Chicago writer Diliberto, author of Paris without End: The True Story of Hemingway's First Wife, speaks about her new biography of one of the most influential legends of New York fashion. It’s the story of DvF, the daughter of a Holocaust survivor who grew up in Brussels, married an Austrian nobleman, moved to New York, and made herself a fixture of the city’s fashion scene with her invention of the wrap dress. Luncheon.
Location: Street: University Club of Chicago, 76 E Monroe Street City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Fall Book Club Kick-Off Author: Gioia Diliberto has been a newspaper reporter and a magazine journalist and has written biographies of Jane Addams, Hadley Hemingway, and Brenda Frazier, and a novel, I am Madame X. She lives in Chicago with her husband Richard Babcock, the editor of Chicago Magazine, and their son, Joe. I am Madame X, Gioia's earlier novel, is the story of John Singer Sargent and the American beauty Virginie Gautreau, the subject of Sargent’s portrait “Madame X.” When the portrait was unveiled at the 1884 Paris Salon, it’s subject’s bold pose and provocative dress shocked the public and critics, smashing Sargent’s dreams of a Paris career. Title: The Collection, $15.00 Softcover, ISBN 9780743280662, On Sale Date: September 01, 2008 “A fascinating look behind the public salons of haut couture into the workrooms of the imperious Coco Chanel herself, revealing the hierarchies, jealousies, fierce ambitions and treacheries of an industry that trades on elegance. Seamstress Isabelle Varlet has our sympathy from the first stunning line to the bittersweet ending, and Gioia Diliberto pulls us along on a thread knotted with surprises. A thoroughly enjoyable read.” ~ Susan Vreeland, Author of Girl in Hyacinth Blue What: Gioia Diliberto will us a Multimedia PowerPoint Presentation about Coco Chanel and her fashions, Gioia talk about her new book, her life, her work, answer audience questions and she will autograph copies of her new book purchased from Rainy Day Books, on our website and / or at our Author Event, that are accompanied by a Stamped Ticket. When: Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 7:00 PM Where: A Rainy Day Books Author Event at Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112 Admission Package (Click on the ADD TO SHOPPING CART button): $15.00 plus Tax, includes from Rainy Day Books, One (1) Stamped Ticket, One (1) Guest Ticket (if needed) and One (1) Copy of The Collection (Softcover) to be Autographed after the Author Presentation. Please specify your need for One (1) Stamped Ticket and One (1) Guest Ticket (if needed) in the Notes field of your Online Order. If you choose Option 1 for In-Store Pick-Up, then you can specify At-Event Pick-Up in the Notes field of your Online Order. Thank you. Book Orders can be shipped worldwide. All Author Event Book Sales are Final and Non-Returnable. (booksense)… (more)
Book signing and slide show. GIOIA DILIBERTO signs her novel The Collection, the story of a young seamstress from the French countryside who in 1919 takes a job in the Parisian atelier of Coco Chanel. (booksense)