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

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Bloomsbury Publishing, Jul 13, 2012 - Art - 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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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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