We reviewed The New Garconne: How to be a Modern Gentlewoman

Gentlewoman is a pretty excellent word.

Gentlewoman is a pretty excellent word. It implies style, grace and courteousness, while also according a certain power.

How this translates to fashion is what The New Garconne is about.

Beginning as a Pinterest board for outfit inspiration, the book summarises key wardrobe components for dressing with power, style and grace. The trouser suit gets an obvious mention (of course), but so too do intimates, dresses and jewellery. 

Wardrobe aside, the book’s strong suit (see what I did there?) is a series of eight interviews with stylish and powerful women. Each is taking strides in her respective field, with subjects including artists, perfumers, designers and directors.

The book also features a global shop directory, spotlighting key retailers worldwide. It is a fashion book, after all.

This review was originally published in Fashion Journal 163. You can read it here.

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