Legendary Authors and the Clothes They Wore
Discover the signature sartorial and literary style of fifty men and women of letters, including Maya Angelou; Truman Capote; Colette; Bret Easton Ellis; Allen Ginsberg; Patti Smith; Karl Ove Knausgaard; and David Foster Wallace; in this unique compendium of profiles—packed with eighty black-and-white photographs, excerpts, quotes, and fast facts—that illuminates their...more
Also, it was worth it just to find this quite by Quentin Crisp (someone I hadn't even heard of before): "You first have to find who you are. Then, you have to be it like mad."
The bibliography is brilliant! It I read that whole thing, I would be even more the person I want to be.
Fashion + literature = my favorite
3 stars, because mu expecations were way up there but it didn’t quite deliver it for me.
The kind of people who always go on about whether a thing is in good taste invariably have very bad taste.
- Joe Orton, Transatlantic Review, Spring 1967
Agree with other reviewer wishing there was more detail about the clothes.