The Chiffon Trenches

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the pages of Vogue to the runways of Paris, this “captivating” (Time) memoir by a legendary style icon captures the fashion world from the inside out, in its most glamorous and most cutthroat moments. ...

Author: André Leon Talley

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0593129261

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the pages of Vogue to the runways of Paris, this “captivating” (Time) 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 NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • Fortune • Garden & Gun • New York Post 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.

The Chiffon Trenches

Author: André Leon Talley

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 059312927X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 694

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * From the pages of Vogue to the runways of Paris, this "captivating" (Time) 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 NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR * Fortune * Garden & Gun * New York Post 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

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

View: 755

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.

Vanity Fair

... woman who ' s convinced that a voodoo spirit has stolen her soul . Vogue
editor - atlarge André Leon Talley ' s memoir , A . L . T . ( Villard ) , is both a
chilling account of life in ELISSA SCHAPPELL " the chiffon trenches ” and a warm
homage ...

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Am I Teaching Yet Stories from the Teacher training Trenches

I moved through the halls to Mrs . O ' Connell ' s class 2 - 419 , and as I walked in
, Mrs . O ' Connell , a Brillo box with blonde hair , was shouting , “ Chiffon bit the
para ! Chiffon bit the para ! ” The paraprofessional was exiting the room clutching
 ...

Author: Molly Hoekstra

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 142

View: 647

Being a good academic, when Hoekstra heard horror stories about student teaching, she went looking for a book about it. There were none, but she highly suspected that at least a few had survived to tell the tale. She found 29 who were willing to talk. There is neither index nor bibliography.

Record of the Great Exhibition 1862

PAGE PAGE Sebastopol , trenches at , 4611 Armstrong's , 476 Cabinet , Crace's
walnut wood , . 492 SECTION L. Section of , fig . 607 , 463 New gun platform , fig .
631 , 480 Barbedienne's Renaissance , Sieges , the art of , 464 Ammunition ...

Author: Weltausstellung (1862, London)

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Page: 607

View: 455


Pants

white à la constitution ” outfit , with its blue and Bavarian red frock coat , a chiffon
jabot , tight - fitting sleeves , a blue belt ... match the troop maneuvers , and you
will see lines of women going for bread like one does marching in the trenches .

Author: Laurence Benaïm

Publisher: Vilo International

ISBN:

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 271

View: 981

Pants. Trousers. Knickers. Pajama. Pantaloon...What kind of pants will I wear today? Pants have transformed the history of fashion into something else than just fashion; it is definitely with pants that the real revolutions have happened.

Anastasia

The glass covering this picture , taken recently at the trenches , was broken at the
position of Father ' s neck in the ... the coronation disaster and had been dead for
years , come to visit us ; suddenly he began to dance and wave a chiffon veil ...

Author: Grand Duchess Anastasii︠a︡ Nikolaevna (daughter of Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia)

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1783 1795

... and he took on himself to order a captain of artillery to be shot in the trenches ,
for some negligence in the construction ... 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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Category: Europe

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Current Biography Yearbook

Author: Maxine Block

Publisher:

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Category: Biography

Page:

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The aim of Current Biography Yearbook is to provide reference librarians, students, and researchers with objective, accurate, and well-documented biographical articles about living leaders in all fields of human accomplishment. Whenever feasible, obituary notices appear for persons whose biographies have been published in Current Biography. - Publisher.


The Adventures in Literature Program

The connoisseur examines it critically . ) DOWEY . 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 . MRS . DOWEY . I swear I have , Kenneth .

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Autobiography of an Unarrived Artist

She it was who , if she was busy , would slip a delicately beaded white chiffon
dinner dress over her riding trousers and ... His poems , few and erudite , were as
yet unknown , but at his early death in the trenches of France during World War I
 ...

Author: Madge Tennent

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Category: Art

Page: 180

View: 922


The Examiner

The Paris chiffonnier ransacks all the " stick , who has never seen a shot fired ,
but what reasons dunghills and ... according to the pro - two nights out of three in
the trenches , and it was to extort they represent Piedmont as likely to lose by ...

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Category: English literature

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Rats Alley

Fruit , vegetables , spices and other sources provided names for some trenches
in this sector : Tr . des Ananas ... portraying the Germans as lousy , treaty -
breaking sausage - eaters : Boyau du sauve qui peut ( SOS ) , T . du Chiffon du
Papier ...

Author: Peter Chasseaud

Publisher: Spellmount, Limited Publishers

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 758

This ground-breaking book by Peter Chasseaud the distinguished historian of the First World War, is the first-ever study of trench names of the Western Front and also provides a gazetteer of over 10,000 trench names, complete with map references. Looked at from the point of view of the contemporary military givers and users of the names, and from a modern cultural-studies angle, the names reveal the full horror of trench warfare as well as throwing an extraordinary sidelight on the cultural life of the period and the landscape and battles of the Western Front.

Illustrated World

Says a brawny Highlander " The Best Gift She Can Make to Her Country Is to
Show a Genin the course of the action : uine Interest in Some Soldier " " Chiffon !
That's what the HETHER a is men in the trenches are thinking of" went " not the ...

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Category: Industrial arts

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The Practical Mechanic s Journal

Sebastopol , trenches at , Section of , fig . 607 , 403 Sieges , the art of , 401
Trenches and batteries , Works at Plymouth , Portsmonti . 461 Marine fort at llurst
Castie , Ships , iron - clad , . Sieges , mode of conducting , FIREARMS . By Joux ...

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Category: Exhibitions

Page: 607

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Richard Aldington H D

It detailed the soldier's experience in the trenches , behind the lines , and on
leave . 5. Les Chevaux de Diomède ( 1897 ) , a novel by Remy de Gourmont ,
which appeared in installments in The Egoist in 1914 . 6. In her most recent letter
H.D. ...

Author: Richard Aldington

Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press

ISBN:

Category: Authors, English

Page: 237

View: 393


Where to Wear 2005

Author: Fairchild & Gallagher

Publisher: Where to Wear Global

ISBN: 9780971554467

Category: Travel

Page: 374

View: 748

World renowned as the insider bibles for shopping, the Where to Wear guides are the essential authority on fashion shopping. These great guides show visitors where to begin and locals where to go next.