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My Paris Dream - An Education in Style, Slang, and Seduction in the Great City on the Seine

Kate Betts

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A charming and insightful memoir about coming of age as a fashion journalist in 1980s Paris, by former Vogue and Harper's Bazaar editor Kate Betts, the author of Everyday Icon: Michelle Obama and the Power of Style "You can always come back," my mother said. "Just go." As a young woman, Kate Betts nursed a dream of striking out on her own in a faraway place and becoming a glamorous foreign correspondent. After college-and not without trepidation-she took off for Paris, renting a room in the apartment of a young BCBG (bon chic, bon genre) family and throwing herself into the local culture. She was determined to master French slang, style, and savoir faire, and to find a job that would give her a reason to stay. After a series of dues-paying jobs that seemed only to reinforce her outsider status, Kate's hard work and willingness to take on any assignment paid off: Her writing and intrepid forays into la France Profonde-true France-caught the eye of John Fairchild, the mercurial fashion arbiter and publisher of Women's Wear Daily, the industry's bible. Kate's earliest assignments-investigating the mineral water preferred by high society, chasing after a costumed band of wild boar hunters through the forests of Brittany-were a rough apprenticeship, but she was rewarded for her efforts and was initiated into the elite ranks of Mr. Fairchild's trusted few who sat beside him in the front row and at private previews in the ateliers of the gods of French fashion. From a woozy yet mesmerizing Yves Saint Laurent and the mischievous and commanding Karl Lagerfeld to the riotous, brilliant young guns who were rewriting all the rules-Martin Margiela, Helmut Lang, John Galliano-Betts gives us a view of what it was like to be an American girl, learning about herself, falling in love, and finding her tribe. Kate Betts's captivating memoir brings to life the enchantment of France-from the nightclubs of 1980s Paris where she learned to dance Le Rock, to the lavender fields of Provence and the grand spectacle of the Cour Carrée-a

Language:

English

Length:

8h 53m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:20


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:01


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:05


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:37


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:15


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:18


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:33


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:31


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:17


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:41


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:17


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:45


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:52


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:46


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:14


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:50


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:02


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:54


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:28


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:44


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:58


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:00


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:52


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:48


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:26


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:16


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:49


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:51


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:19


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:06


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:00


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:33


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:34


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:59


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:48


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:12


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:51


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:11


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:34


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:12


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:28


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:38


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:41


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

02:54


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:10


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:22


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:58


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:01


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:56


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:10


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:39


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:56


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:24


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:27


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:13


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:38


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:32


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:51


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:29


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:26


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:28


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:07


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:42


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:33


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:00


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:01


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:14


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:56


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:45


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:08


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:17


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:55


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:34


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:16


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:56


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

00:40