Camille Adler was born in 1984. Keen on the history of fashion and herself a creator of clothing, she pays tribute in this book to this facinating historical period.
In 19th-century Paris, a lady turns seamstress, and becomes mistress of her fate.
Rose de Saulnay, a quiet young woman belonging to the upper classes, has a passion for fashion which she expresses by creating superb dresses in secret. But her husband, a violent and possessive man, finds this pastime unworthy of her social rank and disapproves of her behaviour.
At a grand ball, she meets Alexander Wright, the French capital’s most renowned couturier. Her...
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