If you like me is a little besotted with the post war world of haute couture, such as Dior, Givenchy, Lanvin and Balmain, then I can recommend the tv-documentary A savage life in fashion. It's a story about a young Australian called Percy Savage who arrives in Paris in 1947 and soon become immersed in the fashion world, first as a designer and later as a PR person, redefining the way clothes are marketed and being instrumental in merging celebrities with fashion brands. Later he started working in England and was part of the British fashion wave. He shares some interesting insights about how the fashion world has changed and plenty of famous designers and media people talk about his influence. I wish they had touched more on his personal story, apparently his life was a bit of a roller coaster, but an interesting watch never the less.
A 6 min clip You Tube: A savage life in fashion. I bought my DVD from Amazon UK but it also available as a download on Amazon US.
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