Elegance: The Beauty of French Fashion
Join internationally renowned fashion illustrator Megan Hess as she explores the timeless beauty and glamour of ten of France's best-lovedÂ designers in a stylish celebration of one of the worldâ€™s favourite fashion destinations.
- Hardie Grant
- Publish Date
- October 2019
From the courts of Versailles to the cobbled streets of Paris, French fashion has always been the epitome of elegance. Whether it's Dior's New Look, Yves Saint Laurent's Le Smoking jacket or Chanel's little black dress, the masters of French fashion understand that clothing is more than a craft: itâ€™s an art form. Megan Hessâ€™s love for French style sparked her career in fashion illustration. In these pages, she unspools the threads of ten legendary designers â€“ Chanel, Dior, Saint Laurent, Lanvin, Givenchy, ChloĂ©, Balmain, Louis Vuitton, HermĂ¨s and Celine â€“ to discover the origins of haute couture, prĂŞt-Ă -porter and everything chic. Accompanied by Meganâ€™s exquisite illustrations of current and archival collections, Elegance: The Beauty of French Fashion tells the story of how Franceâ€™s iconic fashion houses have influenced the very fabric of design.