Diane von Furstenberg and the Tale of the Empress's New Clothes by Camilla Morton

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...it is an ego-salve, a meandering mess, a humorless tract, a clumsy folly—anything but the book it pretends to be.
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The third book in Camilla Morton's unique Fashion Fairy Tale Memoir series, Diane von Fürstenberg and the Tale of the Empress's New Clothes wraps the life story of the iconic designer, international jetsetter, and one-time Andy Warhol muse around one of our most beloved and enduring ‘once-upon-a-time' fables. Royalty and fashion collide in this delightfully fresh take on the classic Emperor's New Clothes tale written by London-based fashion writer Morton (American Vogue, The Wall Street Journal) and art directed exclusively by Diane von Fürstenberg herself—as the iconic designer helps the story's young Empress discover all the colors, shapes, and sizes of inspiration, in a grown-up fairytale that teaches women how to feel creative and empowered.

 

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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 over twenty languages worldwide. She was the runway reporter for Vogue.com, covering all international and couture collections. Morton has written for several magazines, newspapers, and blogs, including Time magazine's Style and Design supplement, W magazine, and Harper's Bazaar, both in the U.S. and the U.K, and currently contributes to WSJ and American Vogue.DIANE VON FÜRSTENBURG, who first arrived in New York in 1972 with a suitcase full of her iconic wrap dresses, changed the way women dressed. Her name became synonymous with style, confidence, female freedom, and living the American dream. DVF has pioneered fashion and business, built and sold a cosmetics company, founded a publishing house, and through her company and family foundation supports many philanthropic causes-especially for women and the environment. DVF returned from a hiatus to fashion in 1997, re-launching 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.
 
Published November 13, 2012 by It Books. 112 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Photography, History. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Vinton Rafe McCabe on Nov 06 2012

...it is an ego-salve, a meandering mess, a humorless tract, a clumsy folly—anything but the book it pretends to be.

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