May 2010 Editor's Choice.
Run away to the catwalks of Paris with this gorgeous tale of four young rising stars hoping to make it big in the fashion world. The author worked for two Paris maison de couture back in the day so he knows his stuff. Love and passion, fashion and ambition all mixed up together for a sumptuous read.
1968, Paris. Four young hopefuls are following their dreams, making their way in the ruthless world of haute couture. Seamstress Monique, standing with her tatty suitcase in her hand, watching shop assistants spray Chanel No 5 in the street outside Coco's world-famous store.
Can all her dreams come true in this magical place? Christopher, London born and bred, the handsome up-and-coming designer, determined to leave his mark on the city where glamour and power go hand in hand, and every man has a mistress. Samantha, the daddy's girl with an uncanny eye for PR; Samantha understands what sells - sex, sex and more sex. But can a loud, brash American ever conquer the sophisticated wives of Paris? And hauntingly beautiful Sophie, the top model with her face in a thousand magazines and the world at her feet, but a secret in her past that won't stay buried...Four lives collide in the dizzying world of French fashion as Harold Carlton weaves a spellbinding tale of ambition, passion and rivalry.
Publication date: 13/05/2010
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd)
|Publication date:||13th May 2010|
|Publisher:||Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd)|
Harold Carlton has previously written a huge-selling novel about fashion - LABELS which sold 860,000 copies in the UK and US. Harold used to sketch the Paris collections for Elle, the Sunday Times etc. He worked for three years as assistant designer for two Paris maisons de couture , Nina Ricci and Courreges, and subsequently worked in New York illustrating fashion pieces for the NYTimes and Mademoiselle.More About Harold Carlton