February 22nd, 2011

High-Fashion Books: Christian Lacroix And The Tale Of Sleeping Beauty

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Christian Lacroix And The Tale Of Sleeping Beauty Book Cover

Christian Lacroix is the subject, inspiration and collaborator of the first iconic-designer-meets-fairy-tale book by Camilla Morton. The book, illustrated by Christian Lacroix himself, weaves in the designer’s biography into the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale. Morton tells of a world where a young boy draws, creates and designs for as long as he can remember himself, inspired by anything and everything around him and dreams of great things and a princess who is saved by couture from a lifetime of boring outfits. The last few pages list Lacroix’s actual biography timeline. Even if the story itself is superficial at times, the book’s illustrations alone are worth it and give an insight into the drawing process of one of the important couturiers of our time.

The book is one of Morton’s firsts and will be followed by similar designer-illustrated fairy tales by Manolo Blahnik and Diane von Furstenberg.

Christian Lacroix and the Tale of Sleeping Beauty: A Fashion Fairy Tale Memoir is available on Amazon.com, $14.95.

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