Madame Genevieve Antoine Dariaux spent most of her life in Paris, and now lives in the south of France. Even as a child she preferred to accompany her mother to the dressmaker's rather than go to the movies. Her talent for design and making costume jewelry led her to open her own fashion house, and her success eventually took her to Nina Ricci, where she was the directrice for many years.
This was a great book to read......I found myself reading it and couldn't put it down.
For any woman who has wondered how the french woman can be so elegant at all times, this book is truly a dream-come-true.
Could have been better if it contained more of the original information rather than revised edition.
I did enjoy reading this. It was an interesting look into etiquette and style back when it was written, but in today's world, it is simply outdated. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kyra Wiseman
Every woman should read this book. I love it and was told how elegant I am by several Opera patrons.Published 2 months ago by Nadia Greenidge
I was very excited to read this book (and did so within hours of receiving it), but I honestly regret buying it. I don't feel like I really learned much from this. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Juliana Franco
This little piece of information was left out of the description of this book. A lot of what was appropriate 50 years ago just is not appropriate now. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Lori Beth Clark
Did you ever wonder why French women have a world wide reputation for being the best dressed women ? Because there are rules -- and this book shares them. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Bonnie
I wish this book was mandatory reading for all "girls". Easy to read, elegantly written, with so much common sense that its unbelievable, a true "treasure" to keep... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Enki
This book reminds me of my granny, whi was really elegant. As I don't have her with me anymore, This is a good piece of advice to lear not only how to dress but behave with... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mar Llompart Laigle
this book gives you tips how to act classy in the simplest way possible. no need to spend too much money to be classyPublished 7 months ago by glennmark dizon
I think this book was outdated already in the sixties.
A few examples:
Women under thirty should not wear diamonds (except in engagement rings)
Girls under 16 should... Read more