They were the working-class British boys who shook fashion to its core, bringing the edginess of the London club scene to French couture and taking excess to its limits. In this unputdownable biography, fashion insider Dana Thomas chronicles the blazing talent, dizzying rise and savage fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano.
Dana Thomas has written for The New York Times magazine, the New Yorker, WSJ, the Financial Times, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and was the European editor of Conde Nast Portfolio. She is a contributing editor for T- The New York Times Style magazine, and the author of The New York Times bestseller, Deluxe- How Luxury Lost Its Lustre. She lives in Paris.
A page-turning tale of fashion's highest flyers * i-D *
Fascinating... a well-told story of poetry, art and angst * Tatler *
A vivid, arresting account * Evening Standard *
More than a delicious read * InStyle *
Riveting... [Dana Thomas] is terrific at describing the shock value of their shows * Mail on Sunday *
Thomas has spoken to more than 100 fashion insiders to put together a portrait of an era dominated, in her account, by these two uncontrollable and wild talents... Thomas's narrative flits deftly between the "parallel professional journeys" of two men with a similar rebellious streak * Telegraph *
Conjures up the particular madness of the fashion treadmill, with its constant quest for newness and the inevitability that a triumph would be followed by a fall * New Statesman *
Occasionally titillating and ultimately poignant * T, The New York Times Style Magazine *