Beau Brummell

Beau Brummell

The Ultimate Dandy

Book - 2005
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In this fascinating new biography Ian Kelly reveals the man who changed the way we dress forever - and how his life reflects upon and has influenced our own 21st century culture. Beau Brummell's life is a riveting story of unparalleled fame, fashion and admiration followed by a descent into poverty and madness. The man who put Saville Row on the map, who could win friends, political arguments or the favours of women with apparent effortlessness, and who was responsible for some of the wittiest put-downs in history, Brummell created the myth of the British gent typified by wit, style, sex, and the finest tailoring in the world. In this biography Ian Kelly brings the clothes, fashions and people of Regency England vividly to life. Brummell's life is a mirror to his own age and also to our own. Part Andy Warhol, part David Beckham, part Oscar Wilde - Brummell became famous by virtue of his image at a time when the modern concept of 'celebrity' was first termed.
Publisher: London, Eng. : Hodder and Stoughton, 2005.
ISBN: 9780340836989
0340836989
Branch Call Number: 941.073092 BRUMM KEL
Characteristics: xiii, 578 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Ultimate dandy

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Oct 27, 2010

I would like to purchase the DVD

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