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

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Bloomsbury Publishing, Jul 13, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 448 pages
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In 1950s Paris, Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld were friends, the rising stars of the fashion world. But by the late sixties the city was invaded by a new mood of liberation and hedonism, and dominated by intrigue, infidelities, addiction and parties. Each designer created his own mesmerising world, so vivid and seductive that people were drawn to the power, charisma and fame, and it was to make them bitter rivals. The Beautiful Fall is a dazzling exposť of an era and the story of the two men who were its essence and who remain its most singular survivors.

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Review: The Beautiful Fall: Lagerfeld, Saint Laurent, and Glorious Excess in 1970s Paris

User Review  - Julia - Goodreads

This kind of fashion history - for a lack of a better word - is my preferred genre of trash. A rather incredible and intriguing chronicle of the longtime rivalry between Yves Saint Laurent and Karl ... Read full review

Review: The Beautiful Fall: Lagerfeld, Saint Laurent, and Glorious Excess in 1970s Paris

User Review  - Cat Woods - Goodreads

Fabulous telling of faces we all think we know. Such big characters behind such amazing fashion. Psychology meets design. Read full review

About the author (2012)

Alicia Drake is a fashion journalist based in Paris. She writes regularly for major publications such as W, International Herald Tribune and Vogue.

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