02 February 2011
Growing up, my mother had the two complete volumes of The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm. I remember reading them on my own as I got older and thinking that not all the tales included were for children. Actually, not necessarily in those words - more of the feeling of when I finally got to pick a book out of the young adult section because I was ready to tackle 'adult subject matter' like cliques and dating. Kids.
Christian Lacroix and the Tale of Sleeping Beauty: A Fashion Fairy Tale Memoir by Camilla Morton is definitely a fairy tale for adults, entwining the tale of Sleeping Beauty with that of Christian Lacroix's real life, and supplemented with amazing (but sightly dark) illustrations by Lacroix* himself. In this tale, sleeping Beauty awakes not from a kiss, but by a wardrobe change. Shrug. Next in the four book series is Manolo Blahnik and the Tale of the Elves and the Shoemaker (Nov 2011), followed by the stories of Diane von Furstenberg and John Galliano -- all illustrated by the designers. Can't wait.
*It's Lacroix, Sweetie Darling, Lacroix
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