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 exposé 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  - Alissa - Goodreads

fantastical and real life story of individuals in a rollicking world - from the bottom to the pinnacle -- illuminating -inspiring and a delicious slice of life and lives -- loved it -- transports you with the time and place and complex people - Read full review

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

User Review  - Brenna - Goodreads

Intense history of Yves Saint Laurent, Karl Lagerfeld, and the world of Parisian fashion during the sixties through the eighties. Drake's greatest success is in completely recreating the ages she ... Read full review

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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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