Christian Lacroix and the Tale of Sleeping Beauty

06/04/2011

Christian Lacroix and the tale of sleeping beauty by Camilla Morton / book review / best fashion books / fashion fairy tales  / via fashioned by love british fashion blog
“It serves as an eternal reminder that as long as there is Beauty, there will always be hopes and dreams.” Camilla Morton

The most beautiful, romantic, adorable, charming, sweet and fashionable facts-meet-fiction biography ever,  Christian Lacroix and the Tale of Sleeping Beauty: A Fashion Fairytale Memoir was a treat for me and a gorgeous addition to my little library.

Christian Lacroix and the tale of sleeping beauty by Camilla Morton / book review / best fashion books / fashion fairy tales  / via fashioned by love british fashion blog
The book takes us away to the magical fairy tale world where the princess falls asleep and the prince comes to rescue her one day by giving her and her kingdom a make-over. The only difference is that we all know who the prince is.

Christian Lacroix and the tale of sleeping beauty by Camilla Morton / book review / best fashion books / fashion fairy tales  / via fashioned by love british fashion blog
As soon as you start reading, the line between a fairy tale and reality fades and Christian Lacroix himself appears in the story bringing not only the full on glamour but also giving us a chance to learn the truths from the very beginning of his career to the opening of the eponymous fashion house. The book is filled with amazing couture-inspired illustrations created by the designer himself making it a delight for any collector and a wonderful gift for any fashionista who believes in fairy tales and that “the beauty will save the world” as Dostoevsky once wrote.

Christian Lacroix and the tale of sleeping beauty by Camilla Morton / book review / best fashion books / fashion fairy tales  / via fashioned by love british fashion blog
P.S. The fairy tale of Manolo Blahnik is coming out next to be followed by stories of Diane von Furstenberg and John Galliano. I can’t wait!

9 comments:

  1. I'm such a fan of Lacroix!, is so great that designers are getting involved in this amazing fairy tales.
    Just love it!.
    xx

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  2. This book sounds very good.I think the illustrations are beautiful. You have a lovely blog and I'd be very happy if you liked to follow each other :)Let me know
    Dora

    http://adropofindigo.blogspot.com/

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  3. So as you tells....I am absolutely curious to read this Fairy Tale book of Lacroix!!!

    And indeed...all these designers,you have appointed are very different,but immensly intersting,fascinated and inspirational persons!!!
    Thank you for you Fairy tale post for today:-)))*

    Hugs,
    ***Violetta***

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  4. Happy to find your blog.
    Your postings are beautiful!
    following x


    kisses,
    amy !
    www.amyflyingakite.com

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  5. sounds like a lovely book! i'll have to check it out. ps--- love your wishlist! i can easily adopt it. found you through another day to dress up! <3 EverRubyGirl.blogspot.com

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  6. I need this book! It looks so whimsical and fun. So glad you shared it :)

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  7. One more on my list! My "Coco Chanel: the life and the legend" arrived yesterday and it's already on my nightstand and I have another one on its way: "A Matter of Style: intimate portraits of 10 women who changed fashion". I can't wait to share impressions after I've read them. :)

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  8. Wow! This book sounds dreamy. Love Lacroix... Must get myself a copy of this book.

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  9. thanks for posting! i'm buying two copies now... one for me and one for a friends birthday

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