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Diana Her Life In Fashion Hardcover – August 15, 1998
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Amazingly, it was poorly edited with typos; type characters that didn't translate correctly (an e with an umlaut instead of an apostrope on several pages (pp. 210-212) -- probably a computer glitch -- but it should have been caught; missing text because of incorrect margins around a drawing (p. 210); and some incorrect captions. Nothing very important is lost to the reader, but it's sloppy for a book of this quality. I hope it's cleaned up for future printings.
But this book has redeeming qualities that make it worth the time. First, it does cite instances of Diana's fashion faux pas that are gossipy and interesting, for example her dressing-gown dress by David Sassoon and her slip-style dress by John Galiano for Dior. It is also quite meticulous about citing designers and recounting their memories of dressing Di. This humanizes a commercial name and gives the reader a sense of what her patronage meant to these fashion houses.
The best aspects of the book are the appendices listing the auction catalog by piece and the designer listing with short biographies. This is a wealth of specific information that couture-ophiles will love.