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Jean Patou: A Fashionable Life Hardcover

Jean Patou: A Fashionable Life Hardcover


This original, illustrated monograph recounts haute couture designer Jean Patou's charmed life and career during the apex of twentieth-century glamour, and is drawn from extensive research into previously unpublished family archives. During the 1920s and 1930s, the French couturier Jean Patou was Chanel's main rival: day pyjamas, jersey sportswear, swimwear, and the little black dress were all among the innovative designs marking Patou's relatively brief career as the king of Parisian fashion. He died at the age of 49 in 1936, having had only fifteen years to make his mark on the history of couture. Yet in that short time this handsome ladies' man made a colossal fortune, employed 1,200 people in his shops and studios in Paris, Deauville, Biarritz, and New York, and invented some of the world's legendary fragrances-Joy and Que Sais-je among others-only to die alone and ruined in his hotel room the Hotel Georges V in Paris where he lived to escape creditors. 

Product details

  •  Hardback | 280 pages
  •  240 x 310 x 33.02mm | 2,210g
  •  Flammarion
  •  Paris, France
  •  English
  •  Illustrated in colour throughout
  •  2080201522
  •  9782080201522

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