freddie’s most iconic costumes worn on his last ever concert tour.
As guests perused the new releases a selection of bowl food was served, including wild and chestnut mushroom risotto, traditional homemade breaded fish and chips and cumberland sausage with creamy mash – before the cutting of a very special book themed birthday cake.
The event was the second at Altitude for Carlton Books, who recently used sister venue Altitude 360° Black for the launch of Dressing Marilyn, a new book by Andrew Hansford on the late style muse.
Carlton Publishing Group is a leading publisher of illustrated reference, biography, leisure, art and entertainment books under Carlton, Andre Deutsch, Prion and Goodman Imprints.