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CHARACTERS ☆ The Chiffon Trenches ✓ ❄ [KINDLE] ✽ The Chiffon Trenches By Andr Leon Talley ➝ – Dcmdirect.co.uk Discover what truly happens behind the scenes in the world of high fashion in this detailed storied memoir from fashion icon and former  Vogue creative director André Leon Talley During André Leon DiscoveAsthead Talley became the most influential man in fashionThe Chiffon Trenches is a candid look at the who's who of the last years of fashion and proof that fact is always devilishlyfascinating than fiction André Leon Talley's engaging and detailed memoir is his story of surviving and thriving in the notoriously cutthroat fashion industry amidst racism homophobia and other challenges to become one of the most legendary voices and faces in fashion journalis. Oh dear I'd so looked forward to this book Unfortunately it's just endless name dropping rehashing his very limited social life which consists of descriptions of his hand me down outfits and freebies He repeats himself often his marvellous southern manners etcTwo stars because who can resist Anna Wintour gossip I think he'll regret this book because it's all so petty they had a professional relationship which he mistook for genuine friendshipI shall re read Alexandra Shulman's marvellous book on Vogue instead

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Discover what truly happens behind the scenes in the world of high fashion in this detailed storied memoir from fashion icon and former  Vogue creative director André Leon Talley The Chiffon Kindle During André Leon Talley's first magazine job assisting Andy Warhol at  Interview a fateful meeting with Karl Lagerfeld began a decade's long friendship with the enigmatic often caustic designer Propelled into the upper echelons by his knowledge and adorat. When I started this book I didn’t put it down until I finished itIt’s a very personal account from one side and extremely gossipy from anotherA must read for anyone with interest in fashion

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The Chiffon TrenchesIon of fashion Talley moved to Paris as bureau chief of John Fairchild's  Women's Wear Daily befriending fashion's most important designers But as Talley made friends he also made enemies A racially tinged encounter with a member of the house of Yves Saint Laurent sent him back to New York and into the offices of  Vogue under Grace Mirabella There he developed an unlikely but intimate friendship with Anna Wintour and as she rose to the top of  Vogue's m. This book was an eye opener It's a detailed look at the world where appearance matters than anything where individual egos dictate the play where huge amounts of money are spent and then boasted about It's straight from the world of Donald TrumpI'm a scientist; i move in a world where people make judgements on evidence and priorities are set by how useful one's efforts will be So to look at this world where only appearance matters was an eye opener I read all the way through because it was rather like reading from an anthropologist who'd discovered a world where heroism consisted in putting on shoes with nine inch heels falling off them and putting oneself back on display I now feel as if I've eaten a sugar sandwich dipped in glucose and decorated to within an inch of its lifeI'm glad I read it in an outsider looking in way of thinking but no please