Mommy Dressing: A Love Story, After a Fashion

Mommy Dressing A Love Story After a Fashion The unanimously acclaimed portrait of a bittersweet girlhood capturing the glamour and cruelty of New York s fashion world in the middle of the century Exquisitely written and painfully observant Mo

  • Title: Mommy Dressing: A Love Story, After a Fashion
  • Author: Lois Gould
  • ISBN: 9780385490542
  • Page: 272
  • Format: Paperback
  • The unanimously acclaimed portrait of a bittersweet girlhood, capturing the glamour and cruelty of New York s fashion world in the middle of the century.Exquisitely written and painfully observant, Mommy Dressing tells the story of self made fashion star Jo Copeland, and the daughter who struggled to please her Lois Gould paints a mesmerizing picture of the kingdom of movThe unanimously acclaimed portrait of a bittersweet girlhood, capturing the glamour and cruelty of New York s fashion world in the middle of the century.Exquisitely written and painfully observant, Mommy Dressing tells the story of self made fashion star Jo Copeland, and the daughter who struggled to please her Lois Gould paints a mesmerizing picture of the kingdom of movie stars, fashion shows, and steamer trunks her mother ruled, from the viewpoint of an isolated girl acutely conscious that she would never enter that glittering domain Featuring full page period illustrations, including original sketches and designs by Jo Copeland, Mommy Dressing is a sidelong tribute from one survivor to another, written in a brisk, fluid style Gould s memories half stardust, half ashes underscore the fact that glamour is not a child friendly business Daphne Merkin, The New Yorker.

    One thought on “Mommy Dressing: A Love Story, After a Fashion”

    1. Fantastic book - a memoir written by Lois Gould about growing up as the daughter of fashion designer Jo Copeland. I think anyone who likes fashion design and/or fashion history would find this extremely interesting, as it covers Copeland's career from the 1920s-1960s through her daughter's eyes. The story starts off with a young Jo Copeland, motherless and just starting off in the fashion industry. She is already aware of Coco Chanel who is working in Paris, designing her way out of poverty and [...]

    2. A rather uneven memoir by the daughter of Jo Copeland, famous designer for Patullo. I've sold some Jo Copeland dresses and was really interested to find out more about her. Unfortunately, it seems Copeland was not a good mother and much of this book casts her in a very negative light. The author skips around too much for my taste.

    3. The memoir of the daughter of a famous dress designer. She recounts her childhood with difficult parents and casts an eye on the world of high fashion. A compelling read.

    4. One of my all time favorites. A story of fashion in the 1950s and a daughter's reflection on her mother's life. Beautifully told.

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