A Guide to Elegance: For Every Woman who Wants to be Well and Properly Dressed on All Occasions

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HarperCollins, 1964 - Clothing and dress - 224 pages
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A new-look edition of the style bible from the 1960s written by French fashion guru Genevieve Antoine Dariaux, which provided the inspiration for Kathleen Tessaro's novel of the same name. An early version of What Not to Wear, the book states that Being beautiful is no guarantee of happiness in this world. Strive instead for elegance, grace and style. From accessories to zippers, Madame Dariaux imparts her pearls of wisdom on all things fashion-related - and also offers advice on other crucial areas in life from shopping with girlfriends (don't) to marriage and sex.

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A Guide to Elegance

User Review  - erhm - Overstock.com

The information in this book is a little outdated but still applicable today. Anyone wanting to elevate their look or enter the workforce prepared and sleek this is a great book. Some of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - jcwords - LibraryThing

Lovely, though a bit dated. I seriously doubt that I'll ever have the opportunity to pack for a weekend at someone's country home, but this charming book offers complete instructions if the occasion should ever arise. Read full review

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About the author (1964)

Madame Genevieve Antoine Dariaux spent most of her life in Paris, and now lives in the south of France. Even as a child she preferred to accompany her mother to the dressmaker's rather than go to the movies. Her talent for design and making costume jewelry led her to open her own fashion house, and her success eventually took her to Nina Ricci, where she was the directrice for many years.

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