The Beautiful Fall: Fashion, Genius and Glorious Excess in 1970s Paris

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Bloomsbury, 2007 - Fashion - 438 pages
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"In the 1970's, 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 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 exposť of an era: of social ambitions, shared obsessions, and the mesmerizing quest for beauty".--Publisher description.

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The Beautiful Fall is an engaging read about the world of 70's Paris fashion, centering around Karl Lagerfeld and Yves St. Laurent. It's a detailed history, so took a long time to read, but well worth ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

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

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