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The Beautiful Fall
Fashion, Genius, and Glorious Excess in 1970s Paris
By Alicia Drake
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Format:Trade Paperback $24.99 $31.99 CAD
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In the 1970s, Paris fashion exploded like a champagne bottle left out in the sun. Amid sequins and longing, celebrities and aspirants flocked to the heart of chic, and Paris became a hothouse of revelry, intrigue, and searing ambition. At the center of it all were fashion’s most beloved luminaries – Yves Saint Laurent, the reclusive enfant terrible, and Karl Lagerfeld, the flamboyant freelancer with a talent for reinvention – and they divided Paris into two fabulous halves. Their enduring rivalry is chronicled in this dazzling exposè of an era: of social ambitions, shared obsessions, and the mesmerizing quest for beauty.
“Deliciously dramatic… The Beautiful Fall crackles with excitement.”-New York Times Book Review
“Fascinating.” –New York Times
“Addictive.” –Philadelphia Inquirer
“It’s like US Weekly, 1970s style.” –Gotham
“A story constructed as exquisitely as a couture dress. . . . It moves stylishly forward, with frequent over-the-shoulder glances at some very dishy background.” –Boston Globe
- On Sale
- Sep 6, 2007
- Page Count
- 448 pages
- Back Bay Books