Trustpilot
MENU
Compare Selected 0
Free UK Delivery
rrp: £20.00
£15.34
(You save £4.66 )
Availability:
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Add to Wish List

The Chiffon Trenches [9780008342340]

(1 review) Write a Review

Discover what truly happens behind the scenes in the world of high fashion in this detailed, storied memoir from fashion icon and former Vogue creative director Andre Leon Talley.

During Andre Leon Talley's first magazine job assisting Andy Warhol at Interview, a fateful meeting with Karl Lagerfeld began a decade's long friendship with the enigmatic, often caustic designer.

Propelled into the upper echelons by his knowledge and adoration of fashion, Talley moved to Paris as bureau chief of John Fairchild's Women's Wear Daily, befriending fashion's most important designers. But as Talley 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 developed an unlikely but intimate friendship with Anna Wintour, and as she rose to the top of Vogue's masthead, Talley became the most influential man in fashion.

The Chiffon Trenches is a candid look at the who's who of the last fifty years of fashion, and proof that fact is always devilishly more fascinating than fiction.

Andre Leon Talley's engaging and detailed memoir is his story of surviving and thriving in the notoriously cutthroat fashion industry amidst racism, homophobia, other challenges to become one of the most legendary voices and faces in fashion journalism.


AUTHOR:  One of the most recognisable names and silhouettes in fashion journalism, Andre Leon Talley was the indomitable creative director at Vogue during the magazine's rising dominance as the world's fashion bible. Over the past five decades, his byline has also appeared in Vanity Fair, HG, Interview, and Women's Wear Daily. He has published several illustrated works, including Little Black Dress, ALT: 365, and Oscar de la Renta: His Legendary World of Style. A documentary of Talley's life, The Gospel According to Andre, was released in 2018. Talley received his MA in French studies from Brown, and has been on the board of trustees for the Savannah College of Art and Design for twenty years.

more
less
SKU:
9780008342340
ISBN13:
9780008342340
Availability:
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Author:
Andre Leon Talley
Publisher:
Fourth Estate Ltd
Publication:
28-May-2020
Format:
Hardback
Pages:
304
Stock Status:
In stock
Weight:
524 Grams
  • 5
    Great insight into the fashion world

    Posted by Em on 14th Sep 2020

    Andre is extremely honest in this book, and it gives a fantastic insight into the world of high fashion and fashion publishing. A really good read for anyone with an interest in fashion.

The Art of Resilience cover photo

The Art of Resilience [9780008356989]

** A GREAT READ BOOK OF THE MONTH ** Bestselling author and award-winning adventurer Ross Edgley has been studying the art of resilience for years, a…

rrp: £20.00
£17.26
Add to Cart
Delivery Usually In 5-10 Working Days
Normal People [9780571334650] cover image

Normal People [9780571334650]

THE BBC ADAPTATION OF NORMAL PEOPLE IS NOW AVAILABLE ON BBC IPLAYER AND BBC 1 OVER ONE MILLION COPIES SOLD * THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES AND TOP…

rrp: £8.99
£6.88
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Where the World Ends cover photo

Where the World Ends [9781474943437]

Winner of the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2018, and based on a true story Every summer Quill and his friends are put ashore on a remote sea stac to hunt bir…

rrp: £6.99
£6.19
Add to Cart
Delivery Usually In 5-10 Working Days
Grayson Perry [9780500295236] cover image

Grayson Perry [9780500295236]

Grayson Perry, renowned for his ceramic vases decorated with shocking, unconventional imagery, rose to fame in 2003 when he won the Turner Prize. Sinc…

rrp: £30.00
£26.12
Add to Cart
Delivery Usually In 4-8 Working Days