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Christy S
Never have I savored a book as I am savoring this one.
It is, initially, the author’s story of an inheritance she received–by mail–of gown after exquisite gown that her Godmother had collected through the decades.

The book proceeds to lay out these gowns for the reader in gorgeous fashion illustration, complemented by a short paragraph or two with a story behind the dress. That’s right: the woman who collected these collected and kept their dear, dear histories and anecdotes. And here they are for...more
I have always loved reading about clothes and especially the stories behind them. This book was amazing! My only complaint is that there were no photographs of the clothes, only drawings, but the illustrations were still gorgeous. I coveted most of the items in here.
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