9780061917318 English 0061917311 About the Fashion Fairy Tale Memoir SeriesEach book in this inspired series from fashion writer Camilla Morton inventively reimagines one of our favorite "Once Upon a Time" stories, blending with it the real-life story of a famed fashion designer. Lushly illustrated by the designers themselves, these tales illuminate each iconic individual's creative magic while celebrating his unique life and career. The result is an intriguing combination of whimsy and memoir.In this contemporary twist on the tale of Sleeping Beauty, Monsieur Lacroix exercises a stunningly diverse array of artistic styles, revealing many more mesmerizing sides to his fertile imagination than those we have already seen in his magnificent fashions.Upcoming Books in the Series: John Galliano and the Tale of Cinderella Manolo Blahnik and the Tale of the Elves and the Shoemaker, Can dormant beauty really be awakened by a Princely touch? The classic story of Sleeping Beauty has had us believing so for years. Now, spun as if by magic from the threads of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tale comes the enchanting memoir of fashion designer Christian Lacroixthe haute couture icon whose creations have invited millions of women to enjoy the fairy princess fashions of their dreams. Sorcery and style combine in this enchanting new twist on a time-honored taâ€ re-imagined by international bestselling author Camilla Morton, and illustrated by Monsieur Lacroix himself, the spell cast by Christian Lacroix and the Tale of Sleeping Beauty will reawaken every reader's childhood fantasiesreassuring you that dreams really do come true..., In a contemporary, cross-generational twist on one of our favourite childhood stories, Camilla Morton-fashion journalist, international bestselling author of How to Walk in High Heels, and John Galliano's Girl Friday-invites a legend from the fashion world to tell his life story in fairytale format. In this book, Camilla re-tells the story of Sleeping Beauty with beloved French designer Christian Lacroix as the prince, tracing the arc of his career from his early days in haute couture to the opening of his eponymous fashion house. In a whimsical twist, Lacroix's damsel is not in need of a kiss, but a fashion makeover. Accompanied by gorgeous 4-colour illustrations drawn by Lacroix himself and fit to the individual scenes in the text, this story romanticises and puts into fairytale form Lacroix's awe-inspiring career in fashion. The result is an intriguing combination of whimsy and memoir. Illuminating Lacroix's creative magic, this book is both a new twist on the well-worn fashion biography and a new take on one of our oldest fairytales. Printed in a glossy, collectible format, this book is the perfect gift to give, share, and collect. Aspirational and inspirational, pairing well-loved classics with well-known names, Camilla's fairytale memoirs will whisk you away with their own versions of "Once Upon a Time.", Spun magically from the threads of this much beloved fairy tale comes the enchanting memoir of fashion designer Christian Lacroix, illustrated by Monsieur Lacroix himself. Full color.