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

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

Hardback A Fashion Fairy Tale Memoir

By (author) Camilla Morton, By (author) Christian Lacroix

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  • Publisher: HarperEntertainment
  • Format: Hardback | 112 pages
  • Dimensions: 163mm x 226mm x 15mm | 386g
  • Publication date: 14 February 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0061917311
  • ISBN 13: 9780061917318
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 55,497

Product description

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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Author information

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, covering all international and couture collections, and also blogged from the fashion shows on Morton has written for several magazines and newspapers-including Time magazine's Style and Design supplement, W magazine, and Harper's Bazaar. As John Galliano's Girl Friday, she divides her time between London and Paris.