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The Resource My Paris dream : an education in style, slang, and seduction in the great city on the Seine, Kate Betts

My Paris dream : an education in style, slang, and seduction in the great city on the Seine, Kate Betts

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My Paris dream : an education in style, slang, and seduction in the great city on the Seine
Title
My Paris dream
Title remainder
an education in style, slang, and seduction in the great city on the Seine
Statement of responsibility
Kate Betts
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "For readers of How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are, My Paris Dream is a charming and insightful memoir about coming of age as a fashion journalist in 1980s Paris, by former Vogue and Harper's Bazaar editor Kate Betts, the author of Everyday Icon : Michelle Obama and the Power of Style"--
  • "As a young woman Kate Betts nursed a dream of striking out on her own and discovering who she was meant to be in Paris. Upon graduation from Princeton and not without trepidation, she took off, renting a room in the apartment of a young 'BCBG' family and throwing herself into Parisian culture, determined to master French slang, style, and savoir-faire, and find a job that would give her a reason to stay. After a series of dues-paying jobs, she began a magnificent apprenticeship at Women's Wear Daily and was initiated into the high fashion world at a moment that saw the last glory of the old guard and the explosion of a new generation of talent. From a woozy yet enchanting Yves Saint Laurent to the mischievous and commanding Karl Lagerfeld, to the riotous, brilliant young guns--Martin Margiela, Helmut Lang, and John Galliano--who were rewriting the rules of fashion, Betts gives us a view of what it looked like to a young American girl, finding herself, falling in love, and exploring this dazzling world all at once. Rife with insider information about restaurants, shopping, travel, and food, Betts's memoir brings the enchantment of France to life--from the nightclubs of Paris where she learned to dance Le Rock, to the lavender fields of Provence and the forests of le Bretagne--in an unforgettable memoir of coming-of-age"--
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Biography type
autobiography
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DLC
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1964-
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Betts, Kate
Dewey number
  • 944/.361092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Betts, Kate
  • Betts, Kate
  • Young women
  • Americans
  • Women journalists
  • Fashion
  • Fashion designers
  • Paris (France)
  • Paris (France)
  • Coming of age
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • DESIGN / Fashion
  • TRAVEL / Essays & Travelogues
Label
My Paris dream : an education in style, slang, and seduction in the great city on the Seine, Kate Betts
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Publication
Control code
BK0015300359
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
233 p.
Isbn
9780679644422
Lccn
2014040620
Other physical details
ill.
Label
My Paris dream : an education in style, slang, and seduction in the great city on the Seine, Kate Betts
Publication
Control code
BK0015300359
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
233 p.
Isbn
9780679644422
Lccn
2014040620
Other physical details
ill.

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