Christian Lacroix and the Tale of Sleeping Beauty: A Fashion Fairy Tale Memoir

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Can dormant beauty really be awakened by a Princely touch?

The classic story of Sleeping Beauty has had us believing so for years. Now, spun as if by magic from the threads of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tale comes the enchanting memoir of fashion designer Christian Lacroix—the haute couture icon whose creations have invited millions of women to enjoy  the fairy princess fashions of their dreams. Sorcery and style combine in this enchanting new twist on a time-honored tale; re-imagined by international bestselling author Camilla Morton, and illustrated by Monsieur Lacroix himself, the spell cast by Christian Lacroix and the Tale of Sleeping Beauty will reawaken every reader’s childhood fantasies—reassuring you that dreams really do come true…

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'Channel Your Inner Princess with Christian Lacroix's Fashion Fairy Tale...Christian Lacroix is one of those designers who has always been able to capture fantasy and magic and weave them into each seam and embellishment of his designs. He has teamed up with international bestselling author and fashion writer, Camilla Morton for a new twist on an old tale with Christian Lacroix and the Tale of Sleeping Beauty. The book mixes Lacroix's illustrations with Morton's descriptive writing and provides a bit of escape from the day-to-day, which we all need. The story is re-worked and Lacroix stars in it as the hero, which for many in the fashion industry, he has always been....' --Poshglam.com, February 2011

'...His re-imagined story is fabulously illustrated exclusively by the tale's hero, Monsieur Lacroix himself.' --AnOther magazine, February 2011

'Editor's notes Fairy tale and haute couture mix charmingly in fashion writer and international bestselling author Camilla Morton's colorful hardcover book, Christian Lacroix and the Tale of Sleeping Beauty. This re-imagined story is fabulously illustrated exclusively by the tale's hero - Monsieur Lacroix himself.' --NET-A-PORTER.COM, February 2011

'Designer stories Once upon a time, there was a fashion writer who wanted to combine her love for fairytales with the lives of her favourite designers. She did just that. Christian Lacroix and the Tale of Sleeping Beauty, by Camilla Morton, is available now.' --Evening Standard, March 2011

'Editor's notes Fairy tale and haute couture mix charmingly in fashion writer and international bestselling author Camilla Morton's colorful hardcover book, Christian Lacroix and the Tale of Sleeping Beauty. This re-imagined story is fabulously illustrated exclusively by the tale's hero - Monsieur Lacroix himself.' --NET-A-PORTER.COM, February 2011

About the Author:

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 twenty languages worldwide. She was the runway reporter for U.K. Vogue.com, covering all international and couture collections. Morton has collaborated with several designers and written for magazines, newspapers and blogs, including Time magazine's "Style and Design," SHOWStudio, the Wall Street Journal's "Off Duty" section, and Harper's Bazaar in both the U.S. and the U.K. This is her fifth book.

Diane von FUrstenberg arrived in New York in 1970 with a suitcase full of her iconic wrap dresses and changed the way women dressed. DVF has pioneered fashion and business, built and sold a cosmetics company and founded a publishing house, and she supports many philanthropic causes—especially for women and the environment. DVF returned from a hiatus to fashion in 1997, relaunching 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.

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