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IMAGES OF PASSION Audrey Hepburn and Breakfast at Givenchy’s Part 1 PARIS WHAT was it about her face?” thought Roland Barthes sitting in Café Flore, Boulevard Saint-Germain, Paris. It was April 4th, 1954. He had just watched Audrey Hepburn in the first French screening of ‘Roman Holiday.’ From here we discover how Audrey Hepburn became the toast of Fashion lovers and why Barthes is our Media hero for today. Through the eyes of illustrator Anton Storey we re-visit the city of dreams, re-awakened from her recent troubles. We discover the scintillating links between ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ and mavericks Isabella Blow and Anna Piaggi – between Elsa Schiaparelli and Coco Chanel. We ask whether the clothes Salvador Dali created with Schiaparelli were wearable? We find out why Holly Golightly was encouraged to have a French accent in ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s.’ We work out how the glittering constellations in the heavens were used to sell perfume, gloves and jewellery in the centre of the city on Rue-Saint-Honore. We can work out the influence of Hollywood on today’s designers and review Art through Dior and Malcolm McClaren. We relive the power struggles between Edith Head and Givency over Audrey Hepburn’s wardrobe in ‘Sabrina.’ We glory in a celebration of the ‘New Look’ at Versailles on a night which was very different to the climate into which the House of Dior had emerged. After four years of Nazi rule the ‘city of lights’ was dim but after liberation by the American forces and discovery of be-bop, which swept Paris, black Americans stayed on, rather than return to the segregated USA. In PARIS Pt 1 of IMAGES OF PASSION ten of Anton Storey's magnificent images are re-imagined with forty more to follow in ROME, LONDON, MILAN, NEW YORK.
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These IMAGES OF PASSION were first seen in Jayne Sheridan‘s, FASHION MEDIA PROMOTION the new black magic. Hoping Barthes’ ideas could be reflected in Anton Storey’s illustrations, she told him about Barthes and lent him her copy of Mythologies! After publication she noticed an email from Anton, saying he thought of Barthes all the time he was working on the project. This thrilled her as much as seeing the Audrey Hepburn/Gregory Peck, Roman Holiday, picture, in pride of place on Madeleine Metcalfe’s desk in Blackwell’s editorial offices in Oxford.
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 52 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.13 inches. This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # zk1519389671