The Beautiful Fall

Fashion, Genius, and Glorious Excess in 1970s Paris

ebook / ISBN-13: 9780316068925

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ON SALE: February 28th 2009

Genre: Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Rich & Famous


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A comprehensive biography of the late designer, Karl Lagerfeld, and his infamous rivalry with Yves Saint Laurent.

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

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