The Dress

The Dress

Book - 2015
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Lily Fitzpatrick loves vintage clothes, made all the more precious because they were once worn and cherished by another woman. Thousands follow her fashion blog and her daily Instagram feed. One day she stumbles upon an extraordinary story. Joy Fitzpatrick not only shares Lily's surname. She was a fashion legend, famed for her beauty and style in 1950s New York. For her 30th birthday, she is said to have commissioned a dress so beautiful that nothing in couture would ever be able to match it. She turned to a young Irish seamstress, called Honor Conlon, to create her sublime vision. THE DRESS interweaves the passionate and surprising stories of three women. Joy and Honor, whose destinies are linked not only by a piece of timeless fashion, but by the ruthless love of one man. And Lily, determined to find out if the legendary dress still exists, and if it does, to bring it back to glorious life.
Publisher: London : 2015. Head of Zeus,
ISBN: 9781784972288
Branch Call Number: AF KERR


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Feb 05, 2016

A beautiful cover: the story is interesting, too, but as a whole, it's a bit uneven (writing a bit patchy & there's some big gaps in the lives of the characters). Everything seemed particularly rushed at the end. It helped to imagine someone spinning this yarn, in Ireland, over successive winter nights: you really are being 'told' a story.

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