Christian Lacroix and the Tale of Sleeping Beauty
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Christian Lacroix and the Tale of Sleeping Beauty : A Fashion Fairytale Memoir

By (author) Camilla Morton , Illustrated by Christian Lacroix

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In a contemporary, cross-generational twist on one of our favourite childhood stories, Camilla Morton - fashion journalist, international bestselling author of "How to Walk in High Heels", and John Galliano's "Girl Friday" - invites a legend from the fashion world to tell his life story in fairytale format. In this book, Camilla re-tells the story of "Sleeping Beauty" with beloved French designer Christian Lacroix as the prince, tracing the arc of his career from his early days in haute couture to the opening of his eponymous fashion house. In a whimsical twist, Lacroix's damsel is not in need of a kiss, but a fashion makeover. Accompanied by gorgeous 4-color illustrations drawn by Lacroix himself and fit to the individual scenes in the text, this story romanticizes and puts into fairytale form Lacroix's awe-inspiring career in fashion. The result is an intriguing combination of whimsy and memoir. Illuminating Lacroix's creative magic, this book is both a new twist on the well-worn fashion biography and a new take on one of our oldest fairytales. Printed in a glossy, collectible format, this book is the perfect gift to give, share, and collect. Aspirational and inspirational, pairing well-loved classics with well-known names, Camilla's fairytale memoirs will whisk you away with their own versions of "Once Upon a Time".

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  • Hardback | 112 pages
  • 166.9 x 231.9 x 28.2mm | 385.55g
  • 14 Feb 2011
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • It Books
  • New York
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, colour illustrations
  • 0061917311
  • 9780061917318
  • 57,480

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Camilla Morton is a London-based fashion writer and the author of the international bestseller How to Walk in High Heels, which has been translated into twenty languages worldwide. She was the runway reporter for U.K. Vogue.com, covering all international and couture collections. Morton has collaborated with several designers and written for magazines, newspapers and blogs, including Time magazine's "Style and Design," SHOWStudio, the Wall Street Journal's "Off Duty" section, and Harper's Bazaar in both the U.S. and the U.K. This is her fifth book. Diane von FUrstenberg arrived in New York in 1970 with a suitcase full of her iconic wrap dresses and changed the way women dressed. DVF has pioneered fashion and business, built and sold a cosmetics company and founded a publishing house, and she supports many philanthropic causes-especially for women and the environment. DVF returned from a hiatus to fashion in 1997, relaunching the signature wrap to international acclaim. In 2005 the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) awarded her a Lifetime Achievement Award, and the following year named her as the Council President.

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