The Beautiful Fall: Fashion, Genius, and Glorious Excess in 1970s Paris (Google eBook)

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Little, Brown, Feb 28, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 448 pages
46 Reviews
"Deliciously dramatic... The Beautiful Fall crackles with excitement."-New York Times Book Review

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 exposé of an era: of social ambitions, shared obsessions, and the mesmerizing quest for beauty.


"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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Review: The Beautiful Fall: Lagerfeld, Saint Laurent, and Glorious Excess in 1970s Paris

User Review  - Julia - Goodreads

This kind of fashion history - for a lack of a better word - is my preferred genre of trash. A rather incredible and intriguing chronicle of the longtime rivalry between Yves Saint Laurent and Karl ... Read full review

Review: The Beautiful Fall: Lagerfeld, Saint Laurent, and Glorious Excess in 1970s Paris

User Review  - Nomin Gantulga - Goodreads

A must-read for fashion addicts. Read full review

Contents

Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Epilogue
Postscript to the Paperback Edition
INTERVIEW LIST

Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
ABBREVIATIONS
NOTES TO THE TEXT
BIBLIOGRAPHY
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
A NOTE ON THE AUTHOR
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Alicia Drake writes regularly for publications including International Herald Tribune, British Vogue, Travel and Leisure and W Magazine for which she was a contributing editor. She has lived and worked in Paris for the last ten years.

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