The Chiffon Trenches

Woven throughout the book are also André’s own personal struggles that have impacted him over the decades, along with intimate stories of those he has turned to for inspiration (Diana Vreeland, Diane von Fürstenberg, Lee Radziwill, to ...

Author: André Leon Talley

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0593129261

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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From the pages of Vogue to the runways of Paris, this deeply revealing memoir by a legendary style icon captures the fashion world from the inside out, in its most glamorous and most cutthroat moments. “The Chiffon Trenches honestly and candidly captures fifty sublime years of fashion.”—Manolo Blahnik During André Leon Talley’s first magazine job, alongside Andy Warhol at Interview, a fateful meeting with Karl Lagerfeld began a decades-long friendship with the enigmatic, often caustic designer. Propelled into the upper echelons by his knowledge and adoration of fashion, André moved to Paris as bureau chief of John Fairchild’s Women’s Wear Daily, befriending fashion's most important designers (Halston, Yves Saint Laurent, Oscar de la Renta). But as André 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 eventually became creative director, developing an unlikely but intimate friendship with Anna Wintour. As she rose to the top of Vogue’s masthead, André also ascended, and soon became the most influential man in fashion. The Chiffon Trenches offers a candid look at the who’s who of the last fifty years of fashion. At once ruthless and empathetic, this engaging memoir tells with raw honesty the story of how André not only survived the brutal style landscape but thrived—despite racism, illicit rumors, and all the other challenges of this notoriously cutthroat industry—to become one of the most renowned voices and faces in fashion. Woven throughout the book are also André’s own personal struggles that have impacted him over the decades, along with intimate stories of those he has turned to for inspiration (Diana Vreeland, Diane von Fürstenberg, Lee Radziwill, to name a few), and of course his Southern roots and ongoing faith, which have guided him since childhood. The result is a highly compelling read that captures the essence of a world few of us will ever have real access to, but one that we all want to know oh so much more about.

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The editor-at-large for "Vogue" describes his odyssey from North Carolina to the heights of the fashion world, reflecting on how his life was influenced by his maternal grandmother, Bennie Frances Davis, and Diana Vreeland, his mentor. ’s ...

Author: André Leon Talley

Publisher: Villard Books

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

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The editor-at-large for "Vogue" describes his odyssey from North Carolina to the heights of the fashion world, reflecting on how his life was influenced by his maternal grandmother, Bennie Frances Davis, and Diana Vreeland, his mentor.

The A E F With General Pershing and the American Forces

He brought his men to action with a word or two and sent six shells sailing at the
German first line trenches for our benefit. We left, half deafened, but delighted. No
child could be more eager to show a toy than is a French officer to let a visitor ...

Author: Heywood Broun

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465521747

Category: World War, 1914-1918

Page: 297

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The Australian Journal

... and had a full front of soft grey chiffon , from which the owners of the estate on
which are the ruins of the monastery rolled back wide revers , which were a
continuation of the collar . have sought for the regalia by digging long trenches in
all ...

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Annals of the wars of the eighteenth century

He had even ordered Jourdain to detach 30,000 men to Pichegru's army , which
the General - in - Chief , however , had the courage to refuse ; and he took on
himself to order a captain of artillery to be shot in the trenches , for some
negligence ...

Author: Sir Edward Cust

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1783 1795

... under the vigorous proceedings of the French engineer , Colonel Marescot ,
who had opened a new trench on the side ... when the flag arrived , and tearing
up the letter without opening it , he replied with arrogance , “ Ce n'est pas un
chiffon ...

Author: Sir Edward Cust

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Harper s Weekly

... over while perhaps less audacious heroes was at fishing - village about ten
miles northeast of a chiffon guimpe . suffer ... dead in the trenches , while on our
side seven marvellous for the complexion and light cutaneous affections ; it
whitens ...

Author: John Bonner

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Garden Life

(2) You can grow Sweet Peas with the use of the fertiliser you mention, if you
trench the soil three feet deep, before ... it should be a square or strip of scarlet
satin, lightly covered with silver gauze or white chiffon, drawn up into puffs and
folds.

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Vanity Fair

5.75 ANAMAR Latest News from the Literary Trenches mast . ... effect , of
Georgette crepe and taffeta combined , silk lined ; chiffon collar , prettily
embroidered ; dress fastens in front with buttons and loops of self material .
brown and black .

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Leslie s Illustrated Weekly Newspaper

Looks no so bad , " he vouchsafes - has she a bit of chiffon for the neck ? "
Chiffon ! That's what the men in the trenches are thinking of , " he declares , " not
the Kaiser , nor bombs , nor keeping the home fires burning , nor Tipperary- just
chiffon ...

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Horizons

It is exquisitely enough that the man should say in his resonant tone that the men
in the trenches are thinking of “ chiffon ” and then ruthlessly inspect the old lady '
s best dress to see if he can take her to the theatre . The melting of Dowey is ...

Author: Francis Hackett

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Page: 368

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The Tatler

... 4 - length Scarf in fine quality Sable - dyed Kolinsky , worked in strands and
lined with rich gathered brown chiffon . ... IVER hring Bilious Ceadache , PILLS
onstipation , c . , just as unks surmount stacles and clear trenches of the enemy .
ry ...

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Life

Through no fault of his he did not happen to be assigned to the trenches , but a
lot of the sporting writers have had him up to his ... When Lovers ' Thoughts
Weave Tapestries of Words SEQUIN stars on satin night ; Chiffon clouds of
silvery gray ...

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Echoes of the War

The connoisseur examines it critically . ' Looks none so bad . Have you a bit of
chiffon for the neck ? It's not bombs nor Kaisers nor Tipperary that men in the
trenches think of , it ' s chiffon . ' ' I swear I have , Kenneth . And I have a bangle ,
and a ...

Author: James Matthew Barrie

Publisher: IndyPublish.com

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Category: World War, 1914-1918

Page: 188

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Three nice old ladies and a criminal who is even nicer are discussing the war over a cup of tea. The criminal who is the hostess calls it a dish of tea which shows that she comes from Caledonia; but that is not her crime.

Land and Water

... sketch , in rich chiffon taffeta , with full panel front and vest of crepe chiffon ,
sleeves also finished chiffon frills , picot edged . ... STORMPROOFS MARSHALL
& SNELGROVE And TRENCH WATERPROOFS ELYERY'S WATERPROOFS are
 ...

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Woman s Home Companion

He was puzzled and discouraged and — hurt . O YOU remember the story of the
Scotchman who , when asked what he thought of in the trenches , answered in a
dreamy voice , “ Chiffon " ? Daintiness counts for much more than some of us ...

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Mary Olivier

Nothing but the black chiffon one ( black because of Uncle Victor ) she had
bought two years ago with Richard's cheque . ... the dark flanks of the back wings
jutting out , almost meeting across the trenches of the gardens , making the
colours in ...

Author: May Sinclair

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Category: Domestic fiction

Page: 366

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