Category - Books

Forget Kim Kardashian, Matthäus Schwarz is the first selfie addicted

Move over dear fashion influencers and aspiring Kardashians! The first and only true fashionista in history is a German man with a serious job that allows him to earn a lot of money, an impeccable sense of style in imagining his outfits to get noticed and at 29 he wasn’t ashamed to pose naked showing (indeed, highlighting) all his imperfections. The name? Matthäus Schwarz.

Matthäus Schwarz - Aged 29 1:3, 8 days - On 1st July 1526 that-was-my-real-figure-from-behind-because-I-had-become-fat-and-large - Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris copiaKim Kardashian by Goude

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Why Paul Poiret’s autobiography won’t change your life

Pretentious,

Odious,

Irritating,

Refined,

Exaggerated,

Triumphalist.
The list of adjectives that can describe Paul Poiret does not end here, of course, but I liked the idea of ​​finding a word for each letter of his surname and that all together they could communicate the personality of one of the main protagonists of fashion history.

How do I know that Paul Poiret was really so?

Simple, I just read “King of Fashion: The Autobiography of Paul Poiret”.

Paul Poiret

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Books – D.V. by Diana Vreeland

Everybody defines Diana Vreeland as “Legendary editor in chief of the American Vogue” even if they haven’t the slightest idea who they’re talking about. So, I’m asking you, what’s the meaning of the word “legendary”, conventionally used as a crossword clue?
The answer is more complicated than expected, but you can solve the riddle by reading her entertaining autobiography D.V. published in 1984.
 
Diana Vreeland photographed by Arnold Newman, 1974
Diana Vreeland photographed by Arnold Newman, 1974

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