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Silver and gold

Silver and gold Autobiography of Sir Norman Hartnell designer to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

  • Title: Silver and gold
  • Author: Norman Hartnell
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 352
  • Format: hardback
  • Autobiography of Sir Norman Hartnell, designer to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II

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      Published :2018-08-11T21:55:35+00:00

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    1. This was so lovely! The illustrations are absolutely fetching, and reading this was like peeping through a vintage window (with sumptuous draperies, of course.) I don't recall reading any other designer's memoire that has revealed so much of his personal process, successes and failures. Mr. Hartnell must've been quite a character. I wonder if he was really so adorable, or if he may've had an occasional catty streak? In any case, he had an excellent understanding of the form and function of royal [...]

    2. Norman Hartnell left Cambridge without a degree, intent on becoming a fashion designer. With the financial assistance of his father, and the practical assistance of his sister, he established his own house, and ultimately became dressmaker to Queen Elizabeth II, among other royal and noble ladies.It's popular to sneer at Hartnell, to call his clothes "dowdy" and "frumpish", but that's really wrong. Much of his work, particularly his evening wear, could, to the contrary, be called "over-the-top", [...]

    3. A quick read, decent look into early to mid-20th century British fashion, told in an engaging voice. Hartnett is a bit too precious, hyperbolic, and namedroppy for me at times, but that's clearly just his personality coming through, and the book is presented as something between a respectable memoir and a chatty tell-all. The copy i read (an original hardback printing loaned to me by a colleague) had tons of beautiful full-color reproductions of Hartnett's design renderings for various members o [...]

    4. This is a good book for anyone who is interested in the fashion industry in England. I found my copy through a rare book dealer in MA.

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